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    Once it has broken free, its can be hard to get...

    Once it has broken free, its can be hard to get back locked with the long pawl. Thats okay when you have brakes and power. NOT okay on skis. I am not a fan of the long pawl for my 185 on straight...
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    here is another style of “clamp on” stern wheels....

    here is another style of “clamp on” stern wheels. Of course, its in a museum
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    Katmai Air uses beaching gear for their straight...

    Katmai Air uses beaching gear for their straight floated Otter. Beachers are available for their Beavers also. In the Bush at their lodges, a dedicated float mover may not be available for float...
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    NTSB has no mention of possible gust lock or...

    NTSB has no mention of possible gust lock or non-gust lock tiedown practices.

    …just sayin, and wonderin…….
  5. I maintain a non fuel selector equipped ‘66 185...

    I maintain a non fuel selector equipped ‘66 185 for a friend.

    any 185 needs the shutoff excersized or it may get really stiff.

    My ‘74 has a selector and I use it. The E model I fly for part...
  6. Flagold, I am not sure if you meant the initial...

    Flagold, I am not sure if you meant the initial post to be funny. My wife and I are laughing so hard at each statement you made, and glad my coffee is still in the cup. thanks!
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    The PA 14 has rudder cable springs from the pedal...

    The PA 14 has rudder cable springs from the pedal to the firewall. They are hidden behind the interior panels. The springs are quite light in tension, therefore the rudder cable tension is also...
  8. Thanks for sharing your knowledge over the years...

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge over the years DGA.

    Your above statement ( I went to 43. to read it myself ) brings up the question of why would someone move from certified to Exp Exhibition...
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    .090” is most often used. I have gone thinner by...

    .090” is most often used. I have gone thinner by mistake, and also as planned, and found flutter/flapping/drumming/rattling/shattering and gnashing of teeth!!! (at different times, on different...
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    Its a model aircraft. It WILL crash

    Its a model aircraft.

    It WILL crash
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    I always oversize the screw holes and...

    I always oversize the screw holes and margins/edges of Plexiglass/Acrylic. I always install with a foam/rubber layer between it and the structure. I always smooth the edges with sandpaper to at least...
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    Steve. Finally someone makes a really great...

    Steve. Finally someone makes a really great decision in 2021
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    supercrow. are yu running a stock nosebowl or...

    supercrow. are yu running a stock nosebowl or what? any idea where the cht issues rumor is from?
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    Akavidflyer. are you planning to share the data?...

    Akavidflyer. are you planning to share the data? thanks
  15. Thread: Tail AD

    by Dave Calkins
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    Atxcruiser, do a new nutplate on the right side...

    Atxcruiser, do a new nutplate on the right side of the aft bulkhead now too:)
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    Does anyone have the testing data to post? ...

    Does anyone have the testing data to post?

    Also, the question of hot running engines should be answered. Apparently due to the blade root shape? ala..Whirlwind?

    Mmaybe someone can give me a...
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    Pack raft of some flavor for any “hike to fish...

    Pack raft of some flavor for any “hike to fish mission”, such as the initial poster stated. Alpacka to Sevylor. Lotsa choices for whatever budget or taste.

    Aire makes several inflatable...
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    Will you be posting your data? thanks.

    Will you be posting your data? thanks.
  19. :) If you had written “...small microwave...

    :)
    If you had written “...small microwave OVEN...”, I would have read your post from a completely different perspective.
  20. Had HughesNet at the lodge. I recall it was...

    Had HughesNet at the lodge. I recall it was reliable but not fast. Lodge is on GCI now. The big box looks expensive
  21. Am glad to hear yu are signed up SJ. will be...

    Am glad to hear yu are signed up SJ.

    will be checking this thread often to see how it is going.

    A friend who is heavy in Tesla product ownership has been raving about the possibilities for a...
  22. Thread: Tail AD

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    sorry. that could have gone alot differently. I...

    sorry. that could have gone alot differently. I spoke what I was thinking.
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    Dont you mean “...thinking with your biceps...”?

    Dont you mean “...thinking with your biceps...”?
  24. Thread: Kydex

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    Tim. I dont think I can believe your pricing of...

    Tim. I dont think I can believe your pricing of 35$ for a 4x8 sheet of .028. Even if that was the 2003 price.

    Also. as Crash Senior pointed out back then. .028 Kydex doesnt have the stiffness I...
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    So after this comment, guys will be purposely...

    So after this comment, guys will be purposely bouncing their Cubs tail at takeoff rotation. Rather than by poor technique. :)
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