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  1. Thanks for the follow up. That change will...

    Thanks for the follow up. That change will significantly improve altitude issues for certain a/c types.
  2. BTW, I think this would be a good modification to...

    BTW, I think this would be a good modification to Advanced sequence 'A' -

    http://i62.tinypic.com/9gkfo5.jpg
  3. Thanks for the heads up DJ. I sent a note to NE...

    Thanks for the heads up DJ. I sent a note to NE Director (Rob) about a proposed mod to the CIVA Known.
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    Wes has it. It takes real inspiration and...

    Wes has it. It takes real inspiration and dedication to build an airplane. Cessnas do not inspire. You can buy Cessnas pretty cheap anyway and maybe even have money left over to build an airplane...
  5. Great suggestion. Anyone know of any precedent...

    Great suggestion. Anyone know of any precedent for IAC actually doing this?
  6. Sure did. We 4-banger guys have lots of...

    Sure did. We 4-banger guys have lots of experience with the the bottom of the box...and lower sometimes. :-)

    EDIT - And that involved rushed lines, and not much airspeed into the P-loop -...
  7. Tony, I think it'll be OK for you with the roll...

    Tony, I think it'll be OK for you with the roll rate of the 1D. You'll just need a lot of smash to make the P-loop round. I don't think it's a bad sequence for you.
  8. I regret the choice of this Advanced sequence....

    I regret the choice of this Advanced sequence. I've now flown this sequence a few times, and I'll either be busting the top of the box on Figure 1 by a decent margin (in a tiny Pitts S-1) or taking...
  9. This afternoon I made a couple runs through...

    This afternoon I made a couple runs through Advanced sequence 'A' in cool, 60 degree, dry air. As suspected it is a significant altitude loser in my stock 180 hp S-1S - especially Fig. 3 with the...
  10. I'm surprised to hear you say this. I've seen...

    I'm surprised to hear you say this. I've seen video of your 540 Eagle and it definitely rolls as fast as my factory S-1S. With a 540, I would expect it to perform similar to an S-2B with only...
  11. Yeah, I hate those Advanced sequences that leave...

    Yeah, I hate those Advanced sequences that leave me ending up in the stratosphere. :-) I haven't flown this 'A' sequence yet, but I expect altitude issues getting all those rolls on the downlines...
  12. Thread: Laser 2300

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    Asking price...but real nice B's are actually...

    Asking price...but real nice B's are actually going for around 90K.
  13. Thread: Laser 2300

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    The only "build centers" I'm aware of are for...

    The only "build centers" I'm aware of are for certain kit manufacturers where the kit components require only "assembly" rather than extensive fabrication from scratch. If you want help constructing...
  14. Thread: Laser 2300

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    Welcome to the forum. You could fit in a Pitts....

    Welcome to the forum. You could fit in a Pitts. If you happen to come across one without fitting well, don't rule them out based on that one airplane. Unless they're factory-built, they can all vary...
  15. Just now had time to review and comment. I guess...

    Just now had time to review and comment. I guess I shouldn't cast my final "vote" (FWIW) until I've flown a few of these, but right now I'd choose Advanced sequences A, C, and F as decent Known...
  16. Thread: unfair

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    I tried today, and I couldn't fly the version of...

    I tried today, and I couldn't fly the version of the Nats Advanced Unknown (that I thought most energy friendly) without taking an altitude break or busting the top of the box (Factory stock 180 hp...
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    Oh look, this forum just went straight to hell...

    Oh look, this forum just went straight to hell...
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    Alternate Advanced Category

    Just spitballing here. If we have no aspiring AWAC (or possibly Nationals) competitors coming to any particular Regional contest, how about an alternate Advanced category at the CD's (and...
  19. Thread: unfair

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    You and Tony are not coming from the same place...

    You and Tony are not coming from the same place or making the same points for the same reasons.



    You are making uninformed judgements about IAC and what they supposedly care or don't care about...
  20. Thread: unfair

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    You have talked to "many" Citabria pilots who...

    You have talked to "many" Citabria pilots who would otherwise show up if not for Pitts flying Primary and Sportsman? Shoot, I rarely come across many Citabria pilots who even roll the thing on a...
  21. Thread: unfair

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    Tony, I'm not very familiar with the old AWAC...

    Tony, I'm not very familiar with the old AWAC rules - I thought it was a restriction on aircraft type and not a handicap system. I read Giles Henderson's article in this month's SA, and thought he...
  22. Thread: unfair

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    I think Wes was talking about a scoring system...

    I think Wes was talking about a scoring system within a contest that recognized the top scoring Pitts pilot across categories, much like the Grassroots award we currently have. One of the various...
  23. Thread: unfair

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    Yeah Tony, when are you moving back to...

    Yeah Tony, when are you moving back to Intermediate so we neophyte bi-wing guys have a chance in Advanced? Missed you at Warrenton buddy!

    Eric
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    His 450 Stearman definitely had inverted systems....

    His 450 Stearman definitely had inverted systems. Flying inverted in any airplane with inverted systems is nothing special from a difficulty or skill standpoint. Stearmans fly inverted OK. Would not...
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    Nobody ever said that. You were implying that...

    Nobody ever said that. You were implying that it's unfair to expect everyone to be able to fly like Giles Henderson. All I am saying is that Giles has basic aerobatic skills, and has put in the...
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