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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton has added a new Video.
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing I’m updating the my I’ve gone down kit. It used to be Medical, Communicate and Survival but after the latest accident I though I should add extricate to the beginning. Currently the only thing I carry for extracting is a webbing cutter on my harness. Just wondering what else might be useful without adding to much extra weight. I’ve always been concerned about being trapped by the control bar. Cable cutters? Hacksaw? Thoughts?
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    • White Eagle
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      White Eagle Robert. Uhh 9mm certainly not for a,grizz. Ive been in the heart of grizz country my whole life. Let me gove you some facts. Black bears die easily but a wounded black bear is more appt to kill you and make sure your dead.they are very vindictive. Grizz (ursus horibilous) are very very hard to kill exspesially when their adrenilien is pumping! Grizz have been known to live for up to 15 mins with a fully exsploded heart. It takes less than 1 minute for them to kill you. You should never shoot a bear when hes pointed in your direction and most hunters will take a shoulder shot first so its difficult for them to run. 9mm is insufficient for grizz. When iam riding my horse in grizz country iam carrying a 12 guage magnum with slugs or a 45 -70! Keep in mind that a grizz can run 50 yds in 6 seconds. So that 9mm when that bear jumps you is about as useless as a bb gun. Even if you get a lucky shot that bear is going to mess you up . People worry more about bears than moose but more people are killed by moose. Heres what i suggest for defense in case of a outlanding for protection from bears . Large canister of approved bear spray, making lots of human noise!!!! Most attacks by bears happen because of supprize incounters or. Stored poorly food catches.j Carry bear spray ,make lots and lots of noise and you are 99.9% in good shape.
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    • jeff trike
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      jeff trike What "latest accident"? Details please.
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    • Mark Pansing
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      Mark Pansing The accident at Double Eagle. Rizzy and Damien.
      17 hours ago
    • jeff trike
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      jeff trike Here you go. It will cut through soft metal (aluminum) or bone. So on way or the other, you can cut your way free. https://www.amazon.com/Faocean-Stainless-Pocket-Survival-Cutting/dp/B0721MH34Z
      7 hours ago
    • Mark Pansing
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      Mark Pansing Unfortunately it states it can’t cut tubing. I was going to get a wire saw for the survival kit but I went for a folding saw instead.
      4 hours ago
    • Robert Sumner
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      Robert Sumner Don't forget a 9mm in case you are some place a bear might eat you..
      4 hours ago
    • White Eagle
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      White Eagle Robert. Uhh 9mm certainly not for a,grizz. Ive been in the heart of grizz country my whole life. Let me gove you some facts. Black bears die easily but a wounded black bear is more appt to kill you and make sure your dead.they are very vindictive. Grizz (ursus horibilous) are very very hard to kill exspesially when their adrenilien is pumping! Grizz have been known to live for up to 15 mins with a fully exsploded heart. It takes less than 1 minute for them to kill you. You should never shoot a bear when hes pointed in your direction and most hunters will take a shoulder shot first so its difficult for them to run. 9mm is insufficient for grizz. When iam riding my horse in grizz country iam carrying a 12 guage magnum with slugs or a 45 -70! Keep in mind that a grizz can run 50 yds in 6 seconds. So that 9mm when that bear jumps you is about as useless as a bb gun. Even if you get a lucky shot that bear is going to mess you up . People worry more about bears than moose but more people are killed by moose. Heres what i suggest for defense in case of a outlanding for protection from bears . Large canister of approved bear spray, making lots of human noise!!!! Most attacks by bears happen because of supprize incounters or. Stored poorly food catches.j Carry bear spray ,make lots and lots of noise and you are 99.9% in good shape.
      2 hours ago
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    Mark Pansing
    Mark Pansing I’m updating the my I’ve gone down kit. It used to be Medical, Communicate and Survival but after the latest accident I though I should add extricate to the beginning. Currently the only thing I carry for extracting is a webbing cutter on my harness. Just wondering what else my be useful without add to much extra weight. I’ve always been concerned about being trapped by the control bar. Cable cutters? Hacksaw? Thoughts?
    1 day ago
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    White Eagle
    White Eagle commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Interesting story jeff but not uncommon for this country. The bob marshall and glacier has the largest concentration of grizz in the lower half. My fathers hunting partner was killed in a famous grizzly incendent in the early 50s in the bob. I have ...
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    Gary White
    Gary White is now a member of "Lesson Learners".
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    Gary White
    Gary White is now a member of "Accidents, reasons and solutions. ".
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    Tom Currier
    Tom Currier Falcon Insurance (Starr Companies underwriter) will no longer insure my Cygnet Amphib stating that upon my policy expiration, they're no longer willing to insure this aircraft make and model........this after insuring with them for 4 years with no claims. Anyone know of a good alternative? This was through my EAA membership.
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    • Victor Maynard
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      Victor Maynard USUA First Flight Insurance. Way less expensive than Falcon.
      2 days ago
    • Tom Currier
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      Tom Currier Thanks. I'll try them but I see they only offer liability, no hull insurance. I'm mostly looking for towing insurance as I frequently trailer my trike
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    • Gregg Ludwig
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      Gregg Ludwig eliminate the hassel of hull insurance and self insure and be careful.
      1 day ago
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    Darrell  Green
    Darrell Green Student Pilot
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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    Check out the smoke line to the left coming from the Yosemite fire. Had to fly through and over to get to blue skies of Lake Tahoe
    4 days ago
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    Paul Hamilton
    Paul Hamilton commented on Paul Hamilton's picture.
