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    I can for sure see how someone who makes a living...

    I can for sure see how someone who makes a living using traditional covering techniques, would not take on a Oratex job, why rock the boat? I also know there are shops out there, maybe a bit...
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    I'm sure any good all around fabrics guy would...

    I'm sure any good all around fabrics guy would take it on, one who wanted to see what all the buzz was about. They could get educated on the stuff, on your nickel, why wouldn't they? Others, more...
  3. First landing site with the new tires, first two...

    First landing site with the new tires, first two pics. Third pic was the second time out, next time I need to bring a sledge hammer, after about breaking my foot trying to bust it off. These aren't...
  4. My thinking on the lightweight ones, is most of...

    My thinking on the lightweight ones, is most of the weight is taken out of the sidewalls, wishful thinking maybe?! They visibly look like they are built different, the sidewalls look different. Just...
  5. Do what I just did: sold my "standard" 29"...

    Do what I just did: sold my "standard" 29" Airstreaks, and bought new ultralight streaks, same size, just as cushy, but designed for a lighter plane. Saved 12 pounds! Plus, for some reason, they have...
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    Once again, the lightweight Rotax kinda changes...

    Once again, the lightweight Rotax kinda changes things....as in adding 34 pounds to the nose of my S-7 would be a huge weight gain, percentage wise, and all in the wrong place. I sure like the...
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    There would be a pretty good market for the...

    There would be a pretty good market for the experimental crowd, or am I missing something? Maybe even better, more sales, then for the certified planes? Selling to both markets makes the most sense....
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    Done that, several times. Overhead beam trolley...

    Done that, several times. Overhead beam trolley with a chainfall, AND a sheetrock jack.no pain or strain, or drama. Bit more time though, but no excitement or pissed off friends, etc.
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    Great stuff, and Crystal clear and available in a...

    Great stuff, and Crystal clear and available in a smaller then caulk size tube. Readily available too, Ace Hardware!
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    If it wasn't for the LSA market, with their...

    If it wasn't for the LSA market, with their reduced operating costs and their easier/cheaper to obtain ticket (though more restrictive) things would be even more grim.

    One fly-in I was at this...
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    I modified a 16' hang glider to break down into...

    I modified a 16' hang glider to break down into thirds, 2 sleeves per section, in the early 70's. Backpackable pretty much, and my wife and I toured Columbia and Ecaudor for 3 months, flying off...
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    IF I ever had to remove one of the Micro's, short...

    IF I ever had to remove one of the Micro's, short of using a cold chisel and a hammer, I'd try judicious amounts of heat. That Micro supplied glue is almost too good, I like the sticky tape concept....
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    Charles White, back when he ran Micro, made me a...

    Charles White, back when he ran Micro, made me a dealer for the exp crowd at one point, after I called him and bitched about them only being (at that time) offered for certified planes, with the...
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    I'm cheaper then you, probably, and bought the...

    I'm cheaper then you, probably, and bought the complete kit. My time is not worth much, but worth enough to spend that extra money. The performance gain on the low end makes them a bargain at twice...
  15. Thread: Dead Stick!

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    What's this "sink rate" thing about? You come...

    What's this "sink rate" thing about? You come down when the engine quits?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J9v433C0nM 5:00 in for the shutdown.

    Ha, no ridge with a good breeze blowing into it...
  16. Thread: Draco

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    Yes indeed, and if worse comes to worse, those...

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    "Unable to comply", is another tool in the box. ...

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    I haven't felt so bad for another pilot's...

  19. Wow, ya got a lot going on there flyrite! Viva la...

    Wow, ya got a lot going on there flyrite! Viva la experimental!

    I see Joe Dory now has slats on his cub, not sure what type, but I would really like to pick his brain as to exactly how they have...
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    Something I learned from my father's shop and...

    Something I learned from my father's shop and have used twice: instead of building a bench up against a wall, offset it 4' away from the wall, now you can walk around it, put bigger then the bench...
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    A similar deal but on more trusses can result in...

    A similar deal but on more trusses can result in a beam trolley being used the length of the building. I did my 40' shop this way, it has a 4" I beam (light gauge) and two 1 K capacity chain falls on...
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    Done flying.....I hope that was evident!

  23. No, it's all in good old Nevada:...

    No, it's all in good old Nevada: http://zipperbigbore.com/
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    A neighbor of mine has a son who is a high time...

    A neighbor of mine has a son who is a high time commercial helicopter pilot, but with no fixed wing experience. He just bought a **** (I want to keep it a bit vague) and with an instructor on board,...
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    Yeah it's an interesting time to be alive, seeing...

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