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    Whelp, this last Saturday I had an engine out and...

    Whelp, this last Saturday I had an engine out and had to put my little Babette into the trees.

    The FAA man and myself figured that during the hammering turbulence I wound up in that the fuel...
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    Jeez, the sort of person who is concerned that...

    Jeez, the sort of person who is concerned that their child would be molested by a pilot who is actively piloting an aircraft is so whacko that they wouldn't be there in the first place.

    Indeed,...
  3. Me, too, except I opted for a light single seat...

    Me, too, except I opted for a light single seat open cockpit biplane.

    Though I've recently started landing at airfields rather than my home base, I think it's over-rated. More fun to just do a...
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    Hilarious vendors...

    Up front: I do NOT want them turned down next year.

    For all the big money vendors that are aviation related, I found some of the smaller ones that had nothing to do with it very entertaining.
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  5. Unsung hero company at Oshkosh goes to....

    The porta-potty companies.

    That's a lot of pee and poo being generated almost non-stop, and I wasn't in a single one that was nasty or full.
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    Odens, it's not a "primarily" a donation to EAA,...

    Odens, it's not a "primarily" a donation to EAA, it's a complete, one hundred percent donation to the EAA Youth Programs. I know this because I now work for C&D Aviation, who is building it!
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    Yes, the additional signage would be nice on both...

    Yes, the additional signage would be nice on both sides of the road...but I'd rather have little signs at intervals saying "Tram stop 300 yards ahead." (etc.)

    One thing I really liked is that...
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    I guess everyone missed the brats behind the Ford...

    I guess everyone missed the brats behind the Ford and EAA Member services tent.

    Pretty darned good.

    And six bucks a pop didn't shake me one bit, as it's a concession at a closed area....just...
  9. That was my point. ;) Bear in mind I would...

    That was my point. ;)

    Bear in mind I would never suggest altering the N number after the inspection. Nope, not me.
  10. My VW is kind of a mongrel, as I had Valley...

    My VW is kind of a mongrel, as I had Valley Engineering put it together for me.

    Let me clarify a bit - it's a great build they did, with SCAT parts (Great Plains design), but when I had to...
  11. Judging from what I've seen owners do with...

    Judging from what I've seen owners do with N-numbers on their aircraft, I don't think compliance is really high on the FAA's list of things.

    Then again, they were probably re-paints from the...
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    I haven't added much to the thread because I've...

    I haven't added much to the thread because I've been working with Ron Wade getting his and Don's aircraft ready for Oshkosh. Apparently they thought highly enough of my little Babette that they...
  13. I really like my direct drive 1915cc VW turning a...

    I really like my direct drive 1915cc VW turning a 62" prop. Electronic ignition, dead simple maintenance, and inexpensive to operate.
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    Ron, I think the line of thought that the economy...

    Ron, I think the line of thought that the economy lag might be slowing things down is right on the money.

    If there was a sudden rush this year in folks buying kits (because few are true plans...
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    I'd say 40 bucks is right about the sweet spot...

    I'd say 40 bucks is right about the sweet spot for dues to the national organization, especially since local chapters have dues as well.

    Both are worthwhile expenses - at the national level, we...
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    Dave, I reckon that would be a very bad thing, as...

    Dave, I reckon that would be a very bad thing, as a set of concrete guidelines are the exact opposite of permissiveness.

    I was reading about some of Glen Curtiss' aircraft, including the use of...
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    Thanks for validating what I "knew" about...

    Thanks for validating what I "knew" about inspections!

    I've read the phrase "Home Depot Airplane" a few times in different places but can't really imagine what that would mean, other than perhaps...
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    "Failing" an airworthiness inspection...

    I'm involved in a long thread on another forum about what to expect when one's project is about to be signed off as an airplane - a fellow has a gorgeous aircraft that is simply a work of art, with...
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    The problem is scalability. The software itself...

    The problem is scalability. The software itself sound great, but for a person that owns one aircraft that they fly for recreation, it's overkill.
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    Very variable winds + hot day = classic landing!...

    Very variable winds + hot day = classic landing!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8TULU7-dHk

    (A little less than three minutes)
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    I immediately stole that, for your information.

    I immediately stole that, for your information.
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    Wings are back on, she's in rig....and as...

    Wings are back on, she's in rig....and as predicted, that great flying weather during the teardown and re-assembly process has turned to sit-and-wait.

    ;)
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    Hahaha...I have the Passenger placard on my one...

    Hahaha...I have the Passenger placard on my one seat airplane's panel. I think it's funny.
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    Very clean, excellent work!

    Very clean, excellent work!
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    Oh, here's the end results: ...

    Oh, here's the end results:

    http://www.darts-page.com/images/Nieuport/sight_gauge.jpg

    http://www.darts-page.com/images/Nieuport/gas_cap.jpg
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