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    Roddy, When I was instructing in my 180 hp...

    Roddy,

    When I was instructing in my 180 hp 170 on floats/wheels/skis in Alaska, I couldn't afford hull insurance. I simply couldn't fly enough hours to make it even come close to break even. ...
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    Tim always needed a job.......just sayin! :lol: ...

    Tim always needed a job.......just sayin! :lol:

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    Reliable makes good points. I would add that one...

    Reliable makes good points. I would add that one of the things you notice early on in off airport ops is how much pilots have relied on runway markings. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told...
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    I assume this is Light Sport? Instructing in...

    I assume this is Light Sport? Instructing in Experimental other than LS is difficult.

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    That works in Alaska, because there are so many...

    That works in Alaska, because there are so many unique spots to take “students”. In the Lower 48, you may have difficulty finding a good supply of unique “strips”. Depends on where you’re at, I...
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    I don’t understand what you’re trying to get at. ...

    I don’t understand what you’re trying to get at. The stock battery location is a shelf ABOVE where an extended baggage would go. The weight limit on the extended baggage is seperate from the weight...
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    The original battery location was aft of the MAIN...

    The original battery location was aft of the MAIN original baggage compartment. That original baggage compartment IS the “third seat” in that conversion.

    So, are you saying you also added an...
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    Did a flight review in front seat of a Waco...

    Did a flight review in front seat of a Waco Taperwing. Not much view from there either. Beautiful machine, though. Fortunately, the owner knew what he was doing.

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    Some folks on this thread didn’t have a problem: ...

    Some folks on this thread didn’t have a problem: https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthread.php?50761-Wipaire-2000-lbs-gross-weight-increase

    i know of at least three Super Cubs with 13 rib wings...
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    Glenn, No Stearman time, but a fair bit of...

    Glenn,

    No Stearman time, but a fair bit of back seat time in Pitts S-2s. Probably pretty close, as I noted: Bat blind.

    On the other hand, introducing a Cessna 185 to a newb, equipped with...
  11. Sticky: Steve, Do you want events as well? MTV

    Steve,

    Do you want events as well?

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    Steve, I don't disagree on all the above. I...

    Steve,
    I don't disagree on all the above. I would point out, however, that not all of us are quite as tall as you are. I've done enough from the back seat of Cubs and in bat blind ahead airplanes...
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    The 2000 pound GW STC applies to all the Piper SC...

    The 2000 pound GW STC applies to all the Piper SC wings, including 13 rib wings.

    I'd agree, tell the buyer to install all that stuff himself, or, if for example, he lives somewhere there's no...
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    FYI, a passenger trying to use binoculars in...

    FYI, a passenger trying to use binoculars in flight is a recipe for creating the “Technicolor Yawn”. Unless they have an absolutely cast iron stomach, be careful. And, keep the top button on your...
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    I've said for decades that you can teach a very...

    I've said for decades that you can teach a very large percentage of the skills necessary for off airport flying at an airport. In fact, I'd argue that nobody should even think about heading off...
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    First, a question: Who is the CFI, and what is...

    First, a question: Who is the CFI, and what is their experience level? As DJ says, the back seat of a Cub in true off airport ops can be an “interesting” place. Not impossible, with the right...
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    Back in my day, I whined about the size of the...

    Back in my day, I whined about the size of the EDO 4580 rudders to OAS Maint. When I came back to pick up the plane after 100 hr, voila! New big rudders! No mention, and didn’t ask.

    Times...
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    I wouldn’t say static tests are irrelevant. They...

    I wouldn’t say static tests are irrelevant. They certainly don’t tell the whole story of a particular prop/engine combination, but they can be informative. But, to be useful, you need to...
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    Paul, Im talking about beaching in a strong...

    Paul,

    Im talking about beaching in a strong current, docking in a wind, and current, etc.

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    Jack Corey told me once tha in his opinion, every...

    Jack Corey told me once tha in his opinion, every seaplane pilot should learn to fly seaplanes in an Otter, or at the very least, a Beaver.

    His theory was that too many pilots who learned to fly...
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    Actually, "the same propeller" is in fact ONE...

    Actually, "the same propeller" is in fact ONE distinct propeller, NOT the same model prop. Believe me, different props can have an inch or more difference in twist. You can measure all you like,...
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    The Barron (I think that's how its spelled) wing...

    The Barron (I think that's how its spelled) wing mod is a BIG deal. Changes the angle of incidence of the wing, shape, and adds some "gadgets". This mod was developed to improve the "turning"...
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    Were all those pull tests on the 320s done with...

    Were all those pull tests on the 320s done with the SAME PROPELLER, or just with same MODEL propeller?

    Frankly, go to any prop shop and they'll tell you there's worlds of differences in same...
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    Springtime in Alaska

    Friends in FAI sent pictures and reports of cold over Easter. Global warming can be a bitch....
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    As a long time user of composite props on ski,...

    As a long time user of composite props on ski, wheel and float equipped planes, I’d add that even if you don’t really whack your prop as Turbo describes, the hard metal leading edges installed on...
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