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    Ditto... C172s and a Warrior, for me. First...

    Ditto... C172s and a Warrior, for me.

    First one (back in ~2006) was interesting. I was apparently the first SP the CFI had encountered.

    "You don't have a current medical?"

    "No, I'm flying...
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    Yes, I know, but the FAA will require a certified...

    Yes, I know, but the FAA will require a certified powered-lift vehicle to provide equivalent capability...either in the form of a chute, or in a degradation mode. The helicopter HV diagram above was...
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    I like the Light Sport rules, but one of the...

    I like the Light Sport rules, but one of the dumbest things the FAA did was to use the same term to define both Sport-Pilot-Eligible aircraft and the new certification categories. There are "Light...
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    *If* one of these doo-hickeys is ever certified,...

    *If* one of these doo-hickeys is ever certified, you can bet the FAA will require some sort of fallback to keep single-string powerplant failures from causing major injuries. If you've got a...
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    This discussion reminds me of an old story about...

    This discussion reminds me of an old story about a college student taking a Physics exam. One question was, "Explain how you can determine the height of a building using a barometer."

    The student...
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    I've got experience with a Link ANT-18, the WWII...

    I've got experience with a Link ANT-18, the WWII model, but that wouldn't apply much, here. The ANT-18 was, basically, an analog computer using vacuum instead of electronics.

    When you say, "get...
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    The OP implies that the aircraft is single-seat,...

    The OP implies that the aircraft is single-seat, so the intercom side of the radio isn't needed...nor the voice-operated switch (VOX) aspect of it. Looking at the MGL manual, it looks he could set...
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    In light of the NTSB preliminary, I had to go...

    In light of the NTSB preliminary, I had to go back and review this earlier description. Please let us know what you come up with, and what you are implementing to keep it from happening again.
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    I have an Icom handheld built into my panel with...

    I have an Icom handheld built into my panel with a PTT switch on the stick.

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/tech/velcro.html

    Ron Wanttaja
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    And ~125 years ago, my great-great uncle Einar...

    And ~125 years ago, my great-great uncle Einar said, "Automobiles will never replace horses until they can go all the way across country on the free grass they graze at the side of the trail, and...
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    I believe Tesla has a system that allows owner to...

    I believe Tesla has a system that allows owner to quickly recharge and resume a cross-country flight...err, drive.

    It may not be directly applicable today, but with development time a workable...
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    200 miles in a car is ~3 hours range...that...

    200 miles in a car is ~3 hours range...that wouldn't be bad, for an electric airplane.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Currently at Paine Field in Everett WA (just...

    Currently at Paine Field in Everett WA (just north of Seattle) on a four-day maintenance stop.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I believe the did on the 12 and 14. IIRC, there...

    I believe the did on the 12 and 14. IIRC, there were some games played with the "escrow" payments customers made.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Hmmmm....how does an aircraft earn a place in a...

    Hmmmm....how does an aircraft earn a place in a museum?

    Should museums contain only Cessna 172s, Piper Warriors, and Bonanzas? Or should they include the dead-ends in aviation design as well? ...
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    I bought a new car last year, the first in over...

    I bought a new car last year, the first in over ten years. It has all the modern bells and whistles...onboard radar tied to the cruise control to hold a given distance from the car in front, optical...
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    This news was a real bummer. Glad Frank's OK,...

    This news was a real bummer. Glad Frank's OK, but his plans to repair the airplane remind me of the WWI flying song, "The Bold Aviator".....

    Oh, the bold aviator was dying
    And as 'neath the...
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    All right, three neat things on that page: The...

    All right, three neat things on that page: The "Closing Speed" instrument, the "Lead Trail" instrument, and the "Time of Fall" instrument.

    I'd never heard of any of these. Can anyone tell me...
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    Lemme see... my Fly Baby is old, creaky, drags...

    Lemme see... my Fly Baby is old, creaky, drags its tail, and there's stuff oozing out of the cowling staining its belly.

    Ron "It's like a self-portrait" Wanttaja
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    My dear sir, if it's so easy, why is failure in...

    My dear sir, if it's so easy, why is failure in these skills the leading cause of aircraft accidents?

    The irony is, that if you were to poll the folks who have chimed in on how much they like to...
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    Based on Dana's comments, I added "Acrobat*" to...

    Based on Dana's comments, I added "Acrobat*" to my search term and got additional data. This is updated, vs. the original....
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    Cool, I DID get another 61 hits. I'll add those...

    Cool, I DID get another 61 hits. I'll add those and edit the original table.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    A Look at Aerobatics Accident Statistics

    Note... this has been UPDATED with more data. See Post #5.
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    For those who don't know me, I do a lot of statistical...
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    Gill Robb Wilson poem I posted a couple of years...

    Gill Robb Wilson poem I posted a couple of years back....kind of sums it up.

    http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?7964-I-ve-Blessed-My-Wings-a-Thousand-Times-Gill-Robb-Wilson

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I kind of think we'll see a mix of autonomous air...

    I kind of think we'll see a mix of autonomous air vehicles. Small, short-range Blackfly types, but I think we'll also find, essentially, autonomized Cirrus-class vehicles. On those you might see...
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