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Monday, 15 October 2007 16:53
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5 days ago
  • keithnbx and 22 others have joined the group Ski flying
  • Can anyone tell me what this plane is? Thanks. http://i.imgur.com/vAJBEob.jpg
    2 weeks ago
  • As of a couple years ago, Electronics International, aka E.I. had converted from crimp and heat shrink butt splice connectors to a setscrew style like the picture below. Apparently they decided that they...
    2 weeks ago
  • The spring cost just over a grand for a one-off order. Greg- I haven't actually had my first taste of titanium yet, so I don't know yet whether it is habit-forming!
    2 weeks ago
  • Rob, the titanium spring is supposed to be about a third lighter, so a few pounds at best. They make the leaves thicker than on the original one, not for strength, but for desired rigidity and springiness. I didn't do it for weight so much as because it will never rust or corrode, should never break, and is rated to a bajillion duty cycles.
    2 weeks ago
    Bagarre How much does a titanium tail spring set one back these days?
    2 weeks ago
  • Ha! Good ideas (Have a helmet already). Actually, I think what I need is a hangar- also a specialty of yours I realize. Need some land first though. Just not in Soldotna.
    3 weeks ago
  • Greg- Honestly, I'm running out of stuff. But I know I can always turn to you for ideas!
    3 weeks ago
  • Also, a correction to what I posted earlier: Titanium embrittlement from contact with cad-plated hardware is ONLY an issue in the presence of extreme heat. The reason the titanium main landing gear STC specs non-cad-plated hardware at the axle attach is because of the potential for high heat from the brakes. If a tail spring gets that hot, you've got bigger problems!
    3 weeks ago
  • Got word that the titanium tail spring for the 170 is finally ready and shipping out. (See below from last summer). Excited to get it and install it!
    3 weeks ago
  • denalipilot created a new forum topic Palo Alto airport, Anyone?
    I'm camped out about 5 minutes from the Palo Alto, CA airport this week. Anyone local care to try to meet up? If so drop a PM. Cheers
    2 months ago
  • denalipilot created a new forum topic Made a new snow groomer
    I maintain a private ski strip in winter and a number of x-c ski trails for my own use. For years I've used a drag that I made out of chain link fence, pipe and chain. It does great in certain conditions,...
    3 months ago
  • denalipilot created a new forum topic Anybody here tried KUIU packs?
    Looking for any pireps on KUIU Icon and Ultra packs. Thanks -DP
    3 months ago
  • Is anyone planning on attending the Alaska Air Carrier's awards banquet next week? I got invited, but still trying to see if I can swing the scheduling. -DP
    3 months ago
  • HighCountryIdaho is friends with denalipilot
  • FYI My wife and I will be in Denali National Park September 11,12 and 13.
    6 months ago
  • 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...
    7 months 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
    7 months 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.
    7 months 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.
    7 months 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.
    7 months 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
    7 months ago

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January 26, 2016, 2:35 pm, in Around the Campfire
View post Please help i.d. this old taildragger
Can anyone tell me what this plane is? Thanks.
http://i.imgur.com/vAJBEob.jpg
January 25, 2016, 12:57 pm, in Tuning, Maintenance, and Parts Support
View post E.I. Wire Connectors with allen setscrew
As of a couple years ago, Electronics International ( E.I.) was using a setscrew style of wire connector like the picture...
December 6, 2015, 4:59 pm, in Community
View post Palo Alto airport, Anyone?
I'm camped out about 5 minutes from the Palo Alto, CA airport this week. Anyone local care to try to meet up? If so drop...
November 10, 2015, 5:54 pm, in Ski Flying
View post Made a new snow groomer
I maintain a private ski strip in winter and a number of x-c ski trails for my own use. For years I've used a drag that...
November 3, 2015, 11:50 pm, in The Sporting Life
View post Anybody here tried KUIU or Mystery Ranch packs?
Looking for any pireps on KUIU Icon and Ultra packs.
Also Mystery Ranch Metcalf.
Thanks,
-DP
October 30, 2015, 12:40 am, in Events/Fly-Ins and Trip Planning
View post 2015 Alaska Air Carriers Banquet 11/6/15
Is anyone planning on attending the Alaska Air Carrier's awards banquet in Anchorage next week? I got invited, but still...
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...

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