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    Fabric Testing

    I recently purchased a light aircraft (maximum gross 550 lbs) the was covered with PolyFiber Light (1.7 oz./sq. Ft.) many years ago. The fabric seems good to me but I’d like to test it. I don't have access to a Maule tester and new ones are over $500. I’ve seen the reasonably priced...
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    STOL Floatplane

    Hi, I live on a small lake in northern Michigan and I'm wondering if it would be possible to safely fly a light airplane in and out of it. The lake is only about 1200 - 1400 feet long and has 50' trees at one end (clear on the other). I've seen video of an ultralight Kolb on floats and that...