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    "I personally am not interested in "manned...

    "I personally am not interested in "manned drone", but rather, horizontal "fixed" wing flight with VTOL ability."


    So... you want to make an EAB Harrier, but powered by electric motors. Get out...
  2. Per the sales guy, I could have taken that very...

    Per the sales guy, I could have taken that very plane home for a mere $150,000. He refused my offer of a third party check from a Nigerian prince drawn on a bank from the Cayman Islands - lol

    In...
  3. Yes, the Colt was there, the very craft that was...

    Yes, the Colt was there, the very craft that was at Airventure in fact. No doubt it IS a terrific looking plane and the leather seats really separate it from the usual interiors on LSAs. But like...
  4. Back home from Mt Vernon. About 12-15 or so...

    Back home from Mt Vernon. About 12-15 or so vendors were in attendance, which probably is a very large percentage of the actual flying machines offered to the marketplace.

    Attended a very good...
  5. I'm checked in at my motel. I did a quick...

    I'm checked in at my motel. I did a quick look-see at the expo when I got into town. The airport is only 5 minutes from the motel at the most. The show is a pleasant, though quite small event. In...
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    The marketing demographic of these multi-rotor...

    The marketing demographic of these multi-rotor 'personal' craft is pretty slim. They can't fly over crowded places, like cities or towns, and yet they cost SO much that it's only in major cities and...
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    I don't envy the tent campers. The last time i...

    I don't envy the tent campers. The last time i was actually 'camping' it was called 'off-base guard post' in Vietnam. The experience fully sated any pent up desires to ever live in the woods or sleep...
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    "the $6 for a 30 cent baked potato seemed...

    "the $6 for a 30 cent baked potato seemed absurd."


    I shall look forward next year to the far more budget priced 'Berson's Taters' stand.

    lol

    The place has to buy or rent all the equipment...
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    " By the way at age 80 they could probably stop...

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    By the way at age 80 they could probably stop sending me "Lift Time Member" offers too."

    LOL (kinda) I'm 70 and sadly know how much less a 'lifetime supply' of most anything now costs. I buy...
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    Batteries? We don't need no stinklin' batteries -...

    Batteries? We don't need no stinklin' batteries - where's my Mr Fusion, Doc Emmett Brown?
  11. Light Sport Expo - Mt Vernon, IL THIS week!

    Be there or be absent - lol

    https://www.midwestlsaexpo.com/

    Looks like it will be good weather for the 3 day tribute to Light Sport aviation. A nice road trip for me and here's hoping I can...
  12. With all the Gators and golf carts on the...

    With all the Gators and golf carts on the grounds, you'd think there would be a couple equipped for basic fire-fighting at the UL strip?
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    " if someone with a baby suddenly steps out in...

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    if someone with a baby suddenly steps out in front of your fast moving car, and the only two options are hit them or swerve head on into a semi, which is the correct action? "

    I won't suggest...
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    I ride a 'noble' 1986 Kawasaki Voyager XII full...

    I ride a 'noble' 1986 Kawasaki Voyager XII full dresser motorcycle. I am also an ATGATT rider - All The Gear, All The Time. That means I NEVER even back the bike out of the garage without wearing...
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    I'm 70 and I grew up fixing that which was...

    I'm 70 and I grew up fixing that which was broken. "Stuff' was manufactured with an eye to repairing it and replacing parts down the road to keep it running. VERY little for the past several decades...
  16. Sounds like if you didn't like the long walk back...

    Sounds like if you didn't like the long walk back from the evening Fun Fly Zone events, you are REALLY gonna be unhappy walking even farther. My first question would be "Why move the runway away from...
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    Considering how truly deafening so many of the...

    Considering how truly deafening so many of the aircraft flown at AirVenture are to us mere humans - I can't imagine how much agony that noise must create for dogs. Bringing one to the event strikes...
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    "A jet powered portable toilet would be more...

    "A jet powered portable toilet would be more appropriate"

    OK, now I'd pay to watch a guy get launched in a Rocket-Potty. Maybe trailing a stream of TP and a pleasant blue mist? Cool Beanz!

    In...
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    At some point, annoying too loud noise is just...

    At some point, annoying too loud noise is just annoying too loud noise. I twist in the Howard Leights snuggly and don't bother to look to see what is creating the nuisance.
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    Just wondering out loud, what health smart...

    Just wondering out loud, what health smart chemicals are in aircraft exhaust, showplane aerobatic smoke - seems like everyone uses it to the max - and fuel powered pyrotechnics? You know, like...
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    I'm guessing Ron meant the "Fun Fly Zone" - a...

    I'm guessing Ron meant the "Fun Fly Zone" - a name not in common parlance, since everyone I've run into asks about Ultralights. lol

    On my strongly disliked list would be those Aero Shell needless...
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    Thanks for the Google Earth mini tutorial Kim....

    Thanks for the Google Earth mini tutorial Kim. Looks like counting in the Musuem, North and South 40 areas AirVenture is 'about' 1500 acres all in.

    I've never used Earth for more than visual...
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    I hear what you're saying Ron, but the issue is...

    I hear what you're saying Ron, but the issue is we can't leave any trams stranded north of Celebration Way. Volunteers are waiting for all the units for washing and fueling chores. Tram service...
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    Or, you could always use one of the existing...

    Or, you could always use one of the existing Oshkosh storage units?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=storage+units+oshkosh,+wi&ie=&oe=
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    Commercial buses - especially those with kneeling...

    Commercial buses - especially those with kneeling front suspensions -are a good source of transportation for the general public over any distance on good roads. School buses are great fror...
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