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    Without more of that radar info I read this a bit...

    Without more of that radar info I read this a bit differently.
    Power on stall, plane enters into the stall, possibly a turn or two of a spin. Recovery in steep nose down with high power resulting in...
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    It wont be very invigorating. I doubt you will be...

    It wont be very invigorating. I doubt you will be able to get the hull to fly but then the 5hp on that Tohatsu might be pretty close the 14Hp the boat was intended for. I ended up with a Mercury Mark...
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    I reminisce back, way back for me, 50 years ago I...

    I reminisce back, way back for me, 50 years ago I built the little Glen L 8' hydroplane that Popular Mechanics magazine introduced many people two. Fair bit of curved plywood work involve that if...
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    Gee, after my long post about drawing which...

    Gee, after my long post about drawing which brought up the subject of updating drawings.
    As I am still doing detail design on the horizontal trim system. What I was drawing was not fitting the...
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    We talk about battery reserves towards this...

    We talk about battery reserves towards this future in our aviation. Yet we must not neglect the fact we do not currently have reserves in our petrochemical powered craft.
    My wife's first car was a...
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    I would doubt it. Heck we don't have that now,...

    I would doubt it. Heck we don't have that now, and I expect none of us will see it. Can you imagine the decades it would take to certify that in country.

    Maybe China can get that done.
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    Thinking of nuclear a bit more, back then the...

    Thinking of nuclear a bit more, back then the industry was pulling the fuel rods out after consuming about 10% of the energy they contained.
    Now with the development that Mitsubishi and Fujitsu,...
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    But back then containment of contaminates was not...

    But back then containment of contaminates was not a concern. The industry was working under a, it wont be us belief.
    Heck I was dreaming for all our hand tools to be powered by a nuclear cell, never...
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    Interesting thought about how to manage battery...

    Interesting thought about how to manage battery protection circuits in an aircraft. 3,2,1, Your done. But the crash damaged batteries all have rechargeable cells still.
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    Bingo At the Pikes Peak hillclimb we are seeing...

    Bingo
    At the Pikes Peak hillclimb we are seeing tremendous performance from both electric cars and bikes.
    A few years back one of Toyota's battery chargers was damaged in a road accident on its way...
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    There are still plenty of heat related issues in...

    There are still plenty of heat related issues in motor controllers and battery systems.
    Not to mention the extreme weight of the power supply, the batteries are evolving and pretty damn good in...
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    Nice to hear of other large drfting tables out...

    Nice to hear of other large drfting tables out there,
    Solidworks is interesting to me. I also have the EAA gifted version. I am still most productive on an antique version of Autocad, as in the 1997...
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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...
  14. 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...
  20. 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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