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    Setback on Spar

    I pulled my spruce spars from the rafters and started laying things out. I dressed the ribs I made to fit the spars, measured things, marked, and started feeling a little satisfaction at getting...
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    How much force do they put out?

    How much force do they put out?
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    Finished making my last wood rib. Then it was...

    Finished making my last wood rib. Then it was restaging time. Sometimes progress simply means moving stuff around and cleaning the floor.

    Getting set up to build my second wing.

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    Did you weld the stainless to the 4130? That is...

    Did you weld the stainless to the 4130? That is something new to me.

    BTW, I always get a smile looking at that flap mock-up.
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    There you go! I was going to say a magneto...

    There you go! I was going to say a magneto wrench, but was too timid about it.
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    Well, it looks like a "Sparkflug!" I have no...

    Well, it looks like a "Sparkflug!"

    I have no idea, really, but Sparkflug could mean "sparkflight" in German. I guess it is some kind of spark plug wrench for a lawn mower. The gap looks too small...
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    Now I want to buy some for an experiment. Maybe...

    Now I want to buy some for an experiment. Maybe use the principle for lifting houses off their foundations, etc.

    Fwiw, I like to make my own Spam. Can it in pint jars and keep some in the truck....
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    I hadn't really thought of it in those terms,...

    I hadn't really thought of it in those terms, but, come to think of it, I have probably a year's supply of protein all canned up or frozen. Trout, bass, beef, chicken. And I know exactly where it all...
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    Nice idea! Just last week I was trying to do...

    Nice idea! Just last week I was trying to do something like that with a brake. It was tedious and sloppy.
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    59269 Here is a depiction of the difference....

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    Here is a depiction of the difference. The blue ink curve is the Wag upper leading edge curve.

    The pencil curve is from Piperís specs. Everything else matches within a millimeter.

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    There is a difference: the leading edge is...

    There is a difference: the leading edge is somewhat rounder. All other dimensions are pretty much the same. I donít know of performance differences. Others say the Wag wings fly fine, maybe slightly...
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    I could never get good sleep in a hammock. It...

    I could never get good sleep in a hammock. It tends to overextend my knees and torque my lower back. How do you guys do it?
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    Only been here 4 1/2 years or so, but my life has...

    Only been here 4 1/2 years or so, but my life has been a lot richer for it. Thanks, Steve.
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    I can't really tell...was the wind blowing from...

    I can't really tell...was the wind blowing from the south east? I imagine that stretch was bumpy.
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    Ugh. Not nearly as bad in Idaho, but I got up...

    Ugh. Not nearly as bad in Idaho, but I got up early to sweep off the wings. More snow in one stretch than I've seen in a long time Thursday night.
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    -1 F in Clarkston WA this morning. My wife and I...

    -1 F in Clarkston WA this morning. My wife and I are originally from Montana. We decided to move here from Tacoma WA because it's like Montana but not as cold.

    Hmm.....I noticed her hometown of...
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    Ugh! I also remember Tim, who has a 2+2 with a...

    Ugh! I also remember Tim, who has a 2+2 with a trim tab, once reported a failure and flutter. The push-pull design should be stricken from the plans, I think.
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    Does the cable actually move the tab? I have...

    Does the cable actually move the tab? I have heard of, but not seen, others who say it is adequate, but the pushing aspect of the cable is a weak point that can lead to flutter.

    I opted to put in...
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    Yesterday I posted it was over $4 a gallon here....

    Yesterday I posted it was over $4 a gallon here. But today I saw a station in Lewiston ID that had E-free for $3.88 a gallon.
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    Here in southeastern WA and also in Lewiston ID...

    Here in southeastern WA and also in Lewiston ID I've seen it range from 4.10-4.30 a gallon. Available in several places because jetboats like to use it. Lots of jetboats here.
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    Back to wood.

    Just a quick update. I need around 5 or 6 more ribs because, well, I broke two of them doing spar twist tests and somehow, over the past year, a couple others ended up broken from random exposure (I...
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    Gordon, for some reason I get a big kick out of...

    Gordon, for some reason I get a big kick out of reading this post, and then looking at your horse-drawn avatar!
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    At my age I don't really care. I'll just wear my...

    At my age I don't really care. I'll just wear my old Bell motocross helmet and pads and show off! LOL
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    I'm not really sure I want a Honda 90. I was just...

    I'm not really sure I want a Honda 90. I was just using that for reference. There are some pretty cool looking motorized scooters out there that are even smaller.

    FWIW, I rolled a mountain bike...
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    I don't like synthetics, either. I tried various...

    I don't like synthetics, either. I tried various high-tech fabrics, but I'm not as happy in them compared to merino wool underwear and wool pants.

    I even have a non-merino wool Italian bike jersey...
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