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    It really depends on how long you owned the...

    It really depends on how long you owned the aircraft, and how long you *didn't* spend money on the hull insurance.

    I don't have hull on my Fly Baby. But if the worst happens, I can sublet my...
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    I don't think it was that dumb. Depending on how...

    I don't think it was that dumb. Depending on how much the inspection and prop costs and how long you'd owned the airplane, you'd still come out positive on that deal.

    Every time I buy a new cell...
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    Sigh (and slap my head). I'd been selecting...

    Sigh (and slap my head).

    I'd been selecting the aft face of the oval area, AND the side of the table area, or the vertical line AND the aft face of the oval area. Never considered just clicking...
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    Yes, looks like the previous administration...

    Yes, looks like the previous administration turned things around, after the recession of 2008.
    http://www.wanttaja.com/unemployment.jpg
    It's flattening out, now, but that's to be expected when it...
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    Fillet Question

    I'm designing a small enclosure for a headset matching adaptor. It's a small bracket that holds the 1/4" jack and the matching transformer, and an exterior cover slides over it.

    The bracket...
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    Must...resist...humorous speculation...on the...

    Must...resist...humorous speculation...on the kind of dog...Bill owns..... :-)

    Ron "****" Wanttaja
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    Interesting coincidence: The Evergreen...

    Interesting coincidence: The Evergreen Airventure Museum changed its name in 1997, dropping "Airventure." And EAA started USING Airventure the following year.

    Makes you wonder: Did EAA buy the...
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    Don't have to cut square holes for stock Fly Baby...

    Don't have to cut square holes for stock Fly Baby ribs. They're formed of three separate pieces, joined by a cap strip.
    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/template_header.jpg

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I fly into Milwaukee four times a year and drive...

    I fly into Milwaukee four times a year and drive to Oshkosh. I'm always amused by the big XXX business...with its huge billboards....just a few miles short of Oshkosh. Family friendly, indeed.
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    Trademark protection is a real thing, but it's...

    Trademark protection is a real thing, but it's normally handled by a harsh letter rather than a lawsuit.

    If I write an article that says, "...Use pop rivets to hold it in place," me or the...
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    I certainly think EAA's "morality" argument...

    I certainly think EAA's "morality" argument fails, when the EAA supports on-site liquor sales and doesn't regulate on-site spokesmodel attire. Ditto the infringement claim, when myriad local...
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    Reminds me of this Gahan Wilson cartoon........

    Reminds me of this Gahan Wilson cartoon.....
    http://www.wanttaja.com/wilson_kite.jpg
    RIP....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Actually, several folks have answered... The...

    Actually, several folks have answered... The Other Ron, Chris, and Wes. It's just that the answer is "you can't escape the FAA's rules on US territory."

    Ron "You may not like the ******* FAA, but...
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    The Epstein estate probably has a couple of...

    The Epstein estate probably has a couple of islands for sale.....

    Then there's Sealand, but you'll have trouble landing a DC-6 there.

    Ron "Brakes! Brakes!" Wanttaja
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    Over half of homebuilts are owned by someone...

    Over half of homebuilts are owned by someone other than the original builder. Can't we be proud of our airplanes?

    And what about folks who own Cessnas, Pipers, Luscombes, etc...should they just...
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    Around, yes, but not near or even all that close....

    Around, yes, but not near or even all that close. I grew up and learned to fly in the very flat area of eastern North Dakota, and big lumps on the ground like this bother the heck out of me.
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    Post your Homebuilt's Picture!

    It's been pretty quiet here, lately. Let's post some pictures of our homebuilts.

    Here's one I took a couple of years back:

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/rainier3.jpg

    This is my Fly Baby...
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    I'll leave my discussions of the special effects...

    I'll leave my discussions of the special effects on the other thread.

    I didn't expect to like the new "Midway," but I did. There are lot of aspects I thought they did real well, from uniforms to...
  19. TV Series with Vintage Century-Series Fighters

    Stumbled on re-runs of the old "Steve Canyon" series from the late '50s on cable TV. It's on the "Decade" network.

    Nothing much to praise about the story lines or acting, but the episodes feature...
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    System Problems on EAA Forums?

    I've been getting a lot of "System Unavailable" responses when trying to access the EAA forums lately. A lot of time, I can hit "reload" and it processes normally.

    Haven't seen this on any other...
  21. Heh. Joe's post reminded me... I'm a retired...

    Heh. Joe's post reminded me... I'm a retired space professional (40 years in the space biz) and ALL of the space movies I've seen are models or CGI.

    So maybe I'm a bit more tolerant of CGI. :-)...
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    Front Row: Turner T-40, Bowers Fly Baby, Treft...

    Front Row: Turner T-40, Bowers Fly Baby, Treft Contestor
    Second row: Speizo Tuholer, Lacey M-10, Nesmith Cougar.

    October 1962 issue of Sport Aviation covers the contest aircraft starting on...
  23. I appreciate folks' reluctance to accept CGI in...

    I appreciate folks' reluctance to accept CGI in aviation movies. As I've mention several times, I don't like how they use it for battle scenes.

    However, there were some scenes in "Midway" I...
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    I noticed my write-up wasn't too clear, and have...

    I noticed my write-up wasn't too clear, and have added more detail.

    Anyway, Loving's pusher was at the 1960 convention, when the decision was made to push the judging back two years. However,...
  25. Saw the new "Midway" today. Surprisingly, I...

    Saw the new "Midway" today.

    Surprisingly, I liked it a lot. Yes, they used CGI to overly-dramaticize the combat sequences. However, for the most part, the CGI is *very* realistic. The in-flight...
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