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  1. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    I read something this morning that FAA is...

    I read something this morning that FAA is considering thinking about looking into the possible study of changes to the LSA standards...that's the way I read it anyway. Apparently the China Bug is...
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    Never heard from Courier. Have been working on...

    Never heard from Courier.

    Have been working on #1 son's ultralight, rebuilding a Rotax 277 and building a sorta close to my Challenger wing. I always thought ultralight planes were silly but the...
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    Hey Courier!! I have a neighbor interested in...

    Hey Courier!!

    I have a neighbor interested in the E-81 Subaru and I think I remember you flew one for some period. Can't get much info on the web and parts seem to be drying up as well. When you...
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    Biggest news is our EAA chapter just scored a...

    Biggest news is our EAA chapter just scored a Technical Advisor with 47 years as an AI, jet and helo pilot/mechanic loves experimental air frames and building one-off engines and best of all he is...
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    Good news, bad news. #1 son and I took my flatbed...

    Good news, bad news. #1 son and I took my flatbed trailer behind the little Nissan Frontier to Eastern Ohio where my 170 was stuck for 5 years, pulled the wings and loaded it on the trailer and...
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    It came to my attention, rather it was brought to...

    It came to my attention, rather it was brought to my attention repeatedly that I have some work to do on the house, the shop, the hanger, my mower, my tractor and two other neglected aircraft that...
  7. Thread: L-21 Javron

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    Now that's real progress and it's beautiful!! ...

    Now that's real progress and it's beautiful!!

    I have considered a temporary building for painting but I need to build another to house my tractor and associated stuff anyway so I think that will...
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    Hey Sky!! Good to hear from you!! Logic...

    Hey Sky!!

    Good to hear from you!!

    Logic would dictate in that direction but if I could post a picture of my shop you would understand my problem...STUFF! I went from a 4400 sf house to 1800 sf...
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    Just realized the boat's in the hanger with a...

    Just realized the boat's in the hanger with a pallet of cedar in front of it and I need to put the forks on the tractor loader to move the cedar so I can go fishing...life isn't always fair!!
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    Don, You're so right and I keep telling my...

    Don,

    You're so right and I keep telling my wife that and seem to get further behind as a result.

    She asked me to get the 18" diameter fir stump out of the front yard (or what will be) so I...
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    Just watched Bill Rush's AK videos. If you...

    Just watched Bill Rush's AK videos. If you haven't seen them they are worth an hour out of your day. Just walked out to the hanger to make sure I put float fittings on my fuselage and I did. Makes me...
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    Hey Bill, Your AK video's were wonderful,...

    Hey Bill,

    Your AK video's were wonderful, enjoyable and informative!! I miss AK. I flew 135 out of Homer back in the 80's.

    When did you move to Sandpoint? I just moved from there to Hackney Air...
  13. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    Hey Courier!! GLad to hear you're doing well!! ...

    Hey Courier!!
    GLad to hear you're doing well!!

    I'm guessing you folks down south get a bit more sun in the Fall and Spring than we do up here. Two other issues, both involving trees...the ones...
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    Got the backhoe on the tractor today and ready to...

    Got the backhoe on the tractor today and ready to dig some footers for the back patio and front walk. Still planning to put hydronic PEX tubes on top of the 4" foam under the patio to melt snow/ice...
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    Interesting question Sky! I think you may have...

    Interesting question Sky! I think you may have suggested the tip fence when we decided to go with the droop ailerons on my LSA. Any idea on how far back beyond the aileron?
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    Off topic but couldn't help but remember how I...

    Off topic but couldn't help but remember how I loved to see the geese with wings locked and set for landing...and a splash down...when I was goose hunting! Sorry, it just slipped out.
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    Don't get excited yet, but my house is almost...

    Don't get excited yet, but my house is almost done, less the variety of concrete around the outside of the house which will wait for Spring thaw. The plan is to get the shop and hanger squared away...
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    Yip...I'm working out the 12 amp windmill thingy...

    Yip...I'm working out the 12 amp windmill thingy hung on the belly...may be the best of both worlds and it makes the the nose lighter...not that matters. My biggest concern is drones.
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    I feel your pain....I bent and cracked a front...

    I feel your pain....I bent and cracked a front end loader mounting plate on my tractor and I'm just about ready to go buy a new one since it's 1/2" steel and there are 6 holes I need to align and get...
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    Getting propane hook up in the morning and will...

    Getting propane hook up in the morning and will have hydronic heat and hot water by the end of the day. We're making good progress but still won't be complete until the first of the year. Just...
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    For what it's worth I went with 8' flaps to 50*...

    For what it's worth I went with 8' flaps to 50* and 8' with 8 degree droop ailerons that can be pinned up with normal aileron deflection without droop.
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    You're right Jim...sometimes it is a curse. My...

    You're right Jim...sometimes it is a curse. My son and I are doing 90% of the work and it's great having his help and he's learning new skills and he grumbles a bit but still likes to be working with...
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    Sorry I've been AWOL but the house is coming...

    Sorry I've been AWOL but the house is coming along...roof is on and I'm half way thru the siding. Electrical rough-in is mostly done and just about finished interior framing and trying to get...
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    Good luck sorting! I judged a wet tee shirt...

    Good luck sorting! I judged a wet tee shirt contest once...pointers won.
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    Looking GREAT!! Hope the judicial service...

    Looking GREAT!!

    Hope the judicial service isn't as a defendant.
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