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    I just spoke to JJ Frey. Those are indeed EDO...

    I just spoke to JJ Frey. Those are indeed EDO Amphibious floats....he said 339-2250

    JJ said they were originally built for a fellow named J Howard Smith, who intended to use them on Super Cubs...
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    I think you may be right, Pete. Zenair made both...

    I think you may be right, Pete. Zenair made both kits and assembled floats, I believe.

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    I’ve seen at least one set of Montana floats that...

    I’ve seen at least one set of Montana floats that have round tops.....

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    Montana Floats? MTV

    Montana Floats?

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    Took in-laws for a short flight over Yellowstone....

    Took in-laws for a short flight over Yellowstone.

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  6. Why not just ask the Corps?? Every district is...

    Why not just ask the Corps?? Every district is probably different in any case, so what others experience may or may not reflect local policy.

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  7. Pete, We agree that you have to do what you...

    Pete,

    We agree that you have to do what you can with DA training. We were simply making the point that it is really difficult to accurately represent high DA at low elevations, but you have to...
  8. Yes, and even takeoffs are different. High...

    Yes, and even takeoffs are different. High density altitude has a significant effect on engine power, thrust AND lift. So, just reducing power on takeoff sorta replicates high DA, but..... Best...
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    Actually, as I recall, he didn’t have any...

    Actually, as I recall, he didn’t have any leverage. Mechanics suggested “Dont ask, don’t tell” to which he responded essentially that doesn’t work in his court, and he felt he needed to be held to a...
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    A long time judge in Fairbanks worked through a...

    A long time judge in Fairbanks worked through a field approval on his Cub years ago. Wasn't simple, as I recall, but he got it done.

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    Actually, airplane propellers are magic...

    Actually, airplane propellers are magic devices......don’t look for logic to explain performance.

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    Pete, These are what my mentors called “using...

    Pete,

    These are what my mentors called “using airplanes”, and have been places and done things Donald Douglas could never have imagined. Everts painted the airplane in preperation for its...
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    And, both of us having worked for the gubmint for...

    And, both of us having worked for the gubmint for years....we'd know that feeling.

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    I owned an aircraft for many years that wore a...

    I owned an aircraft for many years that wore a paint scheme and colors I didn’t like. It was freshly painted when I bought it. Why’d I buy it? Because everything else about the plane was what I...
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    Long Ride Home in a Classic

    The winner of this year’s Iditarod Sled Dog Race is from Norway. Because of the COVID craziness, he would have been able to travel back to Norway himself, but couldn’t find a way to get his dogs...
  16. Great program, Ted, and your web site is a long...

    Great program, Ted, and your web site is a long needed asset for travelers to AK. Good work!

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    Happy Birthday, Dude! MTV

    Happy Birthday, Dude!

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    Did you buy a 185? MTV

    Did you buy a 185?

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    If you buy it, and you haven't flown 185s before,...

    If you buy it, and you haven't flown 185s before, be sure to get a good checkout with a well qualified 185 instructor.

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    Great photos, Eric, and some nice fish there! ...

    Great photos, Eric, and some nice fish there!

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    I agree with Kurt, that should be a great...

    I agree with Kurt, that should be a great airplane. And, I agree that 2870 floats are pretty small for that airplane, but they are great floats.

    CAP 3000 floats are approved on the 185, but I'm...
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    Send that worn out air box to Randy Rubbert. ...

    Send that worn out air box to Randy Rubbert. He'll make it better than new.

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  23. indeed, I’m sure you do.... MTV

    indeed, I’m sure you do....

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    Unless I'm mistaken, Restricted Category...

    Unless I'm mistaken, Restricted Category airworthiness certificates generally are issued for a specific type of operation. The one for the A model Cub would be specific to agricultural operations, I...
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    Re read post #5 above. You MAY be buying a...

    Re read post #5 above. You MAY be buying a fuselage. Almost every “recover” winds up finding problems that must be fixed. These are old airplanes, and most have live a tough life. Wait until the...
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