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    My Cowboy helmet is still sitting on the hangar...

    My Cowboy helmet is still sitting on the hangar work bench, for 4 or 5 months now. I'm not sure what the holdup is, maybe I think I'll start crashing, or maybe I am reluctant to butcher my Zulu 3's. ...
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    Besides landing a Long EZ, apparently deadstick,...

    Besides landing a Long EZ, apparently deadstick, (?) in a overall mountainous area with minimal damage to the plane and none to him, I really like the way he handled the press. This is the best feel...
  3. In two weeks, my tracked battery powered (72...

    In two weeks, my tracked battery powered (72 volts) snow bike will arrive. Part of my excuse for buying it is to use it to pack a path down my sloped runway. I think it's track width will be more...
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    My ex has lived in the aptly named burg of...

    My ex has lived in the aptly named burg of Volcano HI for the last 40 years. Serves her right.
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    I bought this last night:...

    I bought this last night: https://www.ebay.com/itm/323389917794, probably good enough for my rare use.

    My long time crimper has been my aircraft swedger, after I discovered a 3/32" copper nico...
  6. Back on the Datum retracts myself, and I have to...

    Back on the Datum retracts myself, and I have to remind myself: MAKE SURE THE WHEELS ARE DOWN IF LANDING ASPHALT, OR SKIS IF LANDING SNOW, DUMMY."

    One time I landed a remote canyon, and was...
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    Sticky: I may have posted a picture of this sign before,...

    I may have posted a picture of this sign before, it's been there for a few years. I'm absolutely positive they start out new help sweeping the floor or cleaning the bathrooms, not welding airframes...
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    [QUOTE=stid2677;836219]This one is a makes you...

    [QUOTE=stid2677;836219]This one is a makes you wonder, anyone seen this? How the heck did he fall out?

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/300307[/QUOTE

    Over at the Bearhawk forum, it's...
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    forgot the pic

    forgot the pic
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    18 gauge is my eyeball guess. Permanent, yes. The...

    18 gauge is my eyeball guess. Permanent, yes. The thing is, the break happened 2 or 3" from the soldered joint, at the end of the heatshrink. The stiff heatshrink acted like a stiff soldered joint in...
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    They were soldered....., and I know that may be...

    They were soldered....., and I know that may be part of the issue. They failed a couple inches away from the solder joint. I buggered it up worse by the time I got the heat shrink off, so I didn't...
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    Datum ski issue

    I re-installed them a few days ago, my 11 th or 12 th. season, 400 plus hrs., on the RANS S-7S, all mountain flying, but when I went to make my first transition one ski kept blowing the 7 amp...
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    “I feel badly we were in his way. I didn’t think...

    “I feel badly we were in his way. I didn’t think he was landing or I didn’t know what he was doing.” Said witness and beach goer Julie Zoog, what a women!

    Reminds me of the first time I met the...
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    As a guy who's flown off of a 14% grade strip ...

    As a guy who's flown off of a 14% grade strip for years, on skis,s do what Denny says. Make the slope work with you, not against you.
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    I love seeing plane crash pictures, where it...

    I love seeing plane crash pictures, where it still looks like an airplane, where it appears the pilot kept flying all the way down! That pilot should be proud, unless he/she did something stupid that...
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    Yes, just like a whiskey level, keep the left end...

    Yes, just like a whiskey level, keep the left end on the left, etc., an old carpenter trick.

    The one digital level device I really like is made for pipe fitters, with a V shaped magnetic base....
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    I still use my 50 year old Starrett adjustable...

    I still use my 50 year old Starrett adjustable protractor for the most critical tasks. I trust gravity more then any digital thingie. I was an early adapter when the first ones appeared, my brother...
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    Yes indeed, that probably saved several thousand...

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    Paying my breakfast tab this morning at a truck...

    Paying my breakfast tab this morning at a truck stop I have access to aerially, I saw this hat, and it spoke to me big time. Kind of an inside joke, the wind really does matter to me a lot,...
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    This thread has re-inspired me to helmet up, not...

    This thread has re-inspired me to helmet up, not that I'll ever need it or anything. If I don't like it, I'll move back to a baseball cap. If the visor gets scratched up too bad, I'll buy another one...
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    I had similar, used back in my ultralight gunnery...

    I had similar, used back in my ultralight gunnery days, and also for motorcycle rides, but it's visor was totally protected while stowed, sliding up into itself, offering protection for it while not...
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    I bought a Sky Cowoys helmet several months ago,...

    I bought a Sky Cowoys helmet several months ago, don't recall the model but it has the sliding built in tinted visor. I have not flown with it yet, or done anything with it yet other then take it out...
  23. With my hangar close by, and an excess of free...

    With my hangar close by, and an excess of free electricity, and being generally impatient, I preheat the Rotax just to save time (and gas too I guess) once I fire it up. It's also part of my good...
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    I always wanted a hyd. press for my shop, then I...

    I always wanted a hyd. press for my shop, then I realized my crane's down function on the outriggers is or can be used similar.
  25. https://youtu.be/woQrg4fHBt0 Right at 1:45, for...

    https://youtu.be/woQrg4fHBt0 Right at 1:45, for his wingtip.
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