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    It was a beautiful plane and I planned to ask if...

    It was a beautiful plane and I planned to ask if I could get a picture of the panel (pretty good mix of simplicity and functionality) after I did a flight review in it recently. Sad.
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    I think the (2nd) Original Poster has got all the...

    I think the (2nd) Original Poster has got all the information needed on the left door :smile:....but FWIW, I guess that my thought as a non-seaplane user is that the utility needs to be compared to...
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    Absolutely, no disagreement whatsoever. I should...

    Absolutely, no disagreement whatsoever. I should have made that clear.
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    Couple of thoughts / anecdotal stuff without the...

    Couple of thoughts / anecdotal stuff without the knowledge or experience of the other posters:

    - FWIW, unless you really anticipate a need for the left-side door / access, I wouldn't put it in. ...
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    Don't fly Lake Hood unless it's really necessary...

    Don't fly Lake Hood unless it's really necessary (which isn't often), but even going to / from little 'ol Merrill, the Point Mac area gets pretty busy and as previously noted, one probably needs to...
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    ^^^^ Agree. For $250 and the address to the...

    ^^^^ Agree. For $250 and the address to the courthouse, anyone can sue anyone for anything.....nature of the beast. An LLC (properly documented and properly maintained for a period of time) won't...
  7. Thread: Hand Propping

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    Not my buddy, not me, but back in my late 'teens...

    Not my buddy, not me, but back in my late 'teens (now in my '60's), just after the old man showed me how to hand prop his 180 ("always tie the tail off"...), I was at the old strip that used to be...
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    ...and that, I believe, is that. Best advice (at...

    ...and that, I believe, is that. Best advice (at least IMO) on this thread.
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    I suspect I'm restating the obvious, but being a...

    I suspect I'm restating the obvious, but being a "named pilot" for purposes of the underwriter agreeing not to sue that "named pilot" is vastly different than being a named insured on a policy.
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    The past 3 days or so in SC AK have been pretty...

    The past 3 days or so in SC AK have been pretty hard to beat.
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    I've got no dog in this particular hunt (but glad...

    I've got no dog in this particular hunt (but glad to get additional info on hand propping, jump packs, and sat phones) but twice being the guy in the spot next to (or two spots away) from fires in...
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    Checked on the cabin during early moose...

    Checked on the cabin during early moose season....no moose, but no vandalism either!

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    "They aren't?! :wink:" My - 12 is faster than...

    "They aren't?! :wink:"

    My - 12 is faster than both of my colleague's 185's.....at the gas pump. 8)
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    Second hand opinion only but, interspersed with...

    Second hand opinion only but, interspersed with the routine comments about how much better a 185 is than a -12:roll:, a couple of 185-flying colleagues who have had quite a bit of work done there...
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    It's clearly implied in the foregoing posts, but...

    It's clearly implied in the foregoing posts, but keep in mind that most of the phrases in an insurance policy (such as "additional insured" and "waiver of subrogation", to list the current ones) are...
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    The engine's obviously the important thing, but...

    The engine's obviously the important thing, but an infrequently used aircraft will likely see a longer period (i.e. at the start of the low hours each year) of hard landings and bounces than a more...
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    Did a little quick review of notes: the above...

    Did a little quick review of notes: the above experience sounds like mine: it was 2011 when I last applied ( !!) but the communication was along the lines of "that could mean you're a guide" "I'm...
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    Again...a few years ago, but when I applied (and...

    Again...a few years ago, but when I applied (and it may have been driven by the requested hull value, even though that value wasn't the amount of the recent rebuild), they asked for all modifications...
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    Venturing off topic a fair amount....a few years...

    Venturing off topic a fair amount....a few years ago, when I approached AVEMCO, they cited my lumber rack attachment tabs as indicative of a guiding operation (???) and wouldn't offer a recreational...
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    I believe that this would be a viable means of addressing the LODA issue (as it currently sits for certain categorizations). However, it runs the real risk of, just like the originating incident,...
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    My -12 was the first (and so far only)...

    My -12 was the first (and so far only) taildragger that I've owned. I got my TW endorsement in it when it had the 0-290, no flaps, -12 gear, -12 tailfeathers, etc. Most fun that I've ever had in a...
  22. Not that it's likely to happen...given the time...

    Not that it's likely to happen...given the time involved in flying to Homer in my -12...but how long a flight is it across to Seldovia from Homer?
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    "Does the airport have outstanding Grant...

    "Does the airport have outstanding Grant Assurances? Contact the FAA Airport people and find out what their grant assurances say- you will probably find that they are in violation of their agreement...
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    FWIW... I normally fly a -12 and I like the room...

    FWIW... I normally fly a -12 and I like the room in it compared to an -18. I've had to, on the odd occasion get BFR or other instruction in an -18 and in a variety of Citabrias. I think maybe 5...
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    WTB: Since you’re in the area, might consider putting...

    Since you’re in the area, might consider putting up a written notice at the 3 Bears in Wasilla Houston and Big Lake and at cubbies in talkeetna
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