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    10 years ago that was a simple approval at ANC...

    10 years ago that was a simple approval at ANC FSDO. Have you asked?
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    50 x 60 wouldn't be too big even with a 4 stall garage at the house.
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    FWIW, today's the day I need to dry the...

    FWIW, today's the day I need to dry the desiccant. The pumps ran full time for 6 weeks plus. Not bad.
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    25 years ago, flying low level up Wolverine...

    25 years ago, flying low level up Wolverine Creek, the drainage that defines the NW side of Mt Susitna. In a Hawk XP so not clawing uphill but not gobs of power to spare, round over a rolling ridge...
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    Cessna 150 in cruise and the wake of an F-15...

    Cessna 150 in cruise and the wake of an F-15 doing a very hard high-power turn right in front of me. He used me like a pylon. Cool view of an F-15, though.

    I have two friends who've bent wing...
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    The Matanuska-Susitna-Yentna valleys have...

    The Matanuska-Susitna-Yentna valleys have hundreds of small strips, most uncharted. The C-130 presence was something we got used to a long time ago. They were easy to see. These days seeing C-17s is...
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    Common in the Mat-Su area. At least now they only...

    Common in the Mat-Su area. At least now they only fly in pairs instead of flights of 5 and 6.
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    You'll need a reduction unit and radiator. Add...

    You'll need a reduction unit and radiator. Add those back in.
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    I don't know the answer to that. I have an...

    I don't know the answer to that. I have an overhead video of a Cub with slats landing. How the wing fabric flips from scalloped down to pillowed out as it transitions from flight to ground is...
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    Set it on top of the glare shiel with velcro to...

    Set it on top of the glare shiel with velcro to hold it. Drop a wire through the Vee brace hole if you need ship's power.
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    When enlarging the tank bays for Atlee tanks in a...

    When enlarging the tank bays for Atlee tanks in a -12 you add full-wrap leading edges. The angle sounds like a good idea.

    FWIW. Cessna ribs are about 18" apart and the flush rivets affixing the...
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    The big 6s are anything but light! Evinrude's...

    The big 6s are anything but light! Evinrude's Etec had a weight advatage but Evinrude is history.

    From the Mercury website-
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    Mike turned me onto this screwdriver a few years...

    Mike turned me onto this screwdriver a few years ago. Handy. Slower than typical drivers. Most broken and stripped screw problems are eliminated. Very handy. ...
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    It looks like Buzzcola's metal is one piece...

    It looks like Buzzcola's metal is one piece outboard of the tanks? I've never seen that. No 90 flange over the upper spar cap. Maybe I just can't see it?
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    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/sheetmetal...

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ha/sheetmetalscrews.html

    Truss heads. Type A are the sharps, B are the blunts. I'm pretty sure my planes have used stainless. I know for certain that's all I...
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    So you're not drilled for lacing through the...

    So you're not drilled for lacing through the extended metal? Are you planning to? If not, are you comfortable with all that lift area being secured by a thimble full of #4 PK screws and glue?
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    Nice. That should work well. It looks like you...

    Nice. That should work well. It looks like you have a long way to go but I look forward to a pirep.
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    So far the new motor's been great. As for the...

    So far the new motor's been great. As for the recalled one? It was part of the journey. I rolled the dice and lost. C'est la vie.
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    Like a hand-built ported, balanced, high...

    Like a hand-built ported, balanced, high compression 390 with improved induction, improved injection, improved ignition, and improved exhaust? I put my money in an updated version of a legacy design...
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    E-AB is the reform.

    E-AB is the reform.
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    If demand ever pushes manufacturing to expand...

    If demand ever pushes manufacturing to expand their engine line? Make mine a diesel. http://www.continental.aero/diesel/diesel-engines.aspx They're getting 1-1/2 hp per cubic inch of displacement...
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    My Ext leading edges are drilled for lacing.

    My
    Ext leading edges are drilled for lacing.
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    Groves don't have an external spring on the park...

    Groves don't have an external spring on the park brake arm. Maybe there's one internal? They work great.
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    Garmin Acquires GEOS

    Good? Bad? Who cares? What's your take?
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    According to Pponk the popular C401-86" makes...

    According to Pponk the popular C401-86" makes identical thrust as the C401-88". I'd love to see a static comparison between an IO-520 and IO-550. Maybe toss in a Yamaha Apex with it's relatively...
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