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  1. Thread: Electric Beaver

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    Looking at the sources of power being produced in...

    Looking at the sources of power being produced in Alberta and Saskatchewan during the past cold snap, solar and wind were producing almost nothing with coal and natural gas producing 98 or 99% for...
  2. Thread: Electric Beaver

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    I agree, training aircraft may be flying with...

    I agree, training aircraft may be flying with electric motors. However, they ultimately will be running on coal. It just depends on whether you want to burn coal under the cowl or burn it while...
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    Not uncommon to see pilots of all sorts,...

    Not uncommon to see pilots of all sorts, including instructors, flying the aircraft too fast. Continuous flying from long runways contributes to this habit.
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    Find the nearest qualified Super Cub instructor...

    Find the nearest qualified Super Cub instructor and sign up for some type training. You’ll enjoy it and it’s the safest way to get the numbers you’re looking for.
  5. Thread: Installing VG's

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    3M clear double sided tape available at Car...

    3M clear double sided tape available at Car Quest. Works very well.
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    Awesome! Thanks for posting! Have you...

  7. You’re enthusiasm is remarkable! In the late...

    You’re enthusiasm is remarkable! In the late 90s, I had the same, but it was in plans to operate a PC-12 scheduled charter service in Eastern Canada. As the research and planning advanced it became...
  8. Thread: Electric Beaver

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    Good one! Are you talking to you...

    Good one! Are you talking to you or.....preaching(?)
  9. Thread: Electric Beaver

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    We’ve got Nuclear and hydro. They’re doing fine....

    We’ve got Nuclear and hydro. They’re doing fine. Thought we were talking aircraft. Big difference.
  10. Thread: Electric Beaver

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    A couple of years ago, during a safety meeting at...

    A couple of years ago, during a safety meeting at a Repsol LNG plant, a supervisor held up containers of products that packed a lot of energy for it’s size; dynamite packs a lot of energy for its...
  11. I admire your ambitions for aviation in the...

    I admire your ambitions for aviation in the Caribbean. But...
    I see you’re in Canada, one of the freest countries on earth along with the USA, to own and fly a private aircraft. Wide open places...
  12. Jack Brown seaplane base- they’re training...

    Jack Brown seaplane base- they’re training aircraft are J3s on Aqua 1500s. Those aircraft are heavier then the S-7, lack flaps, and, have heavier 100 hp 0-200s which don’t crank up like a 100 hp 912....
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    There should be an investigation on why it took 2...

    There should be an investigation on why it took 2 weeks to find this thing.
  14. I don’t have to imagine. RANS S-7S is a great...

    I don’t have to imagine. RANS S-7S is a great float plane, especially on straight floats. Two average people and 1/2 fuel makes it a fine training aircraft. (Many pilots were trained in Nova...
  15. You need to fly it hard to burn 5 gph. In the...

    You need to fly it hard to burn 5 gph. In the pattern you’d be around 3 gph and at cruise around 4.
    Empty wt on 2004 RANS S-7S with Roberts Gear and Aero Classic 850s plus T3 tailwheel is 762 lbs....
  16. Flown RANS S7S on aluminum 1500 straight floats...

    Flown RANS S7S on aluminum 1500 straight floats about 100 hours. Performance is excellent with 1/2 fuel and one person. Full fuel and two average people you’re over gross but the thing will still...
  17. Thread: Draco

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    Bob ya need to chill a little.

  18. Thread: Draco

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    Must be more going on then you’re telling. If...

  19. Thread: Draco

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    The video actually pretty much eliminates “public...

  20. Thread: Draco

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    The fellow with Draco is classy. This post isn’t.

  21. Thread: Draco

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    Watch the video.

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    Amazing enthusiasm! Will be interesting to see...

    Amazing enthusiasm! Will be interesting to see the wing for this machine!
    Mike Patey may just be getting close to doing what the the RC guys do- hover indefinitely.
  23. I’m actually going to be nice too....no comment.

    I’m actually going to be nice too....no comment.
  24. I’d suggest 2 hours in the S-7 isn’t enough to...

    I’d suggest 2 hours in the S-7 isn’t enough to really know the plane, therefore a bit of caution when commenting would be good thing. Unbelievable we still have experienced owner/pilots and wannabes...
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    Not everyone here knows you. How could we?

    Not everyone here knows you. How could we?
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