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  1. 14CFR 91.205 would give you the minimum list of...

    14CFR 91.205 would give you the minimum list of instruments required for VFR and IFR, day and night. In MY opinion, if you're facing replacement of ALL the gauges, you might as well look into an...
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    I'm curious to see how the miniseries handles...

    I'm curious to see how the miniseries handles this.

    Wilbur Wright brought their airplane to Paris in 1908. Everyone thought his claims were boasting. The Flyer was damaged by Customs inspectors...
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    Santos-Dumont Miniseries

    Found an interesting mini-series on Alberto Santos Dumont, early aviation pioneer. It's a six-episode Brazilian production.

    Just watched the first episode tonight, it was pretty good. Looks like...
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    It's possible the moderators deleted the...

    I've read every post going back for a couple weeks and do not find that anyone has called anyone "an idiot". [/QUOTE]
    It's possible the moderators deleted the offending post.

    It's also possible...
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    Yes...missed the bullet point about SLSA when I...

    Yes...missed the bullet point about SLSA when I read it on my phone. Noticed it when I read it later on the desktop.

    Ron "Squinty" Wanttaja
  6. Something else to keep in mind. If the FAA gets...

    Something else to keep in mind. If the FAA gets away with this, there will be a push to add this or the equivalent to ALL aircraft. It's likely to lead to a requirement for UNIVERSAL ADS-B Out in...
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    What's the certification category of the...

    What's the certification category of the airplane? Is it an SLSA? Doesn't sound like it was would qualify as EAB, and I suspect it's not Standard category.

    Edit: Never mind, I found it: SLSA....
  8. Year ago, I was running a Young Eagles event at...

    Year ago, I was running a Young Eagles event at my local field.

    This was after the JFK Jr. crash. One of the parents asked me about it.

    I explained how the visibility was poor, and the pilot...
  9. I don't disagree with you, but.... I think the...

    I don't disagree with you, but.... I think the OP's estimate of $6,000 to get a $1,000 airplane flying is WAY optimistic. In all likelihood, after the airplane is restored, just the first annual...
  10. Actually, that wasn't just the Germans...the...

    Actually, that wasn't just the Germans...the Allied brass hats had the same opinion. See Arthur Gould Lee's book, "No Parachute."

    The RAF finally relented just prior to the end of the war, but...
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    Speaking of too cold.... I'm researching...

    Speaking of too cold.... I'm researching accidents related to pilot incapacitation, and this gyro accident came up:

    "On the downwind leg of the flight the aircraft was observed by witnesses to...
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    Learned to fly in North Dakota, used pre-heat a...

    Learned to fly in North Dakota, used pre-heat a lot. Don't recall what the coldest temperature I ever flew in was. The ol' Citabria didn't have much of a heater.

    What I *did* like about flying...
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    I think many of the companies don't understand...

    I think many of the companies don't understand how necessary it is for a separate user interface test group. After you've been working six months to develop a new device, what you understand as a...
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    Four words on how I handle it: "The One-Cheek...

    Four words on how I handle it: "The One-Cheek Sneak."

    Ron "Works on the ground, too" Wanttaja
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    There was resistance to closed cabins for exactly...

    There was resistance to closed cabins for exactly that reason. Many of the early transport aircraft had a cabin for passengers, but still put the pilots in the open because it was felt they needed...
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    I've got a cheap, simple Icom handheld in my...

    I've got a cheap, simple Icom handheld in my panel. Yet once or twice every year, I have to haul out the manual to do some little additional thing...and there's times in flight where I've had to...
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    And stay off my lawn! Ron "Twenty-three...

    And stay off my lawn!

    Ron "Twenty-three skiddoo" Wanttaja
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    Bwahaha! Don't know a thing about the way...

    Bwahaha! Don't know a thing about the way Government works, do you?

    The FAA gets a budget, and the budget is distributed to the various aspects of the agency. The enforcement portion of the FAA...
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    Like anything else, the value depends on the...

    Like anything else, the value depends on the popularity as well as the rarity.

    I've gotten into collecting antiques, specifically "technology" antiques. Stenography machines, Magic Lantern...
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    Have you written, and sent such a letter? Why in...

    Have you written, and sent such a letter? Why in the world should EAA get involved in a ****** contest with other aviation groups? The groups should be beholden to their members, not other aviation...
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    OK, I'll bite. The operations in the video were...

    OK, I'll bite. The operations in the video were unsafe, and a violation of Part 103.

    So...where are we going from here? Are we expected to, en masse, contact the FAA and complain?

    The pilot...
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    Unless someone gets VERY sloppy with a welder, a...

    Unless someone gets VERY sloppy with a welder, a socket wrench or screwdriver is not likely to become incorporated into the aircraft structure. Makes it harder for a lawyer to point at it and claim...
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    Well for those who love saying "I told you so..."...

    Well for those who love saying "I told you so..." :-)
    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/broken_adaptor.jpg
    But this didn't break from normal loads. I was getting out to put gas in the airplane and...
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    Considering how few are in the US, it's...

    Considering how few are in the US, it's impossible to tell, at this point. There are only six registered examples in the US. As with any new aviation company, there are always worries whether the...
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    Orbital was the spacecraft integrator on the...

    Orbital was the spacecraft integrator on the civilian program I mentioned, and we integrated our Boeing payload with their bus at the facility north of Dulles. I always was impressed with...
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