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    Why?? Now that you have your SI, you can go...

    Why?? Now that you have your SI, you can go Basic Med. Would Basic Med not work for you? If it does, you'll never need to get a medical again.
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    Oh, THAT isn't anywhere near the top of the...

    Oh, THAT isn't anywhere near the top of the silliness pile. If that 7AC has the heavy duty gear on it, it may have a log book entry bumping the gross weight up over 1320 and thus it's obviously FAR...
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    I would say, if you're really serious, buy a used...

    I would say, if you're really serious, buy a used Experimental. Fewer problems (if you choose carefully), and a whole lot less expensive to own and operate than most factory built airplanes.

    Of...
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    Well, they claim "BlackFly is an amphibious...

    Well, they claim "BlackFly is an amphibious ultralight vehicle. This subcategory has an increased weight allowance." I haven't checked that. When they talk about a short-range UL for "the price of...
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    Don't take this the wrong way, but in this...

    Don't take this the wrong way, but in this particular case -- what does it matter? It's a single seat airplane that never gets flown far from its home field. How is Phase I testing different than...
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    Probably no charging stations on it either. :)

    Probably no charging stations on it either. :)
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    You do know there are plug-in electric cars other...

    You do know there are plug-in electric cars other than the Tesla S, right? Tesla sells two models in the under-50K range, including the extended range battery. A Nissan Leaf S Plus with the larger...
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    That's not called being a skeptic. That's called...

    That's not called being a skeptic. That's called "not being an early adopter". Were it not for people being willing to be those early adopters, none of it would come to pass. And, while we're not...
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    I spoke at length with an Eclipse owner once. ...

    I spoke at length with an Eclipse owner once. Pretty cool little plane, but the stories he told about getting spares, replacement parts, repairs made.... it beggared belief. It's like the business...
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    My wife's 2017 Volvo has a radar cruise control...

    My wife's 2017 Volvo has a radar cruise control and lane departure warnings. Actually, they turn out to be "Hey, dummy, remember to use your turn signals" warnings, but I digress. Her vehicle is...
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    Plus, a Harley doesn't require an investment of...

    Plus, a Harley doesn't require an investment of several thousand dollars to get a license to ride it -- and they can be ridden in the rain and poor visibility. I know, I've done it many times. ...
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    Frank, Very sorry to hear of your mishap, and...

    Frank,

    Very sorry to hear of your mishap, and I hope you heal quickly. Take care fo yourself, and at least you know you'll have something to keep you busy during the winter.

    Dale
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    It seems that a large majority of people building...

    It seems that a large majority of people building planes in recent years have been building from a handful of kit manufacturers. I suspect a lot of the "more diverse" EAB airplanes you saw in the...
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    No one missed the point. Someone made a joke. I...

    No one missed the point. Someone made a joke. I don't know of anyone who would actually say that to a concerned parent. The only possible issue I see is a possible slight humor impairment. You...
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    I was told SAAB stands for, "Swedes Ain't...

    I was told SAAB stands for, "Swedes Ain't Airplane Builders". :)
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    We'll have to just disagree on that one, Ron. :)...

    We'll have to just disagree on that one, Ron. :) The little 3.5 Ecoboost in my F150 does an awfully nice job. Two small turbos instead of one big one means they spool up a lot quicker, and there's...
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    Me too. Again... me too. Or even being within...

    Me too.
    Again... me too.
    Or even being within visual range of someone smoking (gasp!! OMG!!) an actual cigarette.
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    As a former smoker, I too hate second-hand smoke,...

    As a former smoker, I too hate second-hand smoke, probably more than most That said... the degree of chicken-little panic in which some people like to indulge is somewhere between amazing and...
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    Or they correctly determine that they know...

    Or they correctly determine that they know nothing at all about aircraft engines and systems, and decide to stay within their area of expertise. The percentage of people in this country that...
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    Fisher will happily sell you individual parts, a...

    Fisher will happily sell you individual parts, a complete kit, a component (wing/fuse/whatever) kit, or whatever else you want. I suspect most other places will as well.
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    I was in a similar situation. I have an...

    I was in a similar situation. I have an airplane, so I don't NEED to finish another one, but I wanted a pay-as-you-go, low pressure option. I don't weld, and don't really want to take the time and...
  22. At 250-plus hours in, I've stopped trying to...

    At 250-plus hours in, I've stopped trying to "define my mission" and have realized that I would need at least two airplanes to really feel like I had the "right one" on any given day. Yes, some of...
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    Not hilarious, but the one thing I do not miss...

    Not hilarious, but the one thing I do not miss one bit are the vendors in the big hangars who pester the crap out of you every time you walk past with their non-aviation, late-night-TV-ad junk. ...
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    Uh-huh. That's as convenient a thing as any to...

    Uh-huh. That's as convenient a thing as any to blame, I guess. I mean, if it weren't for that they'd have to figure out how to blame climate change or deforestation or something. Trade war is much...
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    It's just proof that God loves Experimentals. :)

    It's just proof that God loves Experimentals. :)
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