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  1. Airspeed? There's too much mumbo jumbo error...

    Airspeed? There's too much mumbo jumbo error potential to trust and expect Vx is as Piper reported for each airplane. What was the CAS when Piper tested that? Try the tests in #10 to make sure your...
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    My C-185 neighbor at the floatpond migrates to...

    My C-185 neighbor at the floatpond migrates to Florida yearly. His current concern is the rising cost of fresh oysters in the local bar. He gets no sympathy from the rest of us.

    Gary
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    How was the GW of the 2+2 determined? Gary

    How was the GW of the 2+2 determined?

    Gary
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    1/2" snow and still a couple of wet spots on the...

    1/2" snow and still a couple of wet spots on the pond in Fairbanks. Nice trip report. Don't feed the gators and snakes while bass fishing

    Gary
  5. You might consider building the V speed curves...

    You might consider building the V speed curves discussed here to get some idea. Takes time (I did it once in my last PA-18) but it's a good way to learn your airplane's unique performance. Good time...
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    It's my dog's way to go camping Gary

    It's my dog's way to go camping

    Gary
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    I'm sure there's some up here in Alaska. I asked...

    I'm sure there's some up here in Alaska. I asked a good friend in Anchorage via mail to ask around as he deals in aircraft parts often.

    Gary
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    I watched the videos and wondered why a STOL...

    I watched the videos and wondered why a STOL contest wouldn't reward the slowest entry for a given course? Isn't that the point of STOL - controllable slow flight? I know that's not the idea here.
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    How about some waterfowl hunting from the floats?...

    How about some waterfowl hunting from the floats?

    Gary
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    Good to see you're heading south with the geese....

    Good to see you're heading south with the geese. Floatpond here is still 80% ice free.

    Gary Lot FP188
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    Others here likely know of more sources but I'd...

    Others here likely know of more sources but I'd try these:

    https://www.aircraftspecialties.aero
    https://lycon.com
    https://www.superiorairparts.com

    Or ask for used parts here. Like "Wanted:...
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    ^^^Such were the ways of the last century. Today...

    ^^^Such were the ways of the last century. Today there's an army of employees that make it happen for the pilot and crew. Some even still fuel their plane however.

    Gary
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    Hah! Not hardly big enough Randy but I recall...

    Hah! Not hardly big enough Randy but I recall having them for weighing fish. BTW...how much does a 25hp Johnson with jet, fuel tank, and Achilles raft weigh? Plus complete field camp for two and 8...
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    The real challenge with compliance happens away...

    The real challenge with compliance happens away from base. Operating in remote locations often for several days at a time makes "knowing" the current W&B often just a guess. The pilot and crew at...
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    Maybe. The other two cams require some machining...

    Maybe. The other two cams require some machining of the crankcase as the valve lifter bodies that contact the camshaft are a different size. There's a Continental Service Bulletin M47-16 Supplement 1...
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    See Post 11 for one of his contributions to float...

    See Post 11 for one of his contributions to float rigging: https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?36366-Rigging-floats

    Gary
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    Same paint likely no need. Change product or...

    Same paint likely no need. Change product or coating then maybe. I'm not adverse to reality - the cost of weighing is how much? Last one I did was $200 but that changes.

    Gary
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    There were a couple of Citabria spring gears. The...

    There were a couple of Citabria spring gears. The early were stout and wide while later versions had tapered gear ends near the axles. I had both and the latter were softer. My 7GCBC was converted to...
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    Recall that Don Sheldon...

    Recall that Don Sheldon reportedly stripped his Cessna's for performance; that included the paint. It was significant enough to do apparently. If repainted a new W&B might be in order.

    Gary
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    Add this approved gear to a Citabria...

    Add this approved gear to a Citabria and the bunny bounce problems likely go away. Couldn't resist the thread spread.

    Gary
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    Local friend had one of those "As Weighed 951"...

    Local friend had one of those "As Weighed 951" PA-12's. Never gained a pound despite the full electric, O-320 with metal 74" prop. Plus some gauges and radios during a few recover jobs since new....
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    Here's an opinion piece about landings that seems...

    Here's an opinion piece about landings that seems reasonable in my experience> https://www.bellanca-championclub.com/WheelLandings.html

    Gary
  23. I recall in well below zero cold my aileron...

    I recall in well below zero cold my aileron cables wrapping around the lower end of the lift strut. They can get loose enough to do that. Doesn't take much of a hard turn to make one side to go slack...
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    Last time I weighed a PA-11's complete fabric...

    Last time I weighed a PA-11's complete fabric covering it was close to 80# when removed. Randolph-Ceconite I believe but may be wrong. I wonder how much the original cotton-linen-nitrate-whatever...
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    Why risk damaging an airframe or gear by hitting...

    Why risk damaging an airframe or gear by hitting a standard size tailwheel first...if there's other options? The last event I witnessed the pilot cleanly removed some of the aft tubing on his 7GCB...
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