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    By the Oz specs, the plane is too heavy for Light...

    By the Oz specs, the plane is too heavy for Light Sport: 1,450 lbs, vs. the 1,320 lb Light Sport Limit.

    No matter, though: When you apply for the US airworthiness certificate, just list 1,320 as...
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    Not necessarily. Insurance doesn't cover normal...

    Not necessarily. Insurance doesn't cover normal wear and tear. If the engine starts making metal and the IA refuses to sign off the annual, the airplane has lost a tremendous amount of value which...
  3. Thread: Big bomb

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    The US's Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (More...

    The US's Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (More commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs) was twice the size of the Tallboy, at 21,600 pounds. They used C-130s to drop it.

    In any case the Tallboy...
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    Mike Rhodes landing Fly Baby N20277. Picture...

    Mike Rhodes landing Fly Baby N20277. Picture taken by Aaron Bartels.8710
    Mike completed his airplane about ten years ago.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Have to post this one, too. This plane was...

    Have to post this one, too. This plane was recently completed by Jim Katz, a long time RC'er and retired airline pilot. He did a stunning job, replicating the paint job of the original Fly Baby...
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    Fly Baby Eye Candy

    Been slow on the ol' group lately. Thought I'd post a picture of a South African Fly Baby, taken by Willie Bodenstein.
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    Ron Wanttaja
  7. Take a look at the Fly Baby PB100 page. It has a...

    Take a look at the Fly Baby PB100 page. It has a number of files on preparations, workmanship, etc.

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/PB100/index.html#guide_start

    Building sequence is usually...
  8. Thread: Hal Bryan

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    Replaced it at twelve years? Rookie. A few...

    Replaced it at twelve years? Rookie.

    A few months, Kitplanes replaced a picture of me they'd be using for 18 years....

    Ron "Face made for radio" Wanttaja
  9. Looks like about 56 on the US registry, almost...

    Looks like about 56 on the US registry, almost all listed as Experimental-Exhibition.

    Looked at the FAA's Type Certificate Data Sheets; didn't find it, so don't think it was ever certified here. ...
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    Agreed...which is why I was curious when I saw...

    Agreed...which is why I was curious when I saw the SNJ panel with MPH.

    This Wildcat gauge looks like it says "Air Speed Knots" under the indicator.
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    Also found an N3N panel with what looks...
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    Just encountered a clue in a discussion in...

    I have been trying to pin this down. I know that the specifications (in 1952) for what would become the T-37 specified knots. Piston aircraft like the L-19 continued in mph, as did the Skyraider....
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    Keep in mind that practically *anything* can be...

    Keep in mind that practically *anything* can be flown as an RC model. Snoopy's doghouse, 3D models of Superman, witches on broomsticks, etc.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTnnXhcmSgY

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  13. Thread: STC's

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    IIRC, part of the STC is the application of a...

    IIRC, part of the STC is the application of a decal to the fuel fill location stating that unleaded auto fuel can be used. If you don't have the decal, the STC has not been executed.

    (Adventures...
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    Looking at the manual, it appears these are in...

    Looking at the manual, it appears these are in miles per hour. Wonder when the Air Force switched to knots?

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Best story I heard along those lines was from a...

    Best story I heard along those lines was from a guy who would point at the gear indicator lights, and loudly announce, "I've got three green lights."

    One day a pilot passenger said, "No, you...
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    Being that my gear is down and glued, I've got no...

    Being that my gear is down and glued, I've got no dog in this hunt. Bill's suggestion sounds reasonable. However, you do see some cases where folks retract the gear on a go-around, and forget to...
  17. And word as to whether the new version will be...

    And word as to whether the new version will be "back compatible" as far as aircraft are concerned? Will one be able to use or convert aircraft from earlier versions of the program?

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Custom Shaping

    I'm always in the need for small plastic boxes to house electronics projects. With the departure of Radio Shack, these have to be ordered.

    Instead, I've designed a box in SW where all the...
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    Discussion on this thread has exposed yet another...

    Discussion on this thread has exposed yet another of my misconceptions. Can someone explain the difference between "flat" paint and "matte" paint? I've always used the terms interchangeably.

    Ron...
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    Few warbirds have any combat history behind them....

    Few warbirds have any combat history behind them. Those that saw combat were usually scrapped overseas rather than bringing them back to the US. The exceptions, like Memphis Belle, are locked into...
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    Neat pictures. Are there any numbers stamped on...

    Neat pictures. Are there any numbers stamped on the metal hub...or an ID plate?

    I'd be inclined to suspect a Beech-Roby prop, but those blades are sure unusual.

    [Edit] It sure looks like this...
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    IIRC, it had a tendency to hunt in one axis...

    IIRC, it had a tendency to hunt in one axis (yaw?). This ruined bombing accuracy. OK on an F-, not so good for a B-.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Out of curiosity, Chris, what does the extra work...

    Out of curiosity, Chris, what does the extra work entail? Does the matte paint not stick as well, does it need to be scrubbed more because dirt sticks, etc.

    Back in my modeling days, I remember a...
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    I’m a history buff; I want it to duplicate an...

    I’m a history buff; I want it to duplicate an exact airplane. I’ll accept changes to aid in safety or longevity (such as gloss paint instead of matte) but want to see pictures of the original to...
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    Fox News didn't mention crowd size in their...

    Fox News didn't mention crowd size in their coverage of the event.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-biden-trojan-horse-socialism

    According to this article, NBC news says the event was...
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