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    Tail ski mount

    I've had my Datum tail ski mounted up for years, but since I switched over this summer to the T-3 spring, I needed to "engineer" up a new setup.

    I bought an additional smaller and wimpier (also...
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    The J-3 tail spring is gone!

    The J-3 tail spring is gone!
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    I am re-doing my Datum tail ski rigging, after...

    I am re-doing my Datum tail ski rigging, after getting a T-3 spring. I did a quick search here hoping to see some examples as to how a tail ski is rigged (limit cables/etc.) but didn't come up with...
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    I'm very familiar with working with the Poly...

    I'm very familiar with working with the Poly Fiber system in a "cool" shop or hangar. Not so much the fabric work, I am able to get my shop nice and warm for that, but the outbuilding/paint booth was...
  5. This is the stuff I use. The industrial plants...

    This is the stuff I use. The industrial plants around here use it for no slip walkways, and for whatever reason a lot of it ends up at my local scrapyard, where I can buy it at scrap prices. This pic...
  6. Pacific Scrap Metal in our area Robert, often has...

    Pacific Scrap Metal in our area Robert, often has various pieces and types of expanded metal, cheap, and when you're done using them to paint on they are handy for lot's of other purposes. I'm...
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    One of the claimed reasons a friend sold his, was...

    One of the claimed reasons a friend sold his, was because his wife absolutely could not stay awake in it! The same plane had about $8,000.00 worth of damage once, by horses chewing on it, while...
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    FWIW: My cub style gear and Rans S-7S combo uses...

    FWIW: My cub style gear and Rans S-7S combo uses AN-5 bolts on the gear legs. 1320 pounds gross. Can't bend or break them, tried!
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    Soft Scrub, a bathroom cleaning product most...

    Soft Scrub, a bathroom cleaning product most stores sell, works on my Poly-Tone pretty well. Sometime I use one of the commonly available citrus based cleaners that also most grocery stores sell.
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    Having flown MIG welded airframes for the last 32...

    Having flown MIG welded airframes for the last 32 years, I still totally agree with CharlieN. The best I can come up with, is that MIG welding an airframe, while not as good as gas or TIG, seems to...
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    In my '88 12 valve 1 ton dualie, I put in a new...

    In my '88 12 valve 1 ton dualie, I put in a new steering box, and new stabilizer, and had the front end checked after I experienced the death wobble three times. New front tires too. It had a big...
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    And... I just searched Amazon Prime, and damn it...

    And... I just searched Amazon Prime, and damn it I could download it to my Kindle, with the original cover, which my cop lacks, no less, and I thought I had a super rare/few had it copy! This right...
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    [QUOTE=Scooter7779h;788337]Can you use your...

    [QUOTE=Scooter7779h;788337]Can you use your Kindle to start a fire, like book pages?

    That's what sectionals are for.
    And for shading the windshield when tied down.
    Also what I use the sump...
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    I have a Sirius sat radio, and have been...

    I have a Sirius sat radio, and have been listening to some live news from NYC, while also landing a mountain top. I enjoy the contrasts of the two different things! Take the headset off and get out...
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    Got my first electronic reader this year, when I...

    Got my first electronic reader this year, when I think of all the paperbacks I've carried around for years when on XC's in light planes and even ultralights (a major safety aid, I don't want to push...
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    One of my favorite mods on my S-7.....is the...

    One of my favorite mods on my S-7.....is the little ledge that, protrudes out a bit from the actual wing root, runs the depth of the chord, about 5' long and 2.5 inches wide, and both sides of...
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    I've been flying with different aux. fuel tanks...

    I've been flying with different aux. fuel tanks for over 20 years in two different Rans S-7s. All are designed to come out quickly as I only burn mogas and need a way to go get it. I didn't plumb...
  18. I replaced a stock J-3 tailspring on my Rans S-7S...

    I replaced a stock J-3 tailspring on my Rans S-7S with the T-3, and found I was able to dial down the spring (hard to explain, but there is an adjustment) and only gained 1/4" of height, if that,...
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    I've had this outfit build one ferry tank, and a...

    I've had this outfit build one ferry tank, and a very complicated 3 gallon header tank. The header tank was all tapers....., and beyond my drafting ability apparently, and since I already had a...
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    Costco sells this trail mix, and I always keep...

    Costco sells this trail mix, and I always keep several 1 cup zip lock bags of the stuff in my crane, (you get about a dozen 1 cup bags out of the big bag, and split up like that, it keeps me from...
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    Just 5 years ago, there was no cell coverage in...

    Just 5 years ago, there was no cell coverage in this area I landed this morning, now it's 4 bars! And, it's remote, but the ranchers need cell coverage also so it is much better in much of southern...
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    Coincidentally, my home bulk mogas tank for the...

    Coincidentally, my home bulk mogas tank for the Rans ran dry this morning. It occurred to me that rather then wait a few days like I usually do, I should load it up today and take it into town...
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    I landed an island once at Thompson Falls MT,...

    I landed an island once at Thompson Falls MT, back in the early '80's, on an XC in my Pterodactyl ultralight. I blew up my raft after setting up my camp, and rowed across the river into town to get...
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    I guess one thing that can be said about e power...

    I guess one thing that can be said about e power over hyd, is 2 switches on the panel take up less cabin room then a pump handle?
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    My biggest problem with the 21 is that my S-7S...

    My biggest problem with the 21 is that my S-7S flies great and was paid for long ago. Every other kitplane I've built (5) I didn't have something to fly in the meantime so was super motivated to get...
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