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Adam Smith
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#1 Posted: 10/19/2009 09:13:35


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Bear attacked this plane while parked in a remote field up here in AK. Had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.

He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.

 

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Zack Baughman
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#2 Posted: 10/19/2009 09:42:18

Duct tape = best invention ever! 



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Dana Heimos
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#3 Posted: 10/19/2009 10:09:49

Unbelievable!

A little ironic that the plane is a Cub. 



Bob Herrick
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#4 Posted: 10/19/2009 19:44:30

What, no bailing wire?



John Eiswirth
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#5 Posted: 10/19/2009 21:47:34

I hope the Duck tape doesn't cause a Quack up!  Must be an experimental; I would expect pressure sensitive aluminum tape with a STC to be required on any other certification - or was it just Plane tape?



Kris Burke
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#6 Posted: 10/20/2009 21:44:51

Did Yogi get his pick a nik basket?



Adam Loper
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#7 Posted: 10/21/2009 09:03:30

 
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This guy's been saying it for years.



Jim Fogarty
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#8 Posted: 10/23/2009 10:17:37

Did you get the Cub back home?
loopy

 

Jim



Pete Capani
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#9 Posted: 10/24/2009 11:53:49

How did the pilot fix the right tail plane?  Looks like the leading edge spar was damaged.



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Brian Norquist
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#10 Posted: 10/25/2009 18:31:13

This looks like a case where steel tube construction has some advantages

that could be even better if you also used the tubing as conduit for the wires.


The bear pulled some wiring out as seen in the second photo.   If it had been

inside the tubing that wouldn't have happened and one less thing to repair 

and worry about.  There are other advantages to conduit tubing such as 

controlled burning in case of a short--why it's used in building construction.




Victor Thompson
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#11 Posted: 12/5/2009 13:16:15

Nice duct tape job, exceeds airworthiness standards.

 Now the wheels who carries spares in the luggage hold?

Gun case appears to be sealed what's with that?

VJ Thompson

 

 



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