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Monday, 15 October 2007 16:53
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  • There's another thread right now with a lot of comments about "dragging" off-airport landing sites. In the interest of not hijacking that thread, here is a dedicated thread for beating this particular...
    3 weeks ago
  • denalipilot created a new forum topic Wanted: Aerofloor DOT sample
    Does anybody have a scrap of Aerofloor DOT left over from an interior project that they'd be willing to let go of? Thanks, -DP
    3 weeks ago
  • denalipilot created a new forum topic Hail
    How big does hail have to be to damage a parked aluminum aircraft? Is there anything to do about it if you haven't got a hangar for the plane? I've been hiking in hail near Bryce canyon one time when...
    4 weeks ago
  • How snag-proof is the Selkirk foam? Does it withstand ski poles and antlers and corners of cardboard boxes? Does it age well or dry out and get stiff, or shrink in the cold? Thanks, -DP
    1 month ago
  • sc3cm and 19 others have joined the group Ski flying
  • denalipilot is friends with shortfielder
  • denalipilot created a new forum topic WTB: Front seats for C-170B
    I debated putting this in Marketplace, but I'm also interested in any tips that folks might be willing to share. Moderators please move if appropriate. Thanks. I've decided that my 170B seats are...
    2 months ago
  • Couple posts back I meant to say that the HARDWARE provided with the Ti parts is cadmium-free, and must be used for the installation.
    2 months ago
  • Handling is said to feel the same. The weight savings is approximately a third, but the real selling point is likely the strength, resilience and corrosion resistance. I got one in the works. Couple months out. I'll report back.
    2 months ago
  • The reason for the thickness is that Ti is less tiff than steel, hence need to make Ti parts thicker to achieve same stiffness. Also- Cadmium-plated steel hardware doesn't mix with Ti. The cadmium gets into the Ti and embrittles it. Apparently, the Ti parts come with the cadmium removed, or??
    2 months ago
  • So I chased down the titanium 170 tail spring at the Airmen's show. It's currently available as an owner-produced part. The PMA process appears to be a ways down the road. There's one Ti tail spring currently in use on a cub, and another on a 170. Instead of the four or five springs in a factory stack or a L-19 stack, it uses three springs, Each spring is thicker, similar to Ti main gear.
    2 months ago
  • Hahaha. Too true. BTW, if anyone's interested, I hope to check out the titanium offering at the Alaska Airmen's show. I'll post any updates here. This thread has been a great use of the group feature on this site.
    2 months ago
  • Jim- Email sent
    2 months ago
  • AKcitabriaflyr is friends with denalipilot
  • If anyone needed another reason, it seems like the Aero Classics you have to run with the Scott are junk anymore. Chinese-made, and I can't get more than a season or two out of them before significant weather checking occurs. Jim- Thanks for the update on the titanium tail spring.
    2 months ago
  • It looks like Flight Resource has signed on as a site sponsor. If so, I'd like to thank John and company for stepping up. I've been quite happy with their customer support, and with my MT on my 170. -Denalipilot
    2 months ago
  • Gathering some cobwebs here in this group! It wasn't much of a winter for ski-flying here in interior AK- maybe that has something to do with it. I managed to log 17 hrs on skis this year, but nothing exotic enough to post about. Now the ABWs are back on, and the skis are stored for next year.
    2 months ago
    Zzz I happened to catch this today, posted a month ago though:…
    2 months ago
  • Jim- You might call Air Repair, Inc. They specialize in birddogs, and I have found them to be super helpful.
    2 months ago
  • p.p.s. Within the last couple years I heard a rumor of a titanium 170 tail spring in development by The Landing Gear Works. No idea if this is for real or BS- I see it's not currently listed on their web page.
    2 months ago
  • p.s.- since you are looking at replacing the tail spring- you might want to look into the L-19 spring. I've had it recommended from several trusted sources. Maybe this is what you're up to already? And I assume you know about rounding the trailing edges of the leafs, to reduce the chance of stress...
    2 months ago

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