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01-11-2010 10:57 PM  8 years agoPost 21
fran

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Now that's thinking on you feet...not to mention it beats swimming and walking...
kudo's to the pilot and the fellow pilot that helped him...

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01-11-2010 11:01 PM  8 years agoPost 22
zaw

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There is also tape called Speed tape, you can get it at Aeroshops at most small airports.

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01-11-2010 11:15 PM  8 years agoPost 23
fran

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Used something like that to make a repair on wing (310) after a bird strike; until
I could get back to my AP man. Pretty good stuff considering.

FRAN SR. ( FAI-F3C)

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01-12-2010 12:13 AM  8 years agoPost 24
Smithprod

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I remember my old CFI telling me about some FAA conference he attended many years ago. Back then the FAA was dealing with Alaska safety issues and they stated that one of their goals was to get half of the active pilots in Alaska licensed!

Flying's a way of life up there and a lot of times learned within a family. I admire those bush pilots, they've got a sack, especially this guy!

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01-12-2010 12:17 AM  8 years agoPost 25
Brokenlink

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There is also tape called Speed tape, you can get it at Aeroshops at most small airports
This guy would probably be interested in this tape also,I'm just guessing but,I think he flies from a small airport.

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01-12-2010 01:31 AM  8 years agoPost 26
gologo

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What happens to aircraft in Alaska should stay in Alaska!
[quote]

This is somewhere between what was mentioned, (Flight of the Phoenix)
and "McGyver, although don't think he would have called for another
pilot, and the FotP crew couldn't.

Great story!!

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01-12-2010 05:19 PM  8 years agoPost 27
Lomcevek1

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Stuff like that is not all that uncommon up here. If you go out hunting in the bush bears, moose, elk and such can do a fair amount of damage to your airplane and I have been out to fix quite a few of them. Sometimes it's a choice between flying out in a duct tape repaired airplane or running out of supplies, freezing to death, or getting eaten. (Timothy Treadwell)

As mentioned before there is nothing magical about these small airplanes and if that is what it takes to get you home the that is what you do and it is perfectly legal. Having lived in Alaska for a while from California it's deffinatly different.

Now having said that I also cringe when I am asked to do an annual on some aircraft up here.

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01-12-2010 06:03 PM  8 years agoPost 28
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Now having said that I also cringe when I am asked to do an annual on some aircraft up here.
The last plane I inspected that was based in Alaska was a Cessna 170. That was 2 years and $12000.00 ago. The owner still doesn't have a flyable aircraft.

The prop was shot and it had a Lycoming O-360 in it with no STC paperwork. There was no data plate on the engine and it was configured like none that I had ever seen. Research revealed that it was originally a GPU engine! It also had undocumented 180 landing gear legs. The airframe was so beat up that all of the flight controls had to be re-skinned along with three fuselage skins, the wheels and brakes replaced, control cables replaced, all new glass, interior, radios, yokes and bushings, ect...

All that, and it was still signed off as an airworthy aircraft!

What's your A&P#?

Diejenigen, die nicht lernen aus den Fehlern der Vergangenheit bestimmt sind, zu wiederholen.

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01-12-2010 06:18 PM  8 years agoPost 29
RayJayJohnsonJr

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I remember here in Iowa a few years ago someone took delivery of a brand new Piper Saratoga in Des Moines. On his flight home the engine quit. Lycoming had a bad batch of something. Don't recall what is was, they've had their share. This resulted in an AD on what ever it was. Anyway, the pilot set the aircraft down in a pasture with out a scratch. It was towards evening, so they elected to just lock the doors and bring out a mechanic in the morning. Well, he had landed in a cow pasture. Cattle are, number one, curious. Number two, they're always rubbing up against stuff to scratch themselves if there's something to rub upon. They arrived the next morning to find his brand new aircraft - TOTALED!

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01-12-2010 07:11 PM  8 years agoPost 30
30636086

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Brokenlink that plane looks like it was part of one of the "Red Green Show" episodes

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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01-12-2010 07:33 PM  8 years agoPost 31
1stPlace

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They arrived the next morning to find his brand new aircraft - TOTALED!
Ooohhh... That had to suck!

Diejenigen, die nicht lernen aus den Fehlern der Vergangenheit bestimmt sind, zu wiederholen.

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01-13-2010 02:28 AM  8 years agoPost 32
djrformcar

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I got to wander were the bear was when they were fixing the plane? They probably had fish with them and all the rest of there food. I don't think that the plane made a very satisfying meal!

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01-13-2010 06:39 AM  8 years agoPost 33
Isaac F

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This is somewhere between what was mentioned, (Flight of the Phoenix)and "McGyver, although don't think he would have called for another pilot, and the FotP crew couldn't.
The way they fix that airplane is a la MacGyver style. I bet that pilot got the idea on how to fix it because he saw the episode were MacGyver built a Ultralight with bamboo sticks, plastic bags and duct tape

Watch at YouTube

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01-13-2010 07:22 PM  8 years agoPost 34
lfalsetto

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The Red Green show is classic

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01-13-2010 08:17 PM  8 years agoPost 35
GyroFreak

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Thanks a lot. Now I spent a couple of hours watching diffrent Red Green shows.
Paul

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01-13-2010 09:13 PM  8 years agoPost 36
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Speaking of Mythbusters show. I watch it all the time and yesterday I was thinking; Grant (the asian dude) is real good turning anything to RC but he sucks @ the sticks! He is great; anything he turns into remote control works but he crashes everything! I google his bio and he was one of the guys that controlled the famous R2-D2 in the movie star wars; I wonder if he was operating it when the robot bumped into stuff .
Thanks a lot. Now I spent a couple of hours watching diffrent Red Green shows.
Isn't he great!

I dont suffer from mental iIlness, I actually enjoy mine!

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01-14-2010 10:54 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Raptor Pilot

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They done a good job to patch it up and get home again. Id be quite happy to fly it home if i was in their position too. That duct tape is very sticky and strong so id be supprised if any of it let go on the flight home.

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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01-15-2010 01:28 PM  8 years agoPost 38
TachyonDriver

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Plus you wouldn't go hot rodding in the cub in such a condition...

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01-15-2010 01:43 PM  8 years agoPost 39
Learn to Fly

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Red Green...funny!!!


Jeff
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01-15-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 40
Raptor Pilot

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Plus you wouldn't go hot rodding in the cub in such a condition...
Your dead right there Tach, you wouldnt want to exceed or even go close to the VNE of the cub, as long as she got you home, all would be well.

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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