    WSC Trike flight this morning to Lake Tahoe California and meeting up with my TAHOE SKY BUD Sheldon Grauberger pilot for Lake Tahoe Balloons. Note it is clear to the west with beautiful blue skies and interesting smoke views to the South East from ...
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    Alex Krechowiecki
    Alex Krechowiecki commented on Mike Owen's wall:
    Looking for picture of kwik fold for 2006 Clipper. Thanks for help.
    4 days ago
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    Alex Krechowiecki
    Alex Krechowiecki is now a member of "Air Creation Pilots".
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    Victor Maynard
    Victor Maynard I've heard that 300 hr TBO on a 503 is way too conservative.
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    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton Robert no my 700 hours on a 503 was over a 3 year period. I did a blog/article here on 2 strokes which would be helpful. They need love and care.
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    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Yeah it’s sad. Like rebuilding a new motor. More likely to cause a problem than stop a problem when rebuilding at 300 hours. 600 is conservative and 800 is a good number from what I’ve heard and seen.
      4 days ago
    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton I took my 503 to 700 hours and replaced it when it was running great. Reliablew engine if you love and care for it
      4 days ago
    • Robert Sumner
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      Robert Sumner Paul, Larry.. Were those hours done within the 5 yr seal replacement interval? I'm currently tearing mine down just because the seals are leaking.... Pistons and rings look awesome at 400 hrs...
      3 days ago
    • Larry  Mednick
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      Larry Mednick Seals get changed with the crank. The crank gets changed every other rebuild.
      3 days ago
    • ed haas
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      ed haas I bought my Redback new in 2005 and just hit 700 hours on my 503. Has never missed a beat. There is a Kolb at our field with a 503 with over 1100 hours on it. Super dependable engine when cared for.
      3 days ago
    • White Eagle
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      White Eagle Thanks everyone for all the comments. My redback was rob lyons old trainer i bought in 2009. The 503 has had an upper rebuild at 320 hrs. The engine now has 560 hrs and purrs like a kitten and has great compression. But i offen have ambiguous feelings due to the different opinons on life of a 503! The conclusion i have is not matter what iam flying 912, 503, or my little soaring trike engines i have made it a good practice to just keep a really good spot on a reachable lz.Most important thing i see is the warm up before flying. Running your 503 to keep it lubed. Its truly a great engine i wish rotax still made.
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    • Paul Hamilton
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      Paul Hamilton Robert no my 700 hours on a 503 was over a 3 year period. I did a blog/article here on 2 strokes which would be helpful. They need love and care.
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    Henry Trikelife
    Henry Trikelife commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Jeff, that’s a crazy story. I keep a bear spray in my trike, when I fly morthern states like Montana, Idaho. I heard that Glacier NP is the most concentrated area of glizzry bears.
    5 days ago
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    jeff trike
    jeff trike commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    I got curious about the old story about the hangglider disappearing at Glacier National Park and actually found some more info on a HG board. http://www.ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1582&start=30 The interesting entry "This pilot got ...
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    Frank Dempsey
    Frank Dempsey The engine on that 503 needs to be replaced or rebuilt every 300 hours in order to keep the SLSA status. Also it can only be rebuilt a couple of times. It has a sentence on being downgraded to an ELSA. I would stay clear of it.
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    • Gregg Ludwig
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      Gregg Ludwig The 300 hr requirement is recommeded by Rotax but is not required to maintain SLSA status (unless it is required per the specific aircraft POH provided by the manufacturer.)
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    • Howard Blake
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      Howard Blake Thank you Frank and Gregg. I think I'll keep looking...Regards and happy flying!
      3 days ago
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    Frank Dempsey
    Frank Dempsey The engine on that 503 needs to be replaced or rebuilt every 300 hours in order to keep the SLSA status. Also it can only be rebuilt a couple of times. It has a sentence on being downgraded to an ELSA. I would stay clear of it.
    5 days ago
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    Howard Blake
    Howard Blake I'm a new Trike Pilot wanting to buy an SLSA trike. I've found one, but it has a R503. I'm concerning about spending several thousand $$ and not being able to get parts for the engine or get a new one if needed. Any advice/recommendations from your experienced pilots? Thanks!
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    Victor Maynard
    Victor Maynard commented on Henry Trikelife's wall:
    Great video!
    5 days ago
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    Gordon L. Slivinski
    Gordon L. Slivinski I see that North Wing added vortex generators to their double surfaced wings . Has anyone tried adding VG's to their wings to see if they improve the stall , and handling of the trike ?
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    • jeff trike
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      jeff trike The Rival-X, made by northwing for evolution trikes has VGs. They work great. Full roll control all the way down to the slowest speed I can fly at 37 mph indicated. I have not been able to stall my wing
      5 days ago
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    jeff trike
    jeff trike commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    I remember back in the 90's, a hanhglider pilot flew Glacier National Park and landed in a backcountry meadow in the spring or early summer. He landed safely, his glider was found in perfect condition. He tried to hike out and was never seen ...
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    Frank Dempsey
    Frank Dempsey is now a member of "Sky Cycle Trikes".
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    Frank Dempsey
    Frank Dempsey is now a member of "Soaring trikes".
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    Frank Dempsey
    Frank Dempsey is now a member of "Hang Glider Pilots Now Flying Trikes".
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    Robert Shaeffer
    Robert Shaeffer is now a member of "Aeros Nano Trike (ANT)".
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