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    Very sad; sounds like the Pax did not make it. ...

    Very sad; sounds like the Pax did not make it.

    I keep thinking I should change my door handle to the new lever rotation type to make it easier for folks to figure out in a hurry. On floats it...
  2. Thread: Water leak

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    Fresh water cleans the dust out of the belly. ...

    Fresh water cleans the dust out of the belly.

    If your electronics stay dry, and carpet stays dry, it is not a problem if it is coming out. IF it sits in a puddle that could become an issue.
  3. But you discover new and adventurous ways to earn...

    But you discover new and adventurous ways to earn them!

    And Courier, don't jinx yourself!
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    I had to fly with my rudders down all the time...

    I had to fly with my rudders down all the time because I could never get them to stop pulling to one side.

    And one time we were pressed for time so quit trying to get the measurements exact, and...
  5. WTB: Marry well... Oh, you did that already:-P ...

    Marry well...

    Oh, you did that already:-P

    Condition required? I know where there is one with floats, 2,000 hour engine but paint is pretty bad. Strait, never wrecked.
  6. need a stealth hat for you-all

    need a stealth hat for you-all
  7. You missed a few!8)

    You missed a few!8)
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    I am scratching my head, the pedals in front...

    I am scratching my head, the pedals in front should have a cable or rod connecting them to the brake master under the seat. Is this your setup?

    There is some brackets holding the brake pedals to...
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    My In-laws were around the Oregon coast when that...

    My In-laws were around the Oregon coast when that whale got blown up. Not long before they touched off the charge, a licensed powder man had shown up and had a conversation with one of the DOT folks....
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    Depends on where you are flying. 12 if I know I...

    Depends on where you are flying. 12 if I know I will have all hard smooth surface landings. Deflate to 'cheeks' when headed to rough
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    I believe I know where there are a set of 2440's...

    I believe I know where there are a set of 2440's with Stinson rigging on them. Might have had new bottoms put-on , can't remember, but they are for sale.

    The items you list are not a big deal...
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    With 60 wide and 40 deep, I could squeeze three...

    With 60 wide and 40 deep, I could squeeze three birds inside, but with two you could move in and out without moving the other one. Three was tight, and had a hard time with putting break and shear in...
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    One must remember how many LAB alumni fly for...

    One must remember how many LAB alumni fly for majors even today! It was almost a right of passage for Alaska Airlines for a long time.
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    Yesterday was not a case of where, but who I got...

    Yesterday was not a case of where, but who I got to fly.

    A gentleman came in to see if the weather was good enough to do a flight over Kruzof Island, just a few minutes out of Sitka. He wanted to...
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    I have friends that got hired with no float...

    I have friends that got hired with no float rating, did the rating on a weekend, and one day the boss needed pilots and said 'YOU'. They got trained, learned, checked out.

    Notice preferred? You...
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    Thank you all for listening to my rant. The...

    Thank you all for listening to my rant. The comments today are very good to read.

    One other thought I had that I want to point out: the US military often hires folks with zero hours and trains...
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    Just WOW. I am actually shocked and ashamed at...

    Just WOW.

    I am actually shocked and ashamed at this group. You all have administered what the problem was, who is to blame, and what should be done to solve it without even having all of the...
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    I feel for you Mike. Consider getting yourself...

    I feel for you Mike.

    Consider getting yourself out of there to clean air before your lungs decide to not work properly. You probably had plenty of smoke in Fairbanks!
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    The basis of that story can be told in plenty of...

    The basis of that story can be told in plenty of product discussions!
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    :Beer And here I thought that was the one...

    :Beer

    And here I thought that was the one Witness Protection had given you!:bunny
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    Ageed, we all start somewhere, and hope we don't...

    Ageed, we all start somewhere, and hope we don't stop learning... new things every day
  22. Thread: sight gauges

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    Like all of us:wink:

    Like all of us:wink:
  23. TS starts with a 520, Pponk starts with an o-470...

    TS starts with a 520, Pponk starts with an o-470 and puts 520 parts on it...

    Now, back to the original post- I have heard lots of good answers. Two stick out: Find a new mechanic, and pull off the...
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    Mount box on side? Battery box supplied by...

    Mount box on side?

    Battery box supplied by owner. The Maule uses a rack anyway, and it is a 'hold down system', not a box. Don't see a problem.

    Any more I am just fine, no floats- only float...
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    Ok guys, take a seat and crack a beer... Yup,...

    Ok guys, take a seat and crack a beer...

    Yup, he got HIRED with only 5 hours of SES, in who knows or cares what.

    There are companies that hire lower time guys, and have a training program to...
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