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  1. Thread: Binoculars

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    I've carried different monocular and binocs for...

    I've carried different monocular and binocs for decades for use in flight, and for sure there are conditions where they are worthless, other times quite handy. I use them, and I'm not making this up,...
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    A thing I've noticed: is every heavy equipment...

    A thing I've noticed: is every heavy equipment .mechanic ( Hal's day job is fixing giant mining equipment, and he is highly respected and sought after in that field) I have run across are physically...
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    I recently had a valve issue on the RANS's Rotax....

    I recently had a valve issue on the RANS's Rotax. 20 over 85! When I took the head to "my" mechanic, He turned it upside down, squirted some brake cleaner, or maybe it was carb cleaner, (not...
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    On my HydroSwing door, (different I know, but...

    On my HydroSwing door, (different I know, but similar stresses,) both the 19' wide shop and the 38' hangar door, I ended up welding 1/4" by 2" flat bar to the door frame, in the center, and then ran...
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    Those modding the 4 stroke Yamaha sled engines...

    Those modding the 4 stroke Yamaha sled engines are reporting over 700 lbs. FWIW. One is a bit over 1 K.
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    It's rather pointless info on how a prop will...

    It's rather pointless info on how a prop will pull in actual use, granted. BUT, if you pull xx amount static, make a minor adjustment of whatever, (engine related) and and then pull xx PLUS 100 rpm,...
  7. Thread: Bushwheels

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    I am experimenting with a partially used can...

    I am experimenting with a partially used can that's been in the freezer since my last application. An old painters trick when using oil based paint: put your brushes in a plastic bag and the cold...
  8. Thread: Bushwheels

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    It's like an entire new sport, flying wise:...

    It's like an entire new sport, flying wise: flying into a new to you paved airstrip (uncontrolled, of course), and while making a normal circuit and approach, figuring out how to safely land NOT on...
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    My brother in Fairbanks (38 years now) just...

    My brother in Fairbanks (38 years now) just called, they are moving to Overton NV, he's had enough apparently.

    Global warming in Idaho this morning also, 5'' of it.
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    That picture right there is why we fly tandem!

    That picture right there is why we fly tandem!
  11. Thread: Bushwheels

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    I've never figured out why the 3 different pairs...

    I've never figured out why the 3 different pairs of Airstreaks I've run have MINIMUM AIR PRESSURE 6 LBS. molded into the sidewalls. I use that number as my highest pressure, and usually am at 3 or 4,...
  12. Thread: Bushwheels

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    Bannock Peak, nothing special, just looks more...

    Bannock Peak, nothing special, just looks more impressive due to the smaller terrain around it, does look pretty cool this time of year, like it's Mt. Kilamingaro or something.
  13. Thread: Bushwheels

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    Took me a while to understand your post, until I...

    Took me a while to understand your post, until I noticed the tires.....as luck would have it, my first back on the bushtires landing was this site yesterday, and I did my quick turnaround at the top...
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    So, how deep would that crevasse likely be? Or is...

    So, how deep would that crevasse likely be? Or is that the bottom that we can see? Deep enough it appears to cause a real bad day, but surely not hundreds of feet? I'm getting quivery just looking at...
  15. Thread: Bushwheels

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    Just got the RANS back on the 29's, a rite of...

    Just got the RANS back on the 29's, a rite of spring. Don't have to duck anymore walking under the wing. Those are 6:00's on the left, for the Datum skis.
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    A few years ago I swapped out my VAL Avionics com...

    A few years ago I swapped out my VAL Avionics com radio for the dinky little V6 MGL. It works well enough, though I liked the 3 different VAL's I had in my last 3 planes better. But I don't need or...
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    Yes Brian, your pic, I got the various ski fliers...

    Yes Brian, your pic, I got the various ski fliers confused! I have about a dozen of the Titan straps now, being able to link them together to achieve longer lengths is another great thing about them....
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    Wind hammered, good term, kinda like work...

    Wind hammered, good term, kinda like work hardened, which is how I think of hard snow. I just spent an hour ridge semi soaring (at 800-900 RPM at the prop in the RANS, too light to dead stick) the...
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    I took the tail ski off a couple days ago, and...

    I took the tail ski off a couple days ago, and now, as it's permanently attached to the small winter time tail wheel, it was a one bolt job (plus the steering cables) and took maybe 3 minutes, than...
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    A wing rotator can be designed with the thought...

    A wing rotator can be designed with the thought in mind of also using it to hold and position the control surfaces. I have two steel tripods that when used in unison serve as wing rotators, and...
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    Doing a crane job on a cell tower a few years...

    Doing a crane job on a cell tower a few years ago, I was driving up the farm road to the site when I saw the landowner walking up to where he had parked his tractor the night before. I picked him up...
  22. I rigged a DeWalt impact driver, not a drill, to...

    I rigged a DeWalt impact driver, not a drill, to my tractors snowblower chute rotater, works great, those things are torquey!
  23. Handlebar clearance will be the thing, unlike my...

    Handlebar clearance will be the thing, unlike my folding bars on my cranebike, folding bars aren't a dirt bike thing, for good reason. The rack is the easy part, the method or system for lifting...
  24. I assume the plane pictured has a cantilevered...

    I assume the plane pictured has a cantilevered wing, or are the lfit struts further back? If not where are the lift struts?! That idea would work for me with my fatbike, and I got excited until I...
  25. If I can figure out how to stuff the Montague in...

    If I can figure out how to stuff the Montague in the S-7S, with your skill set and what your day job is, hanging the KTM from the belly ought to be a piece of cake. You probably have it done already!...
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