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    A real nice video, great scenery obviously. Good...

    A real nice video, great scenery obviously. Good production values too. I wear a cowboy hat time to time, but never flying, always baseball caps so I can wear my headset, not just for noise...
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    You'll be welcome to try out my S-7S Greg if we...

    You'll be welcome to try out my S-7S Greg if we ever get the chance (stop by sometime, I'm near Pocatello, you'd like my 400' long mountain strip) Cub Style gear, with gas shock rebound control and...
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    4holer; an alternative and many say more accurate...

    4holer; an alternative and many say more accurate and sensitive way to set the pitch then the cheezy factory supplied mickey mouse protractor is to use a cheap laser level. Forget the level part,...
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    Years ago I knew a guy with a 200 mph tweaked...

    Years ago I knew a guy with a 200 mph tweaked Long Eze. We started talking about all the places we had flown since we last saw each other, and at one point I asked him the TT on the Eze now, with...
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    I snuck in an hour flight between rain squalls...

    I snuck in an hour flight between rain squalls since my last post here, (sure is handy flying out of your own place) and tried the "trim up and hold forward" trick. Glass smooth air, perfect test...
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    My first S-7 had a J-3 type cowl, with the Subaru...

    My first S-7 had a J-3 type cowl, with the Subaru conversion heads and oil pan out in the breeze. I never had any cooling problems (1300 hours). My second and current S-7S has everything tucked up...
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    FWIW: I LOST 3 pounds with the Big Bore install,...

    FWIW: I LOST 3 pounds with the Big Bore install, plus the CNC machined heads cool better then the cast heads. That's a "more power" argument I can live with, a win/win. No argument on the reliability...
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    I wouldn't call over 5 GPH with a Rotax a low...

    I wouldn't call over 5 GPH with a Rotax a low fuel burn! I fly my S-7S all over the west with a non turbo 912S (but with a BigBore Zipper mod) from my field elevation of 5640' and always average...
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    The other day, I had my 17 AH 52 VDC ebike...

    The other day, I had my 17 AH 52 VDC ebike battery charging, my plugin Prius charging, and my 60 volt Greenworks electric chain saw also charging. Plus I have a second gen EarthX in the plane. And I...
  10. Thread: New Kit???

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    I grew up less then 20 miles from the Willow Run...

    I grew up less then 20 miles from the Willow Run C-119 production plant, one of my earliest memories is seeing them fly over, real low. My 4 year old eyes noted they were different somehow. It'd be...
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    I've never used it on boats, only on my...

    I've never used it on boats, only on my Airstreaks. It wears off, but I've never had it come off in large pieces. I get about 75 to 125 hours out of a coat (actually 2 or 3 thin coats, between...
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    Been using Herc for years now, good stuff! ...

    Been using Herc for years now, good stuff!

    I like the lightening holes in the gussets of the fuselage sides, never seen gussets there before! Sure can't hurt.
  13. Thread: New Kit???

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    As someone who has flown with several different...

    As someone who has flown with several different Montague folding mountain bikes for over 20 years now, in a Rans S-7 no less, this sounds intriguing. I have long had a vague idea of some kind of...
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    No picture, but some years ago, flying near Sandpoint Idaho, I saw a residential airpark with a nice grass strip, that also was right on the lake, and it appeared that many of the hangars had dual...
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    A tool, sort of, the BalanceMaster I have 13...

    A tool, sort of, the BalanceMaster I have 13 hours on now is a no brainier re: prop Nick's/ balancing are concerned. Well worth the 10 Oz's weight, Rotax app.
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    I hear you, one reason my plane is holding up so...

    I hear you, one reason my plane is holding up so well is I used PolyFiber/Stits process, all I know, its served me well 5 planes now.and I'd do the same in your situation. But for a kitplane, for my...
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    The stuff seems to this outside observer to be...

    The stuff seems to this outside observer to be winning you guys over, slowly yeah, but it seems to be happening. Enough anyway, along with the personal comments I've heard from others who have used...
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    My mutt ( only part mutt, the rest is mixed...

    My mutt ( only part mutt, the rest is mixed breed, with a little mongrel) is a bit confused recently, since all winter he got in the habit of jumping up onto the wheel skis (easy enough to do with...
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    I'll cut right to the chase, and I won't take 20...

    I'll cut right to the chase, and I won't take 20 hours to do it! I just flew 1.2 hrs, and there is NO QUESTION it is much smoother, at all RPMs. This time, like I said earlier, without the...
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    Don't know if I'll do that or not, but great...

    Don't know if I'll do that or not, but great idea. What I WILL do is rack up time on it, starting in about 10 minutes unless the work phone rings. It looks like it's weight, 10 Oz's,, will be negated...
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    First off, due to spring weather in Idaho, I was...

    First off, due to spring weather in Idaho, I was not able to fly for 31 straight days! AFTER installing the BalanceMaster on the Rotax. One day was good, and that was the day I had to work, good...
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    I'd guess, the truck is owned by a guy who...

    I'd guess, the truck is owned by a guy who happens to fly for the commercial carriers, bit sensitive eh?
  23. Thread: Good friend

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    Telling a boom truck/small crane operator you...

    Telling a boom truck/small crane operator you don't know, "Hey, there's a big pool of hydraulic oil under your rig", is always good for a laugh I've found. As is sneaking up to someone doing a runup...
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    Wow, thanks for reminding me how lucky I am...

    Wow, thanks for reminding me how lucky I am flying out of my own strip, I tend to take it for granted.

    I'd done just what you did, go around them, whatever it took, let the chips fall wherever.
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    One other advantage to making them longer to...

    One other advantage to making them longer to allow for travel, is that much more round tube is faired. Mine appear identical to Oliver's, long, with end caps on both ends. Not sure how you would...
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