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    My only long duration experience in cold temps is...

    My only long duration experience in cold temps is with my Yamaha snowgo and that sucked the juice out of an ETX Jump
    pack and my NOCO. I can’t sat either was more impressive since the engine refused...
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    Last winter I did a three week trip to TX. Got...

    Last winter I did a three week trip to TX. Got home to AK at the usual 2:00 AM and -15°. My commuter, a Subaru Outback, had a end-of-life battery when I parked it. Totally dead when I got back....
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    300’ minimum altitude separation is provided for...

    300’ minimum altitude separation is provided for inbound/outbound aircraft IF guys play by the rules.
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    My local battery shop is nuts for Noco jump...

    My local battery shop is nuts for Noco jump packs. After hooking it up you turn it on and wait for a click from an internal switch. That’s different but simple enough. Mine takes longer to charge...
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    Hard lines under the floor. Bulkhead fittings...

    Hard lines under the floor. Bulkhead fittings adjacent to the brake line. I like hard lines down the legs but like I said, they interfere with my jack so I removed them. It’ll be simple enough to...
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    I'll leave the speed answer to somebody who flies...

    I'll leave the speed answer to somebody who flies them. All I see is how they dangle when the skis are retracted. They have to be draggy. Probably better to cruise skis down. That's what I do with...
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    I suspect the opinions you’ve heard are from guys...

    I suspect the opinions you’ve heard are from guys on straight skis. The skis are probably a bigger problem than the tailwheel. On wheel skis the BBW does just fine. For hard surfaces with traction a...
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    Steering on snow or hard surfaces? I haven’t used...

    Steering on snow or hard surfaces? I haven’t used my 8” tailwheel setup for several years and never missed it. Skywagons don’t steer well in tight places with any tail ski. I’ll never go back to...
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    The Wide fork Magnum ski is easier to put on-take...

    The Wide fork Magnum ski is easier to put on-take off once the permanent fitting is installed on the tailwheel head. I prefer it. I don’t know why Burl hasn’t changed the other skis to the same...
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    Controllers don’t control north of the shoreline....

    Controllers don’t control north of the shoreline. Any info they provide is a courtesy.

    I think Lake Hood guys get complacent because they’re used to controllers calling traffic. I’m way more...
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    Given the choice a couple of times I’ve chosen...

    Given the choice a couple of times I’ve chosen stainless.

    My EXP kit’s standard firewall was aluminum with fire-proof paint. I passed on that.
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    Engine Management 101 by Bill Ross. Free on...

    Engine Management 101 by Bill Ross. Free on Superior Air Parts’ website.

    Fly the Engine by Kas Thomas. My favorite aircraft maintenance writer. He used to publish TBO Advisor. I miss that one.
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    If you do two doors in a -12 you need to think...

    If you do two doors in a -12 you need to think about how to introduce ventilation air. It wouldn’t be hard to make an opening window in a seaplane door but I’ve never seen one done. The choice for...
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    My favorite part of the full double door is the...

    My favorite part of the full double door is the view it provides from the back seat. With the shape of the -12 airframe the plex on both sides allows the rear seater to see forward, down, and...
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    That’s a very special airplane!

    That’s a very special airplane!
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    Because approach will hand us off to Hood Tower...

    Because approach will hand us off to Hood Tower at the same areas I described. Past those areas isn’t an issue. Squawking 1200 works just fine.
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    When I’m inbound I’ve listened to ATIS and am on...

    When I’m inbound I’ve listened to ATIS and am on tower frequency a few miles before I get to the powerline corner so I can get a picture of who’s coming out. The same is true when leaving. I don’t...
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    There’s no replacement for displacement....

    There’s no replacement for displacement. Especially at heavier weights. My nephew built a hotrod 0-320 and lamented that the 0-360s kicked his butt. If you really plan to fly at 2200# you’ll want the...
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    I never applied for a rebate so I never did the...

    I never applied for a rebate so I never did the prove-up flight to check the system. It's always seemed to work fine but Monday I had a Cub coming opposite direction over Knik Arm and he knew...
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    The benefit of the short mount is centralizing...

    The benefit of the short mount is centralizing mass. Greater arms fore and aft make a less responsive airplane. For 2200# you’ll be better off adding the heavy stuff in a belly pod. Shove the lighter...
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    Kudos to Garmin

    For kicks I requested an ADS-B report from the FAA website. It had flight duration and altitudes correct so obviously had me but there were two failures in the report. Me, not knowing much about...
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    If a deviation isn’t available that means the Air...

    If a deviation isn’t available that means the Air Force guys are flying. I’ll cross at 700’ if it provides me more clearance under those guys. I have two friends, very experienced Lake Hood guys,...
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    I have one of these on a generator. Mine has a nipple but I don’t use it. ...
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    ADS-B changed. Before when tower gave a deviation...

    ADS-B changed. Before when tower gave a deviation it was assumed it also was permission for entry into C airspace. Now we can't go there without ADS-B. At least that was my take-away when I asked...
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    In reality all it does is raise the ceiling to...

    In reality all it does is raise the ceiling to 1400’ because that’s the ceiling as soon as you cross the north shore unless you have permission and ADS-B. Without ADS-B I don’t think you can do above...
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