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    FS: Why would you sell this??? What a great sounding...

    Why would you sell this??? What a great sounding bird.
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    Drake at Earth Center here in Haines runs a set....

    Drake at Earth Center here in Haines runs a set.

    I watched him take off last spring and the skis looked like they were pitched way nose up with the wheels down... so wonder how they fly as far as...
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    Which engine? That makes a big difference; Also,...

    Which engine? That makes a big difference; Also, early m-4s were not all made with the big rear cargo door, which this one does not appear to have.
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    Dan Default builds some pretty planes, and...

    Dan Default builds some pretty planes, and fantastic work.

    Mike Skup in Birchwood might have some time.

    Taking it to a quality builder will pay bigger dividends than you know, it is the little...
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    You need better (smarter) friends! I have a...

    You need better (smarter) friends!

    I have a friend that believes you can build a house with a chainsaw, sledge hammer and crowbar. We don't often let him near tools or saws. I have, more than once...
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    Anything to promote aviation is a good thing!! ...

    Anything to promote aviation is a good thing!!

    How come I keep looking but don't say any of you at 9AA9?
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    Some never learn the power of choice, and many of...

    Some never learn the power of choice, and many of the younger 'me' generation won't. Parents gave everything to their kids, so they grew up expecting everything.

    I grew up in a small three bedroom...
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    I seemed to need new cables at about 500 hours in...

    I seemed to need new cables at about 500 hours in the cub- but my flying was low looking into bottomed of canyons using steep turns. Lots of cranking.

    An old and wise mechanic taught me to have a...
  9. I must submit that there have been a few high...

    I must submit that there have been a few high profile medical issues with pilots- including heart attacks, in the cockpit.

    As you may recall, these have been from those holding a Class 1 medical,...
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    hmmmmmm, I notice that aircraft are not...

    hmmmmmm, I notice that aircraft are not required...
  11. And your mission is??? That is the big...

    And your mission is???

    That is the big question, MISSION.

    If you are landing on sand and smooth all the time, it does not matter. Rough you want Bushwheels, and bigger is better.
  12. Thread: Float Dolly

    by aktango58
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    simple is better

    simple is better
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    There you go assuming that everyone with an IA...

    There you go assuming that everyone with an IA does a thorough job and finds/repairs all the problems.

    Seen many a plane with multiple issues come out of 'good' mechanic's shops. Know your...
  14. Thread: New to this

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    Beware of that potato guy and his cub... every...

    Beware of that potato guy and his cub... every single person that has flown a Carbon Cub has cried daily if they could not afford one. Sort of like getting your first ride in a P-51.8):lol:

    I...
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    Dramatic difference from 55 to 56. Gear legs got...

    Dramatic difference from 55 to 56. Gear legs got changed to put more weight on the tail. Then slowly things got heavier, so controls changed form a two finger flyer to a full fist in the late years....
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    Early model= sports car Late model= pickup...

    Early model= sports car

    Late model= pickup truck

    They handle differently, control force increases as the years went on.

    Also, the aircraft got stronger and heavier as the years went on as...
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    Kryotech is another brand that has different...

    Kryotech is another brand that has different weights from 'tough and nails' to 'hiker':-P

    good stuff
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    I bought Sitka Gear a number of years ago, loved...

    I bought Sitka Gear a number of years ago, loved it the first two years.

    Year three it leaked badly.

    Last run of expensive was the same, forgot brand.

    Most recently I went to the store and...
  19. Thread: New Cessnas?

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    It mentions factory jigs... that right there...

    It mentions factory jigs... that right there tells me someone might have a bunch already invested and is going to go to town!

    That said, it could also mean that they have the idea to get LOTS of $...
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    We had a job requiring lots of anchors in sand....

    We had a job requiring lots of anchors in sand. We were able to switch to duckbills after we did a pull test, we have big duckbills, and pulled between 1,200 and 1,800 pounds when driven 3' in sand....
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    break off the water, tip the nose down to build...

    break off the water, tip the nose down to build speed.

    Speed is control, and any gusts require speed and control.
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    Anything that gets more people flying, people...

    Anything that gets more people flying, people flying longer in life, puts smiles on faces and improves performance must be regarded as a win!

    Trainer???

    I must argue that point.

    Training,...
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    I thought that the Kodiak appeal was partly the...

    I thought that the Kodiak appeal was partly the strait forward easy to use and maintain aircraft. Now they want to make it more complicated?

    Heard a Caravan on floats went down north of Port...
  24. Thread: Hot Cylinder

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    You can run for over 100 hours in this condition...

    You can run for over 100 hours in this condition before things start to come apart, then you end up spending lots of money.

    Better to have extra fuel going in and leaning a bit than having limited...
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    My O-540 likes to be about 9 quarts. Will run...

    My O-540 likes to be about 9 quarts. Will run hours like that, but put in 10 and it comes out very quickly.

    Total theory here-

    Crank case pressure will pick up oil out of the sump/splash in the...
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