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  1. Brian Jackson

    Starting a new build.

    I can see where you're going with this idea, but I might suggest using a different material. Sharp inside corners are generally a no-no. If I'm imagining your intent correctly to cut a fork, you won't have the structural strength of the bottom side any longer, relying solely on the integrity of...
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    Watched the President speak and Republican Convention tonight. Wow

    This thread sure hasn't aged well.
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    President trump

    It will, Doug. Saner minds will be in charge, and that knowledge keeps me optimistic. We have been besieged by the Corona virus for 1 year, and the Trump virus for 4. I skipped to the end and <SPOILER> sober decision making, rational governance, national health and criminal justice do prevail...
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    President trump

    Trump recently purged and replaced DoD / Pentagon heads with loyalists. When DC requested National Guard backup today they were denied. This is Trump's america (yes, lower case intended). I'm ashamed of half my country for going along with it. I haven't posted on here for a while and I see its...
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    President trump

    I'm really disheartened that folks here I've come to respect intellectually over the years have either fallen for Trump's nonsense or revealed their inability to grasp reality. As much as I've appreciated having this forum, it's unlikely I will be spending much time here going forward. A few of...
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    President trump

    I'm back to not dwelling on politics anymore. I only wanted this virus under control, and it looks like we're on our way to doing that now that a grown-up will be in charge. I'd like to get back to gyros and remaining friends with all of the great folks here, regardless of whom we voted for...
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    President trump

    Your boy's done folks. Now I will work hard at being civil again. Will you?
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    President trump

    His war is with his own people. Sadam Hussein did that too.
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    President trump

    I will write this post only for posterity, to refer to at some point in the not-too-distant future. Trump will be remembered as the most openly corrupt president the US has ever had. His name will become an adjective, synonymous with moral decay and lack of empathy. The Middle East at one time...
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    President trump

    I have to respectfully disagree. Trump may very well "win" on election night, but since a higher number of Democrats than Republicans will be voting by mail, his lead will veer as ballots are counted in the days after Nov. 3. This is why he must cast doubt on all mail-in/absentee votes. If he...
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    my little wooden gyrocopter

    Hi JC. What a beautiful ship. I am curious about the head dynamics: at all-up weight when suspended from the teeter, does the stick have any tendency to lunge forward? In other words, the way the head is suspended and allowed to articulate, is the geometry (at full suspension weight) balanced...
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    Crescendo Build

    Thank you, JM & Resasi. JM, I'm hoping to see pictures of your rudder installation. Please share when you can post some. Resasi, I have been following your build thread with great interest. Anxious to see Blue fly. Got the Rocky music going behind me again. Gearing up to receive the aluminum...
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    Crescendo Build

    Been a while since I posted progress, which has been at a trickle these past weeks mostly due to lack of motivation. It's been hard mustering the positive energy needed to persevere on such a laborious project as building a gyro. The current state of our country between Covid and chaos has...
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    President trump

    Trump let it slip (which I suspected anyway by his inaction) that he was banking on 'herd immunity', a notion that was quickly reversed early on in Europe when it was realized the astronomical death toll of letting the virus run its course unimpeded through the population. What doesn't get...
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    Foam preparation and filler for composite layups - need help

    Wow. Great information. I will digest this eagerly. Thank you all very kindly. Wait, digesting this stuff probably isn't good for you.
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