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    I might try mounting it on the lower cowling...

    I might try mounting it on the lower cowling instead of on the cabane. On my 'plane mounting on the cabane will put it directly in the exhaust stream and grime from the breather.
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    Gary - we were posting at the same time. Thanks...

    Gary - we were posting at the same time. Thanks for the info.

    Larry
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    Thinking of bolting a 20-inch LED light bar to...

    Thinking of bolting a 20-inch LED light bar to the cabane. Would this help with a ski landing in flat or semi-flat light?
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    Gary - when I built my house in '82/'83 it was...

    Gary - when I built my house in '82/'83 it was super-insulated. I have double walls with 14-inches, floors 12-inches, and about 24-inches in the ceilings. All the houses here, including mine, use...
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    We're getting a little off-topic, but …. In...

    We're getting a little off-topic, but ….

    In the ocean we have capelin and cod, also arctic char (the ones that have come from or are going to their rivers). In the river we have char, whitefish...
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    Yeah, I have a few of my pwn videos on youtube if...

    Yeah, I have a few of my pwn videos on youtube if yoy search for "Kugluktuk".
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    There's a few of them here. I've had one myself...

    There's a few of them here. I've had one myself for a couple of years. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but I have too many toys, too many jobs and too many wives (one). Maybe one day I'll get a...
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    It sounds like Fairbanks has some very...

    It sounds like Fairbanks has some very interesting weather. I'll have to see it for myself one day.

    I would also like to see all the airplanes over there. I'm a little bit tired of having the only...
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    Gary - I've noticed that, over the years, fewer...

    Gary - I've noticed that, over the years, fewer men go out hunting in the winter. The declining caribou herds may have something to do with that, but modern life, even in these small settlements, is...
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    Thanks everyone for your input. As an old weather...

    Thanks everyone for your input. As an old weather observer/FSS/ham radio guy I find it very interesting.

    I've never been to Alaska, though it's on my bucket list. Fairbanks and many places along...
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    Thanks Mike. I knew I could count on you for a...

    Thanks Mike. I knew I could count on you for a story about inversions!
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    A few months from now I'll try to post a picture...

    A few months from now I'll try to post a picture of our springtime inversions that produce a very strong mirage effect over the sea ice. The air close to the ice is chilled and warmer air moves in on...
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    Yes, I have noticed that, Gary. I just didn't...

    Yes, I have noticed that, Gary. I just didn't make the connection because I always thought the inversion layer would be much higher, but it seems to sometimes be as low as a couple of hundred feet.
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    Temperature Inversions

    In a previous working life I was a weather observer, but we dealt only with surface conditions. I imagine that the inversions that exist in mid-winter in interior Alaska would be similar to what I...
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    Electric Beaver

    https://canadianaviator.com/electric-beaver-set-to-fly/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=Aviator_Newsletter_-_292F-_Dec_07&utm_medium=email

    Doesn't say what the range or payload might be.
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    Going to -31C (-24F) tonight with wind chill of...

    Going to -31C (-24F) tonight with wind chill of -45C (-49F). If it gets to be too much for us we'll send some south to y'all.
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    In my case, the shutter is just slightly larger...

    In my case, the shutter is just slightly larger than my oil cooler. There's a baffle around the front of the cooler with an opening slightly smaller than the finned area of the cooler. It's on this...
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    WILCO, although I may not be flying for a few...

    WILCO, although I may not be flying for a few months. Getting dark and cold at this latitude now.
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    There's only Velcro on three sides, 3-inches x...

    There's only Velcro on three sides, 3-inches x 5/8 inch top and bottom, 4-inches x 5/8 inch on the inboard side. Even if it all comes off, the blockage would be minimal. Most likely the pieces would...
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    (Home-built PA-12 clone with O-320 and...

    (Home-built PA-12 clone with O-320 and rear-mounted oil cooler)

    Well, I got my Anti-Splat Aero oil cooler shutter installed, but not yet flight tested.

    I wanted to mount it to the front of the...
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    Most folks are running the part number 2097...

    Most folks are running the part number 2097 silver springs on aircraft of your gross weight the springs are 16 ” long . The 2127 gold springs are 19” long. Length may be a factor for your...
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    Ski Springs

    I asked the Datum Ski guy in Quebec to send me a couple of springs to replace the bungees. That was a couple of years ago, and he sent me a pair of (what looked like) garage door springs. Damn things...
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    I have to work alone and outside. With a spreader...

    I have to work alone and outside. With a spreader bar (just a chunk of 2 x 4 between the straps) I lift from the engine mounts with a chain hoist to a gantry. Another chain hoist is rigged from the...
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    Thanks, though I thought you might be joking....

    Thanks, though I thought you might be joking. What a weird company name!

    (Edit: ordered, along with the cable and end hardware. Thanks Stewart.)
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    Oil Cooler Shutter

    My skis have been on for a month (working outside, I like to do it before the weather gets too cold). Lakes are frozen up now and the smaller ones will soon be safe for ski landing.

    Tired of...
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