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    I have a beam running the length of my 40' shop,...

    I have a beam running the length of my 40' shop, with TWO chain falls on trolleys on it, after starting with one. Lots of lifts benefited from having two independent pulls rather than a single one....
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    I can't run double puck brakes with my Datums,...

    I can't run double puck brakes with my Datums, this saves me weight and money, and doesn't seem to effect the stopping distance much, especially when on the skis. (?) But I HATE getting out short...
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    This:

    This:
  4. My first S7 was 98VZ, my current one is 89VZ, or...

    My first S7 was 98VZ, my current one is 89VZ, or maybe it's the other way around. Point being, I get them confused but that's why the little panel placard is there. I do know that Victor Zulu,...
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    Same here. But I don't feel strongly enough...

    Same here.

    But I don't feel strongly enough about the author's viewpoint to make the effort anyway, especially as the majority of pilots probably agree with him. I just felt the need to post my...
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    Besides all the other great reasons listed above,...

    Besides all the other great reasons listed above, I use my plane often to help me out in my crane work. Finding a job site, assess the conditions for getting in or out, note anything in the way so it...
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    The close manuvering, cranking and banking at low...

    The close manuvering, cranking and banking at low elevation, is what made me compare it to more of a tight off airport op than turning base at Sulpher Creek, as a for instance. It all has no interest...
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    The criticism of the event illustrates the gap...

    The criticism of the event illustrates the gap between "back country" flying, strips you can google, likely on a sectional, for sure on YouTube and real "off airport" flying. Two different things to...
  9. Me neither!

    Me neither!
  10. Just talked to Avemco, told them I have 4200 hrs...

    Just talked to Avemco, told them I have 4200 hrs in type (RANS S-7 and S-7S, lots of off airport, based at two different 400' long mountain strips for the last 30 some years, and 72 years old, and...
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    "In Arkansas, in my estimation, they’re doing...

    "In Arkansas, in my estimation, they’re doing stuff with airplanes that has no real-world application unless we’re searching for creative ways to raise insurance rates."

    In HIS...
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    Local sign shop, no need for a aero specific...

    Local sign shop, no need for a aero specific provider. Have them put it on in exchange for a ride!
  13. Well heck Bob, guess I'll have to check Avemco...

    Well heck Bob, guess I'll have to check Avemco out, flying 5 different exps. since 1988 and not spending one thin dime on insurance during all that time, I have been lately using my age (a spry 72)...
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    I have had vinyl lettering done on 5 different...

    I have had vinyl lettering done on 5 different boom trucks, and the stuff holds up so good I'd have zero qualms about using it on an airplane. BUT...I'd get, if I was putting it on my plane, my buddy...
  15. A nephew in Fairbanks sent me a video last year...

    A nephew in Fairbanks sent me a video last year of him riding up to a summit on his snowmachine, then after he turned it around he gave it a kick and it followed it's track back down the mountain,...
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    Been there myself, back in my hang gliding and...

    Been there myself, back in my hang gliding and ultralight dealership days. Friendly competitions were always somewhat serious business, still friendly, still fun, but for sure also seriously good for...
  17. Half the fun of ski flying is looking for places...

    Half the fun of ski flying is looking for places to have fun on! I like to get turned around and see how long I can keep it on the snow before "excessive" speed launches me again, about 1/2 mile is...
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    The other answer to your question….the prize is a...

    The other answer to your question….the prize is a pewter trophy for a five day commitment and the promise of being ridiculed by the masses for any major screwup.[/QUOTE]

    For those who are dealers...
  19. I know that the ATV's and UTV's that transit the...

    I know that the ATV's and UTV's that transit the gravel road above my place, make more noise (and longer in duration) then a well flown low level buzz job, (meaning, speed built up, in a slight...
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    It's supposed to be challenging, don't enter if...

    It's supposed to be challenging, don't enter if you can't fly it without crashing. Or, tame it down so it's not challenging? Maybe a speed limit at Reno is next
  21. I got to taxi one that had just been restored, in...

    I got to taxi one that had just been restored, in the same hangar I had my T-Craft in. I felt like King of the Ramp, like sitting in a semi.....missed the first flight then it was moved out, but...
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    As is the RANS S20 side by side, faster then the...

    As is the RANS S20 side by side, faster then the 7 though the wing is identical! Ain't right, but it's so.
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    He most likely thought I was another bull, just...

    He most likely thought I was another bull, just from the way I carry myself and general aura, no way am I subscribing to the girly moose scenario! No good outcome either way if he had caught up with...
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    The dog and I were walking up from the bottom of...

    The dog and I were walking up from the bottom of the place this morning, and I spotted some activity about 1000' away, something had just jumped the far corner of the barbed wire fence. I looked a...
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    Sticky: ? I'm grid tied, (14 years now) my solar, wind,...

    ? I'm grid tied, (14 years now) my solar, wind, and hydro all are, it's the local utlity. IF I was still off grid (28 years), this would not happen! Got a 4kw welder/ generator in the hangar, but...
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