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    Well, lemme see if I can sprinkle a little...

    Well, lemme see if I can sprinkle a little gasoline on this thread.

    I see the Sturgis motorcycle rally is going ahead this weekend. Similar-sized crowd to that of AirVenture, heading to a part of...
  2. I was tickled by Stan's story. Amazing there are...

    I was tickled by Stan's story. Amazing there are still folks around who worked the program.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    After the cancellation, here were a lot of forum...

    After the cancellation, here were a lot of forum posts, both here an in other fora, stating people were going to show up anyway. You can bet a lot of those would have assumed they could park...
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    And...I just realized that, on my desktop, the...

    And...I just realized that, on my desktop, the upper left corner has a big EAA logo now rather than just that text link. And on my other devices, too.

    Right Coast Ron done good. :-)

    Ron...
  5. One of the things Boeing built for Lunar Orbiter...

    One of the things Boeing built for Lunar Orbiter was a three-story tall vacuum chamber.
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    It was used for a number of subsequent programs, including a couple I was involved in. These chambers...
  6. I didn't offer them. Was still puzzling through...

    I didn't offer them. Was still puzzling through the crossword on page 87 of the November 1962 issue. :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Not sure what the staffing level is at EAA...

    Not sure what the staffing level is at EAA headquarters now. The people who might normally fix this might be on furlough...

    Ron Wanttaja
  8. 54th Anniversary of the Launch of the First Lunar Orbiter

    Nowadays, in the era of CAD/CAM and digital everything, we tend to forget how things were in the early days. We can digitally model an airfoil to discover its secrets, so the Wright brothers'...
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    For me, this problem has existed forever. On my...

    For me, this problem has existed forever. On my desktop running Firefox or Microsoft Edge, the "EAA Forums - Powered by vBulletin" text link is there, but no image. On my Ipad, I get a broken...
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    Seattle's Museum of Flight put together a neat...

    Seattle's Museum of Flight put together a neat video in honor of Oshkosh 2020... all about Pete Bowers' original Fly Baby, in their restoration facility in Everett, Washington.
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    Makes it kinda rough on EAA, as there will be...

    Makes it kinda rough on EAA, as there will be those who expect them to police the action.

    When Yahoo groups went away, we transitioned the Fly Baby mailing list to groups.io. I'm real happy with...
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    Interesting to speculate where Airventure would...

    Interesting to speculate where Airventure would fall. When you consider the crowds, lines, busses, trams, forums, evening programs, etc, it probably qualifies as "Going to an amusement park"...
  13. Thanks. I'm guessing you've got a small...

    Thanks. I'm guessing you've got a small Continental engine. I've written a guide for Fly Baby builders, regarding the issues with the small Continentals:
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    http://www.wanttaja.com/fluvs.jpg...

    http://www.wanttaja.com/fluvs.jpg
    https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-compared-seasonal-flu-in-the-us-death-rates-2020-3

    "This year's flu season is shaping up to be possibly less severe...
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    I disagree with their use of the term "flat"...I...

    I disagree with their use of the term "flat"...I prefer "linear." "Flat," to me, implies neither rising or falling (e.g., "flatlined").

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    Winnebago county politicians might not have been...

    Winnebago county politicians might not have been too happy with tens of thousands of folks showing up from Covid hot spots like Florida, Arizona, Texas, and California. They might have closed down...
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    Starting to look like EAA may have guessed...

    Starting to look like EAA may have guessed right....
    http://www.wanttaja.com/7-day.JPG

    Ron Wanttaja
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 8504 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...
  24. 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...
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