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    On a much smaller scale.... I used a Subaru...

    On a much smaller scale.... I used a Subaru conversion in my first S-7, about 40 pounds heavier then the Rotax I used in my current. It worked great, and was totally reliable for 1300 hours, until I...
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    One story that made the rounds back in the...

    One story that made the rounds back in the ultralight days, was the 7:5016 airfoil on the Quick. Called that as it was derived from bending the 1/2" tubing using a pickup truck tire that size. NOT a...
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    Any experience, anyone, with getting so caught up...

    Any experience, anyone, with getting so caught up in the enhanced low speed/short landing improvements, that you have landed an off airport site, then realized you couldn't get back out?! I was...
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    In the mid '80's, I was a Pterodactyl ultralight...

    In the mid '80's, I was a Pterodactyl ultralight dealer, trainer, pilot, you name it. I had segued into the 'dac as before it came along I was a Manta hang glider dealer, trainer, etc., and the 'dac...
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    Can't fit the bike in my Cub, since I don't have...

    Can't fit the bike in my Cub, since I don't have one! But it fits fine in my RANS S-7S thanks to the big doors, as in long. The rear tire jams up tight against the fuselage station in front of the...
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    I'm told by those who know, that the newer hinge...

    I'm told by those who know, that the newer hinge system, is lighter and quicker, though I'm happy with the way it is now. I'll change it over just to save a few pounds, and a little drag, and still...
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    I'm tapping out, before I start. Anne at Micro...

    I'm tapping out, before I start. Anne at Micro got me lined out, turns out there is a reason why you don't see this done.....my vortices are perfectly fine as is, even way back there, extra aft VG's...
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    last pic

    last pic
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    That's been done, by S-7 guru Joel Milloway, with...

    That's been done, by S-7 guru Joel Milloway, with good effect, no decrease in cruise near as he can tell, and more effective flapping. But he also made them wider span, and went deeper chord on the...
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    One thing at a time, and preferably easy on and...

    One thing at a time, and preferably easy on and off, for experimental purposes. Still not quite ready to invest in slats, time and labor wise, and any speed hit. Which also means less range and...
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    The RANS S-7 has what I believe is properly...

    The RANS S-7 has what I believe is properly referred to as "plain" flaps. Not to be confused with plane flaps. They hinge at the trailing edge in such a way that is simple, light, and easy to...
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    I saw the panel placard, cautioning anyone flying...

    I saw the panel placard, cautioning anyone flying it, at what revs and at what altitude, they needed to keep it under in order to keep it a legal LSA. I kept a straight face while reading it.

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    I think all pilots may fudge a bit when the...

    I think all pilots may fudge a bit when the weight of their planes, but this seemed off enough to catch my attention and make me wonder. In no way do I want to cast any aspersions on it's owner,...
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    830 lb Carbon Cub?

    I was told, twice, by it's owner this weekend it only weighed 830 pounds, I was amazed at the time but afterwards started thinking.... and did a little research. Cub Crafter's own lightest claim is...
  15. On a T-Craft fuselage side, only after you take...

    On a T-Craft fuselage side, only after you take great pains to lay out a perfectly straight line for the masking tape, using a laser or dry line, will you find that an actual straight line will...
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    The guy who landed on a 8,000' ridge last winter,...

    The guy who landed on a 8,000' ridge last winter, without skis, ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycv2GDm2DOo&t=561s) called me the other day, looks like he is going with Summit's this year for his...
  17. I'm not sure how sea level (or close to it) ops...

    I'm not sure how sea level (or close to it) ops at standard temps compare to 14 degree temps at 6,000' density altitude wise, but I do know that my short local flight yesterday showed some pretty...
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    Yeah, it's dead as a door nail, I just thought he...

    Yeah, it's dead as a door nail, I just thought he would find it interesting if he was not aware of it. All smoke and mirrors to me, composite work frightens me, I sure like the end results though.
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    Steel, you may find this other carbon fiber...

    Steel, you may find this other carbon fiber cubalike of some interest: https://backcountrypilot.org/community/forum/latest/back-country-cub-lsa-prototype-13841 unfortunately this project has been...
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    None of the RANS rotationally molded poly tanks...

    None of the RANS rotationally molded poly tanks have any bonding that I know of. How about all the cars now with plastic fuel tanks, I wonder what they do.
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    No, I sold it preemptively on the advice of my...

    No, I sold it preemptively on the advice of my attorney, after being served with a lawsuit for $13,000,000 by the EPA. He told me to divest myself of any assets I could, just in case. It of course...
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    I made a simple cockpit controlled one, the...

    I made a simple cockpit controlled one, the cockpit controlled part is critical I found. Going from high altitude cruising to a few hours later down lower and playing around doing multiple take offs...
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    You don't mention if the move is across the...

    You don't mention if the move is across the country, or across town? Here's how I moved my '46 T cart out of the shop and to the airport for "test flying" (new wings, but it's first test flight took...
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    Can anyone tell what type of Cessna (Piper?) this...

    Can anyone tell what type of Cessna (Piper?) this is? Note the lava rock outcroppings. About 20 miles from my place, a windy day but nothing too extreme or unusual. No further info from the local...
  25. [QUOTE=gbflyer;757969]Not a float guy. We...

    [QUOTE=gbflyer;757969]Not a float guy.

    We burn closer to 5gal with ours on 29” Airstreaks. Sea level and cooler is much different than the guys getting by on 3.5 at higher altitudes. Of course...
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