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    Goes to prove the old saw: “The cheapest thing...

    Goes to prove the old saw: “The cheapest thing in an airplane? The pilot.”

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    An Aircraft that’s never been equipped with an...

    An Aircraft that’s never been equipped with an electrical system is not required to have a transponder.

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    History of the Cub

    An interesting history of the Cub: https://youtu.be/gl1oSed4n_0

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    Gary, Rules are well and good. There’s a...

    Gary,

    Rules are well and good. There’s a large tower just north of Crookston, MN, which had inop lights for at least two or three years or more. It had been reported by at least two pilots I...
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    One of the interesting things I discovered is...

    One of the interesting things I discovered is that a lighted tower (as mandated) lamp burns out, there is essentially no requirement to replace that bulb. There was a tower in NW Minnesota with a...
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    There are no Lycoming IO 360 engines in Cessna...

    There are no Lycoming IO 360 engines in Cessna 185s. The 185 has a Continental fuel injection system, with a return line. And none of the 185s I’ve flown had fuel shutoff wired shut. BTW, the fuel...
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    After spending a major part of my life flying in...

    After spending a major part of my life flying in Alaska, then moving to the Lower 48, I have to say that towers and wires scare the crap out of me. And those “Met towers” are some of the worst. At...
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    You need to understand that there are fuel...

    You need to understand that there are fuel injection systems, and then there are fuel injection systems. Lycoming uses a somewhat different system than Continental.

    I have ave found that, in...
  9. And at least one serious stall at ~ 100 feet,...

  10. [QUOTE=ag-pilot;752147] Yes, exactly. The...

  11. Agreed. Make certain the operational CG is...

    Agreed. Make certain the operational CG is within the envelope and a float pilot with even average experience shouldn't have a problem. If you're worried about the weight of the 180, do an honest...
  12. Well, "that ball player going up the East River"...

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    Here is the pertinent reference from the TC: ...

    Here is the pertinent reference from the TC:

    Interior Equipment
    401. One of the following CAA (FAA) Approved Airplane Flight Manuals revised to include any statement required under
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  14. Steve, No flames, but it's my understanding...

  15. Docks and rocks, be my guess. MTV

    Docks and rocks, be my guess.

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    Here: ...

    Here: ...
  17. Thread: New Cessnas?

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    Dream Aircraft did that pretty close with their...

    Dream Aircraft did that pretty close with their Tundra. Didn’t sell well. Don’t know why.

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    EAA just announced that a total of 10,000...

    EAA just announced that a total of 10,000 airplane visited Airventure this year. 1,000 of those were homebuilts.

    show me anywhere else that number or diversity of airplanes can be seen, most...
  19. Thread: New Cessnas?

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    This one falls squarely into the category of...

    This one falls squarely into the category of buyer beware.

    Get a really clear and enforceable contract.

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    What he said ^^^. When I lived in Kodiak, I...

    What he said ^^^. When I lived in Kodiak, I spent a lot of quality nights baby sitting airplanes tied down at Municipal Airport. When it was windy, I’d drive to the airport, and frequently check...
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    Turning takeoffs are fairly common in seaplanes. ...

    Turning takeoffs are fairly common in seaplanes. Hard to tell the exact direction of the wind, but velocity didn’t look to be that high. He made the turn easily enough. Looked to me that he got...
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    Stewart, My Point was if you start scraping...

    Stewart,

    My Point was if you start scraping holes in people’s (or airports) grassy areas, you are going to become persona non grata in most of the places these would be used in the Lower 42. Sand...
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    Duckbills are indeed the best plan for...

    Duckbills are indeed the best plan for "temporary" tiedowns in a big wind. That said, you're not going to make many friends of folks who mow lawns in parking areas if you leave duckbills in the...
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    Dave, Agreed. I've spoken to a few of the...

    Dave,

    Agreed. I've spoken to a few of the vendors about this. The problem is that they often don't know when something someone saw initially at OSH caught their interest, and they eventually...
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    My understanding was that this was a demo flight....

    My understanding was that this was a demo flight. One would assume that a demo flight would involve someone with some experience. At least one previous accident with fatalities was flown as a demo...
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