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    As an owner of an adjustable pilot seat in a...

    As an owner of an adjustable pilot seat in a PA-18, I found the fixed pilot seat in the PA-12 to be too far forward...if you are a shorter person it may not be an issue. Otherwise, if fit is not an...
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    Two Swans arrived in Fairbanks yesterday, flew...

    Two Swans arrived in Fairbanks yesterday, flew down 2R and ski-2 on their way to Creamerís Field...
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    You sound bored Tim...do you need a job?

    You sound bored Tim...do you need a job?
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    The Bose leads have cheap wiring, they fall apart...

    The Bose leads have cheap wiring, they fall apart inside the wire bundle.
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    What did you set the idle mixture to? What is...

    What did you set the idle mixture to? What is your idle rpm, when you are adjusting the idle mixture?

    A leaking primer can cause issues, have you eliminated this? Are your spark plugs black with...
  6. Thread: Stuck Oil seal

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    Try alcohol on the glue, see if that will loosen...

    Try alcohol on the glue, see if that will loosen it.
  7. Didn't say it was Hagelands, Hagelands was...

    Didn't say it was Hagelands, Hagelands was operating Caravans and Navahos when they were absorbed into the RAVN Group. It was the old Hagelands, under the Tweeto Clan that had many accidents with the...
  8. I’ve hijacked this thread enough but you want to...

    I’ve hijacked this thread enough but you want to mention Hagelands, they killed more than their share out there. If there is such a thing as a share of lives. The last bad one with a low time pilot...
  9. Do you realize the 170 with no oil cooler, has an...

    Do you realize the 170 with no oil cooler, has an air blast tube pointed at the oil temp probe? That would be the first thing I would block off. Then read what your oil temp. really is. I would be...
  10. The Yupik People deserve better than low time...

    The Yupik People deserve better than low time pilots flying 50 - 60 year old 207s around...You can romanticize all you want about it, it is pure stupidity. The YK Delta produces some of the worst...
  11. Talk to Mike Morgan at Pro Flight, they may be...

    Talk to Mike Morgan at Pro Flight, they may be looking for a CFI. You can pay the bills and build Alaska time.
  12. I think we are hired up, Iím just flying and not...

    I think we are hired up, Iím just flying and not in any management capacity though. Iíve timed out the last six years running, so canít complain about a lack of flying. The North half of the State...
  13. I donít need to ask anybody about their time...

    I donít need to ask anybody about their time there...The smartest thing they are trying to do there is, get local Natives trained up to fly, they already live there. Let them fly their own people...
  14. Most of the latter model cubs came out of the...

    Most of the latter model cubs came out of the Piper factory with the beacon mounted on the rudder...So the best remedy would be to replace the big/tall beacon with much smaller/lighter, low-profile...
  15. I would definitely go to the low profile style,...

    I would definitely go to the low profile style, led beacon. Also make sure your upper (and lower) hinge is free and well lubed... You induce a tremendous amount of torque on that rudder tube, between...
  16. I’m not sure I’d wish for my worst enemy to be...

    I’m not sure I’d wish for my worst enemy to be stuck in a sled, flying the YK Delta...
  17. Thread: Tail AD

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    Thanks SJ, I didn’t realize QMI was the old...

    Thanks SJ, I didn’t realize QMI was the old “Bushwheel Bill”...
  18. Thread: Tail AD

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    George which “Bushwheel Bill” mods are you...

    George which “Bushwheel Bill” mods are you referring to?
  19. You need to get some Alaska time, that pretty...

    You need to get some Alaska time, that pretty much sticks you back in the flight school world. The insurance companies want experience in Alaska flying. You could also buy an airplane and be a flying...
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    No names out yet.

    No names out yet.
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    there is one for sale now on Alaskaslist, I carry...

    there is one for sale now on Alaskaslist, I carry a pmr30 when xcountry skiing on the trails above the house. Both wolves and moose on the trails. The 22wrm is loud enough to scare moose that won’t...
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    Yeah you are right! That phone or big screen on...

    Yeah you are right! That phone or big screen on the dash-texting, makes it all the more scary...
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    Yea it is pretty dangerous down there in Bozeman,...

    Yea it is pretty dangerous down there in Bozeman, with all those Yuppies & Millennials carrying hot lattes around...I’d be scared to death.
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    -13F up at the house and -20F down at the...

    -13F up at the house and -20F down at the airport. After that warm January we had in the Interior, we are all a bunch of wimps...
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    I’d go with a rifle caliber over a pistol...

    I’d go with a rifle caliber over a pistol caliber, when shopping for survival purposes. Wild West makes a very nice break-down 45-70 in a lever action. I prefer the already assembled, shortened...
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