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    Dave, It's a fire position, so an applicant has...

    Dave,
    It's a fire position, so an applicant has to show substantial fire fighting experience. I'm not too sure how anal the evaluators get about that, but.....combine that with Comm/Instrument,...
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    I'm not sure why that is the case, Bob. ...

    I'm not sure why that is the case, Bob. Personally, I much prefer Bushwheels in crosswinds, because they STICK where you plant them. It's really easy to put one tire down, and work the airplane...
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    That argument was tried a while back, and FAA...

    That argument was tried a while back, and FAA said nope, or Catto said not really, or? But anyway, the idea was shot down.

    But, seemed logical to me.

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    Ah so, I’d forgotten about the wood propellers,...

    Ah so, I’d forgotten about the wood propellers, thanks.

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    For clarification, are you saying the ferry pilot...

    For clarification, are you saying the ferry pilot removed the steering springs and reconnected with a solid cable? That’s a uniquely bad idea if so. As Steve says, get a set of decent springs.
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    A 76 inch prop on a PA-11? Field approval, STC...

    A 76 inch prop on a PA-11? Field approval, STC or ???

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    Snowed ten inches plus here on Saturday, and -10F...

    Snowed ten inches plus here on Saturday, and -10F this morning. I think I can put the lawn mower away....

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    I guess if all I did was fly in Bravo airspace, I...

    I guess if all I did was fly in Bravo airspace, I might not care about compass accuracy. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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    Yukon Flats taught me the value of a good compass...

    Yukon Flats taught me the value of a good compass as well.

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    b Buy a SIRS compass and mount it high in the...

    b

    Buy a SIRS compass and mount it high in the windshield. Contrary to popular legend, it is possible to get an accurate compass in a Cub.

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    Try using that in 2 miles or less...

    Try using that in 2 miles or less visibility.....or in North Dakota, where section lines provide a straight line.....cept they run both North/South and East/West....

    I have no idea why some people...
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    Well, flying does seem to get kinda sporty...

    Well, flying does seem to get kinda sporty occasionally, at least based on a quick review of Youtube....

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    Visibility is important, no doubt. But, what...

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    An electrical system is a real luxury. I had a...

    An electrical system is a real luxury. I had a no electric Cub for five or so years. Propping an airplane doesn’t scare me, but I’ll tell you, the “squeeze” is on that process, and it gets tighter...
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    That is true in a short field. In a true soft...

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    You might be surprised. I'm at 4500ish and...

    You might be surprised. I'm at 4500ish and summer DAs are regularly well over 7000. I flew a Piper PA-11 out of here for five years and never really had to worry much about altitude. Sometimes I...
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    It’d be interesting to see how that wing performs...

    It’d be interesting to see how that wing performs for short/soft field. It’s really pretty short. I understood why Randy shortened the wing, but.....

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    True indeed. But when you “advertise via You...

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    I wouldn’t go to extended gear. If you can get...

    I wouldn’t go to extended gear. If you can get the 29 inch Airstreak field approved, I’d go there in a heartbeat. If not, probably 29 inch BW. That alone will give all the prop clearance you need....
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    Frankly, I’m amazed the FAA let him keep his DPE. Instructing in an unairworthy plane, etc....

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    If you’re doing much off airport work, the...

    If you’re doing much off airport work, the Bushwheels are great. I’d stop right about there.

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    One of the errors not discussed so far, that I've...

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    I hope he goes back and watches the video himself...

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    Cracks can be and are welded all the time. Most...

    Cracks can be and are welded all the time. Most recently I’ve used Acorn.

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    Forecast is for below zero (F) temps for lows...

    Forecast is for below zero (F) temps for lows here this weekend. Trimmed the posies yesterday......and loaded the car for winter.

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