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    Lots of Alaska is accessible on strait floats,...

    Lots of Alaska is accessible on strait floats, but until you get into the north/interior you can not buy fuel on fresh water, and many communities don't have fuel at any water unless you run boat...
  2. Later ones had aluminum flaps and ailerons. I...

    Later ones had aluminum flaps and ailerons.

    I would avoid ones with the metalized coating (forgot the actual name) on the tubes, and would be very Leary of an old frame that has been around the...
  3. Thread: Tail AD

    by aktango58
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    I was shown to just uses a strip of aluminum on...

    I was shown to just uses a strip of aluminum on the underside, no angle needed. Works great.
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    I had an early 180, light, 250hp Skyways engine,...

    I had an early 180, light, 250hp Skyways engine, Horton and no VGs. I made a few landings with full load at 500', but ground had to be soft. serious pucker factor. I flew it out at gross from 670' of...
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    If you would start before 10 pm we might feel bad...

    If you would start before 10 pm we might feel bad for you, but we know that as a married man you must take care of the cats, dogs and goats before you can go to work:-P:-):-):-)

    Wait until you...
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    Prices have changed but many of the questions I...

    Prices have changed but many of the questions I had when we started our hangar are the ones you are considering.

    First thing I will say though, is that it is far easier to install everything NOW,...
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    Last night I remembered a conversation I had...

    Last night I remembered a conversation I had years back as we were fighting the compass in a cub, no matter what it would read north due to the location and metal around it. The mechanic I was good...
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    We don't all have the disposable cash Mr. Ford...

    We don't all have the disposable cash Mr. Ford invested into his cub to make it light...

    So some ideas and methods that work well. My budget dictates a method of financial need-

    Remove stuff...
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    Just a lake pulling out bison hunters 54346

    Just a lake pulling out bison hunters
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  10. Congratulations! keep us posted and ask Ernie...

    Congratulations!

    keep us posted and ask Ernie if it is safe!
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    You would be in heaven with skis!!

    You would be in heaven with skis!!
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    I don't disagree that my situation was asking...

    I don't disagree that my situation was asking more of the tires than they can do... which is why I believe that they are useless for off airport use.

    If you have high enough pressure to keep them...
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    I wonder how much that will add to the...

    I wonder how much that will add to the price?:wink:
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    PA-12, 9 PSI, Still lots of stiff sidewall, both...

    PA-12, 9 PSI, Still lots of stiff sidewall, both tube cores in same landing without skidding the tires.

    Never use them again without a blimp over them.
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    Wise words. As I have aged, not all with...

    Wise words.

    As I have aged, not all with grace, I have discovered that often the method in which takes the least amount of physical effort is usually the easiest on equipment and your body.
    ...
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    Free would not be worth the install. my...

    Free would not be worth the install.

    my experience
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    FS: Wait until JB gets a couple of goats... Oh,...

    Wait until JB gets a couple of goats...

    Oh, Pete, Wheel 185's have been advertised with a "2" starting the price recently.
  18. My first thought is that your "economy" jet is...

    My first thought is that your "economy" jet is working well.

    I apologize if my technical term is not correct, but your carb is designed to add a bunch of extra fuel at full throttle for cooling....
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    It has been a lot of years since I was having to...

    It has been a lot of years since I was having to do that project, but YIKES! trying to get my big mitts inside and get the chain just right, everything aligned... Dave said it: Pull the tail and it...
  20. Wow! Congratulations!

    Wow!

    Congratulations!
  21. Do you have enough jobs for the rest of us? I...

    Do you have enough jobs for the rest of us?

    I agree, it is not the most fun, or safe place to fly. That said, if you take the opportunity to learn and don't get careless you can leave there with...
  22. Thread: Tail AD

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    I support your view, but if you need to pull the...

    I support your view, but if you need to pull the tail off, might as well extend inspection times with the kit.

    I do recognize I fly in a bit more harsh environment than most, but I will say that...
  23. Please don't: Some of us think slower than he...

    Please don't: Some of us think slower than he talks, the pause and rewind work also
  24. Thread: Tail AD

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    In case you can not read, like me, cool video: ...

    In case you can not read, like me, cool video: https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?57099-180-185-182-Tailcone-Repair-explained-by-Bushwheel-Bill
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    Balmy -13 on downwind today. -20 working...

    Balmy -13 on downwind today.

    -20 working ground support yesterday.

    Days are getting longer.
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