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    Started digging into it and realizing what kind...

    Started digging into it and realizing what kind of mess it is behind panel. Found some loose wires on breakers on top of panel.....itís kinda nice thought to put them up there but itís not friendly...
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    Will do! Never thought of repositioning the...

    Will do!

    Never thought of repositioning the VR ground to the alternator case. Found the VR ground wire connected to a frame screw posts? One of the ones that stick through firewall. Still lots of...
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    A voltage regulator question.

    Just replaced a B&C 201-1 with another of the same. The original issue was it seemed to be normal and the tolerances checked out fine with multimeter on the trouble shooting sheet. but at times (once...
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    Just had the scope today. Other than the IV...

    Just had the scope today. Other than the IV needle insertion (never had a IV ever!) was pretty painless. Just some bloating and weird feeling from being knocked out. 4 polyps removed and being...
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    Turning 50 on Thursday and getting scoped same...

    Turning 50 on Thursday and getting scoped same day. First medical procedure Iíve ever had....hell Iíve never even had an IV. Lost two friends to colon cancer and watched an uncle fight it. Pretty...
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    Nice sunset over Port Hardy, BC today. Sometimes...

    Nice sunset over Port Hardy, BC today. Sometimes I forget how fortunate I am to have an interesting job that puts the gas in the ďfunĒ plane. Itís also nice to have a good First Officer, makes work...
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    Iím a big guy and those Atlas shoes work great....

    Iím a big guy and those Atlas shoes work great. Nice bindings, easy to work with big gloves and donít get soft when wet and warm. Found the easiest way to transport was use two straps to secure them...
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    Had a similar issue recently. Old primer was...

    Had a similar issue recently. Old primer was leaking and fuel was making its way from cylinder fitting down manifold and into airbox. Blue stains for a short period after it was flown.
  9. Thread: Ski Rigging

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    Recently a gentleman stopped by to have a...

    Recently a gentleman stopped by to have a friendly chat at our tie down at PAMR we got to discussing ski flying and the GLH3000 setup we have on our Cub. As we were shooting the breeze a Cub took off...
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    Always figured a .22 pistol (proficient in it as...

    Always figured a .22 pistol (proficient in it as well) or any reasonably sized handgun was the best survival firearm. Loud enough to scare stuff (i.e. bears,moose etc.) and maybe signal location to...
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    I can imagine it throws that heat pretty far. In...

    I can imagine it throws that heat pretty far. In powdery snow our right lower gear leg around brake caliper always gets caked up like a block of rime ice. Starting our third ski flying season bungee...
  12. Thread: Slip/Skid

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    VERY good video, thanks for sharing. I also like...

    VERY good video, thanks for sharing. I also like how the way he conveys the information to the viewer. Makes it easy for simple people like me.

    I always liked this video...
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    ^^^^^^^^This!^^^^^^^^ Besides the usual...

    ^^^^^^^^This!^^^^^^^^

    Besides the usual military aircraft viewing in the MatSu Valley itís always special to meet head on or be overtaken by a DC-6 in Lake Clark Pass. Usually the guys are on the...
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    ď Itís a vindictive organizationĒ Thatís an...

    ď Itís a vindictive organizationĒ

    Thatís an understatement, the angst thatís generated by one inspector always seems to eclipse the group that practices good/fairness and logical job practices....
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    I think a slip is an great tool. I do whenever I...

    I think a slip is an great tool. I do whenever I need it....in our Cub and C-140.

    A long time ago I watched a high time captain (long since retired and probably reading this) end up a bit high on...
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    Unless Iím watching Maria Sharapova play.....this...

    Unless Iím watching Maria Sharapova play.....this thread is almost worthy of Airline Pilot Central. Hahaha!
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    WD40 seems to clean everything nicely off the...

    WD40 seems to clean everything nicely off the belly and gear legs. The only thing our Sutton exhaust stains is the forward tube of the right gear leg. Even then you would have to look really hard to...
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    I was fortunate to grow up on the Nushagak Bay...

    I was fortunate to grow up on the Nushagak Bay prodding around Bradford Creek, Gurtlers and all points down the beach. Itís funny how you see some folks in the far off villages that stand out like a...
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    I carry a C Crane pocket radio on all my trips....

    I carry a C Crane pocket radio on all my trips. Those AA batteries last a while and you can listen to some pretty interesting radio stations broadcasting music and news.
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    My take is the vest is part of the clothing you...

    My take is the vest is part of the clothing you will be walking home in. Guess I shoulda mentioned wearing proper coat/shirt/pants/boots/underwear/hat/etc. besides the vest. When is the last time...
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    Over the years Iíve seen more than a few pilots...

    Over the years Iíve seen more than a few pilots in crashes that made it out the plane with the proverbial ďnothing but what they were wearingĒ. After decades of dragging my feet I did a ton of...
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    I only wear my stripes when I need money.......even then Iím pretty good at hiding. Once that shutdown check is done I'm gone!LOL
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    Had no idea Embraer built PA-32 series planes...

    Had no idea Embraer built PA-32 series planes under License from Piper. Learn something new everyday.
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    Yeah, the stock tailwheel makes an awesome brake...

    Yeah, the stock tailwheel makes an awesome brake when it buries itself on rollout on a soft beach or on Cook Inlet duck flats. But that’s OK cause the tail is light and you can lift it out of the...
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    We had a shimmy issue only on last part of...

    We had a shimmy issue only on last part of rollout on pavement (especially with wheel/tail ski) from the time we got the plane. It was a fresh rebuild with a new Baby BW tailwheel. Spring and king...
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