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  1. Guess it depends on when you need an engine. ...

    Guess it depends on when you need an engine.

    If you can wait a few years until a new engine has accumulated a few tens of thousands of hours of field history (and the company looks like it will...
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    Some reasons why there are few auto engine based...

    Some reasons why there are few auto engine based aircraft:

    Scarcity of reliable gearboxes

    Cooling

    Cowling

    Weight
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    Ron's excellent table of stats is referring to...

    Ron's excellent table of stats is referring to FAA registration, not registration with the state or locality in which you reside.

    FAA registration renews every three years and is applicable once...
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    The insurance was just for USUA members ($20/yr...

    The insurance was just for USUA members ($20/yr when I used the insurance) but the lack of info leads me to suspect the insurance is no longer available from First Flight. They previously had...
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    Since you posted in the Ultralight forum I assume...

    Since you posted in the Ultralight forum I assume you want liability for your UL. The third-party policy I used via USUA was the only option I could find for an ultralight. The common aircraft...
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    In years past I've purchased third-party...

    In years past I've purchased third-party liability insurance for UL and light sport aircraft via the United States Ultralight Association. However, I'm not sure if they still offer insurance, guess...
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    So.....there actually wasn't a problem, right?

    So.....there actually wasn't a problem, right?
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    That's pretty creative and nicely flown. No doubt...

    That's pretty creative and nicely flown. No doubt it is too heavy for Part 103 but other countries have more lenient ultralight regs.
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    Be sure you read the reviews.

    Be sure you read the reviews.
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    For an experimental aircraft the over riding...

    For an experimental aircraft the over riding factor is the statement signed by the person who does the condition inspection:

    "....this aircraft is in a condition for safe operation....."
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    Point taken....even though there are parts of...

    Point taken....even though there are parts of Part 91 that don't apply to experimental aircraft per the Operating Limitations (instruments for day VFR flight).

    Now, how do you answer the original...
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    If you are inquiring about an aircraft with an...

    If you are inquiring about an aircraft with an experimental airworthiness certificate I am not aware of a regulation requiring the installation of seat belts.
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    Ok, that does make more sense. The O-200...

    Ok, that does make more sense.

    The O-200 installation in the C-150 has a "tray" that directs airflow across the bottom of the engine case and extracts heat from the oil. Most likely your...
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    Make sure you actually have air moving through...

    Make sure you actually have air moving through the oil cooler. You need more exhaust surface area than intake in order to create the low pressure that will evacuate air through the cooler. If you are...
  15. John, good info but you responded to a thread...

    John, good info but you responded to a thread that is over six years old.
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    Don't feed the trolls.................

    Don't feed the trolls.................
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    Minimax, easy to build either by plans or with...

    Minimax, easy to build either by plans or with kits.

    https://www.teammini-max.com/

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    You aren't going to want to take your...

    You aren't going to want to take your brand-spankin' new toy out of service to change out engines....... :D

    Hundreds of new RVs have been successfully flown in Phase 1 with a new engine. I've...
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    I can add that in light of my experience I have...

    I can add that in light of my experience I have advised several builders to buy a new engine up front. Even if the thing has to be financed the peace-of-mind of starting the new-aircraft journey with...
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    This is the classic $18,000 question. A...

    This is the classic $18,000 question.

    A component of this discussion that has to be settled first is how long do you want to fly this engine? Expecting the engine to be serviceable for just a few...
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    Pretty clever. Just make sure the authorities...

    Pretty clever.

    Just make sure the authorities aren't able to use golf carts and Gators for crowd control...... :cool:
  22. Every flight I make is for the purpose of...

    Every flight I make is for the purpose of enhancing proficiency. ;)
  23. I remember that photo. :)

    I remember that photo. :)
  24. Hmmmmm.....looking for something a bit less...

    Hmmmmm.....looking for something a bit less Breezy? :D

    I've liked the Spacewalker ever since I first saw it as a 1/4 scale model.
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    I appreciate your liability concerns and...

    I appreciate your liability concerns and emotional ties. You might consider donating it to someone who would put it on display (restaurant, school, museum, FBO, etc?). A small plaque and photo could...
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