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    Also possible is the compression failure of the...

    Also possible is the compression failure of the top cap when the reduced web material couldn't keep the top cap in column. (If the holes have anything to do with it}
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    195 on Lake Dunmore last week, taking off to the...

    195 on Lake Dunmore last week, taking off to the East from just north of Waterhouse's. 21 seconds, did he wait too long to push?

    https://vimeo.com/560578950
  3. Thread: My New Plane

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    When SpaceX re-kits a rocket it is considered a...

    When SpaceX re-kits a rocket it is considered a "Rapid Unscheduled Dissassembly".
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    Polycarbonate is not gas resistant. I built a...

    Polycarbonate is not gas resistant. I built a kit that used polycarbonate for glazing. I would replace the windshield every year because the gas cap was at the base of the windshield. Even...
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    South Mississippi Light Aircraft 601 947 4953

    South Mississippi Light Aircraft 601 947 4953
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    9400ft of wave lift over Sugarbush Tuesday...

    9400ft of wave lift over Sugarbush Tuesday morning, all done by noon. First time I shut down inflight, oil was 39F when I restarted.
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    Are you using a lead scavenger? Plugs look...

    Are you using a lead scavenger? Plugs look clean? I've heard a change of plugs usually straightens out a lead eater. Still have to worry about lead buildup in the tank and can't use synthetic oil....
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    Also interested in the fuel. Rotaxes usually...

    Also interested in the fuel. Rotaxes usually like mogas, hate lead.
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    The last two landings have minimal float and tw...

    The last two landings have minimal float and tw touching first. So good energy and CG. If I can get my 912 to idle smoothly at 1600, a 915 should be able to.
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    Things evened out for me when I started putting...

    Things evened out for me when I started putting filters and regulators on every cheap gravity HVLP gun I have. Can't trust any amount of hose. Plus all the rest, black iron pipe system, drains,...
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    If you could borrow a portable pancake compressor...

    If you could borrow a portable pancake compressor you could use the type of gravity feed HVLP guns that use shop air turned down to 40psi. Work great and they're giving them away. They have very...
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    Holy cow

    Holy cow
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    That must be the unloaded gear just before...

    That must be the unloaded gear just before compression. If you want to increase stroke and keep your prop, what else can you do? I doubt it taxis around like that. Still, when approaching wing...
  14. Thread: The big slip

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    Finding out what the max slip looks like will...

    Finding out what the max slip looks like will help when approaching a tiny spot in the woods after a power loss. If you do a circle you may lose sight of the spot, but you have to bring some margin...
  15. Thread: Moac

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    As you can see from their website, the Sherpa...

    As you can see from their website, the Sherpa project has lost its way. These are hazy memories, but I think they engaged a Russian contractor to do the structure, but onsite visits seemed to...
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    A quick google gives 23hp for the 400 moki,...

    A quick google gives 23hp for the 400 moki, reasonable for a direct drive four stroke. Where did you see 50hp? Hard to go over 100hp/liter without hi rpm. I think it needs more power, climb seemed...
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    Those are 1042cc two strokes. I don't think a...

    Those are 1042cc two strokes. I don't think a 400 four strokes could replace them. 3cyl Verners?
  18. Thread: The big slip

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    "A slip is the result of poor planning" WTF? ...

    "A slip is the result of poor planning" WTF? When you turn final, with a bit of slip required, you can still make the numbers if your engine quits and you encounter even the slightest bit of...
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    I once did the initial test flight on a biplane...

    I once did the initial test flight on a biplane with the CG dead center of the envelope. Miserable pig. I put it on the aft limit by moving the battery to the tail, all was sweetness and light. ...
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    What's wrong with going back to brass floats? ...

    What's wrong with going back to brass floats? Easy to check for leaks, dab of solder will do ya. Is it the ethanol? Rotax uses Bing carbs, before 1970 they were brass.

    Some ASTM mfgs...
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    Can you tell us more about the Rotax retainers? ...

    Can you tell us more about the Rotax retainers? What is the 3 month period and how many hours on these engines?
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    I thought I was ok with the back seat because...

    I thought I was ok with the back seat because that's where I started. Now I'm reminded of why I like the backseat of a glider, those nice flat, level canopy sills stretching out forward giving pitch...
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    Toggled out of English and back, still metric. ...

    Toggled out of English and back, still metric. I'll keep scraping around.
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    YR.NO weather app

    The app looks good, is there a way to switch the website to english units?
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    Don Sheldon didn't even need flaps. Did his best...

    Don Sheldon didn't even need flaps. Did his best work in a Sedan.
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