"It's for an off-road vehicle."

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    Rotax sell their certified engines for aircraft use. What do you think they sell their same spec uncertified engines for?
     
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    Air boats?


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    Snowmobiles.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2018 #24

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    "Mars rocket" has worked for me.

    Have there been any actual incidences of a hardware supplier being sued, or this lawyerphobia?
     
  5. Jan 31, 2018 #25

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    ...and, as every Rotax user knows, the snowmobile parts work just as well for half the cost...
     
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    I've used the off-road vehicle line before. I've also said "I can't tell you" and "none of your business". I told people at Lowes I was building an airplane and they thought it was great.

    It really irritates me when companies want to know what you're going to use the product for, when you're trying to order something specific. I ran into that a lot early in my career when we would be making various test equipment and such. I had specced out exactly what I needed--or sometimes I just needed another one of what I had sitting on my desk--but they wouldn't just let me order the parts. They wanted their sales guy to "help". Sorry, don't need your "help".
     
  7. Jan 31, 2018 #27

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    My MiniMax is becoming a Menards Special.........I love Menards..........
     
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    I was actually able to find some pretty darn good quality D-Fir at Menards. Yeah, I was shocked, too.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2018 #29

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    If you know about grading wood and what the stamps on the wood mean you can find some decent stuff if you look.
     
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    Its really not hard at all. If you set your standards super high, and don't accept anything less. Be willing to walk out without wood if need be.
     
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    Must be a regional thing? I look for "aircraft wood" on almost every trip to the lumber store. In 30 years I've seen maybe a hundred board feet. It's so bad around here we are forced to resort to engineered wood for door and window framing if we expect things to still fit and function 6 months later.
     
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    I did find that I had to locate the absolute widest stuff on the rack so I could get the grain angle that was required (outside edges). Then I'd be flipping boards for a while looking for good stuff. I found about 14-16 pieces on a single trip. Of course, less than half the board is usable for airplane stuff.

    Sorry, getting off track from the original post. Back to your regularly scheduled program.
     
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    Around here you count the rings on the knots. There are no rings on the "wood" part.
     

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