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    04-12-2021, 07:56 AM
    courierguy replied to a thread Binoculars in Website Q & A
    I've carried different monocular and binocs for decades for use in flight, and for sure there are conditions where they are worthless, other times...
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    04-11-2021, 12:10 PM
    A thing I've noticed: is every heavy equipment .mechanic ( Hal's day job is fixing giant mining equipment, and he is highly respected and sought...
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    04-10-2021, 09:15 PM
    I recently had a valve issue on the RANS's Rotax. 20 over 85! When I took the head to "my" mechanic, He turned it upside down, squirted some brake...
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    04-10-2021, 09:30 AM
    On my HydroSwing door, (different I know, but similar stresses,) both the 19' wide shop and the 38' hangar door, I ended up welding 1/4" by 2" flat...
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    04-08-2021, 06:00 PM
    Those modding the 4 stroke Yamaha sled engines are reporting over 700 lbs. FWIW. One is a bit over 1 K.
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    04-08-2021, 12:10 PM
    It's rather pointless info on how a prop will pull in actual use, granted. BUT, if you pull xx amount static, make a minor adjustment of whatever,...
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    04-06-2021, 11:03 AM
    I am experimenting with a partially used can that's been in the freezer since my last application. An old painters trick when using oil based paint:...
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    04-06-2021, 10:57 AM
    It's like an entire new sport, flying wise: flying into a new to you paved airstrip (uncontrolled, of course), and while making a normal circuit and...
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    04-06-2021, 10:31 AM
    My brother in Fairbanks (38 years now) just called, they are moving to Overton NV, he's had enough apparently. Global warming in Idaho this...
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    04-06-2021, 10:25 AM
    That picture right there is why we fly tandem!
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    04-05-2021, 09:08 AM
    I've never figured out why the 3 different pairs of Airstreaks I've run have MINIMUM AIR PRESSURE 6 LBS. molded into the sidewalls. I use that number...
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    04-01-2021, 11:30 AM
    Bannock Peak, nothing special, just looks more impressive due to the smaller terrain around it, does look pretty cool this time of year, like it's...
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    04-01-2021, 10:13 AM
    Took me a while to understand your post, until I noticed the tires.....as luck would have it, my first back on the bushtires landing was this site...
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    04-01-2021, 09:46 AM
    courierguy replied to a thread Oops, darn it... in Cafe Supercub
    So, how deep would that crevasse likely be? Or is that the bottom that we can see? Deep enough it appears to cause a real bad day, but surely not...
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    03-30-2021, 09:33 PM
    Just got the RANS back on the 29's, a rite of spring. Don't have to duck anymore walking under the wing. Those are 6:00's on the left, for the Datum...
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    03-29-2021, 11:12 PM
    A few years ago I swapped out my VAL Avionics com radio for the dinky little V6 MGL. It works well enough, though I liked the 3 different VAL's I had...
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    03-28-2021, 10:02 AM
    Yes Brian, your pic, I got the various ski fliers confused! I have about a dozen of the Titan straps now, being able to link them together to achieve...
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    03-27-2021, 08:50 PM
    Wind hammered, good term, kinda like work hardened, which is how I think of hard snow. I just spent an hour ridge semi soaring (at 800-900 RPM at...
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    03-24-2021, 09:38 AM
    courierguy replied to a thread Tail ski mount in Ski Flying Forum
    I took the tail ski off a couple days ago, and now, as it's permanently attached to the small winter time tail wheel, it was a one bolt job (plus the...
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    03-22-2021, 10:42 PM
    courierguy replied to a thread Wing Rotator in Tips and Tricks
    A wing rotator can be designed with the thought in mind of also using it to hold and position the control surfaces. I have two steel tripods that...
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    03-21-2021, 09:34 AM
    Doing a crane job on a cell tower a few years ago, I was driving up the farm road to the site when I saw the landowner walking up to where he had...
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