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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:36 pm

KlausNW wrote:Thanks for posting all these 'cool' pictures. We've had quite the mild winter out here in Eastern Washington state. It's been below freezing at night but that's about it not much snow.

In Alaska when we have a colder winter, we remind each other while shivering waist deep in snow that it will kill most of the mosquito larva off. Gives just a little bit of a warm feeling.


I don't think it kills them, it makes them tougher. When we bought this 1860s farm house back in 81 it had been uninhabited for a few years. It was inhabited by a million cluster flys. We would vacuum up a couple thousand dead ones everyday for months. I was renovating a room in February and removed the lath and plaster from an outside wall and the stud cavity was full of frozen cluster flys. I had a small heater in the room to take the bite off of the -20 temp in the room. The frozen flys by the heater thawed and flew around

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby jjbaker » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:52 am

Did you see any pink Elephants flying around the room too? Check your heater, dude!!!

Then again, its scientifically proven that these insects are attracted and drawn to certain smells and soft matter consistencies and a chemical compound known as Carbon tetrahydride, (CH4) which is Methane! Flies love this stuff!

Studies found that flies not only survive in cold spells of -70F they thrive and naturally increase their population in high methane environments. Even frozen solid flies showed more interest in mating and reproduction if just enough methane was available.

In controlled studies, it was found that people in Florida and New York produced the highest percentage of methane in the air while talking, just because they are so full of... well, you get it...

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:38 am

I have the same thing happen with Bees. I bring in firewood with frozen bees embedded in it and before the wood catches fire, the bees awake, and revived but they are slow and easy to catch.

Just like buying a quart jar of dried Sea Monkeys - Brine Shrimp - Put them in some lightly salted water and in 5 day you have live shrimp. In 28 days you can feed them to your reasonably large size tropical or marine tank fish.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:53 am

jjbaker wrote:Did you see any pink Elephants flying around the room too? Check your heater, dude!!!

Then again, its scientifically proven that these insects are attracted and drawn to certain smells and soft matter consistencies and a chemical compound known as Carbon tetrahydride, (CH4) which is Methane! Flies love this stuff!

Studies found that flies not only survive in cold spells of -70F they thrive and naturally increase their population in high methane environments. Even frozen solid flies showed more interest in mating and reproduction if just enough methane was available.

In controlled studies, it was found that people in Florida and New York produced the highest percentage of methane in the air while talking, just because they are so full of... well, you get it...

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I kinda knew a guy who left Fla and moved to Maine to hideout and became somewhat delusional from something. You sure it wasn't Fla and Maine?

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby jjbaker » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:52 am

We need names.
Who is this character you speak of?

Most of the delusional peeps I met in FL held hammer jobs and did financially well. I'd recon that most would have stayed there.

I've never managed to get a fly or a bee to wake up from being dead and frozen, so maybe my methane levels are just not high enough...

Too much methane? Maybe too much kills them a bit deader and freezes them a bit more frozen than just frozen solid?
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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby KlausNW » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:29 pm

I can't believe you guys want to rain on my parade.

:rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain:
:welcome: :monkey: :cowwave: :elephant: :welcome:

All these years working out in sub zero cold and I would keep mentally warm by thinking the mosquitoes where dying and fly fishing would be more enjoyable in the summer.... It was all a lie :!: :oops: :!: :headbang:
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So, what do you think of to keep going while frost bite takes over your extremities :?:
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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby jjbaker » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:42 pm

Whats wrong with the Seaplaneforum.com Birthday Girls? Even if you reject the massive bodies, you can run away full speed and that will give you heat!
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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:23 pm

Just got this text. The mighty Coupe is ready for action

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:57 pm

That should be in Star Wars. I owned a 75 HP Coupe with rudder petal conversion many years ago. Wasn't all that much fun on wheels, though we have one at Warwick that the owner will let me fly.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby KlausNW » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:48 pm

Doesn't that look fun!
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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:53 pm

It sure looks fun. Glenn, you have the experience here, I would think that a high wing would give you advantages in seeing where you should or should not go. Is that true?

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:18 pm

I have about 40 Coupe hrs and the rudder pedal conversation ruins them, I could get the no pedal one to slip pretty good on final

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Really cool looking in the air

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:42 pm

I totally agree that the Rudder Peddle conversion was a waist of time and money. The one I bought already had it though. I looked at a lot of them first as many have the issue with the corrosion under the seats.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:42 pm

Well the 58 degree high yesterday has dropped and is not at 37 and heading down more. Interesting thing at Warwick though. For the first time in all the years that I have had a plane based at that airport, going back to 1986, runway 26/8 was partially plowed and it appears we have a new tractor with a "SnoShuvel" installed on it. With the taxi ways the way they are, ski flying would still be a real challenge unless you can get down in Glenn type distance and have dolly wheels to taxi in with.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:34 am

So how cold is it today Glenn? Pretty cold here on Long Island so I bet it is colder there. Where to today? No pictures from yesterday?

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:10 am

Nice this morning, -16 smooth and sunny. I'll see where I end up

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:58 pm

Started out meeting at Jeff's

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Then to Black Creek for chili

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Then Beaver River

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby KlausNW » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:14 am

How do you get your rest rooms clean approved?

I need one of those signs.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am

Glenn, We should also get one of those signs for the Faux Out House (real flush toilet and running water inside) at Island Bob's.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:20 pm

Speculator for breakfast

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Tom Depmeyers newly restored original 0235 Pa12, under 950lbs.

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Good day

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:52 pm

Very Cool Glenn as always. 50 degrees down here today with no snow left on the ground. How is the ice thickness? That level snow does not look so thick. Could I get a stock 172 on wheels in and out? Weight OK?

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:47 pm

Mariaville lake, clear ice

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Sport island pub

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These Encon guys weren't having any fun

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Timmy on Mariaville lk with his girlie tires

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Algonquin's

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My ADK mouse trap is working great in my hangar. This is this months catch

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:56 am

Glenn, Do you have the same issue with Clear Ice as with Glassy Water?

I have been using that same mouse trap in my hangers and at home in the garage for year. Works great.

Nice pictures as usual.

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Pretty morning

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Re: North East winter Fun 17/18

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:38 pm

Obviously didn't read my question.
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