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  1. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    Which begs the question: Does the FAA’s “more...

    Which begs the question: Does the FAA’s “more relaxed” view of methods to install better restraints suggest that welding tabs to fuselage tubes would be considered a “minor alteration”? They’ll now...
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    I’ll say it again…..food is not really very...

    I’ll say it again…..food is not really very important in a true survival situation. Many people have survived a considerable period without food, even in extreme and stressful situation.

    Do a...
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    “Angry Rototiller”……never met one of those, but...

    “Angry Rototiller”……never met one of those, but it does conjure up a sound…..they do bark!

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  4. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    No. MTV

    No.

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  5. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    Me too, I found that fuel quantity to be "just...

    Me too, I found that fuel quantity to be "just right", meaning plenty enough to do most anything I wanted, and if just putzing around the local area, gas in left only.

    That said, if the right wing...
  6. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    I find this thread interesting on a couple of...

    I find this thread interesting on a couple of fronts. The OP noted that he just wants a plane to fly around the patch, and wants it as light as possible to keep it fun to fly. Those are great and...
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    In fact these aircraft were designed to carry...

    In fact these aircraft were designed to carry loads, not to fly around solo. If you’re worried about CG, install an extended baggage compartment, and carry your survival gear back aft, till you need...
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    That’s a balmy day for Arctic Village….. MTV

    That’s a balmy day for Arctic Village…..

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    Let's see, it hit 64 degrees here in Bozeman...

    Let's see, it hit 64 degrees here in Bozeman today...apparently an all time record, by a significant margin, for the date.

    No snow below about 8 K.

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    Tell him to actually read the verbiage there: ...

    Tell him to actually read the verbiage there: "To the best of seller's knowledge". He apparently hired an IA to inspect and annual the airplane....said IA's signature is in the logbook, correct? ...
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    One of the things I noticed hasn’t been mentioned...

    One of the things I noticed hasn’t been mentioned here to date is Sleeping Bags.

    a year or so back, friends from the Midwest were planning a visit to Schafer Meadows in MT. They called and asked...
  12. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    There are these things called “sleeping bags”: ...

    There are these things called “sleeping bags”: light, but bulky. And essential survival gear in most of the world…..

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  13. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    So far, we're all on the same page here,...

    So far, we're all on the same page here, methinks.....'cepting the long step, of course.....:lol:

    As to the -18 elevator trim system and elevator routing, even if YOU don't care about a baggage...
  14. Thread: PA-11 rebuild

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    Well, I guess I'd do a few things "extra". First...

    Well, I guess I'd do a few things "extra". First thing I'd do is change to a PA-18 style elevator cable system. That would permit you to eventually install an actual baggage compartment pretty...
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    That MAY work, right up till it doesn’t. I could...

    That MAY work, right up till it doesn’t. I could introduce you to a well known, long time CFI/DPE who lost all their certificates for conducting a check ride in a Cub that was clearly in excess of...
  16. Dang, Gary, you just triggered long repressed...

    Dang, Gary, you just triggered long repressed memories of my first camping expedition in Alaska. “We’ve got you set up to conduct an operation on Unimak Isaland. Here’s all the gear you’ll need,...
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    When I was a kid, the farmer across the road had...

    When I was a kid, the farmer across the road had two Sherman’s without turrets that he used as tractors. They sounded cool, for sure.

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  18. If you want a bomb proof tent, look no further...

    If you want a bomb proof tent, look no further than Alaska Tent And Tarp, now a division of Airframes Alaska. Their expedition tents were originally developed by Tent and Tarp, in conjunction with...
  19. Randy, Friends of mine had similar experience...

    Randy,

    Friends of mine had similar experience with a Big Agnes tent at OSH a few years ago. My REI Base Camp tent stayed up and dry through that.

    For more “rural” camping, I use my old North...
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    For perspective, right now in Bozeman, people...

    For perspective, right now in Bozeman, people from elsewhere are paying literally millions of dollars for houses without ever seeing them.....seriously.

    Go figure. As an old friend once told me: ...
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    If the prospective buyer wants to fly the plane...

    If the prospective buyer wants to fly the plane prior to purchase, fly it with him/her in the back seat. Controls or no, up to you. If you're not an instructor, experienced in type, don't get...
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    I conducted bald eagle nest surveys for a number...

    I conducted bald eagle nest surveys for a number of years on Kodiak, where there are a lot of eagles. I never had an eagle threaten the plane during those surveys….that I knew of. We were generally...
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    I’ve seen young Trumpeters in that country almost...

    I’ve seen young Trumpeters in that country almost this late, in rivers that still had open water. I suspect those birds don’t make it.. Only other bird I can imagine solid enough to do that kind of...
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    Charley River, swan maybe. Trumpeters nest in...

    Charley River, swan maybe. Trumpeters nest in that country. Almost thirty pounds.

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    As an FYI, I’ve seen a Borer prop on a Super Cub...

    As an FYI, I’ve seen a Borer prop on a Super Cub which had its pitch flattened by operation in deep snow. Minimal damage to blades from erosion, but those thin blades were twisted. There CAN be...
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