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    I have one of those kits in my 175, fits great,...

    I have one of those kits in my 175, fits great, and is very durable. I'd go there in a heartbeat.

    I was due for a checkride once in a 206....a night/IFR recurrent ride. When check airman...
  2. Thread: Aeroski R-2800

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    First, yes, you land wheels down in the snow, and...

    First, yes, you land wheels down in the snow, and they act sorta like penetration skis there. Then you get out and use a lever to put the skis "down" for takeoff.

    The original skis had a pretty...
  3. Thread: E-Cub

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    Agreed that a hybrid of some sort MAY be made...

    Agreed that a hybrid of some sort MAY be made practical at some point, but in little airplanes??

    And, there has never been "big money to be made" in general aviation aircraft. A number of...
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    Poll: Yes it was an equipment “thing”. Remember...

    Yes it was an equipment “thing”. Remember there’s a reason for the criteria for IFR certification periodically of pitot static system and transponders, etc.

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    Poll: Well, you can do that, but not legally. A fairly...

    Well, you can do that, but not legally. A fairly recent Chief Counsel opinion said if you file, everything has to be IFR certified.

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  6. Thread: E-Cub

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    My understanding of that electric Beaver (a proof...

    My understanding of that electric Beaver (a proof of concept) is that, with batteries and a pilot in the airplane, it was very near legal gross weight. Look at the water line on those floats, which...
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    But the system Stewart posted requires a “third...

    But the system Stewart posted requires a “third party issued ID”. So, you’d have to apply for one of those, then use that when communicating with ATC......I think. In other words, instead of a tail...
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    Poll: As a follow up to this discussion, with a bit of...

    As a follow up to this discussion, with a bit of a tangent: At least one government agency was operating their CC-18-180 Top Cubs at “night”. The Type certificate of this FAR Part 23 aircraft...
  9. Thread: Gap seals

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    Dang, I guess my wife has been right all...

    Dang, I guess my wife has been right all along....she's always said I was an insensitive kinda guy.......:cry: :lol:

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    Read the discussions above on this thread and...

    Read the discussions above on this thread and look at the pictures.....there's a heck of a lot more than just compression loads going on in this tubing.

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    I find it interesting that nobody has mentioned...

    I find it interesting that nobody has mentioned the different metallurgy of the old Piper fuselages vs a new, all 4130 fuselage. That's got to be worth something in my book.

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    Good information here. I agree with Bill and...

    Good information here. I agree with Bill and Crash regarding weights. I once flew a Super Cub (certified, not EX) that had an honest 970 pound empty weight. From inside that airplane, you could...
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    Ummm, yes, magnaflux is kinda the standard. MTV

    Ummm, yes, magnaflux is kinda the standard.

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    Looks like a really nice airplane, Steve,...

    Looks like a really nice airplane, Steve, congratulations!

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  15. Yes, the Cool School folks were speaking to the...

    Yes, the Cool School folks were speaking to the lowest common denominator....which, by the way, so are we here on this forum.

    No doubt there are uses for axes, and as you say, not just the sharp...
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    There are several "legacy" retractable wheel skis...

    There are several "legacy" retractable wheel skis that may be approved on your plane, depending on what model it is.

    AWB 2500s, LHD 3000s, C-2200 or C3200s, FlyLite 3000s, etc,

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    Also, if you're pulling the gear legs for paint,...

    Also, if you're pulling the gear legs for paint, have them checked for cracks. Some of these old gear legs (variable to most) have been thumped, twisted, and twanged HARD a few times. Won't cost...
  18. Axes are far better than hatchets. That said, at...

    Axes are far better than hatchets. That said, at Cool School (Air Force Arctic Survival Training) instructors admonished us to consider carrying saws rather than an axe or hatchet. In fact, they...
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    Yow!! MTV

    Yow!!

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    The biggest things that contribute to the safety...

    The biggest things that contribute to the safety of parking an airplane outside are:

    Location of tiedown relative to wind

    type of tiedowns used

    and, willingness and ability of the...
  21. I totally agree with the notion that your actual...

    I totally agree with the notion that your actual "Survival Gear" should be of excellent quality....this isn't the place to save a few bucks.

    Shelter is just as important as good gear. There are...
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    As noted in the thread that Stewart referenced,...

    As noted in the thread that Stewart referenced, I'm not a big fan of carb temperature gauges in general. I've used them in the Beaver, as noted by Gary, in fact, in that airplane in coastal areas...
  23. Thread: Calsigns!

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    Now, THAT is a great story.... MTV

    Now, THAT is a great story....

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    And the fuselage of this one is all engine...

    And the fuselage of this one is all engine turned. Surprprisingly to me at least, the plane is not very heavy. SS seems like it should be really heavy.

    But, what a beauty!

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    Yakutat is pretty warm, so doesn’t surprise me. ...

    Yakutat is pretty warm, so doesn’t surprise me. And, like humans, bears are affected by all sorts of complications in their lives. Might have been an old gal, struggling to keep her last cub, or a...
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