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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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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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    I remember we were remodeling out house when...

    I remember we were remodeling out house when Shephard was due to launch, and were living in the basement. We had a TV set up kind of haphazardly on a stand to watch. The problem was, they kept...
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    Thanks, Mel, I'll try pick that up this week. ...

    Thanks, Mel, I'll try pick that up this week.


    Oh, hay-el yes. The cockpit is a low-pressure area, so exhaust fumes will tend to collect there. Think of the fuselage as a wing, with a flat...
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    Thanks again for the help. Posted a ZIP file to...

    Thanks again for the help. Posted a ZIP file to my web page with the Solidwork files for the ship and stand.

    http://www.wanttaja.com/flash.zip
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    Ron Wanttaja
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    What the [Beep] is that Beep?

    Well, that was interesting.

    My Condition Inspection is due. The A&P knows I have a professional-type Carbon Monoxide detector, and always asks me to take a flight and log the levels before the...
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    Thanks much to those who replied...the Lofted...

    Thanks much to those who replied...the Lofted Boss did the job nicely, and I didn't have to pound my head on the desk more than three or four times to get it to do what I wanted.

    In addition to...
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    Swept Boss/Base Profiles

    I'm trying to build a stand for a spaceship, where the stand itself inserts into one of the rockets and widens out to simulate a smoke trail.

    Swept Boss/Base seems to be the way to do this, with a...
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    Hey, I've got a metal prop. If metal wedges were...

    Hey, I've got a metal prop. If metal wedges were good enough for Roland Garros, it should be good enough for me...

    Ron Wanttaja
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    For the Nieuport Builders

    Got bored and needed a Coronavirus Quarantine project... so I used my copy of Solidworks (an EAA member benefit!) to design and build a non-firing, full-scale, replica Lewis Gun. Instructions here:...
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    Mailbox Status

    Just went through a comedy of errors; was trying to send a private message to one of the other users on this group, and was told I had exceeded the allowed storage for private messages.

    OK....so I...
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    And...project completed. Learned a lot about...

    And...project completed. Learned a lot about Solidworks this way.
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    It's about three pounds of wood and plastic.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    If the FAA has withdrawn the Special Issuance,...

    If the FAA has withdrawn the Special Issuance, you're out of luck. But if you're just letting it expire, you can still operate as a Sport Pilot with the driver's license.
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    What alloy? Ron Wanttaja

    What alloy?

    Ron Wanttaja
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    And you didn't even comment on the airplane...

    And you didn't even comment on the airplane itself. I'm disappointed...:-)

    I've learned my lesson, though, next time I'll start a thread.

    Ron "the planes are not what they seem" Wanttaja
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    Guys, this is an old post that I used for a test...

    Guys, this is an old post that I used for a test in posting images, since we don't have a dedicated Test board. Note the reported problems were six months ago.

    Ron "Check the dates" Wanttaja
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    Don't mind me...just using this thread for a...

    Don't mind me...just using this thread for a test.

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    Ron Wanttaja
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    I don't normally look up at jets, but one time I...

    I don't normally look up at jets, but one time I did. There was a POTUS TFR over the area and a Cessna entered the zone. An F-15 flew right overhead, supersonic, to intercept.

    I looked up at the...
  25. You might end having to develop all the numbers...

    You might end having to develop all the numbers yourself, as if this were a newly-completed aircraft. This could be pretty fun, and will help you get used to your new airplane. FAA Advisory...
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