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    Interesting that it still has dual lift struts,...

    Interesting that it still has dual lift struts, even though the wing is all metal. As compared to the Bearhawk LSA, RANS 21, and others, once they go metal, most seem to only need 1 strut as the tin...
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    We got it here in Idaho yesterday. Left unclear...

    We got it here in Idaho yesterday. Left unclear is who is providing essential services, and who is not. Is my crane service essential, like setting HVAC units on the county jail as I did two days...
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    No one mentioned the flaps? That's what caught my...

    No one mentioned the flaps? That's what caught my eye. Couldn't tell what type of shock struts on the gear it had. Looked like a T-3 tail spring (mine just arrived today, looks good), and haven't...
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    The last time I took my crane to SLC to get some...

    The last time I took my crane to SLC to get some major work done, I got home, 185 miles or away, and only then found the mechanic had left 1/2" impact driver on top the hydraulic tank. Nothing to...
  5. Thread: Hangar home

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    I have a good 2' clearance, if I stay on the...

    I have a good 2' clearance, if I stay on the centerline, and I always crowd the opposite side so 3'4' clearance. IF I crowd the near side....it is close. I've had a Maule pilot clear it easily,what...
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    House on right, hangar/shop on left, with...

    House on right, hangar/shop on left, with unheated out building next to it. I don't like taking up valuable heated areas (even though I have free heat) for things that don't need it. The winter time...
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    Two years ago, for a couple weeks I had noticed...

    Two years ago, for a couple weeks I had noticed off and on that my nearly new Gearwrench 1/2" combo wrench wasn't in to the tool box where it should have been. I figured it would turn up eventually....
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    Not near as cool (get it, it WAS cool...) as that...

    Not near as cool (get it, it WAS cool...) as that natural ice sculpture, but Brian's shot reminded me of this one I took a couple years ago. I know of 3 or 4 areas in Idaho with rock formations like...
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    I forget how good I have it until I see a rented,...

    I forget how good I have it until I see a rented, unheated hangar, miles from the pilot's home. Today I took my tail ski off while doing a load of laundry in the upstairs shop, while the dog and cat...
  10. I have a FillRite on my home bulk tank, the same...

    I have a FillRite on my home bulk tank, the same one for over 20 years now. 12 VDC model, 13 GPM. I have a car battery (taken out of service because it wasn't doing the job in the car or truck) that...
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    I have two, and about once or twice a year I will...

    I have two, and about once or twice a year I will notice one has crept open a hair. Only the same one, and it's so minor, so rare and such a small amount of opening, I, being in the crane business...
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    I'm going to fertilize, for the first time, my...

    I'm going to fertilize, for the first time, my 400' long runway, as soon as Amazon/UPS delivers my walk behind spreader. Last year I installed an underground popup sprinkler system (pressure...
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    I was talking with a 182 driver the other day...

    I was talking with a 182 driver the other day with the Peterson canard on the nose. He said something about 38 mph, could have been knots, touchdown speed. Not bad for something big as a Suburban...
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    I expected Henry to win the takeoff part, 300+...

    I expected Henry to win the takeoff part, 300+ hp., 850 lb plane. But I was more impressed by his last landing, he absolutely nailed it
    His new slats played a huge role in that. Hal Stockman had...
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    Sleeting outside here, blowing 30+, nice in front...

    Sleeting outside here, blowing 30+, nice in front of the computer though. Go Hal/S-7S!
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    Yes, I realize that feathering a dead prop is the...

    Yes, I realize that feathering a dead prop is the thing to do, when you have that capability. This is kind of a new deal, a fixed pitch prop, and one probably with a lot of pitch to handle the near...
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    Diesel for my crane biz is nice and low also. ...

    Diesel for my crane biz is nice and low also.

    Even though my home strip's 300 gallon (fixed) bulk tank is only half empty, I'm going to make a run into town and fill up the 300 gallon transport...
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    He has a power to weight ratio unlike any other,...

    He has a power to weight ratio unlike any other, and he knows how to use it for best advantage. I bet on him, we Idaho boys have to stick together.

    Speaking of that Apex engine, it has a...
  19. Mikhail, I installed an EA-81 Subaru in a RANS...

    Mikhail, I installed an EA-81 Subaru in a RANS S-7 and flew it for 1300 trouble free hours about 20 years ago. As you know by now, most auto conversions are a bit heavier then an aero engine, but as...
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    I too wondered about the whole toilet paper...

    I too wondered about the whole toilet paper thing, but today for the first time, I heard that one of the symptoms, or side effects, is diarrhea. Too late now....
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    A couple of JC's ago I met Captain Cub, what a...

    A couple of JC's ago I met Captain Cub, what a guy, judging from the picture he is still doing doing OK! Think about that shot, compare it to other large group pictures, every single person has a...
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    "didn't verify I was where I thought I was"! ...

    "didn't verify I was where I thought I was"!

    Not to be confused with not knowing where you are! A subtle difference perhaps, you KNOW where you are, and act accordingly. I too got bit once by...
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    Anyone getting the idea to follow the Yellowstone...

    Anyone getting the idea to follow the Yellowstone River from the south, up to where it intersects with the Missouri, (a great scenic flight BTW) be advised there is one particular set of smaller...
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    And they never once referred to him as "elderly!"...

    And they never once referred to him as "elderly!" I've heard the news here use that term for someone in their mid 60's, and it pisses me off.
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    I've been using solar thermal panels for rad heat...

    I've been using solar thermal panels for rad heat for 35 years, but not for preventing snow build up on an outdoor slab. You are correct, that is a poor application for them. For that you really need...
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