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    Brakes, skis or anything like that need to have...

    Brakes, skis or anything like that need to have flex line to allow for the gear, ski or caliper movement. Hard lines will eventually crack.I saw one brake set up with hard lines that would only wear...
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    The LH4000 set I flew on a 180 was easy to...

    The LH4000 set I flew on a 180 was easy to control. Tight turns not easy unless you had traction on tires, on snow, no matter what we did we could only get so much turn out of them. In tight quarters...
  3. That pretty much sums it up.

    That pretty much sums it up.
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    any new piece of equipment takes time to learn...

    any new piece of equipment takes time to learn the nuances. Maules have a bad rap because they are not forgiving and quickly punish those that get behind it on take off, landing or go around.

    Any...
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    Baby steps. If you are running in deep snow, put...

    Baby steps. If you are running in deep snow, put on a tail ski. Even if you have to weld a snow shovel onto a fork, you will want a tail ski on the 180.

    Leave the pod, it will float the belly.
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    The other part of keeping the nose gear up also...

    The other part of keeping the nose gear up also requires you to GENTLY set them down on the runway under control, don't hold them off until you get so slow it drops down with a serious impact... so...
  7. Thank you to all that give youth rides in...

    Thank you to all that give youth rides in aircraft, teach youth different skills, and invest in future generations.

    The national organizations I grew up with supporting youth activities seem to...
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    My thoughts exactly!! Very unfair to compare...

    My thoughts exactly!!

    Very unfair to compare an aluminum cruiser, PA-28, against a fabric and tube plane with built to be light. Totally different missions.

    Doesn't the FX-3 run an engine...
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    Tie the tail down!! My old Champ required a...

    Tie the tail down!!

    My old Champ required a bunch of throttle to fire, especially when warm. I could pull it over for an hour if the throttle was not open enough... it needed air! Problem was if...
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    When I was based on Auke Lake in Juneau, I had to...

    When I was based on Auke Lake in Juneau, I had to dodge kayaks all the time. As I warmed up my engine they would all be packed together, when I would make my final turn to line up for take off they...
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    The only thing I can add is that you want to have...

    The only thing I can add is that you want to have airflow in the plane. Even a small fan that turns on for half an hour circulating air throughout to keep moisture from building up. Pull the aft...
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    The newish term is 'Corporate Culture'. ...

    The newish term is 'Corporate Culture'.

    Ketchikan, the Black Hole, has a Corporate Culture pervasive in the flying community- WE GO!

    The mindset that "we have 100 days of cruise ships to make...
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    One thing to add, anyone else notice that the...

    One thing to add, anyone else notice that the search was hampered by weather?

    The pressure to please is real, it takes a stronger person to not fly than to push...
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    Yes it does. My bride has not allowed me to go...

    Yes it does. My bride has not allowed me to go down there and fly for operators down there, she followed the Ketchikan situation from work for years, and calls that place the 'Black Hole' for good...
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    I expect a reasonable amount of experience and...

    I expect a reasonable amount of experience and professionalism from my peers flying out here. Some of the worst weather you can imagine, and lots of rivers and small lakes where you have to shuttle...
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    Watched two 206 pilots try to take off out of a...

    Watched two 206 pilots try to take off out of a semi-small lake and use more than the lake had to offer a couple days ago. Thankfully, only one succeeded.

    The first pilot, after leaving a good 1/3...
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    Blessed once again

    This week, the lodge I am working for hosted folks from the groups called "Project healing Waters" and "North Texas Patriot Anglers", two organizations dedicated to helping disabled veterans through...
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    And another insurance fraud case is opened... ...

    And another insurance fraud case is opened...

    Spend the extra and get the coverage. One mistake and the cost will be way more than the extra insurance.
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    "Well son, that is ok because I only need to...

    "Well son, that is ok because I only need to climb and descend 100'- that is all the service ceiling this old air has."

    Loved my non-electric champ... Thinking I want to go back.
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    call me, I can help

    call me, I can help
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    Of note is the difference in the loss of life...

    Of note is the difference in the loss of life column.

    I wonder how many of the deaths are actually from the accident, and how many are from injuries from the accident with death following later?...
  22. A couple of key indications: You changed oil to...

    A couple of key indications: You changed oil to 15-50... been a few discussions on this subject, and I will not try to rehash that other than to say that multi viscosity oils run additives that are...
  23. So far I have not seen Randy build a combo pod,...

    So far I have not seen Randy build a combo pod, but I bet he could if you asked.
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    Does the airport have outstanding Grant...

    Does the airport have outstanding Grant Assurances? Contact the FAA Airport people and find out what their grant assurances say- you will probably find that they are in violation of their agreement...
  25. Glass would probably be my choice if I was weight...

    Glass would probably be my choice if I was weight concerned and had someone that could fix it easily close to my field. I would want to ensure that folks had used the units in super cold situations...
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