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    Bryan, is your camera attached to the tail wheel spring?

    Another stunning day so I did some exploring in the Talkeetna Mountains. Quite an inversion and saw my oil temps past 200F which is always a bit of a psych until one realizes the reason: inversion and winter oil cooler cover...


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    ... camera attached to ...
    Rocket...

    I had the camera attached to the rear grab handle using a handle bar clamp adapter...
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    Awesome vid - would love to fly in that snow country one day - loved the slip approach at 3.43
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    Fish lake birds. Couple of T crates, one still on floats, and a cub...


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    Big Sue Moose...



    And putting the Batplane to test for the night:




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    Typical Texas winter here, down in the 20s and then up to 50 plus. Last 3 evenings have been dead came, made for some great flying.
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    That moose is like "Hey that's not fair, I want wings too!" Awesome pics, Rocket.

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    He used to seeing squirrel flying around without him - aka Rocky & Bullwinkle

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    Hard to get good shots down low solo... A few days before spooked a wolf out of the trees and he made a dash across the river. He would get a bout five or six lunges and then break through the thin wind crust on top of a couple feet of powder and tumble head over tail, right himself almost emediatly, and do it again. A quick crank and bank but by the time I was on his track again he had disappeared.
    I saw about 26-30 moose but I was told by an experienced observer that there were 50! No hunting season right here which might explain their presence.
    Usually when the wolves are on a group of moose the gather up close like this and also move close to the habitation of humans, like in your yard close, as the wolves would rather not, well not until they get more hungry.
    Out west the wolves would come into town every spring and cull the superfluous dog population...

    Had been working a couple snow covered sand bars, snow bars , on the Sue just outside of town and had been making the tracks longer and longer. A few days later as things started freezing up I made a full stop in the middle of my track, yep right were the moose had been crossing it. A few days later it warmed up and the overflow buried my little landing strip...
    Outside for a couple weeks where I will be hooking up with a Iceland Air captan building a pacer in Reykjavik.


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