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    Thanks for all the replies and thanks, Stewart...

    Thanks for all the replies and thanks, Stewart for this one in particular.

    Both myself and the potential user are Alaska pilots and harking back to the first landing of the -12 on a paced off...
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    Short field(s) for a 185

    Realize it's an open-ended question, but, presuming reasonably competent pilots, is it realistic to routinely work a 185 off of a 900'-ish dirt strip (plus say 400' more that's suitable for staying...
  3. My BIL who is part-owner / nearly full-time gofer...

    My BIL who is part-owner / nearly full-time gofer for an air taxi service that does a lot of tourist flying here in AK has:

    - 4-step stepladder (it's a Rube-Goldberg mod of an old wooden...
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    Can't disagree with a thing here.....but (and...

    Can't disagree with a thing here.....but (and perhaps I made a mistake in only having two data points) when I evaluated the 320 / 360 160 /180, I flew two -12's with the 360: 1 even had a constant...
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    With due regard to the different regulatory...

    With due regard to the different regulatory regimes, I think all the STC's that I looked at required a specific mount to go the -320 route...the mount varied based on the STC, but my fading...
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    For starters, I meant "0-290"....sitting here...

    For starters, I meant "0-290"....sitting here with an old Garmin 295 on my desk so my fingers made the easy connection and didn't type what I should have....

    The 290 is what was in my -12 when I...
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    I'd guess most -12's went from 0-235 to 0-295 to...

    I'd guess most -12's went from 0-235 to 0-295 to 0-320....

    That's what mine did (the 235 - 295 being before my ownership), so not sure if there's many threads on direct 0-235 -0320.

    I believe,...
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    FWIW, in Ketchikan, and knowing that you're...

    FWIW, in Ketchikan, and knowing that you're looking at flightseeing, wife and I took a boat cruise through Misty Fjords when we were there in 2015(?) and it was the best boat trip we've been on in...
  9. Thread: CAS vs IAS

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    Don't have the experience or ability to add much...

    Don't have the experience or ability to add much to what's been said, but will note that my -12 (with VG's etc) stalls (w/o whipstall or other forcing maneuvers) into a falling leaf sort of mush.
    ...
  10. Thread: CAS vs IAS

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    ^^^ This. FWIW, on a my similar -12, the ASI...

    ^^^ This. FWIW, on a my similar -12, the ASI just starts wagging uselessly (between 0 - 30 mph indicated) as I'm getting slow enough for approach, somewhere around 35 or so by GPS. Based on some...
  11. Bought a -12 decades (yikes!) ago with 0-290, -12...

    Bought a -12 decades (yikes!) ago with 0-290, -12 gear, and the stock wing (best I could tell from somewhat mixed up records from 1946-7). Subsequently invested a big chunk of my retirement into a...
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    (Mike...are you IA?) Hard to beat Mike MCS...

    (Mike...are you IA?)

    Hard to beat Mike MCS Repair, a member of the forum, for knowledge of -12's.
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    Previous system at the cabin was some SS bars...

    Previous system at the cabin was some SS bars (construction project leftovers) weighed down with prolly 150# each of a combination of cinderblocks and busted concrete pieces, all buried to about 4'...
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    Ditto the advice of AKTango....have a detailed...

    Ditto the advice of AKTango....have a detailed in-depth discussion with your insurance agent and, dare I say it, your lawyer. Might want to consider ownership structures and the like.

    Since...
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    ^^^ This. One (the only one I can think of) ...

    ^^^ This. One (the only one I can think of) advantage to the Baby Bushwheel on pavement is that it forces one (to avoid as much shimmy as possible) to touch down very straight and very slooowww. ...
  16. Thread: 50 years ago

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    I remember my dad made us come in and watch it (I...

    I remember my dad made us come in and watch it (I was 9 at the time) from outside. Didn't want to but glad I did.

    My dad was crying through the presentation and I couldn't get why. He was born...
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    The underwriter on my -12 doesn't cover...

    The underwriter on my -12 doesn't cover experimental, so can't really comment on point, but some hopefully helpful hints:

    - Get it insured now as a project in process.
    - Get as much hull value as...
  18. FWIW, Being born & raised in Alaska (well, OK,...

    FWIW,

    Being born & raised in Alaska (well, OK, Los Anchorage) but having spent an unfortunate amount of time in Ewe-stun, Texas, I was surprised how many folks (from all over the country and the...
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    Not an -18, but I really like the AOSS on my -12....

    Not an -18, but I really like the AOSS on my -12. Helps on the rough strips and the nice strips where the pilot tries to get multiple touchdowns per landing. :oops:
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    Late to the party but I've got 3 favorites: -...

    Late to the party but I've got 3 favorites:

    - Cessna 152: Got signed off in that one many decades ago
    - PA-12..the proverbial "what I'm flying now"
    - C-180; obviously a great plane on its own...
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    "Wow, all I can say is wow! I got nothing to add,...

    "Wow, all I can say is wow! I got nothing to add, should have strapped myself in"

    ....but with what harness? :lol:

    "Choose your mechanics wisely"

    ...no kidding.
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    So thoughts on the GW increase: - In my case,...

    So thoughts on the GW increase:

    - In my case, and from what I'm told, most others, additions and mods during recover/rebuilds eat up most of the GW increase......no particular increase in useful...
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    Either ACTS (linked above) in the Wasilla area ...

    Either ACTS (linked above) in the Wasilla area or Steve Williams of ACME Cub from Lake Hood if interested in looking in SC vs. Fairbanks.
  24. Had some outstanding instruction some years back...

    Had some outstanding instruction some years back with Steve Williams of ACME Cub training on Lake Hood. All in the winter (on ski's) but it was definitely off airport.
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    I really can't help, being in Los Anchorage, but...

    I really can't help, being in Los Anchorage, but just for clarification does "big tire" mean extreme big (48" bushwheels :lol: landing on 100' riverbars) or is it meant more generically as in some...
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