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    Wall Street Journal worldwide EV test.

    The Wall Street Journal tests multiple cars in multiple countries. They also report the manufacturer's responses. It is no surprise that China seems to lead in available charging stations. It was also surprising to learn just how expensive some chargers were. Quite simply, they did a great job...
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    Jet Fuel, $11.37/gal in NY and other rambling aviation thoughts.

    I'm currently at SWF Atlantic Aviation, and with Jet-A over $11 (and a 760 gallon minimum), we've not been flying at all. Our operations have come to a screeching halt. While you can still find Jet-A for under $7 locally, those locations are inappropriate or impossible for our mighty Gulfstream...
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    Palm Beach International Raceway closes, Apr 23, 2022

    As has been my custom for decades now, I go to the racetrack (PBIR, road and dragstrip) nearby my house. Friday night was the last "test n tune" and it was epic. Plenty of people were there to get last minute times on their cars. And as one would expect, a good number of stupidly fast exotics...
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    Quick Sun n Fun review, Lakeland, FL 2022

    As is my habit, I flew the Mighty Thunder Cardinal to SnF this year, 3 times. Tues, Fri and Sat. Unfortunately on Fri, I was unable to land at LAL, as they closed the airport for some reason (probably an incident) and after holding for 2+ hours, I turned around and went home. There were 125...
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    Listeroid diesel generator, I want a catalytic converter

    I have 2 low speed listeroid diesels. They are old-school diesel engines that are very efficient, quiet and reliable. The small one is 8HP and the larger is 20HP. Unfortunately, I despise the smell of diesel exhaust. I've asked this question on the Lister forums and most responses simply say to...
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    Oxygen sensor failures, gas station related? White ash on sensor?

    Lately, all of my vehicles have experienced O2 sensor failures (check engine light). Now, I know that the vehicles all have high miles, and O2 sensors often have a finite life and had probably reached the end of their practical lives. Also, I've been driving quite a bit and purchasing fuel where...
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    Of BMW i3's and GT40's and the tube

    I posted here on BITOG about the BMW i3 and its shortcomings with regard to the range extender engine. I also posted about the idea of converting a GT40 type car to electric drive. Along with a number of other brand specific posts. Now, my Youtube home page is populated with Ford GT40 and BMW...
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    2021 1.5t Accord Sport review (2000 mile rental)

    I recently rented a 2021 Accord Sport with the nice wide rims and responsive but low sidewall tires a turbocharged 1.5L motorcycle-sized engine and squishy CVT. It was for fast highway travel in the South Eastern states. INFURIATING car. Bad choice for this task. The nanny tech is not well...
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    Wax/coating for aircraft polished leading edges?

    We currently polish our leading edges every few months. The requirement is to use a gentle aluminum polish, then apply Xzilon liquid wax or other wax on the leading edge as a corrosion inhibitor. in recent years, the Zylon just does not seem to be holding up well. Not sure if the application...
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    Boeing 727 thread (inspired from the Airbus thread)

    I worked for a freight company many years ago and they put me through the B727 flight engineers training course as a way to familiarize technicians with the airplane. The 727 is in the last group of airplanes that required a flight engineer. The 727 would be considered underpowered today, with...
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    Rental, small moving truck?

    I need to move my tool box and some PA household goods from PA to FL. I need a small truck, a touch larger than a van, but not the size of a home moving truck. Whoa man are they expensive. A 12 foot truck (no dual tires) from one company is $5K after taxes, one way. That's absurd. Other...
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    Hampton Inn, Sav GA airport, theft of all my belongings

    I've been up at Flight Safety in Savanna, GA, for weeks, (home on weekends) staying at the airport Hampton Inn (a Hilton hotel) I was short-booked. In other words, I planned on a Fri checkout, the front desk girl set it up for Thurs. (she also did this with a number of other, er, ah, victims)...
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    Interesting observation about MPG with new truck tires

    My 2011 F150 Ecoboost has been returning excellent MPG lately, in fact the MPG has been steadily but slowly improving over the last 6 months. I was actually over 21MPG average for the first time ever. I started thinking about how the engine is finally broken in at 140,000 miles, or maybe it's...
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    iPad Pro/magic keyboard complaint

    Just purchased an 11 inch iPad pro and magic keyboard. After reading how capable this setup is, I believed all the bragging and spend $1400. Now, I'm not new to Apple products and have just about every one of their iPhone and iPad products. This combo is unique and therefore useless for my...
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    Gulfstream G600 review

    I thought I'd post a few pics and talk about the all new Gulfstream G600, which is also confusingly known as a GVII (G7). It's a large cabin, fly-by-wire business jet, about the size of a G550, with a little bigger (fatter) fuselage, Pratt & Whitney 815 engines and loaded with a really nice mix...
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    Charging a Tesla with a completely off grid solar/battery/inverter system

    This video shows a completely off grid system that is absolutely capable of charging an EV at fairly high rates. He uses inexpensive used solar panels, imported LiFePO4 batteries, assembled into battery packs and a pair of inverters. A system like this can easily power the daily needs of average...
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    Toro 60V recycler 21356 vs Snapper commercial and Lawn Boy 2 stroke

    I recently purchased a 60V Toro 60V mower for $399 at the Depot, as my wife can no longer start the gas mowers. It's a new model without the personal pace setup I find so annoying. It comes with a 60V 6AH battery. It has a thick steel deck, and a conventional "thick" mower blade (not a razor...
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    Unleaded high octane Avgas is now a reality, despite my disbelief!

    https://gami.com/g100ul/g100ul.php GAMI now has an STC for their unleaded AVGAS, which meets all the octane requirements of 100LL, including the 99.5 MON minimum, along with a matching RVP of 7psi. It seems the G100UL contains the same components of normal aviation gasoline, in somewhat...
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    BMW M6 convertible?

    A friend has a 2013 BMW M6 convertible for sale (turbo 4.4L V8). The price is good, 32K miles and no damage history. I do like the car and I love convertibles. However, its age has me wondering if it's going to be a pain maintaining all that crummy European plastic and rubber. He has a 100HP...
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    Polk Rti-A9 speaker buzzing, difficulty finding the problem

    I have a pair of Polk Rti-A9 tower speakers. Each speaker has 3ea 7 inch woofers and 2ea 5 inch midrange, and 1 dome tweeter. They are powered by an older 120WPC Yamaha receiver. The RH speaker has a bit of a very occasional buzz (much like a blown speaker sound) on some loud music. Problem...
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