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    Right. So, other than them getting caught in...

    Right. So, other than them getting caught in willows while taxiing in riparian zones, I'm wondering if there is any particular disadvantage to them.
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    I've got the drawings. It shows an old style...

    I've got the drawings. It shows an old style system with a generator and 35A fuse in the generator circuit. Master has 50 A going to bus bar, but that's because the starter draws from that.

    The...
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    Thanks, Sky. That's exactly what I was...

    Thanks, Sky. That's exactly what I was envisioning.
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    Thanks for those links. More stuff to study. ...

    Thanks for those links. More stuff to study.

    As for the Cub Crafter news item Gary posted: https://generalaviationnews.com/2015/04/21/cubcrafters-introduces-carbon-cub-ex-2/ , I see from the wing...
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    Gary, that nasa pdf link comes back: "The page...

    Gary, that nasa pdf link comes back: "The page you tried to access does not exist on this server."

    I'd love to see that.

    Vic
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    I'm going to have to ponder this boundary layer...

    I'm going to have to ponder this boundary layer idea a bit to understand it. I get the pressure differential is low at near level angle of attack. But I see from flap design that it seems preferable...
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    That's an idea I hadn't run across. Is there an...

    That's an idea I hadn't run across. Is there an issue with dissimilar metals?

    Vic
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    Does the law say what the 2nd lock needs to be...

    Does the law say what the 2nd lock needs to be attached to?
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    Thanks for starting this, Charlie. I've been...

    Thanks for starting this, Charlie. I've been trying to sort things like this out on and off for that past year.

    Sky, your observations seem right on for low speed.

    Now I wonder if anyone has...
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    Working on bungee struts

    I'm still pondering suspension, but for the time being I figured I'd build gear struts as shown in the drawings. They are a bit different from the drawing because I extended the gear.

    I learned...
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    The original question reminded me of this: ...

    The original question reminded me of this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3m05nlCbak
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    "The pilot failed to deploy the pontoons upon...

    "The pilot failed to deploy the pontoons upon landing." That's an interesting way to put it.
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    Thanks for the reminder, Jim. My uncle was there...

    Thanks for the reminder, Jim. My uncle was there with the 101st Airborne. Other uncles were pilots. I grew up with giants and only appreciated it later.
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    There is no help for me. If I weld long enough my...

    There is no help for me. If I weld long enough my hand goes numb and I can't feel what direction the rod is heading after I stop. People at work have started looking for the latest interesting brand...
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    I feel for you, Charlie! I'm using gas, but I...

    I feel for you, Charlie! I'm using gas, but I have three different drug-store readers for whichever task is at hand. I'm using a face shield after a few times of bumping my cheek with a hot rod tip...
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    That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! ...

    That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

    Vic
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    It was either Mystery Shopping Providers...

    It was either Mystery Shopping Providers Association Services or Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association.

    I'll go with the second: http://www.mnseaplanes.com/

    Beautiful photos!
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    Adjusting stabilizers

    After tacking in the jack screw pedestal a couple days ago, it seemed right to put the stabilizers in place to check the alignment.

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    I didn't take photos, but I adjusted that jack screw...
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    Fuselage weight so far and jack screw bracket

    I ran out of materials for a while, so, being curious, I decided to weigh the fuselage as it is right now.

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    After I weighed, I noticed that the scale read about 3 pounds heavy with no...
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    Thanks! That looks like it. I don't know why I...

    Thanks! That looks like it. I don't know why I couldn't find it before.
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    Looks good Charlie-- I'm really interested in...

    Looks good Charlie--

    I'm really interested in these various bearings. I searched REP bearings and couldn't find anything. And I'm wondering how the control surface bearings mount. Last I recall...
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    Just speculating, but it sounds like trim...

    Just speculating, but it sounds like trim slightly up means stabilizer leading edge slightly down. If you push forward on the stick a little the whole stabilizer/elevator configuration looks more...
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    I should add a reply to your last sentence. I do...

    I should add a reply to your last sentence. I do not recommend it as a better way than epoxy and fiberglass for most boats. It is heavy. For most skiffs a single layer of fiberglass ought to be...
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    Plywood bottom epoxy-fiberglass coated. It was an...

    Plywood bottom epoxy-fiberglass coated. It was an old 'scrap wood dory' I built from scrap wood 20 years ago. The bottom rotted out so I cut it out and put a new marine ply bottom on it and sealed it...
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    I forgot to comment on the Herculiner because I...

    I forgot to comment on the Herculiner because I was taken by the flying. I've used it on drift boat bottoms. It is good stuff.
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