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  1. Ramos added a post in a topic Back in the saddle   

    It's a wise man who realizes their days of 'awesomeness' are limited, LOL. I think I was in my early twenties before my parents became worth listening to (again). They were great people who went through a 'dumb' phase. Just happened to coincide with my teenage years. At least that is how I remember it!!!
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  2. Ramos added a post in a topic Back in the saddle   

    The last pic must be her grizzly bear pose! My two boys are now teenagers, not nearly so cute.
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  3. Ramos added a post in a topic Converting airstream trailer into hauler   

    Spalding? I thought Wilson was standard issue....
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  4. Ramos added a post in a topic BIG NEWS AGAIN - Avid TurboProp   

    No kidding!
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  5. Ramos added a post in a topic Any one know how Ed is doing?   

    Prayers sent, Ed. Hope that is okay, not taking them back. Jon
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  6. Ramos added a post in a topic For Leni   

    We used to play around doing stuff like this way back in college classes. NONE of us ever got even close to having the kind of control it takes to end up with what is pictured. Great way to practice when you get tired of sticking one piece of scrap to another.
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  7. Ramos added a post in a topic It runs! HKS   

    Sure don't know anything about HKS engines but it sure sounds smooth!
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  8. Ramos added a post in a topic Belite Chipper Down   

    Not much altitude for a go-around but no other options by the sound of it. Tough luck for James, right there. I believe he currently has a 80hp Rotax with an aftermarket kit giving him either 100hp or 114hp. Will be interesting to see what he learns about his design in regards to crash landings. He just went from theoretical results to actual results, most likely to the benefit of future owners. I wish him, and the design, the best of luck.
    I know he uses lots of honey-comb aluminum in the build with pieces bonded together. I would like to know the mechanics of deconstruction and rebuilding with this material and the cost.
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  9. Ramos added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Belite Chipper Down
    The Belite Chipper that James flew to Alaska went down yesterday while still up North. No details yet, but James reportedly walked away. Will be interesting to learn the particulars of the incident.
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  10. Ramos added a post in a topic Caption Contest   

    A behind the scenes snapshot of Fabio wearing the latest in men's headwear at the Milan fashion show. Looks like he is ready for the 'runway'.....
    Aircraft Addiction Symptom # 42: You spend so much time thinking about airplanes, your mind actually manufactures one....
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  11. Ramos added a post in a topic Control Column Chaos   

    Hmmm, that ain't no feller. There was a feller but he was killed and eaten by the gal in the picture.
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  12. Ramos added a post in a topic 1st flt Avid - impressions   

    If you want an airport all to yourself, come on out to Wasco,Oregon. Airport 35S, 3,450X60 feet. No services and no aircraft other than two spray planes that should be about done with Spring work. We are about 50 miles East of you and nine miles South of the river.
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  13. Ramos added a post in a topic Converting airstream trailer into hauler   

    Yeah, I was going to say that cutting up an Airstream is almost as sad as the widow parting out the late husband's plane here recently, LOL. Certainly a neat idea, though.
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  14. Ramos added a post in a topic BeLite Floats   

    You are probably right. I would guess honey-comb aluminum and foam board. Did the article say what the outer skin would be? I have somewhat closely followed BeLite since they had a presence on the web. James has some interesting ideas in regards to design and materials. Seeing his ultralights evolve into the Chipper, makes me want to keep up with whatever comes next. I know form follows function but, at present, the Chipper still has a fairly 'board & slab' appearance. Hard to get past that without impacting the build-time figure. His instrument offerings may be what keeps him in business while he develops his aircraft kits. One thing is for sure, James has way more brains than I have ever pretended to have!
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  15. Ramos added a post in a topic Kitfox 1 questions   

    No doubt, great young artist. If it were for me, I would have him exaggerate the 'balloon' nature of the mains. Not knocking the young man, he's just more familiar with cars is all. I can barely manage a smiley face with pen and paper....
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