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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...
  2. Thread: epoxy removal?

    by Mike M
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    Before the epoxy cures, acid takes off many...

    Before the epoxy cures, acid takes off many epoxies. Vinegar is acid enough and can be neutralized fairly well with baking soda right away. At least it worked well for me with two-part epoxy paint,...
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    THAT'S FUNNY! Thank you, Ron. Yes, I can...

    THAT'S FUNNY! Thank you, Ron. Yes, I can believe i did that.

    https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/support-topmenu/engine-manuals#447-and-503-engines
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    You may not have found this info yet, cdlwingnut?...

    You may not have found this info yet, cdlwingnut?

    file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/OM_%20447%20UL%20SCDI_503%20UL%20DCDI_582%20UL%20DCDI%20mod.%2090_ED02.pdf
  5. "While Fafnir earned a reputation over the years...

    "While Fafnir earned a reputation over the years as a high-quality manufacturer of precision ball bearing products, nowadays, engineers and designers find it easy to interchange Fafnir model numbers...
  6. Weight, simplicity, cheap, lazy, builder wants it...

    Weight, simplicity, cheap, lazy, builder wants it that way so the dolt in the other seat won't have control, you're right, one must wonder.
  7. One may install a second throttle. It's been...

    One may install a second throttle. It's been done.
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    One airpark I flew at used inverted mayonnaise,...

    One airpark I flew at used inverted mayonnaise, peanut butter, or pickle jars with lids soldered to the electrical conduit and 40w refrigerator light bulbs. They take the temperature changes better...
  9. Thread: AOA

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    ;)

    ;)
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    ELTs are Mode C?

    ELTs are Mode C?
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    It depends. For USA and FAA start with AC91-44A....

    It depends. For USA and FAA start with AC91-44A. Follow the directions, go to the manufacturer for the test method. To the best of my knowledge the FAA doesn't require a certification to conduct...
  12. "CEO of Aero Consulting Experts, an aviation...

    "CEO of Aero Consulting Experts, an aviation consulting firm."

    Experts? What happened to truth in labeling?
  13. Thread: CKT Breakers

    by Mike M
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    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bmsyokdhpwY/WT6LzJeNw2I...

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bmsyokdhpwY/WT6LzJeNw2I/AAAAAAAANYQ/79jTkdA7yj4CbK_IFhJaNbCH_Qgl6U5mACK4B/s1600/logo_electrotechnik_website_engineering.gifTrip Free Circuit Breakers are circuit breakers...
  14. Thread: CKT Breakers

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    I didn't know automatic resets were legal. How...

    I didn't know automatic resets were legal. How about that! https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2016-title14-vol1/pdf/CFR-2016-title14-vol1-part25-subpartF-subjectgroup-id1320.pdf
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    Light sport? Experimental?...

    Light sport? Experimental? https://www.ebay.com/itm/SB-400-ALTIMETER/182860067437?epid=1800413814&hash=item2a934f326d:g:KywAAOSwPyRa23RW
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    Concur. But then, I've only been a helicopter...

    Concur. But then, I've only been a helicopter instructor since 1975, so maybe when I get more experience I'll use the runway for hover practice instead of the corner of the field away from all the...
  17. You just explained why an aviator venturing into...

    You just explained why an aviator venturing into IMC must be fully qualified to mix it up with the other traffic on full IFR clearances. One never knows when the weather forecast will "fail" or some...
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    You had BOTH a comm AND a nav? Piece of cake! ...

    You had BOTH a comm AND a nav? Piece of cake! 1982. T-28, we started out with only 1 comm and 1 nav installed. Generator failed in the clouds with bases reported 300'. The battery was getting...
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    USA National POW museum is at Andersonville, GA. ...

    USA National POW museum is at Andersonville, GA. Worth a trip. And there's a museum at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, MS, which had a section on its use as a POW facility when we visited several...
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    Was that a towered or non-towered field, Ron? ...

    Was that a towered or non-towered field, Ron? Sometimes big patterns are due to stupid and can't be fixed. Other times, lack of education. Questions one might use to determine whether training can...
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    Thank you. Seems this is a non-problem in search...

    Thank you. Seems this is a non-problem in search of an FAA-approved $olution?
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    And another question, does ADSB go back to normal...

    And another question, does ADSB go back to normal in non-aero flight? Another way to ask that, is the non-compliance only while doing the acro or does it "tumble" $ome $ystem?
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    $profit$ If you're only asking about...

    $profit$



    If you're only asking about commercial, not military, aircraft, well, Honda, Subaru, Saab, Toyota oh forget it.
  24. Thread: Cessna 170B IFR

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    Well I certainly wasn't clear in my response, was...

    Well I certainly wasn't clear in my response, was I?

    Trying again, one need not keep the vacuum system nor install electric gyros to have "gyroscopic" equipment. The FAA and EAA and industry...
  25. Thread: Cessna 170B IFR

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    “Asfor the gyros, yes you could put a glass panel...

    “Asfor the gyros, yes you could put a glass panel in a 170 or electricgyros or an electric or engine driven vacuum pump, but you need somesort of "gyroscopic" horizon and direction indicator.”
    An...
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