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Old August 23rd 19, 01:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Installed this evening. Very nice. Pro-tip: a deburring tool is way faster than a file for taking the sharp edges off the tracks (but you'll still need a file for especially rough spots).

George, you're missing out!

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Old August 23rd 19, 02:28 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4:49:33 AM UTC-4, James Hogue wrote:
Yes, I have an unused kit. Contact me at julietsix at gmail dot com.

Cheers,
Jim


Thanks for responding Jim. I bought one from Cumulus.

Regards,
Tom
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Old August 23rd 19, 02:41 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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but a squirt of Tri Flow Superior (bicycle chain lube also specified for certain rotor heads) does a pretty good job.

Also attracts and holds dirt. If you live in a gritty environment (i.e. Moriarty, NM) you learn to minimize the sticky stuff. Bumper's nylon rail guides do not gum up with abrasive residue.
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Old August 23rd 19, 09:01 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:41:22 PM UTC-7, wrote:
but a squirt of Tri Flow Superior (bicycle chain lube also specified for certain rotor heads) does a pretty good job.

Also attracts and holds dirt. If you live in a gritty environment (i.e. Moriarty, NM) you learn to minimize the sticky stuff. Bumper's nylon rail guides do not gum up with abrasive residue.


Thanks for the reports on the SRS (Smooth Ramp Slider). In my quest to find more free time, I sold rights to the SRS, along with the MKIV yaw string and Quiet Vent, to Wings & Wheels.

BTW the SRS plastic slider is made of UHMW-PE, a long chain polymer has some unique properties, being almost as slippery as Teflon, yet is about the toughest most abrasion resistant plastic available. A one inch thick piece is said to stop a 45 ACP bullet. Should outlast the trailer - unless you spend your weekends sliding the ramp in and out. It is a "smile" after years of the Cobra ramp grind. :c)



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Old August 23rd 19, 05:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Hollow point or ball? :-D

On 8/23/2019 2:01 AM, bumper wrote:
A one inch thick piece is said to stop a 45 ACP bullet.


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Old August 24th 19, 02:16 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:43:24 AM UTC-7, Dan Marotta wrote:
Hollow point or ball? :-D

On 8/23/2019 2:01 AM, bumper wrote:
A one inch thick piece is said to stop a 45 ACP bullet.


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Armor piercing depleted uranium ball with tungsten penetrator. This stuff is able to pierce 43 pages of wet newspaper, no problem.
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Old August 24th 19, 04:44 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6:17:00 PM UTC-7, bumper wrote:
On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:43:24 AM UTC-7, Dan Marotta wrote:
Hollow point or ball? :-D

On 8/23/2019 2:01 AM, bumper wrote:
A one inch thick piece is said to stop a 45 ACP bullet.


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Armor piercing depleted uranium ball with tungsten penetrator. This stuff is able to pierce 43 pages of wet newspaper, no problem.


Define "depleted"
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Old August 24th 19, 07:08 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:44:52 PM UTC-7, Jonathan St. Cloud wrote:


Define "depleted"


Depleted - Not all that once was. E.g. what happens to wind noise when you install a Quiet Vent, to altitude immediately prior to a land out, and to the grind after installing a Smooth Ramp Slider. :c) Mid 70's, not quite depleted, headed inexorably that-a-way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium

 




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