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DAVENET

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A 350 on that?? I'll politely step back. Lots of different forces at work there than with an opposed 4/6 cyl aircraft engine.
 

GMoose

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great event, have gone to it in the past, and truly enjoyed the folks and area, all great, pretty sure I do not need another snow plane, this one does look like a good starting point and at a reasonable price. they are a blast to drive, yes, you do need to be a bit adventurous (NuTz) to really enjoy it as it was meant to be used, FAST ---
I agree, in fact they have no brakes and I heard a couple of stories that were not to pleasant. One guy ran over his wife after she jumped out trying to stop the plane when it was sliding down a hill. Another guy said he just reaches out and drops a snowmobile belt over the ski if he need to stop. I guess this only works on one side because I only saw a door on one side. Looks fun though, I will try to ride in one next year.
 

GMoose

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A 350 on that?? I'll politely step back. Lots of different forces at work there than with an opposed 4/6 cyl aircraft engine.
I am with you on that, I think I would try to find some other engine, maybe a small aircraft engine that is no longer air worthy.
 

GMoose

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I told the guy if it had tracks and a reverse I would buy it, but it has neither. Not to practical for the kind of terrain I like to cover.
 

Pontoon Princess

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no brakes? mmmm
the ones I have, all have brakes, think soap box derby/Fred Flintstone, and while are you laughing, they work and work quite well, the Kristi, has the brake/stop device built into the ski ---very kewl
 
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GMoose

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no brakes? mmmm
the ones I have, all have brakes, think soap box derby/Fred Flintstone, and when you laughing, they work and work quite well, the Kristi, has the brake/stop device built into the ski ---very kewl
They did say that some snow planes have brakes and some people add some on (Flintstone style). Sounds like you have the "safe" snow planes with brakes. That is nice, you won't have to toss your passenger out with a rope to act as an anchor. Remember safety first.
 

GMoose

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Thanks everyone for the nice comments on the INL article they wrote about me and my Frandee. This was written by an INL employee for the INL population (4000 - 5000 employees), but then they obviously published it outside the company, thanks 1BG. They recently started writing articles about employees and their hobbies plus doing some coverage of retirees, just so happens I hit both at the same time after 33 years of employment. Now anyone who read the article knows way to much about me. Once again, thanks for the great comments! Dave (Gmoose)
 

GMoose

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Not a snowcat, but a future snowcat hauler. 1942 Dodge Power Wagon. Hauled it home this evening. Once again my wife said when are you going to stop buying this stuff and I obviously said when I die.
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Snowy Rivers

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Got a 1953 GM M211 6X6 sitting here that needs a good home.
Has the factory 302 Cube inline six cyl with the 4 speed hydramatic....
Deep 2 speed reduction box
Has the military shallow pickup sort of bed on it.
 

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