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    Default The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    This is a classic example of a real Dumb Ass Move! Leaving bait in an aircraft in Bear Country is about a stpid as a one legged man entering an ass kicking contest.
    During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane. And a bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane.





    The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic. He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME!





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    Default Re: The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    But did it fly?
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    Default Re: The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    Hell Yea it will fly. The super Cub is Alaska's finest bush plane. I once landed on an old overgrown firebreak and the willows were so thick we tore a good bit of fabric getting in. Duck tape is called "Hundred Mile an Hour Tape" in Alaska. We got out with the machetes and within an hour or so we had an airstrip fit for moose camp. Fish and gamHell Yea it will fly. The super Cub is Alaska's finest bush plane. I once landed on an old overgrown firebreak and the willows were so thick we tore a good bit of fabric getting in. Duck tape is called "Hundred Mile an Hour Tape" in Alaska. We got out with the machetes and within an hour or so we had an airstrip fit for moose camp. Fish and game flew out to check on us and when they say our "Strip" they wouldn't land and went back for the chopper. There were 5 mose killed on that trip and I never saw a live Moose. But bakk then I was still in damn goos shape so I wound up packing a hell of a lot of meat to the strip. Good times!e flew out to check on us and when they say our "Strip" they wouldn't land and went back for the chopper. There were 5 mose killed on that trip and I never saw a live Moose. But bakk then I was still in damn goos shape so I wound up packing a hell of a lot of meat to the strip. Good times!



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    I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism and everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. VICTORY or DEATH.
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    Default Re: The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    and again.......
    I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism and everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. VICTORY or DEATH.
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    Default Re: The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by VB View Post
    But did it fly?
    Not only did it fly, but
    It became an ambassador for Duct Unlimited.

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    Default Re: The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    I used to fly a LOT in Civil Air Patrol in my teens before my 1st enlistment. People would be amazed at what a light plane can go through and still stay aloft. I've personally been flying during total electrical system failures (Cessna 140), looped a non-aerobatic rated aircraft (a box-stock rental Cessna 150), and flown through telephone lines that stopped the prop dead, busted out the side window, bent the nosegear sideways, ripped the sheet metal on the top of the left wing, and popped two-thirds of the rivets (Beech Musketeer Sport) and still managed to get it back to the airfield 80+ miles away. The buddy I flew with joined the Army a few months before I did with a fixed-wing contract, but ended up flying helos in RVN -- never have found out if he made it okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanshin View Post
    I used to fly a LOT in Civil Air Patrol in my teens before my 1st enlistment. People would be amazed at what a light plane can go through and still stay aloft. I've personally been flying during total electrical system failures (Cessna 140), looped a non-aerobatic rated aircraft (a box-stock rental Cessna 150), and flown through telephone lines that stopped the prop dead, busted out the side window, bent the nosegear sideways, ripped the sheet metal on the top of the left wing, and popped two-thirds of the rivets (Beech Musketeer Sport) and still managed to get it back to the airfield 80+ miles away. The buddy I flew with joined the Army a few months before I did with a fixed-wing contract, but ended up flying helos in RVN -- never have found out if he made it okay.
    This was before Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrualeg View Post
    This was before Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic right?
    Given your age and that you reside in Georgia, I'll accept that you were taught that flight occurred during the Vietnam war. What I find hard to believe is that you paid attention to the teacher. You must have thought he was really cute.
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    Default Re: The Many uses of Duct Tape in Alaska

    In the 60's we used a hell of a lot of duct tape in the 101st. Everything from vehicles to aircraft doors. Jumpmasters always had a roll or two to tape the door edges on the ratty Reserve aircraft we jumped. I even held the convertable top together on my 58 Impala. I don't think civilians had discovered it yet. AIRBORNE! GERONIMO!!

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    so what kind of weaponry is mounted on that thing in that last pic? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanshin View Post
    Given your age and that you reside in Georgia, I'll accept that you were taught that flight occurred during the Vietnam war. What I find hard to believe is that you paid attention to the teacher. You must have thought he was really cute.

    Just not as cute as your mom......
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    I got the email about this and the pics around the same time lz_NorthPole posted it.
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    This is a nice platform to have a chat about whatever you want. See ya around.

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