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    When I poured my floor slab in the shop, I knew...

    When I poured my floor slab in the shop, I knew where the main bench would be, so I set J bolts in the concrete while it set up. Then I framed up what amounted to bench height walls, bolted them...
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    Not really knowing what I was doing when I rigged...

    Not really knowing what I was doing when I rigged my Datums, my old carpenter sense told me the same, the angle going back to the gear leg forward bolt was "wrong," not at all optimum. Even after I...
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    Right here: at 10:13, going up my ramp, is what...

    Right here: at 10:13, going up my ramp, is what causes my rigging issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycv2GDm2DOo&t=66s. I got to play the hero in this video! Better then the zero.
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    I noticed that on my Datum setup,deformed...

    I noticed that on my Datum setup,deformed thimbles indicating a major pull on the 1/8" cable. I kept a close eye on the bolts and and the bushings the bolts go thru, and didn't see any further cause...
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    I kinda backed off EAA when Sport Aviation...

    I kinda backed off EAA when Sport Aviation magazine started running ads. Guess that dates me.
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    I really like/liked (past tense) the Odyssey...

    I really like/liked (past tense) the Odyssey batteries, I've had two, both lasted about 10 years.

    My last one, after being replaced by the EarthX, was used in my ATV for a couple years. Then in...
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    Look no further! LEXEL. White or crystal clear,...

    Look no further! LEXEL. White or crystal clear, been working for me for 12 years on my lexan skylight, on a lexan to lexan lap joint. Also on my Plexi windshield /lexan juncture. An adhesive caulk,...
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    While your dealing with EArthX, replace your boat...

    While your dealing with EArthX, replace your boat anchor of a battery, the Oddysey ( I've had 2, good but HEAVY, with one of their's, you'll knock off a good ten pounds, more if you move it forward...
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    As a 1320 lb. gross RANS S-7 pilot and builder,...

    As a 1320 lb. gross RANS S-7 pilot and builder, I find this thread fascinating, seeing what it takes to build up a 2200 wing structure! It appears, to my eyes, to be built like a masonry sanitary...
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    Not quite here yet, as of 10 days ago anyway, but...

    Not quite here yet, as of 10 days ago anyway, but after this current batch of storms.......?
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    The other day, on a breakfast flight to Afton,...

    The other day, on a breakfast flight to Afton, just ghosting down low level down a very narrow canyon following a stream, FIVE bald eagles took flight right in front of me. No time for a picture, and...
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    My RANS S-7S uses cable for the rudder, and they...

    My RANS S-7S uses cable for the rudder, and they travel thru nylon guides. I had both start to fray at 1200 hours (stainless) and replaced them with galvy. One thing stainless is preferable for: a...
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    I for one, was NOT familiar with 3D videos, and...

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    Insulation doesn't cost, it pays! Urethane spray...

    Insulation doesn't cost, it pays! Urethane spray foam on my two HydroSwing doors, (and for sure, over the frame not just inside the frame, to preclude thermal wicking) AND on my hangar's concrete...
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    Yeah, while the laser system is the most accurate...

    Yeah, while the laser system is the most accurate we've (meaning us Rotax riff raff who have been flying with ground adjust props forever, they are common as dirt for us, I'm a rarity, using a fixed...
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    I and others use a system to set these adj pitch...

    I and others use a system to set these adj pitch props, using a cheap laser, jigged to the blades in such a way to exactly replicate it's location on each blade. Then, as each blade is rotated into...
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    I just heard back from the Datum head guy, and...

    I just heard back from the Datum head guy, and he agreed it'd be a good idea to replace mine, with the years on them. He has a pair on the way to me, and it sounds like due to my relentless cheer...
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    Thread drift I know, but ski related: I can get...

    Thread drift I know, but ski related: I can get 50' of this USA made UV resistant black shock cord, for $37.00 and free freight. Probably less then just the customs charge from Quebec. I could re-use...
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    Air load on the bungees? Never thought of that,...

    Air load on the bungees? Never thought of that, but just eyeballing mine they don't appear to be under much tension while in flight, maybe it's the way I have the skis rigged, and the shape of the...
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    Bungees for me on the Datum's, but it's rare,...

    Bungees for me on the Datum's, but it's rare, never actually, that I get below zero temps. And when in the hangar I always block up the skis to take the load off them.
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    I fly with my phone plugged into my Lightspeed...

    I fly with my phone plugged into my Lightspeed just so I can say and think I'm working, as in if I get a call for a crane job, I can beat feet home and get to my job. My phone for some reason works...
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    Not to bring down the conversation, but I have...

    Not to bring down the conversation, but I have had great experience with bonding aluminum with JB Weld. I mean for decades now, and yes I use some 80 grit paper to roughen it up a bit, then clean it...
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    On a much smaller scale.... I used a Subaru...

    On a much smaller scale.... I used a Subaru conversion in my first S-7, about 40 pounds heavier then the Rotax I used in my current. It worked great, and was totally reliable for 1300 hours, until I...
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    One story that made the rounds back in the...

    One story that made the rounds back in the ultralight days, was the 7:5016 airfoil on the Quick. Called that as it was derived from bending the 1/2" tubing using a pickup truck tire that size. NOT a...
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    Any experience, anyone, with getting so caught up...

    Any experience, anyone, with getting so caught up in the enhanced low speed/short landing improvements, that you have landed an off airport site, then realized you couldn't get back out?! I was...
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