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    I immediately stole that, for your information.

    I immediately stole that, for your information.
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    Wings are back on, she's in rig....and as...

    Wings are back on, she's in rig....and as predicted, that great flying weather during the teardown and re-assembly process has turned to sit-and-wait.

    ;)
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    Hahaha...I have the Passenger placard on my one...

    Hahaha...I have the Passenger placard on my one seat airplane's panel. I think it's funny.
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    Very clean, excellent work!

    Very clean, excellent work!
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    Oh, here's the end results: ...

    Oh, here's the end results:

    http://www.darts-page.com/images/Nieuport/sight_gauge.jpg

    http://www.darts-page.com/images/Nieuport/gas_cap.jpg
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    That's pretty slick! The whole issue of my...

    That's pretty slick! The whole issue of my wonder gas can was to measure how much fuel I am putting in the tank - and I want to thank everyone for showing how they do it!

    Sight gauge is...
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    All great solutions! Out at the airport, I...

    All great solutions!

    Out at the airport, I discovered I'm going to need something higher than my folding ladder to hold the fuel up high enough to gravity feed with any sort of flow. Hmmm...
    ...
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    So the aircraft is in pieces right now, as I had...

    So the aircraft is in pieces right now, as I had to take the wings off and remove the forward panel on top of the fuselage to remove the fuel tank.

    Why?

    Because my constant guessing at fuel...
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    In my little plane, if the engine quits on...

    In my little plane, if the engine quits on takeoff, chances are I still have 3/4 of a mile of runway ahead of me. :)
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    I see it as a tempest in a teapot. When I was...

    I see it as a tempest in a teapot.

    When I was in flight training, my instructor and I went over what altitude and airspeed during takeoff would allow a turn-back if the engine failed on take off. ...
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    Hurray! The mix of emotions before, during,...

    Hurray!

    The mix of emotions before, during, and after the first flight is unique!
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    Sounds like a job for a hacksaw blade and colorful language.
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    So....add a bit of Marvel Mystery Oil and it'll...

    So....add a bit of Marvel Mystery Oil and it'll be okay. Got it.

    :)

    Seriously, thanks for y'all's input.
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    Technically, it's not required on E-AB flying...

    Technically, it's not required on E-AB flying machines, but you're correct that the inspector has every right to refuse to sign if he doesn't like what he sees.

    "Best Practices" is the term you're...
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    Mixing 100LL with gasoline

    I've been running straight ethanol free car gas in my VW powered plane, but on a recent trip wound up having to put some AVGAS into the tank to give me a comfortable edge in the amount of fuel I had...
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    I've seen a few videos of folks making such aircraft, and since they fall under ultralight rules they are nearly invisible.
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    Definitely. My aircraft may be a little rough...

    Definitely.

    My aircraft may be a little rough around the edges, she might spit oil out of the prop hub, and there's a long list of improvements in my back pocket that need attention, but when...
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    Oh, I thought it was a push-pull rod all the way...

    Oh, I thought it was a push-pull rod all the way back, like mine.

    I only have cables for the rudder.
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    Oh, I see what you did there in keeping the...

    Oh, I see what you did there in keeping the elevator rod low.

    Rather than a bellcrank, consider a round bushing where the lower tube goes through there instead, and a join of the two push-pull...
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    A few things I said after landing: "Man, I...

    A few things I said after landing:

    "Man, I should have put those three gallons of gas I have in the can into the airplane.*"

    "All that and I three pointed the landing?** Inconceivable!"

    -...
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    One of those rare early mornings where the winds...

    One of those rare early mornings where the winds are slack, the thermals hadn't quite kicked up yet, and all is right with the world.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIJEWZPjP0
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    Meh. They're "nice to have" but hardly required...

    Meh. They're "nice to have" but hardly required for flight. I flew without an ASI for about a year with no ill effect.
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    I've heard the old chestnut that the only...

    I've heard the old chestnut that the only instrument that is required is a compass from a few folks.

    It would be interesting to find out what the original source of it is.
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    IIRC, these are all mild steel, so the chances of...

    IIRC, these are all mild steel, so the chances of cracks are small.

    Hope both y'all are fully repaired soon so you can get back to serious work!
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    [derailing thread] That whole center line...

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    That whole center line thing is me being a bit paranoid about the rudder losing authority at lower speeds, particularly since I land under power.

    I tend to force the tail...
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