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    RAVN has already announced they are resuming...

    RAVN has already announced they are resuming service with their Dash 8...far fewer seats than the Saab 2000 though
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    Nice trip Bill...When I first came to Alaska back...

    Nice trip Bill...When I first came to Alaska back in the early '80's I flew out of Ketchikan...waaaaay before touroids started arriving in droves. 1980 was when President Carter allocated a lot of...
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    Checklist item: Are the controls free and...

    Checklist item: Are the controls free and CORRECT? In the heavy metal, some planes you can't see the ailerons, hence there are gauges to check for proper movement. All other airplanes it is...
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    Ohhh, you're cracking me up...AIA bad bad...

    Ohhh, you're cracking me up...AIA bad bad outfit...lots of good pilots came from there though...the ones that survived...
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    Me thinks, they've been allowed to get too big. ...

    Me thinks, they've been allowed to get too big. RAVN, Penair, Haglund, Frontier? Too big for their britches and FAA oversight. They should be shut down with an accident record as they have...16...
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    Atta girl...

    Atta girl...
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    In all due respect...I have seen cub drivers...

    In all due respect...I have seen cub drivers references to using GPS speeds...why would anyone ever do that 'cept for bragging rights. The airplane flies what's on your IAS indicator. The GPS...
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    A friend has a very nice cub with the old diamond...

    A friend has a very nice cub with the old diamond plate floors. Is it heavier? Yes it is! Do you have a better chance in this cub in a wreck on floats, re the forward strut coming through the...
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    Good answer...

    Good answer...
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    A HAH!! Here we go again...reading the Poly...

    A HAH!! Here we go again...reading the Poly Fiber covering book, Page 20-21, there is a section that discusses scalloping. The author says SCALLOPING doesn't present any aerodynamic problems, it's...
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    Here it is:...

    Here it is: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca...1993087647.pdf
    Some good discussions from back in 2009. Thx, Gary!
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    This is good stuff...I'm currently building up an...

    This is good stuff...I'm currently building up an old cub and researching the nuances of extending the leading edge skins...going back to these old posts is part of the education. Thank you for your...
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    None of it was hearsay...I flew and was asked by...

    None of it was hearsay...I flew and was asked by Ron to guide for him, even to buy his lodge. I've heard all the stories. I've seen him with his customer, pal from prison jawing and laughing at the...
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    10kts?!!!

    10kts?!!!
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    Best answer so far Bill...you and I are on the...

    Best answer so far Bill...you and I are on the same page...
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    Engine and prop included? How many hours on engine?
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    Extended upper leading edge skins

    I'm looking for folks wisdom or reason, why cub builders are extending the upper surface leading edge skins...I've heard why but so far am not buying it. But...well known, experienced builders are...
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    you guys couldn't be talking about Ron Haye's....

    you guys couldn't be talking about Ron Haye's. He's a first class prick! I've heard he's softened but when you're pushing 90 and all your friends etc are dead, there's no-one else to talk to...you...
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    less is more...

    less is more...
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    Across the board, I'm hearing there's a lack of...

    Across the board, I'm hearing there's a lack of workers out there, or maybe more to the point, folk that are willing to work. I'm in the pilot trade, so we all know about the pilot shortage. I have...
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    yup

    yup
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    Terry remarried recently, 6 months or so ago, and...

    Terry remarried recently, 6 months or so ago, and is up in the Methanuska Valley working with her husband, I'm not sure what work he's got or what he does...
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    I miss Reeves too, Dan and Jenn especially, cost...

    I miss Reeves too, Dan and Jenn especially, cost cutting really? Now, we'll miss Terry from over at Stoddard's too...
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    I went with fabricating my own box with hinged...

    I went with fabricating my own box with hinged top and a set screw for easy access to the rear stick stub, the bottom of which is fastened by nut plates countersunk through the floor boards. Waaaay...
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    Mike, how you be? The garrett powered OAS beaver...

    Mike, how you be? The garrett powered OAS beaver on ampigs is hanging in Ted Stevens/ANC airport...sad but true. Uncle Sam probably didn't save up for the hot section overhaul... My box is designed...
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