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    Another pilot stay alive ration is dog...

    Another pilot stay alive ration is dog food.....takes water to digest and absorb but it's a complete meal that weighs little. Yes I have.

    Gary
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    Just had spam for lunch in ramen soup. That which...

    Just had spam for lunch in ramen soup. That which doesn't kill you.....but I carried frozen oranges plus food bars in winter. And a thermos of hot sweet tea in case I needed to p after while...
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    While not the same type of gauge you might read...

    While not the same type of gauge you might read this manual for further info: https://www.mcico.com/Assets/products/InstallationManuals/B-5revF_im.pdf Their recommendations are towards the end. Also...
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    I think Piper got lazy certifying the PA-11 as a...

    I think Piper got lazy certifying the PA-11 as a CAR 4a plane in combo with the J-3's TCDS. A quick and easy evolution of the J-3 I assume. Lived 1946-49 then replaced by the PA-18.

    Gary
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    In the 15 years I flew my PA-11 w/35 gal fuel I...

    In the 15 years I flew my PA-11 w/35 gal fuel I don't recall putting more than 10-12 in each tank. Couldn't and still stay legal especially on floats. It was more like 18-20 for a 2 hour flight plus...
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    ^^^^Enjoy it Mike we're sending you an early...

    ^^^^Enjoy it Mike we're sending you an early holiday gift around Dec 7-9

    Gary
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    Sounds as complicated as a pre-nuptial agreement....

    Sounds as complicated as a pre-nuptial agreement. No guarantees there either. I hope it works out ok for everyone.

    Gary
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    ^^^^No wind Mike so the inversion is thick. Winds...

    ^^^^No wind Mike so the inversion is thick. Winds from south increasing tomorrow to cut off the top of the inversion? Warming some after Dec 6th. Another La Nina winter like 2020-21.

    Edit: Near...
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    Play this carnival of colors outlook ...

    Play this carnival of colors outlook that shows forecast temps from normal. Lower 48 gets our cold around Dec 7th.

    Not bad today in Fairbanks - -27F - with a little less than 5 hrs of daylight....
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    I bought and had an excellent local A&P restore...

    I bought and had an excellent local A&P restore my former PA-11. Owned it from 2001 to 2015 on wheels, skis, and floats. You will have many options to make it heavier but not necessarily better. I...
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    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?2341...

    https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?23413

    There may be more...also check with Stoddards and Cub Crafters?

    SA68AL Fabrication and installation of Stoddard Model 3 wing tank per...
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    Make sure you're happy with the low front seat...

    Make sure you're happy with the low front seat position and front spar crossover right in front of your head.

    Gary
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    Look for stamp marks or lettering near the hub? ...

    Look for stamp marks or lettering near the hub?

    Gary
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    What setup are you using to measure carb inlet...

    What setup are you using to measure carb inlet temp? If it's the venturi probe tap on the carb then it can be lower than incoming air.

    Gary
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    Wasn't there some talk about synthetic...

    Wasn't there some talk about synthetic "rope-kevlar?" based safety cables earlier? Might work on a light plane w/o the weight penalty.

    Gary

    Edit: Hmmm=...
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    A quote from from CAR Part 3. This has been...

    A quote from from CAR Part 3. This has been discussed. I'm not judging or offering an opinion just pasting what's there:

    ß 3.606 Induction system de-icing and antiicing
    provisions. The engine air...
  17. I've had a one piece Tyvek suit and boots in my...

    I've had a one piece Tyvek suit and boots in my gear for years: https://www.dupont.com/safespec/tyvek/featured-products.corebrand$$TYVEK.html

    It's just another layer if caught out unexpectedly in...
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    Here's my former PA-11's baggage area. Simple...

    Here's my former PA-11's baggage area. Simple fabric top and aluminum below. Rattle can paint job. Worked.

    Gary
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    Give some thought to changing the elevator and...

    Give some thought to changing the elevator and stabilizer....both for and against. Some prefer a light tail and the factory setup is lightest, although it offers the most resistance to elevator...
  20. True cold winter camping (sometimes becomes...

    True cold winter camping (sometimes becomes survival) requires heat in some form soon after landing. Everything including ourselves starts to cool off quickly. At some point our energy output becomes...
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    If I had a J-3 or PA-11 I'd check wi†h Aqua...

    If I had a J-3 or PA-11 I'd check wi†h Aqua floats to see if there's a GW up with their 1500's. Same with Baumann 1420 or 1500's for that matter. It would be worth knowing if it applies and to what...
  22. Winter camping in an Arctic Oven - is really not....

    Winter camping in an Arctic Oven - is really not. From what I've seen and have been told it's a rational way to enjoy the moment w/o being (in today's verbage) "uncomfortable." Have a cot to elevate...
  23. I soon learned that tents were to be avoided and...

    I soon learned that tents were to be avoided and slept in the Cessna Hotel whenever possible. Latest seems to be the single pole TeePee tent with titanium wood stove and pipe. Not sure about winds...
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    Then they did this, On Board Aircraft Weighing...

    Then they did this,

    On Board Aircraft Weighing System

    Some large transport airplanes have an on board aircraft weighing system (OBAWS) that, when the aircraft is on the ground, gives the...
  25. StalledOut, PTSD warning: I and another...

    StalledOut,

    PTSD warning: I and another employee spent the summers of 1965-6 in one of those Thermos pop tents. SE Alaska where it rains more than not. The takeaway was w/o a rain fly (we were...
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