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    Unless Iím watching Maria Sharapova play.....this...

    Unless Iím watching Maria Sharapova play.....this thread is almost worthy of Airline Pilot Central. Hahaha!
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    WD40 seems to clean everything nicely off the...

    WD40 seems to clean everything nicely off the belly and gear legs. The only thing our Sutton exhaust stains is the forward tube of the right gear leg. Even then you would have to look really hard to...
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    I was fortunate to grow up on the Nushagak Bay...

    I was fortunate to grow up on the Nushagak Bay prodding around Bradford Creek, Gurtlers and all points down the beach. Itís funny how you see some folks in the far off villages that stand out like a...
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    I carry a C Crane pocket radio on all my trips....

    I carry a C Crane pocket radio on all my trips. Those AA batteries last a while and you can listen to some pretty interesting radio stations broadcasting music and news.
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    My take is the vest is part of the clothing you...

    My take is the vest is part of the clothing you will be walking home in. Guess I shoulda mentioned wearing proper coat/shirt/pants/boots/underwear/hat/etc. besides the vest. When is the last time...
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    Over the years Iíve seen more than a few pilots...

    Over the years Iíve seen more than a few pilots in crashes that made it out the plane with the proverbial ďnothing but what they were wearingĒ. After decades of dragging my feet I did a ton of...
  7. I only wear my stripes when I need...

    I only wear my stripes when I need money.......even then Iím pretty good at hiding. Once that shutdown check is done I'm gone!LOL
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    Had no idea Embraer built PA-32 series planes...

    Had no idea Embraer built PA-32 series planes under License from Piper. Learn something new everyday.
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    Yeah, the stock tailwheel makes an awesome brake...

    Yeah, the stock tailwheel makes an awesome brake when it buries itself on rollout on a soft beach or on Cook Inlet duck flats. But that’s OK cause the tail is light and you can lift it out of the...
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    We had a shimmy issue only on last part of...

    We had a shimmy issue only on last part of rollout on pavement (especially with wheel/tail ski) from the time we got the plane. It was a fresh rebuild with a new Baby BW tailwheel. Spring and king...
  11. Thread: Pa 18 dash

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    Interesting shaped bus bars they are indeed.

    Interesting shaped bus bars they are indeed.
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    Those carb heat, cabin heat and mixture knobs...

    Those carb heat, cabin heat and mixture knobs should be up high and those breakers and switches down low. Already throwing around a panel redo.
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    I didnít set it up this way, did move a few...

    I didnít set it up this way, did move a few things but it works for me.
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    Sounds like your plane is perfect for Texas! But...

    Sounds like your plane is perfect for Texas! But seriously I like the looks of the original stock Cub and the few times I got to fly one it was a joy. Look at some old Alaska cub pics and they were...
  15. Weight of MT reversible prop/components O-320

    Had a bunch of people inquire on what the total weight of the MT reversible pitch prop and components that we removed from our PA-18-150. So I figured I’d post my results.
    But before I delve into...
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    Thanks! I’m thinking that letter/instructions are...

    Thanks! I’m thinking that letter/instructions are the way to go.
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    Prop flange bushings for Borer Prop

    Converting our O-320-B2B with a MT constant speed to a fixed pitch Borer 8243. The MT took 7/16Ē bushings and Iím trying to sort out through some manuals what the right part number would be for the...
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    Overnight trip to the windy Bristol Bay coast.

    Overnight trip to the windy Bristol Bay coast.
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    Tried some River fishing on the West Side of Cook...

    Tried some River fishing on the West Side of Cook Inlet.
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    Susitna River chasing fish.

    Susitna River chasing fish.
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    Denny is right about the low point behind the pax...

    Denny is right about the low point behind the pax stick/under seat. I found that spot and put two 3”x3” holes with grommets on both sides of belly stringer and made an exterior inspection panel....
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    I have that same ski set up on a PA -18 and the...

    I have that same ski set up on a PA -18 and the only time I ever had any ďtail buffetingĒ is climbing steeper than normal with t/o flaps and the skis In the retracted position. After installing them...
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    Took my daughter fishing.

    Took my daughter fishing.
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    That age limit kinda sucks. Sounds like it cuts...

    That age limit kinda sucks. Sounds like it cuts out MANY qualified applicants. Airlines don’t seem to have a problem with hiring older pilots wonder why the government does. A 50 yr old pilot still...
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    Quick trip to Little Susitna for a couple of...

    Quick trip to Little Susitna for a couple of birds.
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