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  1. marksires added a post in a topic Seaplane/float rating   

    Exactly - dangerous to the wallet!
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  2. marksires added a topic in Jokes   

    I wish you would
    I almost had a wreck the other day.  I pulled up behind a 'squat' truck, and on the back window was a bumper sticker that said:
    'F@ck Hillary'
    Immediately in my head I heard Bill's voice say:
    'I wish you would, God knows I don't want to'.
    I laughed so hard I almost ran into the ditch....
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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Seaplane/float rating   

    It's dangerous - I did my seaplane rating at Jack Browns in Winter Haven FL several years ago.  Then I bought a pair of Avid floats Jim Chuk had laying around. Still haven't put them on, but I do go fly a seaplane every year or so at Jones Brothers in Tavares FL
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic Susitna River Gravel Bar Landing.   

    That's not too bad.  Her customers sitting next to their wives in church are the ones that really sweat! 
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic ADSB - What are people using?   

    Nope, you can't make your own ADSB-OUT, that is for ADSB-IN only, and those make your own kits work fine.  Still need a tablet and app to actually see anything though.  There are no approved portable devices for out either, and don't expect any.  The FAA's plan is eventually to use ADSB instead of radar to keep airplanes separated, so I wouldn't expect them to ever approve a portable device to keep our little planes separated from airliners with 200-300 voters/taxpayers.  There aren't any portable transponders, and ADS-B will be even more critical than the transponder in the long run.
    For ADSB-Out (the required part), the cheapest/easiest solution is the uavionics device that replaces your nav light and is a completely self contained unit with the WAAS GPS, transmitter, etc.  The only downside is you have to leave your nav lights on all the time, but since the replacement is LED, if you replace the other side with an LED, I don't really see that as a big issue.  It is just under $2k, and installation takes about 15 minutes.
    <edited - changed just $2k to just UNDER $2k - 2k is a lot of money for our planes!)
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  6. marksires added a post in a topic Beautiful trailer for sale I deal for any folding wing planee   

    When you are typing your entry, there is a little paperclip near the bottom with 'Drag files here to attach, or choose files....', click on the 'choose files' and you can select the pictures to add.
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  7. marksires added a post in a topic News about Ed (EDMO)   

    Glad to see you back, even if briefly.  Keep up the good fight!
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Chemtrails at night   

    Actually the lead is there to raise the Octane to 100 and prevent detonation.  Once the valves and valve valve seats were hardened, the lead isn't doing much for the valves anymore.  Those running two strokes are wondering what the heck a valve is???
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic Wicks 10% off Paint and Coverings   

    As often as you are covering planes, I thought you'd be a dealer by now!   Anyway, probably should mark March in your calendar, they usually have this sale every year in March.  Don't know if September will now be a regular or not.
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  10. marksires added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Wicks 10% off Paint and Coverings
    Just got this in the mail in case anyone is looking for paint/covering supplies:

     Here at Wicks we have noticed our March Paint sale is one of our more popular promotions we do yearly. So, why not twice a year. Starting in September and continuing through the end of the month. Wicks will be offering 10% off all paint and covering supplies. This includes all Poly-fiber,Randolph,Ceconite,    Superflite and Stewart Systems. 

     ***When ordering online make sure to put Paint Sale in the comment line****               

                  CLICK TO ORDER       
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  11. marksires added a post in a topic Special instruments   

    The company was Zaon - see the PCAS on the wikipedia page:
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  12. marksires added a post in a topic Special instruments   

    There was a company that had a device that strictly relied on transponders - Zaxon or Zarron, can't remember exactly.  I believe they are out of business though.
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    No, mine are 4130  like most of the plane's steel. I made them out of a flat sheet  except for the connecting tube. I  bent them to the shape then added some plates for better foot traction.  It isn't clear in my pictures, but I designed them so the strength of the pedals, particularly the connection to the brake cylinders, is not dependent on my welding ability, which is nothing to brag about.
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    And here are how I remade them to work much better:

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  15. marksires added a post in a topic Picture of your pedals   

    You don't want stock ones, they have very ineffective braking due to poor geometry.
    Here are the stock ones:

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