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    You’ve got one legit answer and one “cool factor...

    You’ve got one legit answer and one “cool factor pancake breakfast fly-in” answer so far. I’d go with the first answer.
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    I’d be a bit concerned with a flight school, or...

    I’d be a bit concerned with a flight school, or instructor, not allowing solo. This is what it means; they either aren’t properly insured, or lack confidence in they’re screening abilities on...
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    Under the Ultralight category in Canada. Similar...

    Under the Ultralight category in Canada. Similar to your rules pertaining to LSA.
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    Iíve been watching this with interest. About 300...

    Iíve been watching this with interest. About 300 hours in the back seat of a RANS S7S, my 2 cents;
    Upgraded Roberts landing gear, extended and swept forward with Acmeaerofab Shocks and 29...
  5. Designs/shapes of propellers have changed perhaps...

    Designs/shapes of propellers have changed perhaps more so in recent years. However, there are no props anything like the one on Mike Patey’s Scrappy cub. It’s an interesting concept- looks like very...
  6. My dad got us into flying. When I was barely a...

    My dad got us into flying. When I was barely a teenager, he bought a 1979 7GCBC and it was loaded with everything Bellanca had to offer including CAP 2000 floats and straight skis. A very nice...
  7. Thread: The big slip

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    Quite the thread. Lots of opinions/discussion...

    Quite the thread. Lots of opinions/discussion about a pretty basic maneuver. Stall during a slip? Nose below the horizon, not going to happen. Big aggressive slip? Mostly unnecessary unless in a...
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    Post 301; awesome post! Yesterday, RANS Aircraft...

    Post 301; awesome post!
    Yesterday, RANS Aircraft posted some pictures of their S-20 on legacy landing gear. Actually legacy gear, and, monster shock combo. Beginning to test this setup with hints...
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    Normally itís good to at least get the cross...

    Normally itís good to at least get the cross hairs on the target. Shooting from the hip is rarely effective.
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    I understand your points! Our son-in-law is an...

    I understand your points! Our son-in-law is an avid backcountry sledder and well prepared. He had given our daughter a time he’d be home and didn’t show. She was beside herself to say the least,...
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    There is a tendency to land too fast, I see it...

    There is a tendency to land too fast, I see it all the time. If you land fast, you’ve got to be extra good at keeping the thing straight for a longer period of time, leaving you open longer for a...
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    Very obviously you’ve never had anyone “go...

    Very obviously you’ve never had anyone “go missing” in the backcountry. We did. Our son-in-law and 2 others who were well prepared and faired well over night in the mountains, the only thing was,...
  13. The RANS S-7S fits into the Advance Ultralight...

    The RANS S-7S fits into the Advance Ultralight category in Canada, (similar to the US LSA category). No matter how much money you spend on liability for the student, the maximum coverage amounts to...
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    RANS is not the first to start with Ultralights-...

    RANS is not the first to start with Ultralights- Piper did too, with their famous series of J aircraft, of which some models are/were ďultralightĒ. In fact, in Canada, some J3s can be flown with...
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    How does the saying go....”learn from the...

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    [QUOTE=hawgdrvr;784979]I will have the...

    [QUOTE=hawgdrvr;784979]I will have the opportunity to try each, actually 3. I have FX3 training in Jan so I'll experience the Acme Pro's on that plane. As of now I've changed my mind and do not feel...
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    You are waaaay over thinking this thing. Youíre...

    You are waaaay over thinking this thing. Youíre imagination is taking over. Seriously- you just need some good tw training in a Cub then pile up the hours. Something is missing no one has yet...
  18. Thread: Tundra tires

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    Is that so Fred. Flintstone. ďAll on shaved ATV...

    Is that so Fred. Flintstone. ďAll on shaved ATV or UTV tires.Ē 😂
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    Awesome! Steve Henry already making waves with...

    Awesome! Steve Henry already making waves with this engine.
    Most of this group will be skeptics for, oh, 20 years or so. About the same amount of time it took for the Rotax 912 to achieve a slight...
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    We have been through this discussion once if I...

    We have been through this discussion once if I remember correctly. There are just two words thatíll save youíre plane - safety cables. Buy emí make emí whatever. Weíre talking experimental parts...
  21. Thread: Air China

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    I donít buy much into our gov owned media and...

    I donít buy much into our gov owned media and other hangers-on-would be ďexpertsĒ. I listen yes, but. 4 cases of covid in NB, none in this hospital. Still, a state of emergency for two more weeks....
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    Lighten up a tad. Who watches the interviewer...

    Lighten up a tad. Who watches the interviewer when you have a chance to listen to this guy rattle off tail numbers, makes and models one right after another!
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    During the interview, he said some key things; he...

    During the interview, he said some key things; he asked no questions, and, he carried out the work he had agreed to do. As well, he wasnít friends with those he did business with. Pretty good...
  24. Thread: Acme black ops

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    Itís admirable that youíd follow the rule to the...

    Itís admirable that youíd follow the rule to the letter. Iíd have those rims and tires on, about 2 and 1/4 years ago plus a Catto. If your not commercial, especially if youíre at your own strip,...
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    Slats being electric. Think is what he said...

    Slats being electric. Think is what he said Denny. That way you can tuck Em in when ya donít need em.
    Good idea actually.
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