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    AOPA might have guidance or a service to handle...

    AOPA might have guidance or a service to handle the transfer. I'd get an expert in the type to inspect it either pre-buy or pre-flying it myself.
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    Portable power pack for camping

    Any suggestions for a portable power supply for airplane camping?

    I've been using a Schumacher XP2260W jump starter (picture attached) for a few years. It has a lot of great features besides...
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    I already digitize all my maintenance records and...

    I already digitize all my maintenance records and invoices without paying any subscription price.
    My type club alerts me to fleet-wide service difficulties. I do pay a subscription to them.
    What...
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    My GPSs have no opinion on airspeed.

    My GPSs have no opinion on airspeed.
  5. Don't the jacks take most of the weight off the...

    Don't the jacks take most of the weight off the wheels?
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    Can you deal exclusively with your friend the...

    Can you deal exclusively with your friend the shop owner?
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    I don't think the local A&P can ground your plane...

    I don't think the local A&P can ground your plane unless you hire him for an annual inspection. Outside of that event, you, the owner, get to determine its airworthiness on any given day.

    Your...
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    We all lose a little bit if Gary doesn't fly in....

    We all lose a little bit if Gary doesn't fly in. We wouldn't get to see Gary's plane, and he might not come without it. Even if we didn't notice who and what wasn't there, we would miss out on...
  9. Max, your autopilot may seem reliable in clear...

    Max, your autopilot may seem reliable in clear weather, but I don't trust them. I've had autopilots shut off in turbulence during approach and turn in unexpected directions and fail to intercept a...
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    Well, if you had the schedule and planned to...

    Well, if you had the schedule and planned to avoid it, I can understand your frustration. However, if you planned a flight for that day, you must be aware of the adverse weather conditions that could...
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    Where are the schedules published? The last notam...

    Where are the schedules published? The last notam just says late morning to early afternoon Saturday and early morning Sunday. Which mass arrivals are scheduled for Friday?
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    Why, is YOUR arrival at Oshkosh more important...

    Why, is YOUR arrival at Oshkosh more important than mine?
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    "Why, does your kid have rabies or something?"

    "Why, does your kid have rabies or something?"
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    Monday and Tuesday. Otherwise, you won’t know...

    Monday and Tuesday. Otherwise, you won’t know what you missed at the beginning. But you will hear about what you missed later, which will be a lot.
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    To be distinguishable with an IR camera, two...

    To be distinguishable with an IR camera, two things must emit different intensities or wavelengths. I wonder how much of a temperature difference typically exists between a thermal and the air...
  16. I hope you succeed. My family changed a lot from...

    I hope you succeed. My family changed a lot from the time I started taking flying lessons till I bought a Cessna that could theoretically carry them. I say theoretically because, while it has six...
  17. AMDguy, is your goal to build a one-off plane to...

    AMDguy, is your goal to build a one-off plane to carry your family, or to sell plans/kits or factory-built planes, or to prove the rotary engine?
  18. Exactly! There is a surplus of small...

    Exactly! There is a surplus of small single-engine homebuilt designs that can't carry much very far. Which is fine if that's what you want. In constrast, there are woefully few homebuilt designs to...
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    The whole point of having ATC at Fisk is so they...

    The whole point of having ATC at Fisk is so they can send you to the least crowded runway. If you could pick your own runway, you wouldn't choose as well because you wouldn't know what ATC knows....
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    Good idea, because I kept getting a busy signal...

    Good idea, because I kept getting a busy signal calling the ATIS phone number.
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    Did you ask for a refund?

    Did you ask for a refund?
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    I think the problem this year was: some of the...

    I think the problem this year was: some of the turf taxiways were too muddy to be used. Consequently, they intermittently closed runways and used them as taxiways. The runway closures caused traffic...
  23. Thread: SODA

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    I was wondering about that, and would have...

    I was wondering about that, and would have guessed wrong.
  24. Thread: Scared To Fly

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    I agree with the previous replies, so I will just...

    I agree with the previous replies, so I will just address this question. I suggest reading the Nall Report to learn the common causes of accidents, and figure out how to not duplicate them.

    I...
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    Home-built (Experimental/Amateur-Built) is a type...

    Home-built (Experimental/Amateur-Built) is a type of experimental airworthiness certificate. Other types of experimental certificates have different restrictions on how such aircraft may be used.
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