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  1. Thread: Waldo Waterman

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    Well pre WWII fields were pretty much that. ...

    Well pre WWII fields were pretty much that. Tail skids were great in dirt, grass and cinder. Tail wheels were just as happy. Once airfields evolved into designated hard surfaced runways things...
  2. Thread: Waldo Waterman

    by Airmutt
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    Waldo was a interesting guy. I think there is...

    Waldo was a interesting guy. I think there is some confusion....Wikipedia states he was one of the first to incorporate a STEERABLE nose gear.
    The taildragger is still an excellent configuration...
  3. Thread: TSA and pilots

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    So if you get into TSA Code 1540 Chapter 10 you...

    So if you get into TSA Code 1540 Chapter 10 you will find that if you are an airman and the TSA determines that you are a threat then they will send a form letter to the Administrator recommending...
  4. Thread: TSA and pilots

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    Taken from AOPAs website... On January 24, 2003,...

    Taken from AOPAs website...
    On January 24, 2003, without prior public notice or comment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published " direct...
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    Depending upon your time with EAA, myself...

    Depending upon your time with EAA, myself included, occasionally refer to the show as convention. And I still think of Class B airspace as a TCA :). That which is learned first is best learned....
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    Am I the only one who finds it ironic that in the...

    Am I the only one who finds it ironic that in the state of Wisconsin they’re fighting over beer???
    Maybe there needs to be a brat summit. Oh wait, that might start a fight over the correct...
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    Try 3/4”x 4 1/4” for starters. All corners are...

    Try 3/4”x 4 1/4” for starters. All corners are square.
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    Ron you’re spot on. I can’t count how many times...

    Ron you’re spot on. I can’t count how many times AirVenture is used in radio ads and see businesses with “Welcome AirVenture Fans” banners, to includes eateries serving alcohol and bars. Honestly...
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    Well in the video there is a guy wearing...

    Well in the video there is a guy wearing essentially a reversed image of the trademarked EAA swoosh. There can be a argument made that there is a violation for commercial impression similarity. I...
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    I’m talking about 1/4 inch plywood (marine grade).

    I’m talking about 1/4 inch plywood (marine grade).
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    I think that would be defined as falling vs...

    I think that would be defined as falling vs flying. Jumping off a building or a cliff does not make you an airman. I believe the operative word would be sustained flight.
    Interesting that no one...
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    Flying Ron, Talking about cutting holes for spars...

    Flying Ron, Talking about cutting holes for spars in plywood ribs.
    I’ve seen a computer model of the three side bit , but haven’t seen any for sale.
    Wonder if anyone has used a mortising bit to...
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    Still listed on Barnstormers. Price is $185k...

    Still listed on Barnstormers. Price is $185k OBO.
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    Cutting Square Holes

    So what is the best technique for cutting square holes in plywood. Some say drill out the corners and then cut to shape. Others say use a forstner bit to hog out the center and then cut to shape. ...
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    Well if we’re gonna tear up some airspace sans...

    Well if we’re gonna tear up some airspace sans the FAA then I’ll sign up for a Douglas A-26. Speed, maneuverability, good looks and ya get to blow up some stuff if you’re in the mood.
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    Per the FAA........ Myth #1: The FAA doesn't...

    Per the FAA........
    Myth #1: The FAA doesn't control airspace below 400 feet
    Fact—The FAA is responsible for the safety of U.S. airspace from the ground up. This misperception may originate with...
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    Found the following..... Three 38th BG B-26Bs...

    Found the following.....
    Three 38th BG B-26Bs were detached to Midway Island in the buildup to that battle, and two of them, along with two B-26s detached from the 22nd BG, carried out torpedo...
  18. It’s not so much the quality of the images but...

    It’s not so much the quality of the images but the poor understanding of the physics of flight and the incredibly stupid Hollywood portrayal of events that ruins it for me. It doesn’t help when...
  19. Thread: WoA Wings

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    Hey Sam there was a time when one could order a...

    Hey Sam there was a time when one could order a leather name tag with EAA wings. I doubt that they can still be ordered but I gotta ask.
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    Errol Flynn never did a movie titled Flight...

    Errol Flynn never did a movie titled Flight Surgeons. You’re probably thinking about the movie Dive Bomber. The story line may not be great but there is a lot of color video of pre WWII US naval...
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    I did a little internet exploring and found two...

    I did a little internet exploring and found two news paper articles regarding the dropping of supplies. Neither article identified the plane used. Also found a site that stated that Lippiatt flew...
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    Bactine!?!?!? Boy Ron you just showed your...

    Bactine!?!?!? Boy Ron you just showed your age,haha. Oh wait, so did I. Guess it would be death by a thousand paper cuts. Don’t worry folks I’ll be here all week, two shows a nite.
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    The blades maybe have been from a P-3 but...

    The blades maybe have been from a P-3 but Lockheed never used a 3 blade setup on the Orion. Early C-130s had a 3 blade configuration which was a Curtiss Electric setup. The Ham Std blades were...
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    Oh wow, 3 bladed prop and the white & gold paint...

    Oh wow, 3 bladed prop and the white & gold paint scheme - that’s a throw back pic. Didn’t mean to imply that it can’t be done. My comment was to the most likely poor efficiency of the Morane’s...
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    True, but the Japanese invaded Nanking about a...

    True, but the Japanese invaded Nanking about a week after Earhart went down. The slaughter of 300k people doesn’t exactly fit the definition of lying low. Japan was on a war footing and hellbent on...
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