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    Here's my other jack out in the woods. Two...

    Here's my other jack out in the woods. Two adventurers braving the elements in late April-early May when it's time to switch gear. Fairbanks melts out quick but these big deep lakes wait until...
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    This^^^^^^is a great tip! Whatever will fit over...

    This^^^^^^is a great tip! Whatever will fit over the jack and the end will fit over the wing tie ring. That ABS DWV Scedule 40 pipe is tough. I use a couple of short pieces to stabilize my motorcycle...
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    What's your fuel consumption per hour? Used to be...

    What's your fuel consumption per hour? Used to be about 6 eh?

    I guess fuel cap gaskets aren't leaking? Any stains on the tank covers or wing or tail behind them? Make sure the gaskets seal well...
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    The fuel atomization and discharge nozzle...

    The fuel atomization and discharge nozzle incorporates the main jet - the main jet varies in hole size by carb application and is typically stamped with a number corresponding to size. In addition to...
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    The supports and attachments holding the 2x4 to...

    The supports and attachments holding the 2x4 to the jack are just steel scraps welded together. The top piece bolted through the jack's hole holds it on, and the bottom has a cup for the 2x4 on the...
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    Not Atlee but still gets it done. Hose clamps...

    Not Atlee but still gets it done. Hose clamps holding 2x4 to jack also works for me out in the woods.

    Gary
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    Oversize holes in the material and nylon (or ?)...

    Oversize holes in the material and nylon (or ?) washers under fasteners let it grow and shrink with temps.

    Gary
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    The major benefit of a clear lower door for me...

    The major benefit of a clear lower door for me was the ability to see the right skis and floats. Skis in deep snow looking for overflow water especially in turns. On floats watching the water line...
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  10. FWIW....The pic Alex shows is of the standard...

    FWIW....The pic Alex shows is of the standard hopper cover that's still bolted per factory specs to the upper tubing. A&P person or persons unknown 8) removed the center portion of the metal hopper...
  11. True, but there's not much else available that's...

    True, but there's not much else available that's been peer reviewed and published that I've found. Those studies typically take money. The question and some money has supported airfoil and aircraft...
  12. Yes Pete I agree with the LvsD link so not...

    Yes Pete I agree with the LvsD link so not questioning. Abbott and Doenhoff's Theory of Wing Sections Ch. 8, Fig. 134 confirms that at some Reynolds Number. But Posts #8 and #12 bring to question...
  13. The Age of Experimentation hasn't quite...

    The Age of Experimentation hasn't quite finished...good info!

    Gary
  14. Also consider the lift produced via airspeed or...

    Also consider the lift produced via airspeed or effective Reynolds Number over and under the flapped portion of the wing. Prop blast on takeoff increases that. Not so much on landing unless power is...
  15. It appears some further testing is required re...

    It appears some further testing is required re what's best during T/O and landing: flap gap open or sealed. I'd also contact Charly Center at Crosswind's STOL for his take on sealed vs not.

    Gary
  16. If there was a safe way to test it on one wing...

    If there was a safe way to test it on one wing only you'd soon discover any benefit or downside. The added enhancement above of seals in ground effect is interesting.


    Edit: Crosswinds STOL used...
  17. Thread: Ice screws.

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    Ropes to the ice screws need to be angled towards...

    Ropes to the ice screws need to be angled towards the wind. That creates an initial shear force on them vs vertical load on their threads. And gusts can create pressure on the screws which melts...
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    WTB: Not knowing of any but you might post a request...

    Not knowing of any but you might post a request on Alaska's Craigslists: https://geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/ak

    Also Alaska's List has a free ads section at the bottom:...
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    Cubs are light. Try unsticking a C-185 that...

    Cubs are light. Try unsticking a C-185 that submarined under a snowy ice layer into a foot of water above the real lake surface. Two red faced overweight dingers shoveling axing and winching got it...
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    I put these on my Taylorcraft -...

    I put these on my Taylorcraft - https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/gapsealtail.php - the elevator gap is a bit tighter than a Cub. With just a small trim tab on the left elevator these...
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    Use vented/lift spoiler wing and tail covers. ...

    Use vented/lift spoiler wing and tail covers.

    Gary
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    Old manila rope works with rope come-alongs....

    Old manila rope works with rope come-alongs. Sticks to the sheave better.

    If stuck cut a 4-6" pole and kick under the ski tips with them pried or lifted up. Hook the puller to a screw anchor in...
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    Then there's this FAA test classic from 1983 -...

    Then there's this FAA test classic from 1983 - http://www.tc.faa.gov/its/worldpac/techrpt/ct82110.pdf - They took an O-200A and ran it in a test cell with varying conditions of fuel and air while...
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    Good point there. I've never sat behind or looked...

    Good point there. I've never sat behind or looked at one uncowled so have no idea. There's a comment at the end of this article on icing that may pertain:...
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    Ask yourself how many planes partially depart -...

    Ask yourself how many planes partially depart - fly - land and end up without sufficient power for that flight ? I suggest some are carb ice evolved.

    Gary
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