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    That family of engines as well as the new Suzuki...

    That family of engines as well as the new Suzuki outboards are about the best engineered out there that are happy with continued high power use.
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    I bet you weren't

    I bet you weren't
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    Mid 80's I was southbound over the Conn river...

    Mid 80's I was southbound over the Conn river between Westover AFB and Westfield airport, both are military bases. I was in my C150 about 2000 or 2500' in contact with Westfield. It was common for me...
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    That looks useful, looks to roll off it's cutting...

    That looks useful, looks to roll off it's cutting edge such that it does not score the bore.
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    Even anodized the mandrel, cool. I tend to just...

    Even anodized the mandrel, cool. I tend to just make the tool, used it and set it aside.
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    And how many months have you patiently waited for...

    And how many months have you patiently waited for crank replacements and other parts.
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    And the market is big enough for development and...

    And the market is big enough for development and research. Someday we can have engines that do not get less reliable with every engineering change.
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    That would be sweet. We would truly need allot of...

    That would be sweet. We would truly need allot of reform of the certification system to make it happen.
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    A second part to the above, to utilize current...

    A second part to the above, to utilize current engines. Unleaded fuel utilizes thinner piston rings that what the current air engines run. The auto industry made this change about 1977. The valve...
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    The main thing that needs to be done is to...

    The main thing that needs to be done is to modernize the combustion chamber design. The frying pan design still dates back to the '30s while technology has move far beyond that. Even the angle valve...
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    Oh for a camera to get the expressions of the...

    Oh for a camera to get the expressions of the flight crew.
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    The 208

    The 208
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    I bet you would love to get the chance to move...

    I bet you would love to get the chance to move that one out.:smile:
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    I saw that a day ago, didn't even hurt the prop,...

    I saw that a day ago, didn't even hurt the prop, other than the gearbox the plane is possibly unharmed.
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    Got to be nice to finally say "I am done" To...

    Got to be nice to finally say "I am done" To stand at a riverside or spend some hours in a boat. Maybe even get a nice meal out of it.
    I stare at my plane, trying to figure out how to get my mind...
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    I am a builder, actually a designer/builder. For...

    I am a builder, actually a designer/builder. For me a major reason why I build is I want something a bit different than what is available, anywhere. The house I live in, the vehicles I drive, the...
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    From what I read they knew very well about the...

    From what I read they knew very well about the cables pending failure from corrosion. They had been painting the outside of the cables for years. Nowhere have I read that they had been applying any...
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    That looks to be a good option, 3 round trip,...

    That looks to be a good option, 3 round trip, beats traveling to Conn. although I stay over and get a great meal down there. Although that would be twice each load.
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    I have a strong interest in powder coating but I...

    I have a strong interest in powder coating but I feel the need to get better setup for plating parts as well. Neither are available locally here.
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    Most every new vehicle produced recently does not...

    Most every new vehicle produced recently does not have a return line. I prefer the use of a return if not just to let vapors from boiled fuel to return to liquid state.
    As such is you choose to run...
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    I have worked with the SDS system many years...

    I have worked with the SDS system many years back, if it were programmable with a laptop I would be happy with it. Unless it has changed the hand held tuner offers no feedback or reference to the...
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    Now that is a creative interesting thought but...

    Now that is a creative interesting thought but you know it will snowball into 3 more fans in each wing, just for assistance. Just think of the slow approach and then planting it in place.
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    If that class is called light experimental, maybe...

    If that class is called light experimental, maybe it should the very light class to cater to the Highlanders and Kitfoxes and allow a weight/ power break between them and the Cubs. I would love to...
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    There are those times the able minded, skilled...

    There are those times the able minded, skilled people don't fit in with those that are incompetent and have no clue what their rules mean. Those rules that prevent the evolution of safety and...
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    I do not understand the class system, how is it...

    I do not understand the class system, how is it that Jim Crane is same class as Steve Henry. Having written class rules for decades I know it is not easy to get the class breaks spot on but it can be...
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