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    I too follow the FX3 accidents with great...

    I too follow the FX3 accidents with great interest. It has a very high accident rate. Loss of control on the ground accounts for at least 50% of those. Surely the airplane cannot be blamed,...
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    I guess I'm a weirdo but out of merrill I do the...

    I guess I'm a weirdo but out of merrill I do the city high, inlet, chester creek or shoreline, take a squawk and get flight following above 2,000 across the inlet when wx permits. That doesn't stop...
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    I'd get the engine borescoped on something that...

    I'd get the engine borescoped on something that flew < 5 hours per year for 5 years before I bought it. Borescope and maaaybe oil analysis might tell if there is a problem. Engine corrosion is the...
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    To me there are a lot of parallels between this...

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    Testing the limits of 8.50's with Family aboard....

    Testing the limits of 8.50's with Family aboard. Rocks were a little bigger than I expected. I'm hoping my Cub will be a little more comfortable on this stuff! Kachemak Bay.

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    Ok, thanks Stewart! Sure enough I did try it...

    Ok, thanks Stewart! Sure enough I did try it just now and it would only work with the "notch" rotated toward the ground "6 oclock". Got 10 dry pumps with the notch pointed up and to 9 oclock.
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    Intermittent primer (O-470L C182B)

    I've had 3 A&P's look at the primer and it still doesn't work. They looked over everything. We used an overhaul kit to replace the o-rings. It is still doing the following:

    Sometimes it works...
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    Finally got the pressure switch changed a few...

    Finally got the pressure switch changed a few weeks ago and the tank has transferred about 50 gallons trouble free since. Weird that re-grounding temporarily fixed it but I guess it was just a short...
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    I only flew it for a few hours. It could...

    I only flew it for a few hours. It could definitely land in 300 feet or so, but getting it back off the ground in that distance was another issue with more than one person aboard, even with the...
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    Damn, I rented that PA-14 for a few tailwheel...

    Damn, I rented that PA-14 for a few tailwheel lessons. Beautiful airplane and recently rebuilt! A real shame! This can't be good for Angel at Merrill, they just lost a 172 with a CFI and discovery...
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    I guess that's what we see here? This is an FX3...

    I guess that's what we see here? This is an FX3 at Oshkosh.

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    I could be way off here, but Legend Cub does a...

    I could be way off here, but Legend Cub does a factory builder assist and their airplanes are pretty similar to javron kits. https://legend.aero/legend-cub-kits/

    They're in sulphur springs tx...
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    Today was good. Bus and train ANC-McKinley park...

    Today was good. Bus and train ANC-McKinley park sold out so I had to jumpseat to FAI then ride train south (van services seemed sold out too). I wasn't going to take any chances not getting out...
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    I'd go for the Maule personally although I've...

    I'd go for the Maule personally although I've never flown a sedan. I like that you can get a relatively new airplane for a reasonable amount of money in a Maule. I got my tailwheel endorsement in a...
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    When it got to the point that the highway dropped...

    When it got to the point that the highway dropped into what looked like a 500 ft wide 100 ft deep ravine with the clouds touching the top of the ravine at east fork chulitna I had to go back. If I...
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    56887 This was from 29,000 looking southwest. ...

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    This was from 29,000 looking southwest. Would've been kinda sketchy coming through at the 11,000 MEA I guess. Plus, you'd be pretty much SOL if the engine quit even if you're on top,...
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    Yeah, I considered going north and doing...

    Yeah, I considered going north and doing Isabella, chickaloon, or even going way west outta fairbanks and coming through merril or lake clark pass, but from the cameras it would all be a high stakes...
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    Yeah, I'm just gonna airline outta FAI. Even...

    Yeah, I'm just gonna airline outta FAI. Even worse today by the looks of it.

    I'm sure it'll clear up immediately now that I've started the drive north :lol:
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    Creative Solutions - McKinley Park to ANC

    Grounded for a day at PAIN. Anyone have tricks to go south when it's socked in? I had to turn back between summit and Honolulu southbound today due to low ceilings. It looked like clouds met the...
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    As someone else said, the quality of maintenance...

    As someone else said, the quality of maintenance is all over the place just like the quality of pilots.

    I just dropped off a cessna for a minor squawk (javelin tank not transferring fuel) only...
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    Yep! I'll refrain from speculating about just how...

    Yep! I'll refrain from speculating about just how many more accidents go unreported, except to say that it would probably drive the gap between AK and the rest of the country even wider. If only the...
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    Alaska Aircraft Accident Rates

    Informational only, I thought it would be an interesting topic here due to the heavy presence of Alaskans and the large fleet of supercubs in AK. The topic came up at the Alaska airmanís association...
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    yep, that’s what I’m going to recommend they...

    yep, that’s what I’m going to recommend they replace. I was surprised last year when a new ground fixed it (temporarily).
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    Apparently the re-grounding was only a temporary...

    Apparently the re-grounding was only a temporary fix on my pump in the 182. The problematic behavior has returned in the exact same manner as before. A multimeter on the ground and pump indicates a...
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    Tried landing at Bold on the east side of Eklutna...

    Tried landing at Bold on the east side of Eklutna Lake in Alaska. It was no problem for the 'ol 182 on this day, granted, the strip is 1000 feet long. Any tips or things to watch out for here are...
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