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    Fairing the long shock struts could get tricky,...

    Fairing the long shock struts could get tricky, probably why you haven't, yet?!I think I have the only faired cabane I've seen on Cub style gear, beside the shock struts and A frames, all with...
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    I've done several crane jobs in the wind farms in...

    I've done several crane jobs in the wind farms in my area, farmers putting on huge additions or building new, as the money is rolling in from their turbine leases/ payments.6 or 8 K a month, per...
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    I've since seen a couple new generation MET...

    I've since seen a couple new generation MET towers go up, and followed their erection. After completion, I noticed they were painted contrasting colors, lighter and on the sectional. All the more...
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    I have 3 large farms in my area, and the real...

    I have 3 large farms in my area, and the real hazard are the older non marked anemometer towers they throw up and then forget about. A few years back, coming back from breakfast in Afton to the...
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    I don't think Hal would mind me posting this:...

    I don't think Hal would mind me posting this: when at his Elko home, picking up my low comp BigBore engine (a mild mod) in the entrance mud room on hangars was a row of clean and ready to go...
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    Did you have a chance to see the Titan powered...

    Did you have a chance to see the Titan powered S-21 fly? Anyone?
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    Last time I went was 1988. 100 plus degree temps,...

    Last time I went was 1988. 100 plus degree temps, and the usual storms. I was giving Kitfox demo rides for Dan Denny, company founder. He slipped me 25 bucks for every ride I gave, and I gave a lot....
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    So I was right? haha... My turbo prop ID skills...

    So I was right? haha... My turbo prop ID skills are not good I admit! But it did strike me as somewhat unusual, being a pretty big and somewhat fast bird, to be involved in an off airport "event" and...
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    Plane's engine quits, he lands (safely, and...

    Plane's engine quits, he lands (safely, and without apparent damage) in an Idaho field. Big whoop right? But check it out, it appears to be a turbo prop TBM of some sort, a go fast, bringing this...
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    Just saw Jonas Marcinko's YouTube video of Hal's...

    Just saw Jonas Marcinko's YouTube video of Hal's dead stick landing. He Bob Hoovered it off the main road onto a side road, prop stopped, what a show off!
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    For those that may not be aware of winner Hal...

    For those that may not be aware of winner Hal Stockman's epic comeback.....: he blew his engine, a heavily modified Rotax, in Wyoming, and prepped it for removal while the others he was flying with...
  14. SummitRacing.com is a good source of high volume...

    SummitRacing.com is a good source of high volume fuel pumps, made for race cars with high demands. The one I use cost around $100.00 and it will empty a 5 gallon bushbag in less then 5 minutes. I've...
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    Don't know about 50 years ago, but this July 6...

    Don't know about 50 years ago, but this July 6 th. I watched the movie Apollo 11, on an IMAX screen with Dolby surround sound. 2 hrs earlier I had made 2 different high altitude remote area off...
  16. Chump change! To some, enough anyway for CC to...

    Chump change! To some, enough anyway for CC to keep the doors open. More power to them ( haha ) .
  17. I have not lifted fuel into the wing tanks of my...

    I have not lifted fuel into the wing tanks of my Rans S-7 for the last 15 years or so. I also have not spilled one drop! I up pump using a high capacity racing fuel pump from Summit Racing, with a...
  18. Not too high, about 12 K max, but I've had...

    Not too high, about 12 K max, but I've had several hour dead stick ridge soaring flights on the range behind my place, in the Rans S7. Shut it down at 8 K, stayed up until it got boring. No big deal,...
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    And, his estate will get a bill from the utility...

    And, his estate will get a bill from the utility for " loss of revenue", plus cost of wire repairs. That's how it is in the crane biz anyway. So yeah, watch out for wires.
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    https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/utah-...

    https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/utah-couple-survive-plane-crash-near-stanley/article_54bc77e4-ea93-5c50-b438-ff84bccd547c.html

    Sounds like no major injuries anyway. Hope the dog is...
  21. I guess I'm just a half assed flip flopper,........

    I guess I'm just a half assed flip flopper,..... never have gone all the way. Note the lassoed tail, I was just getting ready to pull it back down when I realized I needed to take a picture.
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    Wish I could see a larger view of the LZ. Looks...

    Wish I could see a larger view of the LZ. Looks reasonable enough slopewise.
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    In my area, which does have covert ops training...

    In my area, which does have covert ops training from time to time (I've seen Blackhawks, C-17's, young guys wearing military overalls but no identifying tags, and firing ranges with the targets...
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    My experimental has no locks, it'd be like...

    My experimental has no locks, it'd be like locking your home's screen door, why bother?

    I have left notes on my plane when landed in a place people don't expect to see a parked bird. One worry...
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    A real nice video, great scenery obviously. Good...

    A real nice video, great scenery obviously. Good production values too. I wear a cowboy hat time to time, but never flying, always baseball caps so I can wear my headset, not just for noise...
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