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For Sale/Wanted / Wanted 1 & 1/4" fuel pressure guage
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:12:32 PM »


Hangar Flying / LONG EZ manual gear won't stay up
« on: April 12, 2014, 08:01:06 PM »
Greetings from Eugene Oregon...408 EZ has a new habit of the landing gear not staying up ...I have resorted to having it tied in position while in cruise...I remember someone converted a small socked wrench to help but it seems like there must be a better way...and I did not used to have this problem. I have searched the archives and not found this in the discussion and apologize if I have missed it.

Thanks for your thoughts.


Hangar Flying / Long EZ Crash
« on: September 07, 2011, 05:11:30 PM »
Found this on aopa...

Near Kanab, Utah, an amateur built Long-Ez went down fatally injuring the pilot, apparently on his way to a fly-in.

Anybody know more about this?



A good friend and all around great guy says:

I have a couple of buddies who I do an annual week long hiking trip with. There was an immense amount of snow in the Cascades this spring, and in some areas there is STILL an immense amount of snow, making overland treks difficult/dangerous. With budget cuts, the Forest Service and Parks folks do not have the person power to survey the backcountry as they used to, so getting up to date info is difficult.

Basically, I want to fly out over the North Cascades, two areas in particular, and look at them from the air to assess the situation before we head out. These weeks are precious, and I do not want to waste it in a slushy mess or drinking beer in a KOA out of fear.

Happy to pay for fuel.

Thanks Dave.

Phone-360-310-1860. Email We plan on hiking the first week of August.


Hangar Flying / Re: 2009 Oshkosh Presentation available
« on: October 17, 2009, 10:23:19 PM »
Thanks !

Hangar Flying / Re: Excellent Weather Source
« on: October 17, 2009, 10:22:33 PM »
Here is my favorite..sometimes way better than a briefing.


Hangar Flying / Re: aopa for Iphones
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:17:13 PM »
I left my flight guide out on my last long cross county and missed it....mostly I could not find the detail of notes about the runway and approach environment..I also enjoy brushing up on the information that is printed on the pages that partition the different states...lots of good info there....

Guess I will throw it back in.

Also my i-phone locked up on my when I was looking up and airport and I had to restart it...that has not happened to me with the book.


Hangar Flying / Re: Has anyone flown into West Yellow Stone?
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:13:21 PM »
took a bus back to the airplane this morning and was wheels up at about 2PM...rocked the turbulence all the way home. Flew home at 10,500'....I would love to have o2 to try higher up.

Landed in Jerome Idaho because American Falls was out of fuel...5,000 rw but one end is 200' higher than the other...also a mess of radio towers at shoulder height just to the right of final approach...kinda different. Nice enough place and gas at $3.65.

I lost my return spring on my left rudder pedal today (must have kicked it off when I was stretching out) ...made it very interesting trying to fly and get my foot under the rudder pedal to lift it into position...took a while.

Flew over lots of in hospitable Oregon desert today...thought of Don Denhart's push rod tube failure a few times...need to fly roads more.

Would be interested to hear about different favorite altitudes to cruise.



Hangar Flying / Re: harmonic between 120 -135 knots
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:04:56 PM »

Thanks ~ it was worth a cigar however...I don't have another prop but would like to see if that would change the equation...a about certain that it is the culprit.


Hangar Flying / Re: Has anyone flown into West Yellow Stone?
« on: May 24, 2009, 11:00:20 PM »
made it to American Falls Idaho then ran into T-storms. Fortunately my family was 10 minutes away by car. so we tied down the plane and I hopped in with them. Fun to fly for 3 hours and 15 minutes...really want to stretch into some longer flights but find it difficult as with that much time you run into multiple weather scenarios.

Case and point is that I had to wait for 3 hours to leave because of a marine layer over the Southern Willamette Valley...which meant that I was set to hit the T-Storms at their peak in the afternoon.

Still a great flight and amazing to catch my family in 3 hours after they have been driving for 2 days.

Love love love the Long EZ.


Hangar Flying / aopa for Iphones
« on: May 22, 2009, 06:22:30 AM »
AOPA for i-phone.

free application for members...looks really good...haven't used it enough but it could spell the end of the "airport guide" for me...sad in a way.

has a button for a "google map" for each airport...

looks like the data base is native to the phone (which is good when you are out of service) but the google map needs a connection. There is an airport diagram on board.

You can "Add to Favorites" a series of airports before a flight so that they are easy to call up when you want to review.



Hangar Flying / Has anyone flown into West Yellow Stone?
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:09:38 AM »
I am planning to meet my family at the park next week. West Yellow Stone airport looks like the closest landing option.

Would love info if you have it.



Hangar Flying / Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:08:29 AM »
I completed the repair in the wood leading edge using the baking soda and super glue technique outlined in the video...easy and looks like it will work very well...will make a repair kit with the needed items for my ditch bag as wife's finger nail file worked well to smooth it out.

Thanks everyone


Hangar Flying / Re: What to use to fill a cut in my wood prop
« on: May 18, 2009, 02:31:19 PM »
What a great resource. Thanks!


Hangar Flying / Re: 2009 Canards de Mayo program announcement
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:25:21 PM »
Good to hear what we missed. Glad it went off well all things considered. Planning for next year!


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