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by nofate
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: float flying
Replies: 93
Views: 43294

Re: float flying

Some glassy water practice.

http://youtu.be/A9RxLN1jbwc
by nofate
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: float flying
Replies: 93
Views: 43294

Re: float flying

Playing with my new GoPro camera. Landing and taking off this small lake near Chapleau, ON is challenging because you have to thread the needle through the narrows in the middle of the lake. Glassy water and a hot day just make it more interesting.

http://youtu.be/O0L__UnWMWg
by nofate
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Motorcycle-licensed pilots
Replies: 141
Views: 11399

Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

These are the two in our stable right now: http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e154/airtids/P5050043.jpg '78 Trail 90 . I had a Honda Trail 90 in the '60s when I was a kid. I recently acquired a '69 model that I have fixed up. They are fun little bikes that will go anywhere. http://i10.photobucket.co...
by nofate
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Motorcycle-licensed pilots
Replies: 141
Views: 11399

Re: Motorcycle-licensed pilots

My two passions.

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by nofate
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: doug ronan removed as director from copa
Replies: 495
Views: 54415

Re: doug ronan removed as director from copa

I signed the petition, but it needs a lot more signatures. Maybe put a notice in the COPA Flight for all members to sign. :lol:
by nofate
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: windshield cleaning stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 6126

Re: windshield cleaning stuff

I use an old motorcycle windshield trick. Soak a towel with water and spread it flat over the windshield for about fifteen minutes. This will soften the bug guts and they will wipe off easy with the towel.
by nofate
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 443132

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

(Has anybody seen or heard from Lee Cole in the last few years?)[/quote]

I saw him at the Chapleau town dump last summer. He seems to spend some time at his lodge on Five Mile Lake in summer, but he is not operating or maintaining the outpost camps.
by nofate
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 443132

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

A time exposure of my plane at Dog Lake north of Thunder Bay, ON
Pic by Trevor.

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by nofate
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Water aerodrome supplement in PDF?
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Water aerodrome supplement in PDF?

The last time I bought a Waterdrome Supplement it had many listed waterdromes that are no longer in business. Call ahead to any listed waterdromes you expect to get fuel at to confirm they are still open.
by nofate
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 443132

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

I took a nice pic of that AirDale Beaver at a floatplane fly-in at Anjigami Lake in 2008. It was magic hour for picture taking when the sun peeked out from the clouds a few minutes before sunset. http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/Korpela/DSC_3988.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/Korpe...
by nofate
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray c180
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: STC for Odyssey Battery / firewall mounted battery tray

I want to do this to my 180 too this winter. The old battery and that long run of old cable from the back is making for some pretty slow cranking on start-up. Apparently this mod saves 28 lb. and the firewall mounted battery gets warmed up too when you have to preheat. The only problem is that it ad...
by nofate
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Loading an ATV (Quad Bike) into a single engine bushplane?
Replies: 52
Views: 5020

Re: Loading an ATV (Quad Bike) into a single engine bushplan

How about a Shorts Skyvan? They have the capacity and would be easy to load. There are several in Oz as listed here...

http://www.aussieairliners.org/bristol/skyvan.htm
by nofate
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float plane take off distances?
Replies: 39
Views: 18983

Re: Float plane take off distances?

You can also see shallow areas that might best be avoided. I strongly disagree with that. In my experience, Google Earth does NOT have the resolution required, even in the clearest of lakes, to reveal potential hazard areas in the water. It can be helpful to scope out a new lake and get a feel for ...
by nofate
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float plane take off distances?
Replies: 39
Views: 18983

Re: Float plane take off distances?

Before going into a new lake I usually check it out with Google Earth. You can measure distances for takeoff runs using the ruler tool. You can also see shallow areas that might best be avoided.
by nofate
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: YELLOW SIDE UP... U EVER FLOWN A FOUND ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2440

Re: YELLOW SIDE UP... U EVER FLOWN A FOUND ?

Who would design a float plane with no wing struts? Its just wrong.
by nofate
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 443132

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Heres a nice pic I forgot I had. I took this at Sudbury Aviation on Whitewater Lake early one morning while I was waiting for glassy water conditions to complete that part of my seaplane rating.

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by nofate
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C-185 Float Training
Replies: 19
Views: 2900

Re: C-185 Float Training

Sudbury Aviation on Whitewater lake in Azilda. They've been in the business for a long time and have great people. They have a 185 on floats and a beaver and I think they might have a 172 or something on floats for training too. There is no substitute for professional training from people who do it...
by nofate
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna 180
Replies: 61
Views: 10831

Re: Cessna 180

I had to have carb on my R model overhauled this summer because it was leaking. The overhauler said there was also problems caused by all the mogas the previous owner burned. I don't know what damage mogas can cause to a carb, but its another thing to look for when shopping for a 180.
by nofate
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna 180
Replies: 61
Views: 10831

Re: Cessna 180

As an investment, the C180 tends to hold or increase in value so if you change your mind after buying one you should be able to get your money back.
by nofate
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Important info for flying into Chapleau (CYLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Important info for flying into Chapleau (CYLD)

You should be able to drink the water at the airport since its not part of the municipal system. People have always complained about the taste of Chapleau water. I live in the Chapleau area and get my water from a sand point brside Borden Lake, its great.
by nofate
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Maule vs C180 on floats
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: Maule vs C180 on floats

My neighbour had a Maule (235 hp Lyc.) on Fiber Floats several years ago. I don't remember the model. It performed well, but I found it a bit cramped and awkward to enter and exit. He complained mostly about the seats and the floats leaking around the unconventional rudder system. Crosswind landings...
by nofate
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 443132

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

These Fire Boss water bombers came from Lac Labiche, AB to fight a big fire near Chapleau, ON a couple of weeks ago. I was without hydro for 4 days because of that blaze. :x http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a131/Korpela/DSC_7458.jpg The five blade mixmasters on the business end were impressive. htt...
by nofate
Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 264
Views: 27748

Re: Pet Peeves

When you are trying to dock a float plane and someone is on the dock who you assume is going to grab the strut and hold the plane until you get out to tie it up just stands there and does nothing while the wind carries you away from the dock. Lesson learned. Unless you know the people on the dock do...
by nofate
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Taking a 22 month old up in a 152?
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Taking a 22 month old up in a 152?

I took my friend and his two year old daughter up for a ride in a 172 aseveral years ago. The little girl was strapped in the back seat and fell asleep while taxiing for takeoff. She woke up when we landed so her first flight didn't leave much of an impression on her. :)
by nofate
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: At what temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: At what temperature

When I had my 170B on skis I would apply and remove duct tape to the cowl opening depending on the temperature. In winter, no matter what plane, you have to be extra careful about shock cooling.

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