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    .090” is most often used. I have gone thinner by...

    .090” is most often used. I have gone thinner by mistake, and also as planned, and found flutter/flapping/drumming/rattling/shattering and gnashing of teeth!!! (at different times, on different...
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    Its a model aircraft. It WILL crash

    Its a model aircraft.

    It WILL crash
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    I always oversize the screw holes and...

    I always oversize the screw holes and margins/edges of Plexiglass/Acrylic. I always install with a foam/rubber layer between it and the structure. I always smooth the edges with sandpaper to at least...
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    Steve. Finally someone makes a really great...

    Steve. Finally someone makes a really great decision in 2021
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    supercrow. are yu running a stock nosebowl or...

    supercrow. are yu running a stock nosebowl or what? any idea where the cht issues rumor is from?
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    Akavidflyer. are you planning to share the data?...

    Akavidflyer. are you planning to share the data? thanks
  7. Thread: Tail AD

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    Atxcruiser, do a new nutplate on the right side...

    Atxcruiser, do a new nutplate on the right side of the aft bulkhead now too:)
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    Does anyone have the testing data to post? ...

    Does anyone have the testing data to post?

    Also, the question of hot running engines should be answered. Apparently due to the blade root shape? ala..Whirlwind?

    Mmaybe someone can give me a...
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    Pack raft of some flavor for any “hike to fish...

    Pack raft of some flavor for any “hike to fish mission”, such as the initial poster stated. Alpacka to Sevylor. Lotsa choices for whatever budget or taste.

    Aire makes several inflatable...
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    Will you be posting your data? thanks.

    Will you be posting your data? thanks.
  11. :) If you had written “...small microwave...

    :)
    If you had written “...small microwave OVEN...”, I would have read your post from a completely different perspective.
  12. Had HughesNet at the lodge. I recall it was...

    Had HughesNet at the lodge. I recall it was reliable but not fast. Lodge is on GCI now. The big box looks expensive
  13. Am glad to hear yu are signed up SJ. will be...

    Am glad to hear yu are signed up SJ.

    will be checking this thread often to see how it is going.

    A friend who is heavy in Tesla product ownership has been raving about the possibilities for a...
  14. Thread: Tail AD

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    sorry. that could have gone alot differently. I...

    sorry. that could have gone alot differently. I spoke what I was thinking.
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    Dont you mean “...thinking with your biceps...”?

    Dont you mean “...thinking with your biceps...”?
  16. Thread: Kydex

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    Tim. I dont think I can believe your pricing of...

    Tim. I dont think I can believe your pricing of 35$ for a 4x8 sheet of .028. Even if that was the 2003 price.

    Also. as Crash Senior pointed out back then. .028 Kydex doesnt have the stiffness I...
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    So after this comment, guys will be purposely...

    So after this comment, guys will be purposely bouncing their Cubs tail at takeoff rotation. Rather than by poor technique. :)
  18. Thread: Tail AD

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    ....what Pierce said.

    ....what Pierce said.
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    Thanks for letting us know Johnny. Take Care.

    Thanks for letting us know Johnny. Take Care.
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    From a crane guy/rigger perspective, how do you...

    From a crane guy/rigger perspective, how do you see the strap tensions on the bifold.

    Waynes observation is hard to argue.
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    This is an interesting question. I agree with...

    This is an interesting question.

    I agree with Web. But what happens at full opening? pArtial opening?

    I would love a drawn description of the loads
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    Maybe some of you have sample data of exemplary...

    Maybe some of you have sample data of exemplary static performance of a prop with piss poor time to climb and acceleration performance.

    I forgot to mention I stand behind my weed wacker testing...
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    When I am stuck on skis, static thrust becomes...

    When I am stuck on skis, static thrust becomes important to me.

    Also important getting a floatplane on step and also accelerating a wheelplane.

    Until a dynamic/accelerating thrust test rig is...
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    Mike. that snow is slippery. On that sloping...

    Mike. that snow is slippery. On that sloping beach, at the end of my rollout, the uphill tire would “walk out”, then come back to center. Looks weird! not an issue, though yu can see I came to a stop...
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    I wouldnt want to be here on 8.50-10’s. should I...

    I wouldnt want to be here on 8.50-10’s. should I not be here? ;)
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