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  1. Thanks for that. After I first got my PPL in the...

    Thanks for that. After I first got my PPL in the early 80s, in winter, I spent a lot of time flying over a long iced over lake at different air speeds. For some reason I wanted to really learn about...
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    You are right. The IRS wants you to file it and...

    You are right. The IRS wants you to file it and may cause a fuss, but ordinary business expenses are deductible even without the 1099. Sorry for being misleading.
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    Not a bad idea. There will be a 1099 out there...

    Not a bad idea. There will be a 1099 out there saying you received $800. The IRS will want to tax you on that as income. But you can use Schedule 1 to report that amount and offset it with your cost...
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    PayPal is total ripoff

    Right, you always had file a 1099 if you paid more than $600 for business rent, independent contractors, professionals, etc. If you didnít, you couldnít deduct as business expenses.

    A bunch of...
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    It's the new regs on 1099k: From the IRS website:...

    It's the new regs on 1099k: From the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/understanding-your-form-1099-k

    Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, is an IRS...
  6. One winter I picked up a five gallon full plastic...

    One winter I picked up a five gallon full plastic can to fill the garden tractor snow plow. As I lifted it up, the hairs on my arm stood up. I touched some steel on the door and the hairs went down. ...
  7. I agree on the jury rig part, but I know you can...

    I agree on the jury rig part, but I know you can fashion a setup with ground/bonding lead, self contained sealed battery pack and shielded pump, drawing from some decent container.

    In the 70s we...
  8. I used to manhandle 30 and 50 gallon oil drums...

    I used to manhandle 30 and 50 gallon oil drums into the back of pickup trucks. My doc tells me that's why my lower back is so shot.

    But I have tried knitting. I've gotten pretty good at it....
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    I'm not particularly outraged. My only point was...

    I'm not particularly outraged. My only point was doing stupid things may have consequences undreamed of.

    I agree a federal prosecutor might have better things to do, but why tempt them?

    In my...
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    Today I filled out the background check...

    Today I filled out the background check questionnaire from DHS because I finally got a hangar at our local airport. One of the questions was if I had ever been charged or convicted of 18 USC 32,...
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    I built one, still have the other to do. It...

    I built one, still have the other to do.

    It was mid spar. Either 6 inches inboard of the strut attachment or 18 inches outboard of it.

    Iím keeping the spar, though. It will be used for...
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    So I checked with Aircraft Spruce. They are...

    So I checked with Aircraft Spruce. They are working with me and a new spar is on the way. 1-2 weeks. I'm happy enough with that.
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    Setback on Spar

    I pulled my spruce spars from the rafters and started laying things out. I dressed the ribs I made to fit the spars, measured things, marked, and started feeling a little satisfaction at getting...
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    How much force do they put out?

    How much force do they put out?
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    Finished making my last wood rib. Then it was...

    Finished making my last wood rib. Then it was restaging time. Sometimes progress simply means moving stuff around and cleaning the floor.

    Getting set up to build my second wing.

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    Did you weld the stainless to the 4130? That is...

    Did you weld the stainless to the 4130? That is something new to me.

    BTW, I always get a smile looking at that flap mock-up.
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    There you go! I was going to say a magneto...

    There you go! I was going to say a magneto wrench, but was too timid about it.
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    Well, it looks like a "Sparkflug!" I have no...

    Well, it looks like a "Sparkflug!"

    I have no idea, really, but Sparkflug could mean "sparkflight" in German. I guess it is some kind of spark plug wrench for a lawn mower. The gap looks too small...
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    Now I want to buy some for an experiment. Maybe...

    Now I want to buy some for an experiment. Maybe use the principle for lifting houses off their foundations, etc.

    Fwiw, I like to make my own Spam. Can it in pint jars and keep some in the truck....
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    I hadn't really thought of it in those terms,...

    I hadn't really thought of it in those terms, but, come to think of it, I have probably a year's supply of protein all canned up or frozen. Trout, bass, beef, chicken. And I know exactly where it all...
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    Nice idea! Just last week I was trying to do...

    Nice idea! Just last week I was trying to do something like that with a brake. It was tedious and sloppy.
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    59269 Here is a depiction of the difference....

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    Here is a depiction of the difference. The blue ink curve is the Wag upper leading edge curve.

    The pencil curve is from Piperís specs. Everything else matches within a millimeter.

    ...
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    There is a difference: the leading edge is...

    There is a difference: the leading edge is somewhat rounder. All other dimensions are pretty much the same. I donít know of performance differences. Others say the Wag wings fly fine, maybe slightly...
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    I could never get good sleep in a hammock. It...

    I could never get good sleep in a hammock. It tends to overextend my knees and torque my lower back. How do you guys do it?
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    Only been here 4 1/2 years or so, but my life has...

    Only been here 4 1/2 years or so, but my life has been a lot richer for it. Thanks, Steve.
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