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Monday, 15 October 2007 16:53
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  • denalipilot created a new forum topic Minchumina Rock Skipping 7/25/15
    The annual Rock Skipping contest and potluck is happening this Saturday at Lake Minchumina. Potluck to start at 1:00, and Rock Skipping to start at 3:00. The only rule is No Imported Rocks! This year...
    1 week ago
  • I've got a soft spot for the twin Comanche, though I'd never justify one for myself. Nice plane. What Shane really ought to do is put in a cub/ husky strip on that remote acreage of his.
    I'm out the door to gut some more of my interior, and ponder how I'll put it back together.
    -Simon
    3 weeks ago
    Bagarre After a 7 hour flight to Oshkosh, my wife isn't too keen on a twin "traveling" airplane anymore (and our seats are really comfortable). She said I should buy a Yak and we'll just fly commercial on vacation. Who knows what I'll do now.
    1 week ago
  • Well, I could try, but I think there's a Cirrus whispering come-hithers in his ear already.
    Nice 170 corral you have there. I recently did a Lycoming IO-360 on mine. Been very pleased with it. I'll be interested to follow your new restoration thread.
    3 weeks ago
    Bagarre I'm thinking about selling the one thats flying and getting a twin comanche while I'm restoring the other one. Kind of crazy to have two of the same planes and it'd be nice to go fast for a while.
    3 weeks ago
  • Bagarre is friends with denalipilot
  • I'm not a member at Supercub.org. Could someone that is help me get in touch with Dave Calkins there? I have been admiring some of his work lately. Thanks
    3 weeks ago
  • 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...
    2 months 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
    2 months 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...
    2 months 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
    2 months 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...
    3 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.
    3 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.
    3 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??
    3 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.
    3 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.
    3 months ago
  • Jim- Email sent
    3 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.
    3 months ago

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July 23, 2015, 3:24 pm, in Events/Fly-Ins and Trip Planning
View post Minchumina, Alaska Rock Skipping 7/25/15
The annual Rock Skipping contest and potluck is happening this Saturday at Lake Minchumina, Alaska. Potluck to start at...
July 10, 2015, 12:30 am, in Around the Campfire
View post Trying to connect with Dave Calkins at Supercub.org
I'm not a member at Supercub.org. Could someone that is help me get in touch with Dave Calkins there? I have been admiring...
June 12, 2015, 8:37 pm, in Theory, Practice, and Procedures
View post "Dragging" a landing site: When and why?
There's another thread right now with a lot of comments about "dragging" off-airport landing sites. In the interest...
June 10, 2015, 1:37 pm, in Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
View post Wanted: Aerofloor DOT and Selkirk foam samples
Does anybody have a scrap of Aerofloor DOT, or 1/4" Selkirk foam left over from an interior project that they'd be willing...
June 6, 2015, 11:17 pm, in Around the Campfire
View post 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...
May 30, 2015, 1:25 pm, in Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
View post Q for you guys with Selkirk foam interiors:
How snag-proof is the Selkirk foam? Does it withstand ski poles and antlers and corners of cardboard boxes? Does it age...
May 7, 2015, 11:20 pm, in Maintenance and Parts Support
View post 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...
April 20, 2015, 10:22 pm, in Community
View post Glad to see Flight Resource step up
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....
April 15, 2015, 9:23 am, in Theory, Practice, and Procedures
View post Best pre-programmed Iridium Extreme contacts?
Hey All,
I recently upgraded my early-model Iridium phone to an Iridium Extreme. That's the model that has integral GPS...
April 6, 2015, 9:59 pm, in Engines and Propellers
View post How it's made: propellers
A few videos on the subject. Hartzell CS, wooden fixed pitch, and vintage, big-ass wind tunnel blades.
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