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    Learning to fly in a Cessna 182. When we get ready to take off we lock the brakes and throttle up to 1700rpm. What do you do on floats or skiis to keep from moving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharp Shooter View Post
    Learning to fly in a Cessna 182. When we get ready to take off we lock the brakes and throttle up to 1700rpm. What do you do on floats or skis to keep from moving?
    I presume you're describing a run-up? You do it as you're taxiing to take-off. I do the same thing on tires to keep from picking gravel up into the prop. Floats are slugs at low power and low speed so it's no problem. With skis it all depends on how slick the surface you're on is. Snow can be sticky enough to do a runup and not move. Wet ice? Now that requires your attention.

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    There are also times on very short lakes when you may perform your magneto and carb-heat checks and then turn back so you can use more lake.
    In some wind conditions you do not want to try going to 1700 rpm while going downwind. You can really give your prop a good water blasting that way. Which will eat away at your prop MUCH more than you would think...

    I did it intensionally for some photos I use in my training manual. It looks like a forcefield around the plane as you head downwind..
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