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by ruddersup?
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: To anti-seize or not?

I've operated 5 Navajo's and we never used anti-seize compound. Wire wheel the plug and thread chaser if needed. Never had a seized plug this way. We found, eventually, residue buildup with anti-seize so why use it if there is a possibility it could short the plug. New apprentice could create a head...
by ruddersup?
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 915

To anti-seize or not?

Should you use anti-seize compound or not on spark plugs.
Different opinions here I'm sure, and I'm not a user. Wire wheel plug and thread chaser if need be.
What about changing spark plug washer? Necessary or not?
Your thoughts?
by ruddersup?
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4602

Seaplane down with seven on board.

Heard seaplane down on Upper Raft Lake (Muskoka region) with seven on board, one dead others rushed to hospital in Toronto.
That's all I know. Wondering if it's a Caravan?
by ruddersup?
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Mount Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Mount Everest

Mount Everest landing - translating landing not a hover landing?
Would you need at least a 50 mph wind?
by ruddersup?
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8301

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Unfortunately my fly-in lakes were small, like in very, no choice. I know some of the comments were made by pilots here that would not attempt to land in most of my lakes. That's fine when you don't have to. I wanted to make a living and did so for more years than most on this site offering their ad...
by ruddersup?
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8301

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Gentlemen, Corethatthermal has twigged my memory. We were in this discussion years back and I said there was a way to make the small round glassy water lake more manageable. There is no time to set up a normal glassy water landing. Can't do the 250-300ft/min decent. Make a low pass, not 5 ft low but...
by ruddersup?
Tue May 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 301
Views: 172500

Re: Superior Airways

He he, no takers.
by ruddersup?
Thu May 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 301
Views: 172500

Re: Superior Airways

I believe that is Carl Millard's hangar in the back ground. We all know the story there, right?
by ruddersup?
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8657

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I am not saying don't wear a life jacket but thinking it will not be a substitute for pilot error. It would be sad if it turns out to be a detriment. I think that the net amount of deaths will remain the same as without mandatory pfd's but we wont know until stats are compiled over the years to come...
by ruddersup?
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8657

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

PilotDAR - I think you are bounding your chest a little too hard. Explain what happened to you and how you could/can prevent it from happening again, then maybe we all can all learn from your flying mistake or was it a mistake? I'm assuming wearing a life jacket saved you but what could have prevent...
by ruddersup?
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8657

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

Question - tell me about any seaplane water accidents that have happened that were not pilot error. Hope someone has some data on this. I'm thinking we should concentrate on the main issue, as I see it, first. If the pilots don't improve their accident record we will not see a decrease in deaths, IM...
by ruddersup?
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 71
Views: 8657

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I'm finding myself agreeing with life jackets will not be effective in saving lives and for sure will put huge fear in most passengers before climbing aboard and panic is a certain if...…. I also see a huge law suit coming blaming the airline that they were not trained properly or the equipment did ...
by ruddersup?
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2499

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

I've heard that during WWII, fighters low on fuel and trying to get back home would pull props back to coarse as much as they could. Not sure if they did the ground effect thing or not but it would have been nice for them to know exactly what was the best solution for their predicament. Winds would ...
by ruddersup?
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).
Replies: 39
Views: 2499

Re: Flying long distances in T effect ( Ground effect. ).

I can say that there is a very strong comfort factor flying at 50 ft. over the water with a float plane if the waves aren't a factor. Endless runway, little traffic, smooth air and the engine just sounds better. Now taking a leak might be tricky and glassy water, fog or haze, hmmmmm. Chuck, well don...
by ruddersup?
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MERGED power curve / floats posts
Replies: 265
Views: 5751

Re: MERGED power curve / floats posts

Oh my, don't you know this is Crazyaviator?
by ruddersup?
Tue May 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

Re: contact cleaner

Thank you Cleitus. You've been there and done it obviously, and I hope others lay off the ACF-50 and WD-40.
by ruddersup?
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Controlability of aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Controlability of aircraft

I remember way back when, before cell phones or even computers and I flew a group of guys to a lake for a day fish. We were really on our own during that era to get (predict) weather. A local call to FSS was great help and we would sketch out the systems arriving/departing but there was nothing tell...
by ruddersup?
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

Re: contact cleaner

Pipe cleaner - now there's a thought. Spray with DeOxit contact cleaner and work the pipe cleaner, hmmm. Thinking this is hard to improve on.
Thanks for the suggestion.
by ruddersup?
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 8832

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

Ragbagflyer you are soooooo correct. I've been there at that weight, absolutely no warning and scared the crap out of me. Don't play with this bird down low. Flap, flaps, flaps, max 45 degree bank, don't pull like a Cessna. Forget what some are saying "there is a stall warning", NOTHING ! !
by ruddersup?
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

Re: contact cleaner

Okay, some ideas starting to flow. These plugs to clean are the size of your wrist with more than 30 wires inside. Replacing the plugs is not an option at this time because it's next to impossible to work in the area. Cleaning the mail end is straight forward but the female end is the challenge. Is ...
by ruddersup?
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

Re: contact cleaner

Well I was hoping we would get some more details on how to remove corrosion. Those products mentioned only clean dirt, and I am looking for a strong oxide remover then clean area with contact cleaner. Any radio person on line to help with this?
by ruddersup?
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

contact cleaner

Looking at huge Amphenol and Cannon plugs that I want to clean the inside contacts. Any ideas on what is the best contact cleaner to use? I'm suspecting some corrosion inside being 40 years old so the WD-40 might be a poor choice.
by ruddersup?
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "career flight instructor"
Replies: 65
Views: 5646

Re: "career flight instructor"

I remember someone putting 5 gal. can of water in the copilot seat to adjust the c of g. :smt040 :smt040 :smt040
I'm probably wrong but I think they were 500 lbs over gross but the c of g was right on, lol.
Ahhhh, memories, do as I say not as I do, lol.
by ruddersup?
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6411

Re: Beaver down

Many thousands of hours on the Beaver - listen and obey the above. No room for show offs and complacency. It's a flap aircraft - nuff said.
I'm still here but not from my advanced flying skill. :oops: :oops: :oops:
by ruddersup?
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft maintenance rates.
Replies: 23
Views: 7298

Re: Aircraft maintenance rates.

Crazy - If you say that all A.D.'s should be researched back to day one are you then going to document in the log book that you have researched all the A.D.'s. and non apply? Will you stake your licence on it? It's a next to impossible task IMHO especially on older aircraft because instruments, radi...

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