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  1. To what extent are you looking at? Just putting...

    To what extent are you looking at? Just putting in a battery to run a radio? Or adding a generator/alternator?


    Ron Wanttaja
  2. Thread: Agi stk

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    Ha, I was thinking STK: "Satellite Tool Kit," a...

    Ha, I was thinking STK: "Satellite Tool Kit," a program I used a bit in my space-ops days. Didn't realized they'd branched out. "Systems Tool Kit," now.

    We were always doing weird things that...
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    Well...shoot, they didn't NEED to, did they? ...

    Well...shoot, they didn't NEED to, did they? They funded their experimentation, prototypes, and travel from the profits of their own small business, built their successful invention quietly, hired...
  4. I found a STEP file on my computer, and it loaded...

    I found a STEP file on my computer, and it loaded it normally. Don't have any .iges files, but .iges is one of the options for the "open" function.

    With that, I've reached the limit of my...
  5. 8504 Ron Wanttaja

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    Ron Wanttaja
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    I've been staying at the Convention Center Best...

    I've been staying at the Convention Center Best Western when I've traveled to Oshkosh. Their bar has an outdoor patio that is right next to the river. It's nice in the evenings, with the river walk...
  7. I don't mind that part, it's when Hal sets me...

    I don't mind that part, it's when Hal sets me down and makes me write "I will not be an ****** on the forum page" two hundred times. That hurts.

    Ron "Writer's cramp" Wanttaja
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    If you look at his past postings, he doesn't look...

    If you look at his past postings, he doesn't look like a troll. Mostly comments on Airventure issues over several years.

    I found this comment by him amusing, considering:

    "We all have the...
  9. It lets me try things I really, REALLY shouldn't...

    It lets me try things I really, REALLY shouldn't do in a real airplane.

    There's a porn analogy here, but I think Hal would cancel the posting...... :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
  10. Thread: Avise needed

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    Better source of information might be some of the...

    Better source of information might be some of the A&Ps and IAs on this forum. But let me take a crack at it. Me getting it wrong is likely to generate some illuminating discussion. :-)

    The way I...
  11. Thread: biplane id

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    I'm no DH expert, but I'd agree with your DH.60...

    I'm no DH expert, but I'd agree with your DH.60 identification. I'd go out on a limb and guess Cirrus Moth vs. Gipsy, just from the amount of engine showing atop the cowling.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Wickham never made his plans public; don't know...

    Wickham never made his plans public; don't know what happened to most of them. May have donated them to Seattle's Museum of Flight or the Aeronautical department at the University of Washington.
    ...
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    You might be interested in the previous...

    You might be interested in the previous discussion of this topic.

    http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?9557-AirVenture-2020-IS-officially-cancelled

    Basically, it boiled down to:

    1. EAA had...
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    I missed the obvious one... the Loehle 5151...

    I missed the obvious one... the Loehle 5151 Mustang.
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5750/21062162704_b4e3781f65_b.jpg
    The company's not in business anymore, but you might be able to find plans for...
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    Email me at ron@wanttaja.com; I can put you in...

    Email me at ron@wanttaja.com; I can put you in touch with some.

    I'll ping the guys on the mailing list and Facebook page. Got one volunteer for you, already.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Everyone here is no doubt rolling their eyes, but...

    Everyone here is no doubt rolling their eyes, but I am going to recommend the Bowers Fly Baby.
    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/pix/NX19GG_1.jpg

    It's a classic wood airplane, designed to be built in...
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    No we aren't. :-) Ron "Would I lie to you?"...

    No we aren't. :-)

    Ron "Would I lie to you?" Wanttaja
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    Interesting. There isn't any diagonal bracing in...

    Interesting. There isn't any diagonal bracing in the cockpit area.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    The inspection would be to establish whether...

    The inspection would be to establish whether engine components are within the range of allowable tolerances and are in an airworthy condition...which is basically what an overhaul does. An overhaul...
  20. Worked for me, too. Thanks much to cwilliam and...

    Worked for me, too. Thanks much to cwilliam and others with suggestions.

    Solidworks is a complicated program, designed for professionals. That's what makes it so powerful.

    For a casual user...
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    Must have my Space Curmudgeon hat (helmet?) on...

    Must have my Space Curmudgeon hat (helmet?) on today.

    Having the ability to manually fire a thruster has saved NASA crews in the past (Gemini VIII, Apollo 13). The question is HOW the crew can...
  22. Automatic Hole Centering (Relation Question)

    Okay, this is different from my usual stoopid questions, as I *have* already found a solution. But I'm wondering if there's a more elegant approach.

    Assume one has a strap 2"x3" in size, and...
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    It's not pegged; it's at the top of the yellow...

    It's not pegged; it's at the top of the yellow arc. Enough fun to be cautious about, but not necessarily dangerous. :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Biggest drawback I see is that it's life-limited....

    Biggest drawback I see is that it's life-limited. The sensor is good for only five years.

    I had trouble getting mine to work on Sunday. Kept reading zero, even when I held it in my car exhaust....
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    You go to stranger parties than I do, Skyfixer....

    You go to stranger parties than I do, Skyfixer. :-)

    I don't know how much override capability the astronauts have, and how much training their receive, but I understand that nearly everything is...
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