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    I'm in the process of getting a new to me used ...

    I'm in the process of getting a new to me used WW 75" 3 blader dialed in for my Rotax Rans S-7S combo. A smaller dia then my usual 78" Prince 2 blade, for my winter flying. A few times I've moved a...
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    For lack of any other input, you can do it the...

    For lack of any other input, you can do it the old fashioned way: take a wild assed guess, eyeballing another prop to get you in the ballpark, and then do a static run up. No real need to mess with a...
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    Payback? ...

    Payback? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM3bvRZRXLw
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    Yes, source them yourself and modify if...

    Yes, source them yourself and modify if necessary, works for me also. I don't have a problem with Jean at all, it's the frigging border BS I don't like.
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    My last two planes both have VictorZulu, (I never...

    My last two planes both have VictorZulu, (I never use zebra) in their N numbers, the first is is eight niner, the other niner eight. So, "skiplane ninereight victorzulu," blah blah blah. No reason...
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    They are fairly cheap, at least the somewhat...

    They are fairly cheap, at least the somewhat similar ones on my Datums, and I like to keep a spare just in case. I had a bit of a learning curve before I learned NOT to taxi up to a berm and then...
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    Squeaking low over the pass into the Copper Basin...

    Squeaking low over the pass into the Copper Basin ID strip a few years ago, coming from Antelope to the east, about 5 minutes after I landed 2 F-15's came in the same way, did a circuit of the Basin,...
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    About 40 years ago I was mixing it up with B-52's...

    About 40 years ago I was mixing it up with B-52's for 10 days while doing a National Geographic shoot at a wildlife preserve right next to their training base, while flying an ultralight near...
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    The reason for the tow bar being there is the...

    The reason for the tow bar being there is the reason I can't take it off. It holds me in place once the skis are down, the engine is fired up, and I'm perched right on the edge of my ramp, down to...
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    Cruising along yesterday from a 3 hr. flight to...

    Cruising along yesterday from a 3 hr. flight to the Grand Tetons and back, with lots of screwing around on the way back, I started to become obsessed with the idea that my tilted up tail ski, while...
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    The stock S-7 seat is more or less a glorified...

    The stock S-7 seat is more or less a glorified lawn chair, get's the job done and is light though. But I suffered from dead ass syndrome before I got the temper foam seat cushion, JUST a seat...
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    For the last 30 years in various aircraft I've...

    For the last 30 years in various aircraft I've planted my rear end on the thickest and highest quality sheepskin I can find. I think I paid a couple hundred bucks for the one I've had for the last...
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    Plus, and I know this from the crane rigging I...

    Plus, and I know this from the crane rigging I do, at a 30 degree angle you lose half the breaking strength of a sling, an angle just torques on everything more. T he same holds true for cable/wire...
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    At one point, several years back, I was flying...

    At one point, several years back, I was flying with a buddy who at the time, also had a BC-12D T Cart. For whatever reason, my right brake was strong, and my left almost non-existent. His on the...
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    The first time I've heard the phrase "cheaper"...

    The first time I've heard the phrase "cheaper" associated with Datums! And I realize you mean less expensive, I didn't know the Summits were that expensive in other words.
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    Question is, how much of the weight savings is...

    Question is, how much of the weight savings is due to a lighter sidewall v. a thinner tread? I notice mine look "different" on the sidewalls when I roll it out of the hangar, then my regular...
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    Having just taken my 29" "ultralight" Airstreaks...

    Having just taken my 29" "ultralight" Airstreaks off my 780 pound S-7S, I weighed one, 22 lbs 6 ozs. These are the ones they made for the European market I understand, not the standard streaks, and I...
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    Yeah that'll work! I bought my tail ski when I...

    Yeah that'll work! I bought my tail ski when I bought my Datum skis, what was another few $$ was the thinking, I didn't even consider making one. I didn't know anything, NOTHING, about ski flying,...
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    The newer versions of the Rans S-7S have no cross...

    The newer versions of the Rans S-7S have no cross bar behind the passenger seat, where my 13 year old model does. When I noticed that, I thought of SC's I had seen with that bar being removable. I...
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    NO no, on the BOTTOM of the wing and the TOP of...

    NO no, on the BOTTOM of the wing and the TOP of the hor stab. That better?!
    Actually, I assumed it was a given where they went of course....

    Utah-Jay: If we don't get some snow up real soon,...
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    Sounds like you maybe want lower speed touchdowns...

    Sounds like you maybe want lower speed touchdowns on your S-20? As it uses the exact same wing as my S-7, allow me to point out that if you don't have VG's on both the wing and the horizontal...
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    Gravity is my cat shot, no real need for a full...

    Gravity is my cat shot, no real need for a full power tail hook release! Same with landing. That "just enough power but not too much" to make it up the ramp is the tricky part, but so far my hangar...
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    I have a flying buddy in Prescott, if you ever...

    I have a flying buddy in Prescott, if you ever see A to Z Crane (his outfit) working in town, and a short stocky guy at the controls, go up and tell him (Terry) there's a big pool of hydraulic oil...
  24. I'd wager 99.9% of the gen pub doesn't even...

    I'd wager 99.9% of the gen pub doesn't even realize avgas (or that there even a thing called avgas for that matter ) still has lead in it, I'd also wager that most probably don't even know the...
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    Got ya, should be fine, it will only be used...

    Got ya, should be fine, it will only be used after I push the plane straight out the hangar far enough to close the Hydroswing door. Then I close the door and rig to it's bottom truss as a tie down,...
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