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    I heard about the fire; never a good thing. At...

    I heard about the fire; never a good thing. At least no one was injured. Didn’t know that they were that badly hurt. Hope they can hang in there and make a comeback.
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    Just did a quick google search for it and the one...

    Just did a quick google search for it and the one page article popped up at AirplaneZone.com. Hope that helps.
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    Ron, I assume that you know iPhones since the 6...

    Ron, I assume that you know iPhones since the 6 and up can sense pressure?. If you or Ron are concerned about local static pressure variances you can Bluetooth to a Texas Instruments SensorTag which...
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    A bit off topic but... FAA orders, notices and...

    A bit off topic but...

    FAA orders, notices and bulletins are documents that provide information to FAA employees. These documents are essential sources of information on what the FAA expects of...
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    Years ago I flew a friend’s Corben. It had a...

    Years ago I flew a friend’s Corben. It had a very nice and expensive sensitive altimeter installed. Unfortunately his static system was a piece of tubing stuck up under the instrument panel. It...
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    But Ron there are electronic devices ( smart...

    But Ron there are electronic devices ( smart watches, phones, tablets) that can sense pressure altitude. I also have a pic of a Volksplane that has an automotive style altimeter installed. I can...
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    Perhaps it is wrong to make assumptions based on...

    Perhaps it is wrong to make assumptions based on EAB aircraft attendance. Paid attendance implies interest is still strong. Access to other sports such as watercraft, motorcycles, auto sports etc...
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    A couple of years ago I had my Dave Clark...

    A couple of years ago I had my Dave Clark headset rebuilt and they recommended sticking with a dynamic mic for high noise or open cockpit environment. I’ve used it with both an older King and an...
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    So during the rebuild he must not make any...

    So during the rebuild he must not make any changes that effect the weight or structural strength otherwise it’s a violation of the 21.93 definition of minor change. Additionally any propeller...
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    Well I’m certainly impress with your summary. ...

    Well I’m certainly impress with your summary. But I am a bit confused about your comment about Pt 103 stall speed. The listed speed is a maximum speed. There are ultralight gyros and helos. ...
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    Good point about ground speed. While y’all are...

    Good point about ground speed. While y’all are correct about the specific language of 91.205, FAA Order 8130.2 does drive you back to 91.205.
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    Basic VFR Instruments

    FAR 91.205 specifies that an altimeter and airspeed indicator is required for flight. What it does not specify if they have to be P-S driven. So the question is if one were to install say a Dynon...
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    An interesting and thoughtful discussion. ...

    An interesting and thoughtful discussion. Developing an EAB VTOL aircraft is really pushing the envelope. It offers challenges both to you and the FAA. Fixed wing....are you thinking tilt wing...
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    Oh we took a left turn onto the dirt road along...

    Oh we took a left turn onto the dirt road along time ago.
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    Yup, 125 years ago inventors and manufacturers...

    Yup, 125 years ago inventors and manufacturers were not burdened with the mountains of regs and requirements that exist today. For example, I worked a program where DCMA rep prohibited soldering...
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    Thanks Dale you made my point. Electric...

    Thanks Dale you made my point. Electric vehicles are a niche market and don’t meet the needs the transportation needs of the nation. You are absolutely right about the cost of emerging...
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    It’s not just the price per mile I think you need...

    It’s not just the price per mile I think you need to amortize the cost too. The base cost of a model S is like $71k. Then add another $10k for the extended battery and we haven’t even talked...
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    Electric aircraft, yeh right!! The average...

    Electric aircraft, yeh right!!
    The average electric car can’t get beyond 200 miles. So Ron as you said let’s be upfront; while it’s an admirable goal unless there are some major technological...
  19. Thread: Concessions...

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    There is no doubt that the concessions at AV have...

    There is no doubt that the concessions at AV have gotten better over the years in both quality and selection. I like that EAA has brought in some of the local restaurants. I think it makes some...
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    Aah, the dark side of the EAB world; no design,...

    Aah, the dark side of the EAB world; no design, performance or delivery guarantees. Ya pay your money and take your chances whether you’re buying a roll of plans or a kit. There have been a lot of...
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    Jim Bede should have been the chief engineer of...

    Jim Bede should have been the chief engineer of R&D and not allowed near the front office. He was a smart guy but sometimes his ideas were just too far ahead of the manufacturing technology or he...
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    Well for starters we’re in the EAA, the spirit of...

    Well for starters we’re in the EAA, the spirit of sport aviation. By definition that would be homebuilts, vintage/classic, warbirds, ultralights, & rotorcraft. So yes, maybe a truly unique or...
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    Speaking of ghosts in the machine..... Once...

    Speaking of ghosts in the machine.....
    Once worked a flight test program where the customer defined most of the avionics including the FMS and autopilot. While demonstrating an lefthand orbiting...
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    Sorry Wes, Hummel does offer the option to buy...

    Sorry Wes, Hummel does offer the option to buy individual components and kits.... checkout their website. There was a time you could build your kit onsite using their jigs but not sure if they still...
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    Too much blind faith put into “trusted”...

    Too much blind faith put into “trusted” technology. We bought a newly constructed home just over a month ago. Our address is not in the GPS database (yet). Those who try to GPS their way to...
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