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    That's the guy KJ. He was a great friend. I would...

    That's the guy KJ. He was a great friend. I would be concerned in deep snow, though not so much if not deep enough to dig in. I have landed and taken off on dry grass with the gear up. It got out...
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    A friend in ANC who had a Twin Bee told me of...

    A friend in ANC who had a Twin Bee told me of landing in the snow on the belly without skis. In one case the snow was so deep that he couldn't open the side doors.
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    Of the examples shown, I like the location of...

    Of the examples shown, I like the location of this one the best. It is in a location where the airflow will be the most effective.
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    These oil temperatures are perfect. I would leave...

    These oil temperatures are perfect. I would leave the oil cooler as it is.

    Is this 400º CHT on more than one cylinder or for a considerable period of time? If so perhaps just increase the fuel...
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    That portion of the baffle which is in front of...

    That portion of the baffle which is in front of the cylinder fins (not the cylinder head) ought to be shortened and aligned with the center (up & down) of the fins for the cooling of the steel...
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    My ball bearing pulleys came with my Backcountry...

    My ball bearing pulleys came with my Backcountry kit. You might inquire of them as to the source. Since my plane is Experimental I didn't approach the FAA approval aspect of them. Though I can not...
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    I have not seen that video. I have counted the...

    I have not seen that video. I have counted the revolutions on the large windmills which are near here and they are well below one revolution per second. More like several seconds per revolution. I'll...
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    Charlie, My thinking differs from many of the...

    Charlie, My thinking differs from many of the others so take it with a grain of salt.
    Large tires create low down drag which in turn requires more nose up trim, thus lower cruise speeds.
    3x3 gear...
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    I'm against the wind mills as anyone for many...

    I'm against the wind mills as anyone for many reasons, however I just can't cozy up to the idea of birds and bats not being able to avoid fatal collisions. It's not as though the blades are turning...
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    I put a Widgeon back in service which had been...

    I put a Widgeon back in service which had been stored in a hangar on Long Island (ISP) for 50 years with Irish linen on it's surfaces. It was still in excellent condition.
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    It's your airplane and your money, but using the...

    It's your airplane and your money, but using the excuse of adding or not adding brake fluid to justify buying an expensive foreign made landing gear is just an excuse. Many brake systems never need...
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    Judging from the appearance of the pinked edges,...

    Judging from the appearance of the pinked edges, that fabric and tapes were not installed correctly. The tape is supposed to protect from this type of separation by doubling up the fabric thickness...
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    Look at their web site. They talk about...

    Look at their web site. They talk about installing in tubes.
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    Like this? http://innovativebalancing.com/

    Like this?
    http://innovativebalancing.com/
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    Doug, I'm sure that Andrew Cuomo would be happy...

    Doug, I'm sure that Andrew Cuomo would be happy to give you permission. :evil: :snipersmile:
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    How would you like to be hand flying this down to...

    How would you like to be hand flying this down to 200-1/2 because it was too rough for the autopilot to handle? 50 minutes after having the alternator fail, then experiencing a strong wind shear at...
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    Not enough for the places where we go in the back...

    Not enough for the places where we go in the back country. Enough to keep the FAA happy though.
    Also TOO MUCH STUFF in a small instrument make for more intense concentration at a time when you need...
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    mike, That is true with dope, more so with...

    mike, That is true with dope, more so with butyrate than nitrate. I haven't seen any evidence of that with the Stewarts glue.
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    Don't forget to allow for the thickness of two...

    Don't forget to allow for the thickness of two layers (wing TE & flap LE) of fabric finished.
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    Vic, You are getting there. As shown your gap...

    Vic, You are getting there. As shown your gap between the flap and wing is closed until the flap is nearly fully deflected. This can initiate flow separation on top of the flap until the gap opens...
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    Keep in mind that this flap moves aft as well as...

    Keep in mind that this flap moves aft as well as down. If it were just hinged down, that top overlap would be further forward. In this case when the Cessna flap is down, the open gap size is the same...
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    Food for thought. No flaps:...

    Food for thought.
    No flaps:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E19812NHEmE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UlsArvbTeo
    With hinged flap: Slotted flap starts at 7.38
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    Try landing south and taking off north at...

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    Translate:...

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    Charlie, The US astronauts stayed in the same...

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