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    I think the people building kit planes (or...

    I think the people building kit planes (or scratch built also, even more so) and trying to get a handle on the TOTAL cost, are kidding themselves if they don't throw in a hefty number for "misc....
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    Be patient, for one thing, it'll be like watching...

    Be patient, for one thing, it'll be like watching paint dry. At least it won't cost anything.....I finally got my ranch strip back on the charts after several years of advising them I had moved to a...
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    I have always appreciated Spruce give me (in the...

    I have always appreciated Spruce give me (in the USofA) the option to ship via US Mail, which is plenty fast enough and always the cheapest for smaller hardware items. My crane parts supplier on the...
  4. Sticky: I have kept my resolve to NOT LOOK at the...

    I have kept my resolve to NOT LOOK at the calendar in total, just 1 month at a time as the day rolls around. Yesterday was one such day, I'm really getting my money's worth out of it this way!
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    Dead stick soaring, nothing like it! Old hang...

    Dead stick soaring, nothing like it! Old hang glider pilot here, and some days the 9K ridge behind my place is soarable for 6 or more hours, if I wanted to stay up that long.. My record, before I got...
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    Sounds like maybe you also have a construction...

    Sounds like maybe you also have a construction background, as do I. Knowing your way around a whiskey level, a chalk line, a dry line, and a plumb bob (not to mention all the new digital stuff) was a...
  7. iF it needed AC power, I'd use a Morningstar...

    iF it needed AC power, I'd use a Morningstar brand 300 watt pure sinewave inverter. The sat systems load would be in the sweet spot of the inverter, .most of which are most efficient at 50 to 85...
  8. One example of how it can pay to avoid a load: I...

    One example of how it can pay to avoid a load: I installed a small (400 watts) PV system at the ski patrol shack at the top of the ski area behind my place. In the 5 years since it's inception, I...
  9. That is a substantial load, assuming it's 24/7,...

    That is a substantial load, assuming it's 24/7, for an off grid solar system, make no mistake. Right off the bat I'd check the power supply and see if the end use is DC, and if so what voltage,...
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    I heard that the now ( for the last 15 years or...

    I heard that the now ( for the last 15 years or so, liked it as it was much better) controlled Jackson Hole WY airport has a landing fee, but have yet to find out. At some point this summer I will...
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    I can't recall EVER paying an overnight or...

    I can't recall EVER paying an overnight or landing fee, in the last 34 years away, guess I'm flying in the wrong places. This thread makes me re- appreciate that.
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    As a 20+ year, 2 different S-7's RANS...

    As a 20+ year, 2 different S-7's RANS flier/builder, I can tell you Randy Schlitter, their Grand Poobah, is one of those smart guys who knows how to keep things simple as possible while still getting...
  13. I thought this was going to be a video about...

    I thought this was going to be a video about landing in too tall of vegetation, carry on.
  14. Thread: Binoculars

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    I've carried different monocular and binocs for...

    I've carried different monocular and binocs for decades for use in flight, and for sure there are conditions where they are worthless, other times quite handy. I use them, and I'm not making this up,...
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    A thing I've noticed: is every heavy equipment...

    A thing I've noticed: is every heavy equipment .mechanic ( Hal's day job is fixing giant mining equipment, and he is highly respected and sought after in that field) I have run across are physically...
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    I recently had a valve issue on the RANS's Rotax....

    I recently had a valve issue on the RANS's Rotax. 20 over 85! When I took the head to "my" mechanic, He turned it upside down, squirted some brake cleaner, or maybe it was carb cleaner, (not...
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    On my HydroSwing door, (different I know, but...

    On my HydroSwing door, (different I know, but similar stresses,) both the 19' wide shop and the 38' hangar door, I ended up welding 1/4" by 2" flat bar to the door frame, in the center, and then ran...
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    Those modding the 4 stroke Yamaha sled engines...

    Those modding the 4 stroke Yamaha sled engines are reporting over 700 lbs. FWIW. One is a bit over 1 K.
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    It's rather pointless info on how a prop will...

    It's rather pointless info on how a prop will pull in actual use, granted. BUT, if you pull xx amount static, make a minor adjustment of whatever, (engine related) and and then pull xx PLUS 100 rpm,...
  20. Thread: Bushwheels

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    I am experimenting with a partially used can...

    I am experimenting with a partially used can that's been in the freezer since my last application. An old painters trick when using oil based paint: put your brushes in a plastic bag and the cold...
  21. Thread: Bushwheels

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    It's like an entire new sport, flying wise:...

    It's like an entire new sport, flying wise: flying into a new to you paved airstrip (uncontrolled, of course), and while making a normal circuit and approach, figuring out how to safely land NOT on...
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    My brother in Fairbanks (38 years now) just...

    My brother in Fairbanks (38 years now) just called, they are moving to Overton NV, he's had enough apparently.

    Global warming in Idaho this morning also, 5'' of it.
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    That picture right there is why we fly tandem!

    That picture right there is why we fly tandem!
  24. Thread: Bushwheels

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    I've never figured out why the 3 different pairs...

    I've never figured out why the 3 different pairs of Airstreaks I've run have MINIMUM AIR PRESSURE 6 LBS. molded into the sidewalls. I use that number as my highest pressure, and usually am at 3 or 4,...
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    Bannock Peak, nothing special, just looks more...

    Bannock Peak, nothing special, just looks more impressive due to the smaller terrain around it, does look pretty cool this time of year, like it's Mt. Kilamingaro or something.
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