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  1. Chump change! To some, enough anyway for CC to...

    Chump change! To some, enough anyway for CC to keep the doors open. More power to them ( haha ) .
  2. I have not lifted fuel into the wing tanks of my...

    I have not lifted fuel into the wing tanks of my Rans S-7 for the last 15 years or so. I also have not spilled one drop! I up pump using a high capacity racing fuel pump from Summit Racing, with a...
  3. Not too high, about 12 K max, but I've had...

    Not too high, about 12 K max, but I've had several hour dead stick ridge soaring flights on the range behind my place, in the Rans S7. Shut it down at 8 K, stayed up until it got boring. No big deal,...
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    And, his estate will get a bill from the utility...

    And, his estate will get a bill from the utility for " loss of revenue", plus cost of wire repairs. That's how it is in the crane biz anyway. So yeah, watch out for wires.
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    https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/utah-...

    https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/utah-couple-survive-plane-crash-near-stanley/article_54bc77e4-ea93-5c50-b438-ff84bccd547c.html

    Sounds like no major injuries anyway. Hope the dog is...
  6. I guess I'm just a half assed flip flopper,........

    I guess I'm just a half assed flip flopper,..... never have gone all the way. Note the lassoed tail, I was just getting ready to pull it back down when I realized I needed to take a picture.
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    Wish I could see a larger view of the LZ. Looks...

    Wish I could see a larger view of the LZ. Looks reasonable enough slopewise.
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    In my area, which does have covert ops training...

    In my area, which does have covert ops training from time to time (I've seen Blackhawks, C-17's, young guys wearing military overalls but no identifying tags, and firing ranges with the targets...
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    My experimental has no locks, it'd be like...

    My experimental has no locks, it'd be like locking your home's screen door, why bother?

    I have left notes on my plane when landed in a place people don't expect to see a parked bird. One worry...
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    A real nice video, great scenery obviously. Good...

    A real nice video, great scenery obviously. Good production values too. I wear a cowboy hat time to time, but never flying, always baseball caps so I can wear my headset, not just for noise...
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    You'll be welcome to try out my S-7S Greg if we...

    You'll be welcome to try out my S-7S Greg if we ever get the chance (stop by sometime, I'm near Pocatello, you'd like my 400' long mountain strip) Cub Style gear, with gas shock rebound control and...
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    4holer; an alternative and many say more accurate...

    4holer; an alternative and many say more accurate and sensitive way to set the pitch then the cheezy factory supplied mickey mouse protractor is to use a cheap laser level. Forget the level part,...
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    Years ago I knew a guy with a 200 mph tweaked...

    Years ago I knew a guy with a 200 mph tweaked Long Eze. We started talking about all the places we had flown since we last saw each other, and at one point I asked him the TT on the Eze now, with...
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    I snuck in an hour flight between rain squalls...

    I snuck in an hour flight between rain squalls since my last post here, (sure is handy flying out of your own place) and tried the "trim up and hold forward" trick. Glass smooth air, perfect test...
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    My first S-7 had a J-3 type cowl, with the Subaru...

    My first S-7 had a J-3 type cowl, with the Subaru conversion heads and oil pan out in the breeze. I never had any cooling problems (1300 hours). My second and current S-7S has everything tucked up...
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    FWIW: I LOST 3 pounds with the Big Bore install,...

    FWIW: I LOST 3 pounds with the Big Bore install, plus the CNC machined heads cool better then the cast heads. That's a "more power" argument I can live with, a win/win. No argument on the reliability...
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    I wouldn't call over 5 GPH with a Rotax a low...

    I wouldn't call over 5 GPH with a Rotax a low fuel burn! I fly my S-7S all over the west with a non turbo 912S (but with a BigBore Zipper mod) from my field elevation of 5640' and always average...
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    The other day, I had my 17 AH 52 VDC ebike...

    The other day, I had my 17 AH 52 VDC ebike battery charging, my plugin Prius charging, and my 60 volt Greenworks electric chain saw also charging. Plus I have a second gen EarthX in the plane. And I...
  19. Thread: New Kit???

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    I grew up less then 20 miles from the Willow Run...

    I grew up less then 20 miles from the Willow Run C-119 production plant, one of my earliest memories is seeing them fly over, real low. My 4 year old eyes noted they were different somehow. It'd be...
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    I've never used it on boats, only on my...

    I've never used it on boats, only on my Airstreaks. It wears off, but I've never had it come off in large pieces. I get about 75 to 125 hours out of a coat (actually 2 or 3 thin coats, between...
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    Been using Herc for years now, good stuff! ...

    Been using Herc for years now, good stuff!

    I like the lightening holes in the gussets of the fuselage sides, never seen gussets there before! Sure can't hurt.
  22. Thread: New Kit???

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    As someone who has flown with several different...

    As someone who has flown with several different Montague folding mountain bikes for over 20 years now, in a Rans S-7 no less, this sounds intriguing. I have long had a vague idea of some kind of...
  23. No picture, but some years ago, flying near...

    No picture, but some years ago, flying near Sandpoint Idaho, I saw a residential airpark with a nice grass strip, that also was right on the lake, and it appeared that many of the hangars had dual...
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    A tool, sort of, the BalanceMaster I have 13...

    A tool, sort of, the BalanceMaster I have 13 hours on now is a no brainier re: prop Nick's/ balancing are concerned. Well worth the 10 Oz's weight, Rotax app.
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    I hear you, one reason my plane is holding up so...

    I hear you, one reason my plane is holding up so well is I used PolyFiber/Stits process, all I know, its served me well 5 planes now.and I'd do the same in your situation. But for a kitplane, for my...
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