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Thread: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    A,I live here in Talkeetna right on the grass strip and know Don is still doing his float, ski, mountain, and bush training in both pa20 and pa22 aircraft.


    I sold my Tripacer to one of his pilots last year after being crippled by a moose and still not able to fly. I've seen bits of my black bird here and there on his aircraft


    On the other thread where you were talking about landing speeds, the flair, etc, I was thinking you need to go flying with a thousand hour Tripacer pilot, without the Covid and with two good feet I would have flown to Italy just cause!!


    A lot of options and ALASKA is a huge state, with a month you can't see it all, two weeks stay at a minimum and be prepared to have some weather days. The days are vary long of course. Do some pre planing to negate the jet lag effects so as not waste a few days.


    Send me a PM for my contact info and I'll answer any questions, ask them here, or better yet start your own travel thread when the time comes.


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    Thank you Rocket! I'm sorry for the accident....

    Ok, I send you a PM, I'm already in contact with the school!

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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Geller View Post
    I would bet real money that a week in Alaska with Rocket as your guide would be a lot of fun.
    It would be a dream.

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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    I emailed Don a few days ago. Sent one picture of my Pacer and asked about back country training, ski training and asked about Airglass wheel penetration skis.
    My response was...those get the job done. Donít wreck it.


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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Mark,Almost everyone I've know who used the penetration skis gave up on them. They are a compromise but getting stuck in the snow with straight skis is bad enough, with the wheels sticking down Its double worse.


    Penetration skis are ok if you are on a paved runway but gravel dirt etc are an issue, one little soft spot or low spot and you are stuck at best, ground looped at worse.


    I looked seriously at the snchider peni skis cause they have the plate that you slide under the tire and don't laugh but stc'ed for the Tripacer. Was looking to put them on my 182 before my budy bent her up :/


    So, some penetration skis some have adjustable hight. Set them with the least penetration posable. Then keep about 45-50 psi in the tires. Vary important the little boggey wheels are set up properly. Also, skid plates on back or edges need to be fat and fresh at the start of each flying season cause.


    There are also those cable operated retract skis, a few Pacers up here in Talk use them. I've never played with them myself but the kids flying up here are the real deal and they wouldn't have them if they didn't work. I'll try to get a photo, first standing snow on the ground today! I would thnk about these but the snchider as a second best alternative.


    Or just get the hydrolic ones but they are spendy and heavy.

    Fun times!



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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Rocket,

    Iíll look for the skis youíve recommendÖ

    Thank you


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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Quote Originally Posted by mmoyle View Post
    Rocket,

    Iíll look for the skis youíve recommendÖ

    Thank you


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    Mark,
    photos of cable skis should follow:
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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Data plate:

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    Last edited by rocket; 10-20-2021 at 06:32 PM.

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    Default Re: Trip to Alaska Floats & Skis (Don Lee)

    Here is the mfg website.
    http://www.aeroskimfg.com/retractables.html
    Their website lists Northland in FAI, Stoddards @ MRI as dealers.

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