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    If he had added power as the tail rose, wouldn’t...

    If he had added power as the tail rose, wouldn’t the blast of air under the flaps have lightened and lifted the tail even more before that air had a chance to reach the tail feathers? It seems to me...
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    Cardiff, The major issue facing an...

    Cardiff,

    The major issue facing an inexperienced pilot who wants to own his own airplane is he doesn’t know how to distinguish defects that affect airworthiness from those that don’t. ...
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    Do the flags appear to show a quartering...

    Do the flags appear to show a quartering tailwind? Yes?
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    I imagine being struck by a koosie at terminal...

    I imagine being struck by a koosie at terminal velocity may be more than merely annoying to many, even to those of us within the aviation community.
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    A 12’s empty weight is critical in determining...

    A 12’s empty weight is critical in determining its utility. Stay away from any that weighs more than 1220 lbs on wheels.
    It doesn’t do much good to have 60 gallon fuel tanks if you can’t fill...
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    No, it wasn’t. And I didn’t mean to suggest...

    No, it wasn’t. And I didn’t mean to suggest anyone in particular is dishonest, other than the person who robbed me and he just happened to be from Texas. The point is to get it in writing.
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    “My word is oak.” If the seller won’t sign a...

    “My word is oak.” If the seller won’t sign a purchase agreement he is either ... or ....!

    Trust doesn’t buy you much nowadays. I got robbed by a guy in Texas because I trusted his word. It only...
  8. Engine Baffles on a modified 12 is like every...

    Engine Baffles on a modified 12 is like every other PA12 part: cut and fit, cut and fit, cut and ..... wish you bought a plane that didn’t need so much personalized fabrication.

    You should expect...
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    Are the gap seals different for use on a 14 wing?...

    Are the gap seals different for use on a 14 wing? The Univair Catalog only list ones for an 18.

    Do they help clean up airflow on ailerons, too, or is that just a waste of money? Recommendations...
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    With a $120,000 budget you should be able to buy...

    With a $120,000 budget you should be able to buy a really nice flying machine.

    Building one for that depends on how many compromises you’re willing to make.
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    I assume you have a good trammel tool that you...

    I assume you have a good trammel tool that you can adjust to the correct lengths. I bought a good set for about $100 and used an aluminum bookshelf bracket rail you would normally use to put the “L”...
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    Hey Jake, Even though no one was injured...

    Hey Jake,

    Even though no one was injured (thankfully), the wing repair isn’t going to be cheap. A polite letter to the manufacturer inquiring about who you should contact regarding their Products...
  13. Hey Bill, what is the distance from the ground...

    Hey Bill, what is the distance from the ground to the bottom of your spreader bars with your gear up?
  14. Moving Floatplanes with Motorized Trailers, Pickers, or Whatnot.

    How do you all move floatplanes from the hangar to the water?

    Is it possible to build one that accommodates 1320s to 4930s? What are the design minimum for height, width, and length of the...
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    You are the most fastidious person I have ever...

    You are the most fastidious person I have ever known. Your attention to detail and pursuit of precision is remarkable. I’ll bet no one at Southwest ever worried when they gave you the keys to the...
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    My first Beaver flight was instructive. Having...

    My first Beaver flight was instructive. Having started the engine I remembered I hadn’t first checked the oil level, so I leaned over and opened the oil dipstick cap. It took about 2 seconds for...
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    I agree Beavers are good training planes on...

    I agree Beavers are good training planes on floats, but for different reasons. A Beaver is incredibly stable, massive, and predictable. It takes a lot of mismanagement to screw something up on TO...
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    With absolutely no disrespect towards stewartb’s...

    With absolutely no disrespect towards stewartb’s opinion, I completely disagree with everything said in this post. Date night was one of the best perks. A full sized bed with summer satin or silk...
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    Stay away from the PZL Beaver that has been for...

    Stay away from the PZL Beaver that has been for sale forever. Also, I wouldn’t pursue one with the Baron wing mod. Beaver wing mods are totally unnecessary.

    “Very” recent birdcage, prop...
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    Just saying: having to pay over $40 grand for a...

    Just saying: having to pay over $40 grand for a set of Cub floats is just NUTS!
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    Raisedbywolves: I’ve done it twice. On the Beaver...

    Raisedbywolves: I’ve done it twice. On the Beaver and a 12.

    In asking for a labor quote I explained that the 12 already had weld on float fittings installed as well as the water rudder pulley...
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    No, I’m not willing to buy $36,000 straight...

    No, I’m not willing to buy $36,000 straight floats or pay $5,400 to have straight floats installed.

    $36,300 for a thousand dollars worth of materials used to build 80 year old technology with 6-8...
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    Amy: nothing personal, but public exposure of...

    Amy: nothing personal, but public exposure of obvious price gouging for either product or service is embarrassing no matter how one tries to spin it.
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    Stalled out: I have a new, unused set of the...

    Stalled out: I have a new, unused set of the fairings. PM me with an offer if you’re interested.
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    I got this quote from Wipaire for a set for my...

    I got this quote from Wipaire for a set for my PA12: “...the Wipline 2100 straight floats are priced at $36,300 plus install ($5,300 here at Wipaire).”

    Aerocets are priced about the same; maybe...
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