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    Most people do not realize that EAA was one of...

    Most people do not realize that EAA was one of the first, if not THE first, aviation organization to be 100% inclusive to anyone who wanted to join, regardless of race, color, etc. In the 1950's...
  2. Beyond the $100 Hamburger: how aerobatics can expand your horizon

    For those wondering about why fly aerobatics, the online Air Facts magazine/website was kind enough to publish some words that I wrote on the topic. Beyond the $100 Hamburger: how aerobatics can...
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    I second being at Fisk at 0700. Traffic is light...

    I second being at Fisk at 0700. Traffic is light first thing and the arrival is easy. I have also done the NORDO arrival at 0700. Even easier. Only saw one other airplane on final. You have to...
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    The magazine has multiple sections, pretty much...

    The magazine has multiple sections, pretty much offering something for everyone. Some of the folks who write think the airplanes and projects that you see articles on are interesting, exciting, and...
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    Alright, why don't YOU try to write something...

    Alright, why don't YOU try to write something about a local homebuilt, homebuilder, or EAA chapter? The bar for being published is surprisingly low if you can string a coherent sentence together. ...
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    Wow, no one has spoken up. My experience with...

    Wow, no one has spoken up.

    My experience with a number of hours behind Continental O-470's is that they hate to be run cool. Taxiing around does the engine no favors. Neither does doing touch...
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    FAA legal is its own FAA. Since the original...

    FAA legal is its own FAA. Since the original party was so dumb as to push this up to US District Court the FAA and us must now live with the 2021 output of that court. All previous practice is no...
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    This just means that the FAA is going to process...

    This just means that the FAA is going to process a LOT of LODA's (Letter Of Deviation Authority). Since FAA lives on paperwork I assume that the groups named in the FAA letter will write a pro-forma...
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    The tablet navigation programs can mostly be used...

    The tablet navigation programs can mostly be used as hand-held sectional charts without a GPS signal. You just have to manually keep track of your location and move the displayed map.

    I agree...
  10. Thread: CorrosionX

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    Does it need to be thinned? The tech who...

    Does it need to be thinned? The tech who sprayed my wings used some long tubing type nozzles to get it everywhere. And my understanding is that it seeps into all the sheet laps and causes problems...
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    The sample size is gratifyingly small but that...

    The sample size is gratifyingly small but that makes the percentages hard to apply. We have a wide spectrum of pilots who own the Pitts/Skybolts/etc. Skybolts, Stardusters, EAA Biplanes and...
  12. Thread: Certified to EAB.

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    I will offer the experience that to put together...

    I will offer the experience that to put together a mongrel Champ you will be working with the nearest Aircraft Certification Office, not a FSDO. Those guys are actually good to work with and will...
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    I observe that most builders have their hands...

    I observe that most builders have their hands full assembling the airplane and working out the inevitable adjustments that are identified in the first few hours of flight. It appears to take a...
  14. No one has posted so I will offer the observation...

    No one has posted so I will offer the observation that most of the article is aimed at instrument rated pilots, which is probably good. The part about Special VFR emphasizes that it is best done by...
  15. Thread: Open Source Plans

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    Just some technical info. The posts here appear...

    Just some technical info. The posts here appear to be confusing patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Patents expire. If I recall correctly after 17 or 20 years the work is no longer protected and...
  16. Thread: 337 Challenges

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    337's are also subject to what training the FSDO...

    337's are also subject to what training the FSDO ASI has. To approve a Field Approval my understanding is that the ASI must have completed training at Oklahoma City. With retirements you might...
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    Just watched Tom C's Hints video. Nice job. ...

    Just watched Tom C's Hints video. Nice job. Good description and info for folks who are thinking about helmets. I will confess that I started by getting a Navy flight deck cranial off eBay and...
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    The helmet shell that forms the basis for the...

    The helmet shell that forms the basis for the -55, -68 and its derivatives is the same, with different visors, comms, and foam liners. You can customize as needed for your application, be it your...
  19. Thread: 337 Challenges

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    My reading of the FAA guidance is that old 337's...

    My reading of the FAA guidance is that old 337's are now accepted data but not approved data. Yes? No? Makes a difference in the world of the FAA. I have done Field Approvals with the local...
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    Some aspects to consider. Some HGU's have a...

    Some aspects to consider.

    Some HGU's have a big centerline knob that is just waiting to scratch your canopy. The bungee visor on the -55 won't do that.

    The Gallet helmet have a slightly...
  21. Thread: 337 Challenges

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    That does not sound right. But there is a...

    That does not sound right. But there is a paperwork package that must go with applications now. Just referencing an older 337 approval is not enough. Off the top of my head you will need to...
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    The airplane is in the Smithsonian collection. ...

    The airplane is in the Smithsonian collection. Most docents have no idea what Sorceress is. They were startled when I took the tour and stopped dead when I saw the airplane. Contact the museum....
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    Sounds like you jumped into the deep end of the...

    Sounds like you jumped into the deep end of the pool.

    Get your self the Lycoming parts manual for that engine. It will list all of the combinations of components that make up each model engine. ...
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    To extend this discussion further, AC43.13 would...

    To extend this discussion further, AC43.13 would tell you that all propeller bolts must be secured with 0.040 wire. My mechanic thought that until I showed him the page in the Hartzell Propeller...
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    Bottom plugs are typically harder to fire than...

    Bottom plugs are typically harder to fire than top plugs. Priming fuel and oil tends to foul them. If a resistance check on the bottom plugs shows low values, my guess is that one mag is firing a...
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