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  1. If mine I'd put small drain holes in any low...

    If mine I'd put small drain holes in any low spots....metal shroud or SCAT tubing. Make sure the airbox drains are good to flow water. If it's still holding water think about a thin breathable engine...
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    If there's enough liquid floating oil in the dish...

    If there's enough liquid floating oil in the dish the excess oil can be removed via absorbent pads. The kind used to clean up oil spills. Just cut off a piece and briefly dip and swirl it into the...
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    Is this an electric or mechanical pressure gauge...

    Is this an electric or mechanical pressure gauge setup? I assume the former, but ?

    Gary
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    ^^^^That's what I did to my last PA-18, plus...

    ^^^^That's what I did to my last PA-18, plus sealed the lower hinge openings for the flaps and ailerons as much as possible. My thought was to keep as much of the air under the controls as possible...
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    Caution is prudent. I'd install a camera where we...

    Caution is prudent. I'd install a camera where we already install antennas. I'd also try to fair the camera's shape to reduce turbulence.

    Gary
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    If I wanted to see the wing's top I'd mount a...

    If I wanted to see the wing's top I'd mount a camera to my Atlee Dodge seaplane lift tabs that permanently extend above the root fairing. Or to the tail beacon above the rudder, if I had one. Just...
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    I've heard about the potential for "back door"...

    I've heard about the potential for "back door" ingress moisture causing blisters. I've not owned a Stewart's covered plane so can't respond. I know those that have and have had issues. I do have the...
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    Post the various component MSDS sheets and let...

    Post the various component MSDS sheets and let the users decide re toxicity

    Gary
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    Maybe it's time for trained and certified shops...

    Maybe it's time for trained and certified shops to do the painting. Let them deal with the callbacks. Every day I see a few locals that have had problems for some reason.

    Gary
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    From your pics I'd double what lip dimension you...

    From your pics I'd double what lip dimension you currently have and test. Tape on the added and then mount if it works. Simple polycarbonate is flexible for cutting/forming a lip

    Gary
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    Why do some floats have that 2nd rise? I've noted...

    Why do some floats have that 2nd rise? I've noted it mainly under low power or otherwise when heavy

    Gary
  12. I'd make a brief one page executive summary of...

    I'd make a brief one page executive summary of your substantiation. A simple list with numbered links to attached documents. Makes it easy going in for them and starts a dialog.

    Gary
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    Forward float area can be affected by crosswind...

    Forward float area can be affected by crosswind and move the nose downwind. Later versions employ two small stabilizer fins at the end of each horizontal stabilizer. Originally DeHavilland installed...
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    Another factor to be investigated are the dual...

    Another factor to be investigated are the dual control trim settings prior to flight. Overhead are roller wheels which activate moveable tabs on the rudder and elevator.

    Gary
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    Speculating of course...see my post #2932 from...

    Speculating of course...see my post #2932 from ~0:08 to 0:13 sec. Note the light reflection on the left wing controls (deflected flap/aileron) vs the right flap only (aileron up?). It's dimly visible...
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    Our local Fairbanks A&P school...

    Our local Fairbanks A&P school trains and graduates in a full year. Many are offered continuing training, but not all may be focused on a particular career segment or resolved to persevere. I think...
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    What's fuel burn Lake Hood to Katmai and return?...

    What's fuel burn Lake Hood to Katmai and return? 5 hrs +-?

    Gary
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    Only armchairing here: At 0:13 starting a left...

    Only armchairing here: At 0:13 starting a left turn the left aileron appears to be down and matching the flap deflection. Not recommended.
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    Whatever happened the pilot was offered the load...

    Whatever happened the pilot was offered the load and flight. Maybe not a choice that person would have routinely accepted. The Beaver didn't like the conditions and responded like those that fly them...
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    ^^^^Yes. Dominion Propeller in Anchorage told me...

    ^^^^Yes. Dominion Propeller in Anchorage told me the same thing. Some better.

    Even better>...
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    TCDS 1P2 approves the 76AK-2-40 for the A65-C90....

    TCDS 1P2 approves the 76AK-2-40 for the A65-C90. I've had mine on a PA-11-90 and Taylorcraft C-85 Stroker (via Field Approval/C90 equivalent) and it does pull well on skis and floats. Has a wider...
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    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19740013521/do...

    https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19740013521/downloads/19740013521.pdf

    If interested in the Beaver's NACA 64A416-4416 airfoil have a read. Note the "brisk" loss of lift during the stall with...
  23. J-3/J-5 gear:...

    J-3/J-5 gear: https://www.univair.com/piper/piper-j-3/view-all/u30452-001-piper-landing-gear-vee-uncovered-right-hand/

    Gary
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    Not recalling much about a Beaver stall (45 yrs...

    Not recalling much about a Beaver stall (45 yrs ago) I looked up a couple threads from Canada>

    http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?t=119645...
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    No expert in DHC-2's. Back in 1977 I flew one on...

    No expert in DHC-2's. Back in 1977 I flew one on wheel skis and then floats for a summer. Checkout involved lots of various stalls. I recall them being brisk, especially with flaps. Don't recall the...
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