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    ? 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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    Got the RANS packed with ebike, and 10 hours of...

    Got the RANS packed with ebike, and 10 hours of fuel, for a flight by the Tetons and then West Yellow for breakfast then who knows where.. Food out for the pets, and all other ducks in a row for a...
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    Three blade props.....flew them for 30 years, now...

    Three blade props.....flew them for 30 years, now with the 2 blade Prince. Aero benefits aside, when working in the hangar, a 2 blade is more user friendly, a 3 blade always has 1 blade in the way. I...
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    I have a flip up window, yes it's all or nothing...

    I have a flip up window, yes it's all or nothing but I also have swivel vents in both windows got just a bit of fresh air. Best thing I did was make the piano hinge extra long, to falicitate total...
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    FWIW: We ebikers prefer Japanese and Korean...

    FWIW: We ebikers prefer Japanese and Korean battery cells, of any type. And beware of counterfeits, labeled Panasonic for instance, but actually Chinese. It takes a battery geek to astertain the...
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    My cheap.exp. has 2200 hours on a Swiss muffler I...

    My cheap.exp. has 2200 hours on a Swiss muffler I made, I can only took it off for saving 6 pounds. No problems whatsoever!
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    The steer used his nose, guess he didn't like the...

    The steer used his nose, guess he didn't like the way it smelled, from his reaction. The others were smart enough to have him be the e fence dummy.
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    E fence back up and now grounded to my wind...

    E fence back up and now grounded to my wind turbine tower ground: 4 rods in a 20' square, all connected with buried copper wire. The rancher had used a single short rod
    , in dry ground, I didn't...
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    440' total, counting the staging area up on the...

    440' total, counting the staging area up on the driveway, plenty with a little help from the 14 degree slope for the S-7S.

    My temp repair to the permanent fence has worked two nights in a row,...
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    I wash my plane maybe twice a year, whether it...

    I wash my plane maybe twice a year, whether it needs it or not. So, not a squeaky clean plane type here, far from it, but my experience with cow crap is once it's dried, the only way to get it off...
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    Not even close to turning into a pissing match,...

    Not even close to turning into a pissing match, it's all good! IF it was a permanent arrangement, the fence would be a "real" fence, but it's just for this fall, then it all has to come out, 1/4...
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    It's electric.

    It's electric.
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    cattle on runway

    It took the neighbor's cattle about 2 hours the first day, yesterday, to break thru the electric fence separating my runway from the rest of my place, that I had agreed to let them graze for the rest...
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    The smoke keeps the tourists out, and the air...

    The smoke keeps the tourists out, and the air stays smooth longer thru the day!, The lack of viz just makes up appreciate the usual 80+ mile viz all the.more. Arkansas looks like fun too.
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    The RANS S-20, a side by side design, uses the...

    The RANS S-20, a side by side design, uses the exact same wing as my S-7, you can imagine my chagrin when word filtered back that the chubby 20 is a bit faster than my svelte 7.
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    It HAS TO help a little bit is my thinking, even...

    It HAS TO help a little bit is my thinking, even if it's not apparent on the ASI, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling, even if it's half a MPH, and a tiny bit more range/duration/glide. I am trying to...
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    My lower rear struts were not missed, but as I...

    My lower rear struts were not missed, but as I did a mod back there I won't go into, the original struts didn't have enough adjustment to work. So I went back to what the earlier S-7's used, and as...
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    In the early '80s a guy killed himself in a UL I...

    In the early '80s a guy killed himself in a UL I sold him, tried to teach himself, got into PIO's, end of story. His son-in-law called me the next day to tell me the family did not hold me...
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    28 years off grid taught me that also! The...

    28 years off grid taught me that also! The battery packs are not quite there yet, good as there are. What we (pilots and ebikers, I'm both) is a high quality (reliable.....) SMALL gen set, 500 watt...
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    I thought of this thread today, after landing on...

    I thought of this thread today, after landing on a high alluvial flow, to answer a call of nature, that was uniformly covered with shin high brush, and no rocks. Only after I got out did I see the...
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    I was going to ask how you taxied up onto the...

    I was going to ask how you taxied up onto the dock. Never mind! Float flying seems as whacky as ski flying, as in WAY different then "regular" flying.
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    Got them installed, and I think I may have gained...

    Got them installed, and I think I may have gained 5 mph in cruise. Then again, I haven't flow it yet, so it could just be wishful thinking! They pass the "I can't see it while flying so don't care"...
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    I think I was there that same year....Steve and I...

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    Steve is first and foremost an off airport pilot,...

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    Knowing the pilots involved, they'd be all over...

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