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    A guy I know passed on his usual elk hunt a few...

    A guy I know passed on his usual elk hunt a few years ago & went after bison instead.
    He expected it to be a bit of a "fish in a barrel" thing-- he got one,
    but told me it was a true fair chase...
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    IMHO sport pilot is a great way to start off in...

    IMHO sport pilot is a great way to start off in aviation,
    even if you don't have any issues which would complicate getting a medical.
    NO radio navigation BS required, easy training add-ons to...
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    Did I read that right-- fifteen thousand yards?...

    Did I read that right-- fifteen thousand yards? Wow!
    With the usual 10 yard dump truck, that's 1,500 loads-
    and that's if you get the full 10 yards in each time.
    Again, wow!
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    Yeah, looks pretty racy. Is there another photo...

    Yeah, looks pretty racy.
    Is there another photo of one, from the side maybe?
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    Not sure, but I think the marina gas around here...

    Not sure, but I think the marina gas around here is ethanol-free.
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    Good reason to remove entire cowl for oil...

    Good reason to remove entire cowl for oil changes, to make sure all nuts, clamps, etc are snug.
    Last oil change I found an exhaust flange nut missing.
    I also have one intake coupling clamp that...
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    What kind of airplane in that bottom pic?...

    What kind of airplane in that bottom pic?
    Doesn't look like an Aeronca I've ever seen.
    I'd guess Ryan SC-W, but why would that be in an Aeronca promo shot?
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    A lot of the limitations of a handheld stem from...

    A lot of the limitations of a handheld stem from the antenna.
    Connect it to a good one & you might be surprised.
    Nice thing about a handheld is that it can be used as more than a base or ground-use...
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    Unless it's going back on wheels, that doesn't...

    Unless it's going back on wheels, that doesn't seem so easy.
    I'd say 4 scales, 2 under each float.
    Measure the arms, record the weights, do the math.
    Just like on wheels.
    After possibly multiple...
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    Bill Fairchild of Pt Angeles WA was one of the...

    Bill Fairchild of Pt Angeles WA was one of the pioneers of glacier operations in the 1950's.
    He had a 140hp Champ on retractable wheel skis which he used to fly supplies up to USGS survey parties on...
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    I had a little Hibachi about 35 years ago, don't...

    I had a little Hibachi about 35 years ago,
    don't recall whatever happened to it.
    It was perfect for grilling for just a couple people.
    Haven't seen one in years, I tried googling one up not long...
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    Same thing when Cessna developed the 170. The...

    Same thing when Cessna developed the 170.
    The 1948 (ragwing) 170 uses a fair number of C120/140 parts--
    including fuel tanks & ailerons.
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    Ued to be you could shoot a 22 all day long for...

    Ued to be you could shoot a 22 all day long for under ten bucks.
    I guess the days of cheap ammo (even for a 22) are gone forever,
    but a 22 is still the cheapest thing going.
    And best of all-- no...
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    The C203 isn't on the STC for the Ponk -50 STC...

    The C203 isn't on the STC for the Ponk -50 STC (now the NorthPoint XP470), unless NorthPoint has added it.
    However, the crankshaft damper arrangement on the 470K is the same as required for the -50...
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    Not a hotrod cartridge question at all, but does...

    Not a hotrod cartridge question at all,
    but does anyone here have any experience with a 22 Ruger Charger?
    I've seen them in magazines before but never in person--
    saw one at the local gun shop the...
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    I don't think anyone is speaking up against...

    I don't think anyone is speaking up against improvement, innovation is great--
    but there is a matter of cost vs benefit.
    I believe DGA Pilot when he says probably 2 years & 6 figures to get an STC...
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    I disagree. My C150/150 taildragger was...

    I disagree.
    My C150/150 taildragger was placarded "no intentional spins".
    A friend had a C150 Aerobat with a different STC but the same placard.
    I believe that was not because it was unsafe--
    it...
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    Seems to me that you can minimize if not...

    Seems to me that you can minimize if not eliminate exterior airframe problems by a thorough washdown afterward.
    Your concern seems to be sand from your shoes trickling around in the airplane.
    Why...
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    I recently sent some stuff to a SC-org'er in New...

    I recently sent some stuff to a SC-org'er in New Zealand.
    Went to the "UPS Store" (nothing to do with UPS-- just a Mailboxes Inc type store, just a different franchise)
    and asked to ship it UPS....
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    I had a fuel starvation issue in my old C170...

    I had a fuel starvation issue in my old C170 ragwing years once.
    As you may know, this model has an engine driven fuel pump.
    Some stuff clogged up the inlet screen at the card.
    It made it past any...
  21. The Port of Port Angeles, near me in western WA,...

    The Port of Port Angeles, near me in western WA, recently leased out one of their empty industrial buildings near their airport to the city,
    to use as a CV shelter-in-place site for people who had...
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    I have a short piece of fuel line with a fitting...

    I have a short piece of fuel line with a fitting on one end--
    I remove the line from gascolator to carb & install this line, routed down into a fuel can.
    Greatly reduces the free-fall static that...
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    Yesterday USAF had two C17's doing a fly-over...

    Yesterday USAF had two C17's doing a fly-over tour of a number of Puget Sound area hospitals to salute our frontline health care workers.
    I didn't see it live, but just seeing them on TV low & slow...
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    Good thing they weren't pressed for space:...

    Good thing they weren't pressed for space:
    "Southwest Airlines Kills Man"
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    Re hangar size: I recently moved out of my 40'...

    Re hangar size: I recently moved out of my 40' wide standard t-hangar and into a new-to-me 50x50 box hangar.
    With shelves, tables, & other stuff arrayed along 3 sides, and my C180 parked inside,...
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