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  1. marksires added a post in a topic Waht is the Avid + (Or plus)   

    That tube would carry the impact loads from taildragger main gear (the forward main gear mounting points, nose wheel main gear go on the mounting points behind) to the rest of the fuselage structure I think.  Basic structure looks similar to my model C, but I don't have any good pictures of mine to compare it with.
     
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  2. marksires added a post in a topic The big “Hail Mary”!   

    Common misunderstanding of Non-Profit.  Non-Profit doesn't mean the organization can't charge (Hospitals being a prime example), and it also doesn't mean it can't make a profit - no organization can survive if it doesn't make a profit.  What it means is those profits are entirely invested back into the organization, and none are distributed to the benefit of individuals (shareholders/investors/etc.).
    This probably wouldn't meet the bar for a 501(c3) however.  The 'benefit to the community' part would be a tough sell.  Focus on the educational aspects, and it might fly. (Pun intended)
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  3. marksires added a post in a topic Affordable rivet squeezing   

    I don't think there is any hillbilly there.  I didn't see any baling wire or duct tape in use 
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  4. marksires added a post in a topic elevator gap seal   

    For those that live where water can be solid, make sure you apply it to the top of the elevator only - on the bottom can trap water and freeze the elevator in place.
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  5. marksires added a post in a topic Avid Catalina Project N157AB for sale   

    Dang, if it was closer I'd have my trailer connected and be on my way!  But Florida to Seattle and back is a long way, particularly this time of year.
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  6. marksires added a post in a topic Preg checking a Kitfox   

    So, do we have any baby kitfoxes coming soon?  
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  7. marksires added a post in a topic Grove gear for sale   

    I'd say it is a custom one.  Everything on the Grove web site has a 4 bolt hole pattern, they don't list anything with a 3 bolt pattern.
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  8. marksires added a post in a topic Mn ski flying   

    Brrr - gotta love that global warming!
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  9. marksires added a post in a topic Tire comparison 8.00-8.50's   

    Those are exactly the tires that my Model C came with - then manufacturer name was different, but when I replaced them the only change in all the sidewall was the manufacturer name to Carlisle.  I don't recall who manufactured them originally.
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  10. marksires added a post in a topic Building an Airstrip   

    I have a ratchet rake, it works well.  My only problem with it is my tractor isn't big enough.  The ratchet rake grabs the stuff very well, but then my tractor either spins the wheels or just grunts and sits there .  And that's in Florida sandy soil!  It's not sage, but mostly palmetto and small water oaks (evil evil trees!) . My tractor is only 23hp, so if you have a big enough tractor it should rip that stuff right up.  
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  11. marksires added a post in a topic fuel tanks condition   

    The thing that kills fiberglass is UV exposure (and alcohol as Jim mentioned).  As long as they are covered so no UV gets to them, they'll last a very long time.
     
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  12. marksires added a post in a topic A new baby coming home   

    That is why when someone says they are going to slosh their tanks I say 'NO, Don't do it!'
     
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  13. marksires added a post in a topic Avid Flyer on floats spotted in an old movie.   

    That movie has all the things I want -  poor acting, poor plot, unknown acting, questionable filmography, and attractive women in revealing clothing....
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  14. marksires added a post in a topic Strange Tach Readings   

    And I suspect that it is never your wife telling you that you are right!  
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  15. marksires added a post in a topic Whoze Goin' Oshkosh 2021   

    Found you!
     

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