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    Yup, more than one way to get 'er done, cost...

    Yup, more than one way to get 'er done, cost really wasn't considered though, what the heck. Plus I'm telling all the local pilots I know it's available to borrow if the need arises. I have no plans...
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    Me neither, I am more inclined, and have done so...

    Me neither, I am more inclined, and have done so 2 or 3 times with good effect, to hit the "mags" (Rotax...) and the master, both located where they can be instantly swiped, and with NO safety guards...
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    I had a composite prop on the Rotax bite the dirt...

    I had a composite prop on the Rotax bite the dirt once, and it looked OK after I got the tail down, but a little push on the tip showed it had partially delaminated, not unexpected after that hit. ...
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    The proper RV terminology is "waste valve" I...

    The proper RV terminology is "waste valve" I think. You are correct, closer to 50 than 20 bucks all up cost, as usual anything I buy via Amazon seems free. Exactly how I did it, so simple and...
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    Looks like he almost had a little too much help...

    Looks like he almost had a little too much help there towards the end. I've found, at least on the RANS S-7S, that the same person who put it on the nose to start with can safely lower it without...
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    Got it done, Glen is gone! Since I had the chance...

    Got it done, Glen is gone! Since I had the chance to take a pro video guy up for the event, I did, a somewhat infamous one but he knows his video work for sure. I will post a link to the video when...
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    Go local, keep your money local. A good builder...

    Go local, keep your money local. A good builder will be busy as hell, and with a golden rep, that's the guy you want.. O ther than the door, there is nothing challenging about a hangar for a good all...
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    Only a pilot from Colorado would call the range...

    Only a pilot from Colorado would call the range east of Afton, hills!
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    I know all the advantages of having a fuel...

    I know all the advantages of having a fuel selector valve, but on my experimentals I always set them up for BOTH tanks, ALL the time. I never feel a heavy wing though it IS heavy as one side always...
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    I don't know of any BH LSA builders landing...

    I don't know of any BH LSA builders landing mountain sides/tops, short gravel bars, and other foolish places like I do all the time in the flap equipped RANS. I'm not saying that's because they don't...
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    The wing, lot more squares, and faster. I'd...

    The wing, lot more squares, and faster. I'd settle for an extended span 21 wing for my 7, something that Randy has kicked around but it's way on the back burner. New also.
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    I have the ash deploying device ( I need to come...

    I have the ash deploying device ( I need to come up with a snappy term for it) on the plane and loaded with woodstove ash. Including small chunks of wood that will simulate bone fragments, unburned...
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    I'm an experienced and apparently adequate...

    I'm an experienced and apparently adequate kitplane builder, (5 times) meaning I am OK with putting parts together, but doing a good flap mod, with the required strengthening of the rear spar, is...
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    IF the Bearhawk LSA had flaps I'd have one by...

    IF the Bearhawk LSA had flaps I'd have one by now.
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    In talking with some other local pilots today,...

    In talking with some other local pilots today, one mentioned that another local 82 year long time pilot is hanging it up and putting his SC up for sale. I believe the price was 74K. Located in SE...
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    We S-7 pilots have long used Plexi for the...

    We S-7 pilots have long used Plexi for the windshield, and lexan e erywhere else, with good results.

    If the price difference is a concern, a deciding factor, you are in the wrong sport/activaty,...
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    Sticky: I spent a night in that hangar once, MUCH...

    I spent a night in that hangar once, MUCH appreciated. Anyone else notice that steel beam design in the roof? Never seen that before or since, looks like a very trick way to add strength without...
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    Good luck with that..... A length of 3" PVC or...

    Good luck with that..... A length of 3" PVC or ABS pipe, about 3' long, glue the RV valve thingies on it, and play with rope angles and lengths to see if it reliably deploys in flight, seems pretty...
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    Looks like I'll have a pro video guy friend along...

    Looks like I'll have a pro video guy friend along for the ride when it all comes together, that will be pretty cool, probably multiple cameras/POV's, he goes all out.
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    For sure, got plenty of stove ash already. I...

    For sure, got plenty of stove ash already.

    I had already mentally McGyvered something similar, but the RV dump valve was the missing link, I was going to something like it, but no need, thanks...
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    At a wake this weekend for a friend, it seemed I...

    At a wake this weekend for a friend, it seemed I was the only pilot and as such got designated as the ash dispersal person. I thought of the threads I saw here in the past and just now read thru...
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    The plastic wing tips on my RANS are just eye...

    The plastic wing tips on my RANS are just eye candy, they don't do anything....but I waited until they were scraped and cracked pretty good (hangar/taxiing in tight quarters rash, nothing done...
  23. Spend a few hours in ridge lift while dead stick,...

    Spend a few hours in ridge lift while dead stick, ridge lift weak enough to make you work at staying up, and you will learn what the best sink rate is. Then head away from the ridge at a set speed,...
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    Yup, tram carefully, than eyeball for straight,...

    Yup, tram carefully, than eyeball for straight, that's how I did my T-Craft wing. I got lucky maybe but it trammeled and then eyeballed perfect.
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    I got some T-Craft time......using the scaffold...

    I got some T-Craft time......using the scaffold plank I made years ago from the non-airworthy rear spars, to do some flashing work on top the HydroSwing hangar door. The main spars are "still in...
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