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    Wear this over the mask. Limits interaction>

    Wear this over the mask. Limits interaction>
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    Not to suggest you do it but I flew a PA-12-180...

    Not to suggest you do it but I flew a PA-12-180 on EDO 2000 PA-18 struts and wires for a few years. It had PA-18 wheel gear already. Rear fittings were pre-welded Atlee Dodge which allows for strut...
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    I wonder if these neck covers and balaclavas...

    I wonder if these neck covers and balaclavas would help? I wear one on my motorcycle in cool weather and it slows the breeze. Maybe double up?
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    No problem for a plumber...paint with liquid...

    No problem for a plumber...paint with liquid tape=done.
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    Didn't Steve P shoot a boresight laser through...

    Didn't Steve P shoot a boresight laser through the hollow gear axles to determine offset? Somewhere here.

    Gary
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    I suspect the combo of the noted lower than...

    I suspect the combo of the noted lower than normal compression and/or induction leaks made self-priming difficult. Even with a MS carb on a low time C-90-8 I had recurring problems starting at +30F...
  7. Mike's former C-170 is a visual standout year...

    Mike's former C-170 is a visual standout year round. Even in flat white light and at a distance against a cloud background the color combo is such that at least one of the three is visible. Parked...
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    Those new float plugs look promising. Now if...

    Those new float plugs look promising. Now if curious Ravens will just leave them alone. After winter make sure your pump out tubes are still attached and not split from freezing.

    Gary
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    Floats?-Waaaa! It's pouring snow in Fairbanks and...

    Floats?-Waaaa! It's pouring snow in Fairbanks and my 1320's are completely covered. The 135 op next to me flys C-185 with belly pod on PK 3000's and long 3-blade Mac. He's high time and experienced...
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    Preppers are saying I told you so. I've talked...

    Preppers are saying I told you so. I've talked with one on ham radio in northern Idaho who had a single line trail to his camp. Seems wind dropped a bunch of big trees recently and his game cameras...
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    Takes good breeze and lots of runway to launch a...

    Takes good breeze and lots of runway to launch a Stinson....probably poor tiedowns and maybe neglect
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    Hey...you live the life and survive. There's...

    Hey...you live the life and survive. There's screwups and saved my azz events. So write a biography and make a few $$$ as many have done. It doesn't become Gospel or the only way but it's like all...
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    The last two times it gusted over 50 in fairbanks...

    The last two times it gusted over 50 in fairbanks I had five Spruce trees hit my roof, deck, and shed. About $40,000 later the weak trees were gone and the rest repaired.

    Gary
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    I owned a Cub that had experienced the buckling...

    I owned a Cub that had experienced the buckling during a fatal crash. I was told (but don't recall) that there were tubing replacements and strengthening done during the rebuild. Most side work was...
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    Could adding a 90* offset bridge over the X...

    Could adding a 90* offset bridge over the X reduce the potential for buckling?

    Gary
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    This is typical March weather for Alaska. A Low...

    This is typical March weather for Alaska. A Low sitting south of the State and a High or two up north. Lots of tight isobars and a NE>SW breeze often enhanced by orographic features. Usually the...
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    Drop him some well padded Everclear and some...

    Drop him some well padded Everclear and some coconuts. He can make cocktails and eat the rest. If he suspects a virus has landed the high proof ethanol will kill it

    Gary
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    Stay upwind. Gary

    Stay upwind.

    Gary
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    Alaska Health Mandates from Saturday 3/28 to...

    Alaska Health Mandates from Saturday 3/28 to sometime in April. http://dhss.alaska.gov/News/Documents/press/2020/FAQs_03272020-SOA-COVID-19-Health-Mandate-011-012.pdf

    At least they've started the...
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    Time to call a Doctor:...

    Time to call a Doctor: http://thestrombergspecialist.com/index.php and http://thestrombergspecialist.com/index.php/news-info/newsletters and...
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    A half used cigar behind the panel on a Cub...

    A half used cigar behind the panel on a Cub laying on wires. Must have been put there when someone was working on their back.

    Gary
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    No expert-former owner. If I suspect something...

    No expert-former owner. If I suspect something stuck use a rubber hammer or ? and gently tap where it won't crack easily. Mine would suck fuel best at idle. If the throttle was opened it had less...
  23. I have this bookmarked:...

    I have this bookmarked: http://www.aerocoatings.com

    Gary
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    She disables the site I guess when not around ...

    She disables the site I guess when not around

    Gary
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    Thanks Mike. It was 1966 so the 205 might have...

    Thanks Mike. It was 1966 so the 205 might have been a 206, although I recall a cowl nose bump. Afton Coon had it in Sitka plus an assortment of floatplanes including a Norseman and twin Piper.

    A...
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