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    If the bender can bend 1/4" mild steel it can...

    If the bender can bend 1/4" mild steel it can certainly bend 1/8" 4130... but you'll still want to stress relieve it afterward.

    You can also clamp the form in the vise and hold the workpiece in...
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    Heat it. It's super easy to bend when red hot. ...

    Heat it. It's super easy to bend when red hot. Clamp one side in a vise with a suitable radius form to bend it around, heat the bend zone with a torch, and tap it around with a hammer. Then heat...
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    I put two in my Hatz, one is a dual USB power...

    I put two in my Hatz, one is a dual USB power with a voltmeter and the other is a plain cigarette socket that I can plug anything into. Oddly, one of the USB others causes my intercom to break...
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    I would suggest a cigarette lighter socket and an...

    I would suggest a cigarette lighter socket and an adapter in that, that way it's easier to replace if it craps out or you need to upgrade to the latest greatest fast charging standard.
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    What Larry said, backpacking gear is going to be...

    What Larry said, backpacking gear is going to be lighter and better quality. I don't use a tent; instead I use a bivy sack (a gore-tex sleeping bag cover) and sleep under the wing. But if I was...
  6. If it takes $6000 to get it back in flying...

    If it takes $6000 to get it back in flying shape, great, but it could also take $30K to put it back into shape, then what?
  7. You can take anything apart that you want, you...

    You can take anything apart that you want, you only need the A&P to return it to service.
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    I had my T-Craft tied down about seven miles from...

    I had my T-Craft tied down about seven miles from the ocean for a few years and at one point had to replace rotted lower longerons in the tail, but that's probably due to years outside in general,...
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    A new wood prop installation is supposed to be ...

    A new wood prop installation is supposed to be retorqued after the first hour, then after 25 hours, and every 50 hours thereafter. Torque on 3/8" bolts is 15-19 ft-lb. From the Sensenich...
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    Yes, because there are a lot more people...

    Yes, because there are a lot more people interested in old cars than old airplanes. Supply and demand.
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    According to LazairInfo.com...

    According to LazairInfo.com, the Lazair I has a max takeoff weight of 400 lbs, but they give the load limits of +4/-2 at 310 lbs. That works out to load limits of +3.1/-1.55, which is comparable to...
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    Modern paramotor engines (20-30HP and under 30#)...

    Modern paramotor engines (20-30HP and under 30#) would be a good place to start.

    Useful load or gross weight could be limited by any one of a number of factors. If the limit is structural,...
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    Hang gliders and paragliders, both powered and...

    Hang gliders and paragliders, both powered and unpowered, are ultralights. Unlike most fixed wing ultralights they're actually part 103 compliant. Paragliders didn't even exist when part 103 was...
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    I had good results with Odyssey batteries in my...

    I had good results with Odyssey batteries in my Starduster and now my Hatz. Does Odyssey make TSO'd batteries? If you need 24V you can use two 12V batteries in series, if it's TSO'd in that...
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    Tang was developed by General Foods before the...

    Tang was developed by General Foods before the space program even started. That (and Teflon and Velcro, which NASA didn't invent either) aren't what I'm talking about. And what does the cost of...
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    Pure research always pays off. Maybe not right...

    Pure research always pays off. Maybe not right away, often not in the manner expected, but in some way. In this case we're developing the supporting technologies. Of course we're doing it with all...
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    If you haven't read it then don't dismiss it. ...

    If you haven't read it then don't dismiss it. Stine's book is not fiction, it's a report on the possibilities in space. Unlimited solar energy, natural resources aka raw materials (one small...
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    Funny, everybody talks about this problem, but I...

    Funny, everybody talks about this problem, but I have never experienced it. Local hardware store, auto parts store, lumberyard, "What's it for?" "It's for my airplane." Oh, cool!"

    When I was...
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    Read Harry Stine's The Third Industrial...

    Read Harry Stine's The Third Industrial Revolution, then you will no longer question why we should, no, need to be in space. It's a bit dated (written 1979), but we haven't progressed that far in...
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    In class G it's 1 mile viz and cost of clouds. ...

    In class G it's 1 mile viz and cost of clouds. As low as they look they're almost certainly in G.
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    I kept one of those guys going for a while as he...

    I kept one of those guys going for a while as he instructed me to do things to my computer that I of course didn't do. He finally got wise when I said, "What did you have me do? There's SMOKE...
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    Tony, you got scammed. nationalaviationcenter.us...

    Tony, you got scammed. nationalaviationcenter.us is not the FAA. Call your credit card company, stop the charge if possible, and renew your registration with the "real" FAA for $5.00.

    Scammers ...
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    News reports are pumping this up, and it's cool,...

    News reports are pumping this up, and it's cool, but let's keep it in perspective... it was a test flight of an experimental electric aircraft that happens to be owned by an airline. The reporting...
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    The late great Jerry Pournelle talked about this....

    The late great Jerry Pournelle talked about this.
    Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people:

    First, there will be those...
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    Gotcha. I would suggest contacting the guys at...

    Gotcha. I would suggest contacting the guys at Tri-State Kites. They were Quicksilver dealers back in the day and Mark Smith was the guru of all things Quicksilver. Mark is gone now but the ...
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