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    Aluminum was crazy expensive back then, but we...

    Aluminum was crazy expensive back then, but we must remember that these aircraft were on par with professional racing cars today - the elite air racers of their day, where dollars-for-speed was just...
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    An aircraft is only truly totaled if one loses...

    An aircraft is only truly totaled if one loses their data plate. ;)
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    Initial evaluation...mostly good, some bad. ...

    Initial evaluation...mostly good, some bad.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJoOjyeRlFs
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    Got a chance this last weekend for a quick...

    Got a chance this last weekend for a quick evaluation of the fuselage and engine.

    First: Man, there is a LOT of good left on the fuselage. The longerons are toast (I knew that), but what I...
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    Ah, thanks, that makes sense! And thank you...

    Ah, thanks, that makes sense!

    And thank you for understanding that when I ask questions like this, A) it really is a question, and B) I need simple explanations, preferably with small words.
  6. This is a baffling piece (in the literal sense,...

    This is a baffling piece (in the literal sense, part of baffling), or am I just being baffled (in the literary sense)?
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    My thinking was that a big, big bunch of us are...

    My thinking was that a big, big bunch of us are already using GPS for navigation - heck, it's used for IFR purposes, IIRC. It's pretty darned reliable within CONUS.

    It would seem that things like...
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    Oddly enough, coming back on topic, why are we so...

    Oddly enough, coming back on topic, why are we so excited about barometers in an age of GPS?

    I've noticed than when my barometer (altimeter) and the GPS altitudes disagree, it's within 100 feet...
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    Bill, if an aircraft meets LSA criteria, a sport...

    Bill, if an aircraft meets LSA criteria, a sport pilot can fly it, regardless of whether it's a Type Certified aircraft, an E-AB, an E-LSA or an S-LSA.



    It's a distinction without a difference....
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    Dana is dead on the money! I had to explain...

    Dana is dead on the money!

    I had to explain this to my boss the other day, who thought that since I'm a Sport Pilot my homebuilt must be an LSA, and was asking about how I met the LSA (ATSM)...
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    Ah, the rigging isn't a problem, as the cables...

    Ah, the rigging isn't a problem, as the cables are cut to length and you most likely have easy to remember turnbuckle positions. This part surprised me in the Noop, as I've had to take the wings off...
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    I figured you had a high-speed trailer!

    I figured you had a high-speed trailer!
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    Are you going up to Russ' place at the end of the...

    Are you going up to Russ' place at the end of the month? Are you bringing your plane?
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    I'd love some, of course! gigerfr (at) att...

    I'd love some, of course!

    gigerfr (at) att (dot) net is my addy.
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    Thanks, Sam, I'll jump on that.

    Thanks, Sam, I'll jump on that.
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    I'm not knocking the AOPA....they at least send...

    I'm not knocking the AOPA....they at least send one a hat.
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    This is pretty close to the thinking I'm having...

    This is pretty close to the thinking I'm having on the root causes of the leak.

    Because the sump dump was on the outside right of the firewall, the hose for it couldn't be lower than it was - and...
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    Hey, I'm part of the governmental records! ...

    Hey, I'm part of the governmental records!

    https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190818X25532&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA

    I'm surprised they didn't just jump...
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    Thank you, everyone, for helping make a very...

    Thank you, everyone, for helping make a very interesting and well thought out thread!

    A few observations:

    First, I find it somewhat amusing that we're talking about electric airplanes with...
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    This is the best real world answer ever given on...

    This is the best real world answer ever given on the subject.
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    I understand the frustration. Right now I have...

    I understand the frustration.

    Right now I have an Icom radio slaved to the aircraft* with a push-to-talk switch, and find it lacking in a couple ways.

    When I was at Oshkosh I got up close and...
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    I'm glad the thread is going in a more generalist...

    I'm glad the thread is going in a more generalist direction - this is how I learn!

    To the particulars of my airplane:

    1) I asked the FAA man about this very topic when he came out for the...
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    Hobbs time is around 65 hours. So she went...

    Hobbs time is around 65 hours.

    So she went about median average for actual WWI aircraft. ;)

    I'm healed up enough to where this weekend I can go up to the airport, untangle the bent wings from...
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    I've been a memeber for awhile, and appreciate...

    I've been a memeber for awhile, and appreciate the reminders...even though I think I have it set for auto renewal.

    I do wish they'd have a three or five year membership offer.

    And a pro-rated...
  25. Oh, that's wonderful!

    Oh, that's wonderful!
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