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    1975 180J with Texas Skyways O-520 45168

    1975 180J with Texas Skyways O-520

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    You guys may be missing the part where he wants...

    You guys may be missing the part where he wants to launch it off the trailer....... which I assume means he wants to fly it off of the trailer.
  3. There is a floatplane operation (training and...

    There is a floatplane operation (training and flightseeing) in Knoxville. He lifts his plane on a device similar to a boat lift because the water level varies widely..... like 5 or 6 ft. Getting the...
  4. Clu and I used to fly DC-8s across the pond 20...

    Clu and I used to fly DC-8s across the pond 20 years ago so I'm pretty sure he knows the way! Ya'll tell him I said hello.... Keith G
  5. Thread: Over Square?

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    There was an excellent article written by Glen...

    There was an excellent article written by Glen Alsworth a couple of months ago in the "Transponder", the newsletter from the Alaska Airmen's Association. Cliff notes of that one... they had much...
  6. Thread: Night Flight?

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    Nitecore P12. 4 brightness levels. Comes on...

    Nitecore P12. 4 brightness levels. Comes on with the last level you used. Rechargeable battery that lasts for months. Best light I've ever had. Also makes a headlamp version of the same light.
    ...
  7. Thread: Air Scoops

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    To ventilate battery fumes from the tail cone.

    To ventilate battery fumes from the tail cone.
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    FWIW... Brown's Seaplane Base in Winterhaven, FL...

    FWIW... Brown's Seaplane Base in Winterhaven, FL now has a M-7-235 they are using for training. They might have some leads or info.
  9. Thread: Wildcat Cub

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    In a past life flying Beech 18s with R-985s on...

    In a past life flying Beech 18s with R-985s on them, I was taught to religiously use the "oil cooler bypass" for cold starting. They had a bypass valve that could be opened to start the engine. ...
  10. This past week I flew part of that route as I...

    This past week I flew part of that route as I brought my plane from Alaska back to Tennessee. I encountered 5 to 10 miles visibility in smoke just south of Grande Prairie, Alberta and didn't get out...
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    Hey Propstrike! Scott installed the ACK E-04...

    Hey Propstrike!

    Scott installed the ACK E-04 in mine.... I chose it because that is what he recommended. That was in 2013 and maybe there are better options today. I've had no issues with mine. ...
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    I'm in agreement with that. I intended to put...

    I'm in agreement with that. I intended to put the original number back on it when I bought it but found out the number had been assigned to a helicopter. I checked it occasionally though and when...
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    That is correct about the FAA hold... I ran into...

    That is correct about the FAA hold... I ran into the same thing with my 170. A previous owner had changed the N number and the original was assigned to a helicopter. The helicopter was later sold...
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    It's a little drive to the south but several of...

    It's a little drive to the south but several of us have taildraggers at Thomaston KOPN. Very friendly airport staff and reasonable hangar rates and fuel prices.

    Edit to add my endorsement for...
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    http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inqui...

    http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inquiry.aspx

    The menu on the left lets you search by make and model, then it breaks it down by each sub model per state.... PA-18-105, PA-18-150.. etc..
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    What do you guys do about parachutist when doing...

    What do you guys do about parachutist when doing those crossings at mid field? At my home field, Thomaston, GA (KOPN), the parachuters have pretty much claimed the center of the airport. They dump...
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    I'm following too... I looked in the top left...

    I'm following too... I looked in the top left corner of his delorme tracking page and there are some settings "map filters" .. one is "date and time range" I set it on last 24 hours and it took out...
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    Hi Mike, Can you further identify which filter...

    Hi Mike,
    Can you further identify which filter adapter you used? That link brings up a page with multiple filters. I bought one that I thought would work but when I got it I found that it snaps...
  19. Thread: Super Chub 520

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    Hey Clu! check your private messages

    Hey Clu! check your private messages
  20. http://www.peachstateaero.com/newsletter/ ...

    http://www.peachstateaero.com/newsletter/

    Click the link above and look for the "March 2013" newsletter.

    There is an article about the navigator of the Enola Gay. He has a disturbing story...
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    Yes, as someone pointed out above, I believe you...

    Yes, as someone pointed out above, I believe you could call it something else, perhaps a baggage area? I haven't played around with the app in about six months so I'm not current on it. Since I...
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    For my C170 I use one called "Aviation W&B...

    For my C170 I use one called "Aviation W&B Calculator" by Roy Kronenfeld (it has a green icon in the Apple app store). I made up several versions based on various loads... back seat in, back seat...
  23. Thread: Snow Shoes

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    Thanks Mike, It was REI that sold us the...

    Thanks Mike,

    It was REI that sold us the "urban snowshoes". Admittedly, we had unrealistic expectations from them but we are new at snowshoeing. They took them back without question.

    We are...
  24. Thread: Snow Shoes

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    Product report: In the last couple of days, my...

    Product report: In the last couple of days, my wife and I had a chance to play with the "new" style snowshoes. She now calls them "post hole diggers". She went back to the kid who sold them to her...
  25. Thread: Snow Shoes

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    I saved this link from a couple of years ago......

    I saved this link from a couple of years ago... thinking that one day I might fly out to Ruby and visit.....

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaskas-master-snowshoe-maker

    Good timing for...
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