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    Ron, I think the line of thought that the economy...

    Ron, I think the line of thought that the economy lag might be slowing things down is right on the money.

    If there was a sudden rush this year in folks buying kits (because few are true plans...
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    I'd say 40 bucks is right about the sweet spot...

    I'd say 40 bucks is right about the sweet spot for dues to the national organization, especially since local chapters have dues as well.

    Both are worthwhile expenses - at the national level, we...
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    Dave, I reckon that would be a very bad thing, as...

    Dave, I reckon that would be a very bad thing, as a set of concrete guidelines are the exact opposite of permissiveness.

    I was reading about some of Glen Curtiss' aircraft, including the use of...
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    Thanks for validating what I "knew" about...

    Thanks for validating what I "knew" about inspections!

    I've read the phrase "Home Depot Airplane" a few times in different places but can't really imagine what that would mean, other than perhaps...
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    "Failing" an airworthiness inspection...

    I'm involved in a long thread on another forum about what to expect when one's project is about to be signed off as an airplane - a fellow has a gorgeous aircraft that is simply a work of art, with...
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    The problem is scalability. The software itself...

    The problem is scalability. The software itself sound great, but for a person that owns one aircraft that they fly for recreation, it's overkill.
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    Very variable winds + hot day = classic landing!...

    Very variable winds + hot day = classic landing!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8TULU7-dHk

    (A little less than three minutes)
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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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