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  1. 54172 This is on a 1954 170B. Not a great...

    54172
    This is on a 1954 170B. Not a great picture but you can see where I cut the plate and then made an air scoop to direct the air through the heater intake. This works good, after the plane...
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    I read the article and it was mainly about the...

    I read the article and it was mainly about the decline in the numbers of hunters.

    The best photo was from behind the guy holding a wolf at bay with a stick, only a few feet away.
    I gave the...
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    Farmer, spring wheat, winter wheat, durum...

    Farmer,

    spring wheat, winter wheat, durum
    corn, peas, garbonzo beans, lentils
    canola, mustard, sunflowers, flax

    Bill
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    We run Gleaner combines and are real happy with...

    We run Gleaner combines and are real happy with performance and dealer support. Doesn't matter what color machine you have, it won't make you money if you don't operate it right.

    Ten years ago...
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    Bill, Newtown has an airport and so does...

    Bill,

    Newtown has an airport and so does Parshall. For whatever reason Parshall gets more fedral $ than Newtown and may be a nicer airport. Parshall has a new fuelmaster set up which may be...
  6. Here in central North Dakota there is still a...

    Here in central North Dakota there is still a demand for spray planes. Most years there are not enough in the area. As long as there are sunflowers and bugs, we will have a demand for planes.
    ...
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    In North Dakota we use Fairway Crested Wheat...

    In North Dakota we use Fairway Crested Wheat Grass. This is recommended by our Ag dept and the golf courses because it is a sodding grass and not a clumping grass.

    A sodding grass will do just...
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    Why don't we have you practical minded real world...

    Why don't we have you practical minded real world experience people at the top of the FAA totem pole? We should take pilots and mechanics with 20 plus years of experience and put them directly into...
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    All FAA inspectors should be required to have a...

    All FAA inspectors should be required to have a private pilots certificate. Problem is, most of us have real jobs and can't stand the beef waste long enough to stay in one of those jobs and make a...
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    My budget pre heater for my C170B is a $40 1500w...

    My budget pre heater for my C170B is a $40 1500w space heater, $10 stool and $20 blanket. Very portable but does need electricity.

    http://www.popularaviation.com/PhotoGallery/4522.JPG

    Bill :D
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    Jon, Yes there are several 170s wearing 26"...

    Jon,

    Yes there are several 170s wearing 26" tires. I think that an STC comes with Bushwheels, but definitely not the Goodyears.

    A copy of a 337 exists at http://www.cessna170.org/

    Do a...
  12. Mark, No doubt some or most of those nosy...

    Mark,

    No doubt some or most of those nosy neighbors are packing side arms on their belts and/or rifles in the pickups. Uncle Sam could give them a little authority and that would be the safest...
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    Bill Beeks was a good friend to all of us area...

    Bill Beeks was a good friend to all of us area pilots. With his 50 years of flying time he was a good teacher, CFI, mentor and mechanic. This was his life. He was also a pillar in the Washburn...
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    How do the duckbills compare to the claw and...

    How do the duckbills compare to the claw and where can I find them?

    Thanks

    Bill
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    How is the crop in SE MT? Friends coming...

    How is the crop in SE MT?



    Friends coming home from the harvest run say that most everything down south was real bad. South Dakota Combines didn't even come out of the shed.

    We combined...
  16. While getting my tail wheel endorsement, the only...

    While getting my tail wheel endorsement, the only time my CFI raised his voice at me was when I looked at the airspeed indicator on or close to the ground. During one take off he told me that if you...
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    MTV, I like your outlook on being stuck. ...

    MTV,

    I like your outlook on being stuck. Sounds kinda fun with cold Canadian beer. Not the -45 Part, I would rather be stuck at home with hot coffee. :D

    Bill
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    This spring we have had more 30mph winds than...

    This spring we have had more 30mph winds than average. The wind blows for a week straight sometimes with gusts to 40 plus. It can take the fun out of everything. On the positive side, we have had...
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    Too bad we can't move some of the better FAA...

    Too bad we can't move some of the better FAA field guys up the totem pole to a position where they can fix rules and regulations. People who are actually pilots first and lawyers last. I guess they...
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    Lime with gin or tequila. :drinking: And there...

    Lime with gin or tequila. :drinking: And there are much better places to pour this blend than down the outhouse hole. Sip it around a camp fire and when you go to the outhouse, the smell won't...
  21. Check out CAN PASS. I don't have the link right...

    Check out CAN PASS. I don't have the link right now so use Google. I have not used CAN PASS but it sounds relatively simple. (everything is relative)

    Bill
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    If ethanol fails in the market place, they could...

    If ethanol fails in the market place, they could distill all that corn into sour mash and force us to drink it. :drinking: We would lose a lot of good flying time trying to get rid of it.

    Just a...
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    Ehtanol and biodiesel may or may not be a govt...

    Ehtanol and biodiesel may or may not be a govt scam. But looking at the FAA, I'm sure govt will screw it up.

    What does not consume more energy than it provides. Our engines only use about 35% of...
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    Renewable fuels are here to stay and will become...

    Renewable fuels are here to stay and will become the norm, so we should get used to them. I believe this is a world wide fact and the US is behind but catching up fast.

    As a farmer in North...
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