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  1. marksires added a post in a topic Sun N Fun 2018, April 10 - 15   

    I'll be there one of the days, don't know which one yet.  It's only a couple of hours by car for me, so it's a day trip.
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  2. marksires added a post in a topic LEAF Shipping Cost   

    Aircraft Spruce went through this as well.  There were lots of complaints on the Cozy forum, and I made Jim Irwin aware of it.  He apologized on the forum, and it was fixed almost immediately.
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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    Nah, for those Russian pilots ANY heat was like a nice sunny day at the beach.
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic Very cool Tool mat   

    Amazon only has tehm, Aircraft Spruce has some different sizes.  They are basically the same price on Amazon as they are at Aircraft Spruce.  The large is actually a few bucks cheaper at ACS - whodathunkthat?
      I saw them at Oshkosh last year, but they were a little pricey for me.  I might change my mind based on your recommendation.
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  6. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Yep, R10 between the skin and frame.  Mainly to keep the air conditioning in, but this last week it would have needed to keep the heat in!  We had ice last week, first time in like 30 years.  But it is going to be 70 tomorrow. 
    The insulation is why it is taking so long.  I need a dry weekend to get one wall up.  If I can’t complete the wall I can’t start it, since the fiberglass would still be exposed and ruined if it rained.
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  7. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Some progress pictures.  Got the doors up, locked them so now I feel much more secure 

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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Spec House Project   

    Love the rock wool insulation - used it on my last project.  Kills noise 1000% better than fiberglass, and much easier to work with.
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    I'm pretty sure at this point the deity of your choice doesn't want me to finish this hangar.  We had record rains all summer which kept me from making much progress, although we did manage to get all the framework up.  Siding and roofing has to wait for a dry spell that I have time to work on it since I have the fiberglass insulation package that goes between the siding/roofing and the frame.  I was out of town most of the fall due to a big project, so of course it was sunny and dry for the most part.  Now I'm back, and we are once again wet, with record cold for Florida thrown in for extra fun.  We got on wall of siding put up, and the top trim on so it is mostly weather tight on that side last week, and so this week we have an ICE STORM, in FLORIDA.  WTF????
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  10. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    Most Alaska thing I’ve ever seen
    This you AKFlyer????

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  11. marksires added a post in a topic Pretty help in Jasper AL   

    On your way to the coast for the winter again?
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  12. marksires added a post in a topic Summary...   

    Sound right - but FUN at any speed!
    I remember when I did my Seaplane rating in a Cub (100hp jugs).  Climb - 60mph, approach 60mph, cruise 60mph, ....   Keeping track of airspeed was tough! :-)
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    Maneuvering speed (turbulent air speed) goes up with gross weight for a simple reason.  It is the speed at which the airfoil will stall before it is accelerated beyond its limits.   Heavier planes stall at higher speeds than light ones if the wing/airfoil is the same.  I was always trying to wrap my head around inertia as a reason, but I found a good explanation of it a while back.
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic 18.4 hrs airborne in a 24hr period   

    Thanks for your service Joey!  Stay Safe!
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic Radio   

    I have a really old Icom A22.  Alkaline batteries only last about a day, less if you transmit much, and mine takes 10 AA batteries.  I used Lithium AA for a couple of times, they last a lot longer, but too much $$$.  I bought 30 nimh AA rechargeable batteries, and 2 8 battery charges from Amazon.  I also have an extra battery 'pack', so I can take two fully charged sets with me for an easy change if needed.  The nimh batteries last as long as the alkalines did, and they've been going strong for a couple of years now.  I think the cost of all of it was about 2 sets of Lithium batteries.
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