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    image.jpgWeather and snow conditions combined for a great January day on skis in the EX. We had about 30" of snow up at Moose City and a good foot of that was powder. With a temperature of about -5 it was all fun. A warm cabin to get into for lunch and off for more fun flying.
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    Great pictures Dan
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    Nice flying weather but Im enjoying 75 and sunny here in southern California.
    keep those electric socks turned to high and all is good.

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    WOW! that's simply gorgeous! Here is our South Florida version of the "Cabin in the woods" hosting a Carbon Cub, Some kind of contrast at same time of year! Best Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by glickle View Post
    WOW! that's simply gorgeous! Here is our South Florida version of the "Cabin in the woods" hosting a Carbon Cub, Some kind of contrast at same time of year! Best Gary
    I like the contrast. It looks like a scene out of Duck Dynasty

    In my first image the top third of it is British Columbia. The north end of our strip is about 100 yards from the border.
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    Short final in Maine.

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    I have a question for the ski guys, how rough are the skis on an airplane. Was looking at a plane that was on skis is it anything to worry about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Springloaded View Post
    I have a question for the ski guys, how rough are the skis on an airplane. Was looking at a plane that was on skis is it anything to worry about?
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    Most landings you don't even know you touched down. You could always get into a condition with a layer of ice on top that might cause some damage to the fabric. I'd say nothing to worry about.

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    Any damage from ski operation is usually cosmetic. However, over the years I remember several cases of extensive damage. Most incidents are caused by one ski breaking through an ice or snow layer. I also have seen damage as a result of planes hitting objects buried by powder such as dri ki near the edge of a lake. Pumping the rudders at full power to free frozen skis also can result in damage to axles and gear. Last flying into the snow while landing on an overcast day is bad news. Lower powered planes are prone to overheating cylinders attempting to get airborne on sticky conditions. Carbon cubs are exempt from that worry.
    So, check the tail feathers and belly. Look for bent axles and your good to go. Jake

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    Giving rides to Little Flyers!!

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