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    GPS ? Yeah here I go again giving up my...

    GPS ? Yeah here I go again giving up my patent-able ideas for free. I really thought with all the talk for the last 50 plus years about redundancy in the airplane world, that a GPS like system hasn't...
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    This is a large radial engine, its not going to...

    This is a large radial engine, its not going to be started. I'm not sure if some auto store fogging oil is going to be an aircraft engine approved product? But then something is better than nothing.
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    A question about cylinder fogger

    I would like to know what if any of you do about an engine cylinder fogger oil for long term storage? I have used W80 mixed with marvel mystery oil to spray, but now it looks like the marvel has some...
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    I guess I found the answer here. ...

    I guess I found the answer here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFfxHbaU_Bs
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    Rotax 4 stroke

    Just watched a video of their plant. Shows that they use a press fit assembled crank shaft. So what type of bearings do they use for the connecting rod big end? I did a search and didn't turn up much...
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    Yeah hard to find a good one. They all have their...

    Yeah hard to find a good one. They all have their own ideas on how to fly as well. Some are chicken as well. I've had all types. The best was the one that wanted me to do a 360 and complained when I...
  7. Thread: IFR

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    IFR

    I've been watching youtube videos, about IFR, its been years since I've done VFR. I'm curious does anyone make a device that listens to and converts the IFR commands or clearances to text. I'd think...
  8. $13 plus million to purchase a new aircraft. So...

    $13 plus million to purchase a new aircraft. So if it did not have EVS and artificial vision, huge mistake. Pilot had plenty of instrument time. If the plastic main rotor blades didn't fail, or rotor...
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    Aluminum engine parts, and even on cars etc. So...

    Aluminum engine parts, and even on cars etc.
    So does that ekostrip, make it difficult to repaint? No film left etc?
    So what does a large aircraft paint outfit use now?
  10. Just horrible news it was. The NTSB today read...

    Just horrible news it was. The NTSB today read about the route at the end I thought they said the pilot said he was climbing to avoid a cloud, atc asked what his intentions were and no reply, radar...
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    I think the problem with any old what ever is....

    I think the problem with any old what ever is. There is only a very small hand full of the younger generations that are into or interested in the old stuff. Most of what us older ones think is very...
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    Removing paint

    So where to get paint stripper that works? Brand name?
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    My gosh when ever logic enters a discussion its a...

    My gosh when ever logic enters a discussion its a troll. Just wow.
    Yeah fun not allowed right?
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    Wow, how many racing boats that end up doing...

    Wow, how many racing boats that end up doing aerobatics, and race cars flying through the air, then there are the moto cross guys flying motor cycles, and the ones that jump cars and motorcycles over...
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    A person could do a quicky magnetic particle...

    A person could do a quicky magnetic particle inspection of the flange engine on plane. The wood would have cushioned it. And yes a dial indicator check is needed.
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    A-26 yes nice, but not enough engines, though I...

    A-26 yes nice, but not enough engines, though I think Neptunes look a bit nicer. For a twin a P-38 would be the choice though. I'd like the thrill of flying the heavy 4 engine job solo. How many have...
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    I don't want no stinking DC-6, I want a flame...

    I don't want no stinking DC-6, I want a flame spraying DC-7 or a Connie, maybe a C-97:cool:.
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    And what about the barn find of the large engine...

    And what about the barn find of the large engine for a multi engine application? The whole reason for a barn find would be to avoid the $100,000 plus overhaul cost. And with any barn find it could...
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    I came back lots of times after the post. No one...

    I came back lots of times after the post. No one answered as of yet. I was just day dreaming about winning a power ball or what ever and how it would be nice to have some land and be able to sort of...
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    I have worked in many shops, as machinist and...

    I have worked in many shops, as machinist and have been an engine tech, and from day one as a youngster I've seen many so called experienced in both fields that know very little and do shoddy work. I...
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    Airpower was my favorite as a youngster. ...

    Airpower was my favorite as a youngster. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Power_(TV_series)
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    Dumb question of the day

    Okay this it kind of hypothetical, if a person had a few thousand acres of land, and yeah the $$ too, at what height above that land could you
    fly a plane and not be under FAA authority? 100 feet ?
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    Engine overhaul and shops question

    To do and overhaul on an aircraft engine does it have to be a shop that does the work? I'm not talking about a home built type of deal.
    A search for do it yourself aircraft engine overhaul brought...
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    It's not going to happen. I just think its crazy...

    It's not going to happen. I just think its crazy to be so restrictive here in the US and just toss in the towel for foreign country's, and allow aircraft to be serviced by ones you likely wouldn't...
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    Its time for a change

    In how A and P certificates are done. This is proof.

    https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/10/21/southwest-airlines-mechanics-riled.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo
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