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    Musubi. Mmm. Especially for breakfast. At the...

    Musubi. Mmm. Especially for breakfast. At the beach. With a really cold beer. :)
  2. Thread: Summit Skis

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    Huh, you can get those FAs but not a ferry...

    Huh, you can get those FAs but not a ferry permit? Crazy times, these are. ;)

    I recall dgapilot saying he won't FA Summits without pedestal data, and they won't provide it. I find the light...
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    I’m a fan of a couple of boxes of granola bars...

    I’m a fan of a couple of boxes of granola bars and a tin of Spam. To require a gun to eat is very highly unlikely. Plinking to pass time? That’s always fun. Maybe a 10-22 is in order.
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    The thing that strikes me is the wingspan is...

    The thing that strikes me is the wingspan is nearly 10’ less than mine. Earlier I referred to the Norden as a scale model. I think that’s a fair statement.
  5. Thread: Summit Skis

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    How do you sign off Summits on a standard...

    How do you sign off Summits on a standard category airplane? Trickairs are approved. Summits aren’t, right?
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    I made a post a couple of years ago with wing and...

    I made a post a couple of years ago with wing and power loading. For comparison-
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    I glanced at Zlin’s website. Lots of...

    I glanced at Zlin’s website. Lots of marketing-based talk and nothing technical. Wingspan? Wing area? Absent. They clearly state it’s built for the LSA market. That puts it into a very limited market...
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    Slots are fixed. Slats are variable. My Cub has...

    Slots are fixed. Slats are variable. My Cub has slats. They operate with air pressure. Open when needed, closed when not. They’re incredible. Flying a 2000# plane with full control authority at <30...
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    Baling wire and a couple of eye screws in the...

    Baling wire and a couple of eye screws in the ceiling. Hang and spray.
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    Innovation? It’s a scale model of a Mackey SQ-18...

    Innovation? It’s a scale model of a Mackey SQ-18 with some minor tweaks, like electric slats, and that’s an innovation most bush fliers wouldn’t want. Time will tell whether it makes an impact or a...
  11. What does a pro aircraft refinisher use for...

    What does a pro aircraft refinisher use for stripper? Willard gave me about half a gallon of his so I could strip skis and it worked WAY better than anything else I’ve ever tried. I’d like to have...
  12. My 180 was the first plane Willard Sawyer, an...

    My 180 was the first plane Willard Sawyer, an Alaskan legend, painted solo after firing his entire crew. The plane sat outside for 18 years before moving indoors a handful of doors down from...
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    I have it in stock in my Anch shop and keep some...

    I have it in stock in my Anch shop and keep some in my Wolf Lake hangar.
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    I’d sure like to try my Cub on floats, but...

    I’d sure like to try my Cub on floats, but there’s a lot more to it than just slats. I’d also like to try a mostly stock Cub with the AOI increased a few degrees on floats. I think that would be...
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    Interesting. Mine open 2-7/8”. I just measured...

    Interesting. Mine open 2-7/8”. I just measured them.

    3-4 years ago a slat kit was $4K from Backcountry Supercubs. No idea what they are these days. Carbon Concepts sells a CF slat kit now, too.
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    Get ready to smile.

    Get ready to smile.
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    Level with the wing or are you going lower?

    Level with the wing or are you going lower?
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    77į in sunny Austin, heading for 18į in snowy...

    77į in sunny Austin, heading for 18į in snowy Wasilla. Ugg.
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    Mike probably drilled mine when I was on a...

    Mike probably drilled mine when I was on a different task. Where the stops are located will be determined by where you locate the slat leading edge relative to bottom of wing.
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    If nobody answers first Iíll be home tonight and...

    If nobody answers first Iíll be home tonight and can take whatever measurements you need. Here are a couple of pics. We modified a couple of stops to allow gust locks at each slat. Highly recommended!
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    There should be stops in your hangers.

    There should be stops in your hangers.
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    There’s a G3X module that does lights, too. I...

    There’s a G3X module that does lights, too.

    I think VP offers a backup battery separately. I used a TCW IBBS. I routinely update my G3X without using the aircraft battery. It also buffers power...
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    Cash is King? Not in my book. I bought an...

    Cash is King? Not in my book. I bought an airplane once and the seller wanted cash. Getting $80K from the bank was a pain. For him to deposit $80K was also a pain. And in that case the $80K never...
  24. Thread: Borescope?

    by stewartb
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    Vividia VA-150. It has its own screen. Two way...

    Vividia VA-150. It has its own screen. Two way articulating camera end. $179 on Amazon.

    Having an articulating tip is a big deal. I have another scope without an articulating tip. Handy for lots...
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    My 180’s battery has been on the firewall for...

    My 180’s battery has been on the firewall for over 20 years. I'd owned the plane for 3-4 years before the change. There’s no down side that I’ve found.

    Before you buy the Dodge box you may want to...
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