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    I had a need to produce a part fast; my SW...

    I had a need to produce a part fast; my SW license is still valid (runs out in January) but didn't want to waste any more time trying to figure out SW.

    With that, I needed a tool that would...
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    I got an email from an Alibre sales rep, asking...

    I got an email from an Alibre sales rep, asking for feedback on my experience. I suggested Alibre contact EAA to see if a discounted version might be included as a membership benefit. He said...
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    I'm on the road right now, with no access to my...

    I'm on the road right now, with no access to my data. But IIRC, RVs compose about 20-25% of new homebuilts. However, Carbon Cub is equal to the RV-7 (The most common new RV) in last year's...
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    Thanks Jeffrey, good info. Ron Wanttaja

    Thanks Jeffrey, good info.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Had the first opportunity to actually use Alibre...

    Had the first opportunity to actually use Alibre today. Got a simple bracket done in just a few minutes, then exported it and sent it to the 3D printer. Took only a bit longer than it would have in...
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    Just a quick comment here... I have downloaded...

    Just a quick comment here... I have downloaded Alibre

    https://www.alibre.com/

    ...and it is able to load and re-save Solidworks files. One doesn't have to wade through all your Solidworks files...
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    Thanks, David. I think we all are aware that...

    Thanks, David. I think we all are aware that this situation is not of EAA's making, and we appreciate the work you're doing.

    I have ~4 months until my license expires. Gives me time to try to...
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    Ditto. Almost all my SW work is aimed at...

    Ditto. Almost all my SW work is aimed at generating parts to send to my 3D printer.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    $49 a year for the current program would be a...

    $49 a year for the current program would be a bargain (even though it's currently free). But if it comes with a lack of privacy (cloud storage) and the inability to access our current files or being...
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    Geeze. Now that my skill level has improved from...

    Geeze. Now that my skill level has improved from abysmal to awful, this happens.

    Looks like Maker is $50 a year at the EAA rate. Models are stored online, not on one's own PC. Says "neutral...
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    9002 Ron Wanttaja

    9002
    Ron Wanttaja
  12. Thread: Any COVID?

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    They may test positive on an antibody test, but...

    They may test positive on an antibody test, but it doesn't affect the viral test, which is normally used to determine if there's an infection.

    "Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test...
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    The Other Ron posted that one of his fellow...

    The Other Ron posted that one of his fellow volunteers tested positive after the show. Breakthrough case.
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    No problem, conceivably your switch box might...

    No problem, conceivably your switch box might include something for impedance matching.

    I checked mine by first measuring the resistance between the two leads for the headset. Infinite resistance...
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    I looked at several of the ads that came up, and...

    I looked at several of the ads that came up, and saw no mention of impedance matching. Can you point me to an ad that does?

    The transformers that I've used for impedance matching are about the...
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    Whether a headset with a mismatched impedance is...

    Whether a headset with a mismatched impedance is adequate or not depends on the user. I had a Flightcom ANR headset in my Fly Baby for years (Icom radio). Worked OK. As the years went on, the...
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    Exactly. Using an aviation headset DOES work...

    Exactly. Using an aviation headset DOES work with these radios, but you'll see a 6-8 dB loss of audio power. OK if you're flying a Bonanza and are using a handheld in an emergency, not so good if...
  18. Good post, Glider. We have to remember that...

    Good post, Glider.

    We have to remember that these are just ordinary, airplane-loving folks working out of EAA headquarters (though, mind you, I've noted a waft of brimstone coming out of Hal's...
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    Keep in mind that, while the PJ2 has standard...

    Keep in mind that, while the PJ2 has standard headphone jacks, the audio output is STILL listed as 8 ohms, rather than the standard 150-300 ohms of the aviation headset. The standard headset will...
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    I don't have experience with a wide range of...

    I don't have experience with a wide range of devices; I've got ICOM handhelds and a Uniden scanner.

    The scanner is cheaper (it doesn't transmit) but, frankly, there's a high bar in usability. ...
  21. Speaking of bad info :-) I've heard some rumors...

    Speaking of bad info :-) I've heard some rumors over the years. In the good 'ol days, airshow organizers would fill up the tanks for any warbird, as long as it was at the show. What I've heard is,...
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    If you're using a handheld radio or scanner, I'd...

    If you're using a handheld radio or scanner, I'd recommend Plugfones:

    https://www.plugfones.com/

    They combine foam ear plugs with ear buds. They also have silicone plugs (like earplugs for...
  23. Indeed. So let's review what *I* said: "EAA has a...

    Indeed. So let's review what *I* said: "EAA has a *fiduciary* responsibility to host the CAF's fund-raising activities?" I didn't say the EAA owes a responsibility to the CAF... just that you are...
  24. EAA has a *fiduciary* responsibility to host the...

    EAA has a *fiduciary* responsibility to host the CAF's fund-raising activities? Explain that one to me. "In the U.S. legal system, a fiduciary duty describes a relationship between two parties that...
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    Having one-tenth as many people there probably...

    Having one-tenth as many people there probably helped....

    Ron Wanttaja
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