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    "I've always thought dummy gear switches should...

    "I've always thought dummy gear switches should be installed in all GA trainers."

    Strongly agree. Maybe even a little speed brake on the belly to simulate the sound and drag of retractable gear? ...
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    Sounds very thorough, thank you. "features,...

    Sounds very thorough, thank you. "features, capabilities and price point" ?

    Features: easy installation. If it can't fit the standard mounts currently in service (not expecting it to) have a...
  3. OK, I'm confused. The original poster has a...

    OK, I'm confused. The original poster has a stack of aircraft parts but no airplane and no real proof it was ever a kit, or not a kit? We all know even a certificated aircraft starts as a list of...
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    Cary, I concur. Over five decades flying imc in...

    Cary, I concur. Over five decades flying imc in ASEL, AMEL, Rotorcraft/Helo both with and without autopilots proved to me that they are nice to have. Three attitude gyro failures imc without...
  5. If the FAA was "against" VFR OTT for Pt91 pilots,...

    If the FAA was "against" VFR OTT for Pt91 pilots, I believe they'd issue a NPRM. If they "prefer" no VFR OTT they'd keep the restrictions on it for "for hire" ops and talk up the dangers when giving...
  6. "where did the FAA make that preference known?" ...

    "where did the FAA make that preference known?" I infer that from the FAA restrictions on over the top flight for Pt135 ops. Might be wrong.
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    So, since the aircraft has 2 comms already and a...

    So, since the aircraft has 2 comms already and a xpdr and adsb, maybe a Garmin gps175 for three grand less than a gnx375? Pull the 295 docking port and put it on a RAM mount on the stbd yoke?
  8. "(assuming the pilot is familiar with his own...

    "(assuming the pilot is familiar with his own avionics)"

    Many are not. The new avionics are much too capable for those who fly VMC - work for a living - have families - to remain proficient with...
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    I've successfully shaped acrylic as ahramin did,...

    I've successfully shaped acrylic as ahramin did, heat gun and heavy gloves. Didn't make a male mold just wrapped the floppy warm plastic around the underlying structure for shape. For a slow...
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    NONCERTIFIED aircraft, yes, both USB plugs...

    NONCERTIFIED aircraft, yes, both USB plugs mounted in the panel and cigarette lighter adapters have worked for me. Recommend you get the same output capacity as the supplied AC adapter.
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    "The Cleaning and Corrosion Control manual was...

    "The Cleaning and Corrosion Control manual was established jointly by the Navy, Air Force, and Army as a combined effort to consolidate and coordinate corrosion control best practices for aircraft...
  12. "Another way that might be to add safety to these...

    "Another way that might be to add safety to these types of flights is some restriction on what conditions they can legally fly in, maybe a visibility minimum or similar."

    Good idea. Already done....
  13. "The Bryant crash is likely to result in aviation...

    "The Bryant crash is likely to result in aviation rulemaking by those who know NOTHING of aviation. Like the Colgan crash, non-flying lawmakers are probably going to pass rules designed to "prevent"...
  14. "...seems pretty sensible and straightforward,...

    "...seems pretty sensible and straightforward, that commercial helicopters like the one the Bryants were on will be required to have ground collision warning systems. It is a shame that this one was...
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    So true! But it happens. Once upon a time when...

    So true! But it happens. Once upon a time when I was a little boy in the Navy, an aircraft needed a repair to the tail fairing. When opened up they found a wrench etched with "HC-1 airframes" but...
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    The Airgas facility in Flagstaff, 2004. Saw...

    The Airgas facility in Flagstaff, 2004. Saw their servicing facility. One tank of LOX fed a manifold. On the manifold, takeoff fittings labeled "welding", "medical", and "aviator breathing" along...
  17. "...could have made the correct decision not to...

    "...could have made the correct decision not to fly into IMC, do a quick 180 and land ANYWHERE, a road, a parking lot, a field, a COSTCO rooftop, a baseball diamond, a football or soccer field....
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    http://www.paramotoraviation.com/products.php?prod...

    http://www.paramotoraviation.com/products.php?product=BlackHawk-INTRUDER-250-EFI-4%252dStroke-Paramotor
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    Connie. Yep. Beautiful aircraft, nice curves....

    Connie. Yep. Beautiful aircraft, nice curves. An L-049 with max fuel tankage and an STC for the 3350 TC18-EA-2? Ah, yes, just the oil bill alone would be divine.
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    Why can't you do a PTT by installing a switch in...

    Why can't you do a PTT by installing a switch in the wire from the mic to the radio? Set the vox so it's always on, but only "connect" the mic when the PTT is pressed? Seems like that's what Ron...
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    The most fun performance vehicle I ever owned for...

    The most fun performance vehicle I ever owned for "off the line" was a hopped-up 1835cc VW tube frame buggy. Wheelies through 2nd, lift the front end in third. Brakes on all 4 wheels, stopped in...
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    The backyard flyer might be cheaper and easier to...

    The backyard flyer might be cheaper and easier to store during the winter when it's too cold to fly comfortably? The wing pivots for storage.
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    Agreed, Mr Mayer.

    Agreed, Mr Mayer.
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    (the Rockpals 300W is not a portable generator)

    (the Rockpals 300W is not a portable generator)
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    While in college on the plains of Nebraska I was...

    While in college on the plains of Nebraska I was employed by a large FBO. The boss told me on day 1 that he expected a minimum of one quart be drained from each sump on every fuel truck and every...
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