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  1. What it the heck, are you NUTS? Keep the...

    What it the heck, are you NUTS?

    Keep the little bird. Bigger, badder, more power also comes with heavier, less fun to move around by yourself, more noise, costly and overall more effort.

    That...
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    Put some Non-Skid tape down and be done!! ...

    Put some Non-Skid tape down and be done!!

    Depends on what you want to see
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    The reality is that there are many 1950's frames...

    The reality is that there are many 1950's frames flying to this day, many have been wrecked. Other than the x brace over head, box in the tail and maybe an up gross kit they are the original.
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    I just wonder how much more he could have done! ...

    I just wonder how much more he could have done!

    Emmerson Fittipaldi I believe it was got asked in an interview once about how he thought drivers from the 30's would fare in todays cars against...
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    I was thinking it was Eaton's mentor, from...

    I was thinking it was Eaton's mentor, from Montana.

    Now we know what the big wrenches are for in coyote hunting kits.
  6. Thread: Bushwheels

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    A friend used 8:50x6 tires to keep the weight...

    A friend used 8:50x6 tires to keep the weight down on his 90 hp J-3. He did an incredible amount of off airport work with it.
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    Mike sort of beat me to the answer, NO. Horse...

    Mike sort of beat me to the answer, NO.

    Horse power the engine makes still must become thrust through the propellor. And as we all know, some propellors work really good at slow speed high power,...
  8. :crazyeyes::crazyeyes::crazyeyes: sounds...

    :crazyeyes::crazyeyes::crazyeyes:

    sounds REALLY heavy. Must be more to the story, 180 hp with solid crank and Dakota wings?
  9. old fabric, but young engine. If you are going...

    old fabric, but young engine.

    If you are going to upgrade gross weight, go to the 2,000# kit and find yourself the larger engine... 150 or above.

    Sounds like your engine is very low time since...
  10. Thread: Slow Flight

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    Wing shape has a whole lot to do with lift.

    Wing shape has a whole lot to do with lift.
  11. Find someone driving up, it will be less, or fly...

    Find someone driving up, it will be less, or fly down and install, fly home
  12. I wanted to go from standard to the A flat back...

    I wanted to go from standard to the A flat back when I was going to do my cub. Speed, I think it was a few pounds lighter, and I liked the look, and made it easier for skylights.

    Put spotter glass...
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    Merry Christmas! I remember you getting ready to...

    Merry Christmas! I remember you getting ready to do the car fix up- what a great result.

    Did you let SJ drive it?
  14. Steve Pierce is the go-to guy for answers in that...

    Steve Pierce is the go-to guy for answers in that area. Seems to me that would be the first phone call.
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    Yea, glad that went easy for you. However, the...

    Yea, glad that went easy for you.

    However, the problem with the original set up is not only does the roll pin 'work' itself out, they also will break, rendering the entire system useless. (Don't...
  16. I would not be afraid to put some type of rest...

    I would not be afraid to put some type of rest treatment on them, but would want something that won't degrade the aluminum.

    Short of that, I ignore it.
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    Thank you for your participation in this...

    Thank you for your participation in this discussion. Though I offer other perspectives, I have much the same opinion of the 'few' in the FAA that have egos larger than sense.

    Instead of a review...
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    And for the record, this was not caused by me...

    And for the record, this was not caused by me getting current in that plane!!!

    Now that is said, Good Luck- I would not jump to Garmin thinking it will not have issues, they do.

    George
  19. Thread: Cooler

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    Years ago I was flying to a lodge for work, and...

    Years ago I was flying to a lodge for work, and had just had my cub worked on. My eye caught some oil on the left lift strut. As you probably know, the slipstream will take an oil leak oil right on...
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    A slightly different perspective to consider- ...

    A slightly different perspective to consider-

    As a DPE, a person is responsible, and the AUTHORITY on who qualifies for licenses. A DPE, as stated above, is akin to a contractor, working under an...
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    Wiser people than me, (an FAA Ops guy) said that...

    Wiser people than me, (an FAA Ops guy) said that the insurance companies do more for safety than any of the sill FAA nonsense.

    Think about it a bit and you will realize he was correct.

    With...
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    Nanook, Right now we have Yukon and Alaska folks...

    Nanook, Right now we have Yukon and Alaska folks working hard at getting things open for our disaster.

    Now, on the other side, we are out of space to hold more people right now. We have search and...
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    June is best weather, but fishing improves as the...

    June is best weather, but fishing improves as the year progresses. We get some great weather in August.

    Let me know, I could get some fuel at Airkat, and have some good bush spots for you to hang...
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    Might be something to that Steve. ...

    Might be something to that Steve.

    Unfortunately, I don't believe I know Ken, and I don't deal with that FSDO...

    That said, from afar there is something underlying this situation. Could be that...
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    Help a small town

    Hey all, if you missed it, my town of around 1,500 winter residents made national news. Record rains, landslides and missing people. Entire roads washed away, including paved roads in neighborhoods....
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