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    Here is a good tip for Skywagons! Door handles...

    Here is a good tip for Skywagons! Door handles are Ford Falcon.Mac’s in western NY SELLS THE $274.00 handle for under $20.00. The part number is the same except Cessna put a -C after the #. The...
  2. Thread: Binoculars

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    When I was a LEO in FL , I flew nights a lot...

    When I was a LEO in FL , I flew nights a lot hunting for bad guys. I used a pair of 7x 30 compact. I would turn the lights about off in the cockpit and fly with one tube and watch the instruments...
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    Flying from Alaska to the lower 48

    Wondering if anybody knows the current status of flying thru Canada from AK to the lower 48. I need to fly a Husky down in late summer and just thinking that it might not be practical with the...
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    Also forgot, Kenmore is good to do business with,...

    Also forgot, Kenmore is good to do business with, not cheap, but good . Viking is also the same, but will help you also. We personally didn’t enjoy doing business with Mr. Olson , just us,...
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    Our Beaver has the Barron Kits complete: wings,...

    Our Beaver has the Barron Kits complete: wings, leading edges, droop aeilrons, leading edges, wing tips. Angles of both the wing and tail are changed. Also electric Hyd. pump for faster flaps....
  6. FS: Thanks always wondered, I never messed with them...

    Thanks always wondered, I never messed with them much. I changed it to the wide fork and glider tire and it’s in my shop hiding. I change the whole thing, spring and mounting and complete tail wheel....
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    This tail wheel came off my 185, the bracket on top is for banner towing , but it has the notch for the lock to engage. I think this is a MaCaulley. Here are the diferent forks, the. Wide is for...
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    Don’t think that is a Scott tail wheel, look a lot like a MaCaulley.
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    Oh, forgot to mention ours is a MK3 factory...

    Oh, forgot to mention ours is a MK3 factory Turbine not a conversion. I think it was the second to last one made.this changes things for some of the bigger maintenance items for the good.
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    Our’s is a MK 3 , with a -20, everybody wants a...

    Our’s is a MK 3 , with a -20, everybody wants a -27 or 34 engine for even more hp but for my boss it’s a play airplane and perfect. The stretched fuselage is a game changer with the changed angle of...
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    Just watched the video of the short field...

    Just watched the video of the short field landing, our Beaver with the Barron 3000 kit and turbine slows to 42 kts on short final and when pulled into beta just stops. Never measured it but short....
  13. Thread: O-550

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    We changed a lot of cylinders on the IO-550’s....

    We changed a lot of cylinders on the IO-550’s. The owners were alway looking to get better fuel economy, my guess is they were running to hot. My thought is being sensitive to heat , going with a...
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    In our village in AK it’s called the season of...

    In our village in AK it’s called the season of mud and dog ****. (Lots of dogs and as the snow goes the leaving appear from the snow)
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    The reason I said the Turbine was the plane was...

    The reason I said the Turbine was the plane was almost no maintained for pvt. use Beaver and the factoryTurbineis a MKIII which is exempt from some of the very expensive AD’s. The resale is also way...
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    I do all the maintenance on a Beaver and love...

    I do all the maintenance on a Beaver and love working on it. Also flying it is truly a treat. What is hurting the price is the AD’s the feds have come up with. Many beavers have 15,000 to 30,000...
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    Hey Charlie, when I got my -12 back from Nick...

    Hey Charlie, when I got my -12 back from Nick Smith he had welded little pieces of tube and had used electrical conduit for stringers. Looked like a good strong setup. Still haven’t covered it yet.
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    You might look at the Airtrac 29-11-10’s in 4...

    You might look at the Airtrac 29-11-10’s in 4 ply. I don’t think they make the 8.50-10’s in 4 ply. Also you can get them shaved for even lighter and less stone flying off the thread.
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    I use 36” Tubbs, a little pricey but work great...

    I use 36” Tubbs, a little pricey but work great in the ADK’s. The snow is heavier in the east so this is my choice. Also work when collecting sap in the woods for Maple syrup. When the snow is real...
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    I have run the 29-11-10’s on my 180 and now the...

    I have run the 29-11-10’s on my 180 and now the 185. Had Gar’s on the 180 and ABW 10-10’s on 185. Hands down the best is the ABW 10-10’s . Also flown the 8.50-10’s on ABW’s either is a great combo...
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    Really don’t think I’m going to be going into...

    Really don’t think I’m going to be going into real ruff stuff any more. I didn’t renew my big game guides LIC a few years ago so flying a bit easier. As my hunting partner always said I’m just not...
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    John, what are the pro’s and con’s of the...

    John, what are the pro’s and con’s of the different gears? I’m debating just getting heavy duty and extended husky gear or going with the cub gear. It’s hard to find good information on husky’s. I...
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    Hi Tim, breakfast on me for sure. I appreciate...

    Hi Tim, breakfast on me for sure. I appreciate the offer but I have 8 of them and just didn’t want to throw them away. It’s one of those too long of a winter jobs,lol. The worse part is I don’t have...
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    Wow, that is really beautiful work! Makes you...

    Wow, that is really beautiful work! Makes you laugh that stuff is so much better than approved stuff.
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    LOL, I am too cheap, hate throwing out parts but...

    LOL, I am too cheap, hate throwing out parts but sometimes it is what it is, a few are heavy pitted and I don’t think I can savage them. Even if I have them plated I would guess they would still like...
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