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Old 09-16-2017, 03:40 AM   #26
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Love it, the opinions expressed here are why we still have biplanes when they were shown to be inferior 80 years ago! Inferior for efficiency, inferior for aerobatics, inferior for all out speed; but we have people here that will spend their lives building another biplane. Count me in!

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Old 09-16-2017, 11:38 AM   #27
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Our power got turned back on last night!! 5 days without power was enough. Today will be taking boards off windows, picking up the generators and bringing them to the shop so we can service them and prepare them for storage and next needed use. We will spend the next week of evenings and weekend days picking up and cleaning up around the shop and houses but cutting up fallen trees will wait until it cools off a bit rather than working in the 95 degree 95% humidity right now.

No matter where you live in the world, there are issues to deal with so you pick what works best for you and your life/livelihood. In the southeast USA, we have high temps, high humidity, occasional hurricane, and bugs. What we don't have is the ground shaking, ice, snow, mega tornados, sand storms, water wars, etc.

Specifically in Florida, we have no state income tax which is nice. We have beaches, theme parks, space center, Navy and Airforce bases, museums, great road conditions and best of all, 360 days a year that are good for open cockpit biplane flying. The really cool thing about Florida is the mix of people from all over the USA and world who live here and make it a great place.

The heros this past week have been the FPL, Duke Energy and other power company workers from here and all over the US who stepped up to restore power. This is the largest power restoration effort ever in the history of the US. Truly unprecedented and they are doing an incredible job living in their trucks and tents as they work their way through our state. Hats off to all these fine people, their companies and those who are orchestrating the work to get 4.4 million homes and businesses back up and running.

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Old 09-16-2017, 01:09 PM   #28
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Glad everyone is safe and sound. Canada has sent hydro crews down to help get the overwhelming task of getting power going again.

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