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    I have tried, repeatedly, to get Tom at Aerocet...

    I have tried, repeatedly, to get Tom at Aerocet to make an amphib float for supercubs at 22 to 2300 pound gross. He says there’s just no profit in it. Too bad, I would love to have a set of...
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    Well......greasing the floats after every...

    Well......greasing the floats after every landing/day is not always very practical, when on a 3 month float trip in Alaska. That is fine if you leave your hangar.....go fly for an hour or two....then...
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    Awesome thread Sam. Thank you for posting. Please...

    Awesome thread Sam. Thank you for posting. Please keep it going.

    Bill
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    43535 Nome Alaska. That is pretty much the whole...

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    Nome Alaska. That is pretty much the whole place.


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    Just another gravel bar.....


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    Serpentine Hot Springs. The larger building you can camp in. Has a stove and other misc...
  5. Awesome thread Doc. Thank you!! Bill

    Awesome thread Doc. Thank you!!

    Bill
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    Not much time to post but here is a little more...

    Not much time to post but here is a little more info.....

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    This was my route of flight. Anchorage to Fairbanks to Nome to Kotz to Bettles through Anaktuvik Pass, Barrow, Deadhorse, Inuvik,...
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    Typically 7.8 down low (

    Typically 7.8 down low (<2K) and around 7.2 up higher (6K)
    Pmags really help and I'm running LOP

    Bill
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    Sounds about right. 180 Hp, Cato 84/43,...

    Sounds about right.
    180 Hp, Cato 84/43, Wip2100A, at 2400 I get right about 100mph, about the same on 31" bush wheels.
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    Check useful load, and does that meet your...

    Check useful load, and does that meet your mission.

    Bill
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    Folks Time to get back to flying. The annual...

    Folks

    Time to get back to flying. The annual was pretty easy this year, although I did rebuild all the retract systems in the floats. Did a little baffle work, and a few other items. If I have...
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    FS: Sale Pending. Thanks Bill

    Sale Pending.

    Thanks

    Bill
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    The energy is really dependent on touchdown...

    The energy is really dependent on touchdown speed. I was quite slow on touchdown, (small lake so was doing a short field style arrival), and the flip was very slow. I had plenty of time to cuss,...
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    FS: 1947 pa-12, 40,000.

    1947 PA-12 LYC-0-320 705 SMOH New Univair gear and bungees, 31" Bushwheels, Cleveland Double Pucks, Steve's Masters w/boosters, Micro VG's, sealed struts, Scott 3200 TW, lightweight starter, and...
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    Steve Pod and mount hardware weigh 27.6. pds ...

    Steve

    Pod and mount hardware weigh 27.6. pds Fuel pump, lines, wires, fuses and switch add another 2.5 for a total of about 30 pounds. Obviously you are not going to remove all that so, bottom...
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    Steve I have had mine off and on several...

    Steve

    I have had mine off and on several times. It is not that hard. The back strap is the hard one for me. I put the pod in position then slide it as far forward as possible to give a little...
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    Mike - something seems wonky. Should be 8 to 15...

    Mike - something seems wonky. Should be 8 to 15 pounds more. Yes, wing weights are in pounds, everything else in Oz.

    Steve - awesome. Thank you for posting that!!

    I think I remember Javron...
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    Pete Yeah, I have considered that but that is...

    Pete

    Yeah, I have considered that but that is factory rigging so I guess it should be the same for all Wip/SC combinations.?
    My Cub flies great so I have been reluctant to experiment. Maybe...
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    Clayton there is a lot of info on float...

    Clayton

    there is a lot of info on float install here, you may have to scroll a little and filter but I think it might help. ...
  19. Folks A few photos at the Great Alaska...

    Folks

    A few photos at the Great Alaska Gathering (trade show)........


    http://www.supercub.org/photopost/data/1322/medium/IMG_32331.jpg
    Airframes Alaska group tour. Great company, great...
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    I cruise at 100 mph at 2400 rpm with a 84/43...

    I cruise at 100 mph at 2400 rpm with a 84/43 Catto prop, 180hp
    Off the water in 8 seconds, no wind, when light. Up to 20 seconds when loaded to 2300 pounds gross
    Bill
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    Just as a reference point, I have a stock...

    Just as a reference point, I have a stock Supercub fuselage (factory dimensions) and stock Wipline 2100A floats, with factory rigging. A smart level on the top of the floats when zeroed out and then...
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    Folks Time to look at some cabins on Prince of...

    Folks

    Time to look at some cabins on Prince of Wales Island across from Ketchikan. The locals just abbreviate it POW so I will too. In general POW is fairly populated with roads all over. This...
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    Fantastic. Thanks for the photos and progress...

    Fantastic. Thanks for the photos and progress reports.

    Bill
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    Folks


    http://www.supercub.org/photopost/data/500/medium/IMG_32101.jpg
    My good friend Eric passed through Spokane this week. Mike Woodson and I stabled, fed, watered, and sent him on his way. He...
  25. Lest there be more confusion, there is a...

    Lest there be more confusion, there is a difference between the tail X brace and the turtleneck/gingerbread brace. He did not ask about the tail X brace, that is a given. The tail X brace is included...
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