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    I've charged my fat ebike directly off my micro...

    I've charged my fat ebike directly off my micro hydro system a few times, (before it's power goes into the grid/runs my meter backwards) JUST so I could say later that day, to the guys I was riding...
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    My 13 year old cat has had pretty much free...

    My 13 year old cat has had pretty much free access to the hangar from my attached shop the entire time. No problems with him sharpening his claws on the fabric or anything like that. The urethane...
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    No, all vinyl, used by well drillers to secure...

    No, all vinyl, used by well drillers to secure wires to well drop pipe, only available at commercial plumbing supply houses. Real good UV resistance also, oddly enough.
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    Yup, I've had a roll of the stuff for going on 30...

    Yup, I've had a roll of the stuff for going on 30 years now hanging on the shop wall, and it's only half gone, good stuff.

    Right up there with with pipe wrap tape, in my favorite list of stuff...
  5. Thread: Bungees

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    Interesting.... I use 1380 HD shock cords on my...

    Interesting.... I use 1380 HD shock cords on my 780 pound RANS S-7, with the after market Roberts/Cub style gear, due to the cabane depth making the A frames angle starting out more "splayed out"...
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    Not sure it qualifies as a dogleg but.... I...

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    No, after selling it locally, a few years later...

    No, after selling it locally, a few years later it got resold to someone in Bozeman, and to my delight I was asked if I'd care to ferry it up there. No problem! Never met the new owner, maybe MTV has...
  8. We have a auction place around there that sells...

    We have a auction place around there that sells pallets of surplus guvment 4 drawer steel filing cabinets, that look like they came out of the '50's, I'm looking at one right now in my home office. ...
  9. Thread: Hanger Heat

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    I too have been a long time user of self...

    I too have been a long time user of self installed radiant floor heat. Not rocket science, though some of the pro installed systems I see would make it seem so, as in lots of components and whiz bang...
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    I became acquainted with split bolts, as...

    I became acquainted with split bolts, as previously mentioned, through rigging numerous (multiple dozens) of hang gliders and ultralights. Years later, now into "real" airplanes, I got into a...
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    I had a Felco cable cutter for years, and somehow...

    I had a Felco cable cutter for years, and somehow lost it at one point. I replaced it with a lesser brand cutter (cheaper) as at that time my need for cutting lots of cable had reduced. The lesser...
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    My lexan slider on the Rotax's oil cooler is...

    My lexan slider on the Rotax's oil cooler is augmented by partially taping off the cowling inlets. When it gets much below 20 or 15 degrees, even with my cooler shutter and my coolant divertor valve...
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    35 degrees at my place this AM, 15 miles and...

    35 degrees at my place this AM, 15 miles and 1200' higher then in town, and the wind blowing 25-30+mph. The town's airport weather station was reporting 9 degrees, and dead calm. I had a very...
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    Both.... and no mice!

    Both.... and no mice!
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    Electrical split bolts are great for temp rigging...

    Electrical split bolts are great for temp rigging of control cables, ski rigging, etc. They hold good, and if you first slip the nicopress on you can crimp it before releasing the s bolt, which won't...
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    I thought of this entire ADS-B thing the other...

    I thought of this entire ADS-B thing the other day after having a very near flyby with 6 large Canadian geese. Not pertinent I know, but my first thought afterwards was "no ADS-B." O f course, I...
  17. I've got all my AN hardware/airplane stuff super...

    I've got all my AN hardware/airplane stuff super organized, (Fastenal small parts cabinet drawers, with the removable trays), also my non aircraft hardware (wall mounted racks with the removable...
  18. Thread: Solstice!

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    On a related subject, when we were in Ecuador on...

    On a related subject, when we were in Ecuador on a hang gliding safari about 40 years ago, the local beer comes in 1 liter bottles, is strong, and the sun sets REAL fast, the twilight is extremely...
  19. Thread: Solstice!

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    Because of the way the 9 K+ ridge line...

    Because of the way the 9 K+ ridge line immediately my place to the east is shaped, as the sun rises further to the south once past the solstice, it also has to climb higher before clearing the...
  20. Just 10 minutes ago I was walking with the dog...

    Just 10 minutes ago I was walking with the dog and jumping on the ice on the stream on my property, and flashing back to my childhood fall through the ice in Michigan, which still gives me shivers. ...
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    You load that bike from the side baggage door of...

    You load that bike from the side baggage door of your Patrol, or main door? Pilot seat flip forward?
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    Look at that wide panel, looks pretty roomy in...

    Look at that wide panel, looks pretty roomy in there, 32" wide I think? Nice interior, plush!

    I remain real happy with my GRT EIS (simple as heck to both setup and use) and my GRT MINI flight...
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    I've given this a fair bit of thought, seeing how...

    I've given this a fair bit of thought, seeing how I fly with not only a firewall mounted EarthX, but also with up to 3 different 52 VDC ebike batteries, totaling 19 AH, about 20 some pounds or so. I...
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    My first time in purchasing the calendar, and if...

    My first time in purchasing the calendar, and if I had to pick one word to describe the photos, it'd be "STUNNING!"
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    In a friend's brand new top of the line Tesla a...

    In a friend's brand new top of the line Tesla a couple months ago, the AWD version, he domoed the lane holding feature to me on a 4 lane city street, very impressive, but the best was yet to come....
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