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    It is interesting sitting here at my computer,...

    It is interesting sitting here at my computer, closing out the night after another session doing design revisions. This time on the trim jackscrew and related brackets and mountings.
    The mounting...
  2. Makes me glad my productive time on this planet...

    Makes me glad my productive time on this planet will be long gone 40Yrs from now. I did like where we were at 40Yrs ago though. Those were good times.
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    Wow that thing must have blown out with a bang....

    Wow that thing must have blown out with a bang.
    I would not mind running those wheels not but I will drill through the centers rather than relying that no one ever over tightens the bolts.
    Gotta...
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    I used to own a 1976 C-150 that had spent it's...

    I used to own a 1976 C-150 that had spent it's life as a trainer. They have these wheels. Heck it was only 6 Yo when I got it and had logged time in it previously. During my first year owning this...
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    I helped a guy here start his winery. We clearly...

    I helped a guy here start his winery. We clearly have a short growing season in the hills and the relatively new cold hardy grapes offer a rather strong flavor, different really than ice wine since...
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    You work with any of the cold hardy varieties to...

    You work with any of the cold hardy varieties to make Ice wine with?

    Oh, and we had slowly built up a foot of snow on the ground but yesterday it warmed up and has been raining. Very little snow...
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    Almost but not quite. I am working on the front...

    Almost but not quite. I am working on the front of the lower door frames, these are being made from ¾-.035 mild square tube.
    I almost got a decent bend, it does match the vertical tube it needs to...
  8. Last one here for me was a scheduled 3½Hr drive...

    Last one here for me was a scheduled 3½Hr drive which we got heavy snow and getting down to Boston tuned into 5+ Hrs. I turned and went back home when the traffic had stopped and I still had a long...
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    My thought on the single blade prop for aircraft...

    My thought on the single blade prop for aircraft use. I bet very little effort has been needed to protect the patents on that prop over the past 80 years.
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    I guess I consider myself lucky that I have...

    I guess I consider myself lucky that I have invested in a milling machine, well two actually. First one was an older Bridgeport step belt which did me well for decades but has some wear to it. I then...
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    One part about cutting the fishmouth on a lathe,...

    One part about cutting the fishmouth on a lathe, there is no way to watch the cut. When the cutter grabs, nothing good comes of it.
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    It would be interesting to see, what if he stood...

    It would be interesting to see, what if he stood on that rim with both feet. He got quite the ride with one leg planted, he might have gotten pretty good altitude if launched by both legs.
    Might not...
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    Most of us had the rim on the tire machine stil...

    Most of us had the rim on the tire machine stil when we gave it the blast. And yes we did no spray a quarter can into and around the tire.
    It does look as it the one who took flight might not be...
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    I will stay with aluminum on these as all my...

    I will stay with aluminum on these as all my builds before have used. The doubler reduces most all chance of material failure. This plane also utilizes ball bearings on all control pivots which is...
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    Those days suck, the premonitions are with us...

    Those days suck, the premonitions are with us forever.
    Yes they are a doubler. I originally planned to weld around the top but there are times something tells me to not do it. Obviously 6061 goes...
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    Three little tubes, well control sticks that is,...

    Three little tubes, well control sticks that is, The lower being from my original J4, the aluminum ones are for my plane. The center one came out sweet. I will more than likely scrap the upper since...
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    Decades back when I first started on airframe...

    Decades back when I first started on airframe work I used a bench grinder that I shaped a radius to each wheel. I was able to efficiently form gap free joints.
    Today I use hole saws on a milling...
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    Not wanting to be overly critical, Is that...

    Not wanting to be overly critical,
    Is that landing for real, he was high, fast very late to touch down and went off the end of the runway. Not sure I would be impressed by that flying.
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    Logical, I have used the term wing build table so...

    Logical, I have used the term wing build table so I did not catch the needed correction.

    Table I have used for many years, two sheets of ¾ MDF over good 16' 1x6 framework with a skin of thin ply...
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    What is a wing fan?

    What is a wing fan?
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    We did not see anyone over at S&Js mid morning...

    We did not see anyone over at S&Js mid morning other than an Enstrom. He came out of Vernon Vt.
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    More Spam

    More Spam
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    The scanner or the girlfriend?

    The scanner or the girlfriend?
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    It is just an irritant at this point, I think...

    It is just an irritant at this point, I think back I was considering making the X brace tubes asymmetric to relieve the interference but I expect it was just not worth it. Now if an engine-prop...
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    I will be building a 2½ or 3" deep pocket in the...

    I will be building a 2½ or 3" deep pocket in the FW, but what I did here was to place both the cross tube on the mount as well as the X brace in the FW structure right where the Governor goes.

    I...
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