marcusofcotton

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About marcusofcotton

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  1. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Cloquet MN Flyin 2019   

    Unfortunately, something unforeseen has come up and I won't be able to make it today. Have fun!
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  2. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic 26" Ultralight Bushwheel   

    I recall Trent Palmer discussing in his videos last year (possibly the year before?) he and/or his cohorts had significant number of flats and they were moving the other direction. Perhaps the Alaska vegetation wouldn't be as hard on them???
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  3. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Snowplay   

    Wow. Fred, you are an amazingly talented artist, thanks for sharing it with us!
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  4. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Cloquet MN Flyin 2019   

    Weather is looking fantastic for tomorrow. I understand extra pulled pork etc has been ordered. :o)
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  5. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Cloquet MN Flyin 2019   

    I understand how that can go, would guess work issues are ramping up pretty good around now for you.
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  6. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Cloquet MN Flyin 2019   

    Welcome back Jim. The northwest corner of the airport has a long history of grass and ski operations offset from each of the paved runways. Looking good for me to fly in on skis this year again.
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  7. marcusofcotton added a topic in Local Fly in's   

    Cloquet MN Flyin 2019
    Annual EAA 1221 Birthday Fly-in/Drive in- Cloquet, Minnesota (KCOQ)
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  8. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Avid MK IV on barnstormers.   

    Ad unavailable today.
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  9. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Brrr to cold to fly   

    Jr's Corner on Red Lake Feb 23, Twin Pines Iceport on Millacs March 2.
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  10. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Brrr to cold to fly   

    Third year for McGregor. First time I saw that video above too, I'm doing a "high speed" pass in the trike on skis at 26:00. Can tell it's high speed because the skis are normally at very happy angles but go into aerodynamic braking mode at high speed. Also, if you listen closely you can hear the auxiliary jet engine whine. Iirc it took me three hours to get there, think I was the last or next to last, 105th to show up. They had just finished giving away door prizes.
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  11. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Brrr to cold to fly   

    The Avid is parked for the winter but I have the skis mounted up on the trike. I was hoping to make it to the Jackson ski plane flyin at McGregor last Saturday but I don't care to do subzero temps in the open air anymore. Hoping to get out on them tomorrow for the first time this winter.
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  12. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Wind   

    I was in forty knot wind shear a couple times with the Mk IV last summer and was surprised how good it was - and my wings each have an extra foot of length.
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  13. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Brrr to cold to fly   

    Official NWS station in Cotton is two miles east of my house, -56F yesterday for the lowest in the lower 48 states.
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  14. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    I think it will still be a lot of work for Mark to get his plane to snow with skis on.  ; >)
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  15. marcusofcotton added a post in a topic MATCO Tail wheel shimmy   

    No Jenki, not a split lock washer, these are belleville washers. Nested stack increases the pressure available, inverted stack increases the range of operation. Nested and inverted increase both. They are not designed to be tightened down flat. Do an internet search on them.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/belleville-disc-springs
    P.S. I missed that others had already answered... had an image added too but it didn't make it.
     
     
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