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  1. Sticky: I spoke with Mr. James Barwick and he told me...

    I spoke with Mr. James Barwick and he told me that planes have permission to land there for the fly in and those that choose to can camp there.
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    yes. .040 aluminum.

    yes. .040 aluminum.
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    5542355423 The forward (rear) seat is removable...

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    The forward (rear) seat is removable and can be stored in the under back seat storage. A third seat passenger can have their legs pass on either side of the second seat passenger. The...
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve seen and done this...

    I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve seen and done this where a landing area is surveyed and deemed acceptable only to go back to my originally picked landing point and be a few degrees off and end up...
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    When we talk of off airport operations we tend to...

    When we talk of off airport operations we tend to concentrate too much on the aircraft and it’s capabilities and not enough in our own abilities. People still land less than the optimum planes off...
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    I agree with Glenn and others who have said you...

    I agree with Glenn and others who have said you can teach the majority of off airport landings from the grass or over a cup of coffee. You can no more “teach” STOL than you can teach someone to play...
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    Most planes can fly slower in an aft CG...

    Most planes can fly slower in an aft CG configuration assisting with shorter landings. A standard J-3 is usually in a forward CG configuration due to the fuel. That’s the reason they are typically...
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    I would flight plan at 25 GPH. Held pretty...

    I would flight plan at 25 GPH. Held pretty close unless it was a long flight, not many takeoffs and light. If there are lots of takeoffs or the aircraft is heavy it eats lots of fuel.


    I...
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    Initially I used the credit card size blue tooth...

    Initially I used the credit card size blue tooth device and tried to pair it to both of my sets of hearing aids using the jumper cable that Paul made for me I could not get it to pair. I later got...
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    I flew Beavers for lodges years ago. At one...

    I flew Beavers for lodges years ago. At one lodge we operated periodically out of Shannons pond in Dillingham, about 1500 feet long as I recall. One operator would haul only one or two guests...
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    the acceleration on wheels is relatively...

    the acceleration on wheels is relatively constant. Not so on floats. The variation in acceleration rates is minimal enough for me to discount in a cub that flys at about 40 MPH.

    to put this in...
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    Has anyone done a good apple to apple performance...

    Has anyone done a good apple to apple performance comparison of a Borer prop to the Sensnich composite prop?
  13. Bethel and Western Alaska is a difficult place to...

    Bethel and Western Alaska is a difficult place to fly and there will be lots of new things to learn. Consider yourself still a student. Be willing to learn, there will be a lot that is new to you,...
  14. I would suggest taking the prop off. It’s a lot...

    I would suggest taking the prop off. It’s a lot of weight hanging out forward. The blocks under the axels are a great idea. A flat tire could cause havoc. Make sure the plane is secured fore...
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    Tom my days of using my planes to haul lumber,...

    Tom my days of using my planes to haul lumber, cement, cases of canned goods and outboards are only distant memories, fond ones but long past.
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    I remember those pack boards. In my 12 which I...

    I remember those pack boards. In my 12 which I had for 43 years I used to haul two bikes and a passenger. I built a very strong stick cover to cover my bobed stick and would haul heavy outboards...
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    The rear seat is not structural. An IA can...

    The rear seat is not structural. An IA can approve something as a minor alteration if it meets the required criteria. Here the third seat is installed. The second seat is narrow to allow the...
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    There is an STC, I think from Dodge that converts...

    There is an STC, I think from Dodge that converts a J-3 to Pa-11 configuration and the CG is such that it can be soloed from the front seat. It removes the nose tank, adds one or more wing tanks and...
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    just a dab of thread locker does wonders. I...

    just a dab of thread locker does wonders. I always get the blue stuff. I don’t know about the other colors but the blue I can get off when I want to yet I’ve never had a tread come loose with it on
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    I always carried a small needle nose vise grip...

    I always carried a small needle nose vise grip pliers clipped under the seat in case the trim handle or fuel valve handle ever fell off. A million uses and used them often but never lost a trim...
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    J-3 was built under the CAR 4 regulations. Not...

    J-3 was built under the CAR 4 regulations. Not sure if CAR 3 is applicable.

    Also when an STC is deemed by the holder to be acceptable I believe it can be used on a different plane in some...
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    i have CubCrafter headerless fuel system on my...

    i have CubCrafter headerless fuel system on my J-3 with two 18 gallon tanks. It was installed by Cubcrafter when they owned the plane years ago and while the STC is included in the paperwork, and...
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    I have found good nets on auto racing supply...

    I have found good nets on auto racing supply stores. They have nets that go over the drivers window.
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    One of the prime advantages of tandem seating is...

    One of the prime advantages of tandem seating is the pilots view on both sides of the aircraft. For ground observation it is superior. Certainly the passenger in the rear has less visibility. ...
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    Some people used to put front struts on the rear...

    Some people used to put front struts on the rear to prevent the struts from folding when the aircraft was tied down tail into the wind in strong wind conditions. To do that the forward inboard...
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