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  1. Nice editing, Smitty. I always liked this one of...

    Nice editing, Smitty. I always liked this one of mine, but it's been one of the less viewed:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9XxVvZOcBA

    I would do flights in the Sonex like this based on...
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    The DA-5A. Plans were not available for quite a...

    The DA-5A. Plans were not available for quite a while, but are now available again see davisda2.com. I have a set. Some of the pages show 100% size parts, but the duplication process makes them...
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    Got it. Thanks!

    Got it. Thanks!
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    Davis DA-11

    I've been looking for an article on the Davis DA-11 "Mower Power to the People". I found the DA-9 article in the August 1996 issue, so I believe the DA-11 article would have been after that. I...
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    I'm going to mention Sonex as having most of what...

    I'm going to mention Sonex as having most of what you mention. Extensive community, many active builders, many flying examples (for sample rides & transition). Taildragger, side-by-side (1 or 2...
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    Magazine back issues for sale

    Clearing out some magazine back issues. Custom Planes isn't around anymore, and they seemed to focus on higher-end
    homebuilt projects. Kit Planes - they had a fire a couple of years back, so...
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    I have the Sonex/3300 3-into-1 outlets. I...

    I have the Sonex/3300 3-into-1 outlets. I wouldn't be surprised if they are using the exact same tubing combination of OD x wall as on the muffler you're having trouble with, because they fit really...
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    2782 Ok, so I didn't get to the aft-of-cockpit...

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    Ok, so I didn't get to the aft-of-cockpit tail structure yet, but decided to mock up the fuselage top.
    Panels end up being pretty good size using a straight-across bulkhead approach. The...
  9. One thing they don't answer there is where did...

    One thing they don't answer there is where did the original 1232 lbs come from? I don't recall exactly where I heard, but it was in one of the forums at Oshkosh 2012 - that it came from the energy...
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    I think the engines might already exist as far as...

    I think the engines might already exist as far as "lower" cost - that would be VW and 1/2 VW. Question there would be do you designate a certain one of these to be the standard for the designs, or...
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    Quick check of the Challenger website - they...

    Quick check of the Challenger website - they don't sell an ELSA. So what it might be is a "fat ultralight" that went through the process of getting an N-number and ELSA airworthiness certificate. ...
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    I could not find any on the FAA registry...

    I could not find any on the FAA registry currently. There was one in the U.S. in the mid 1990's - there are a couple of magazine articles around that time about it. I did find some on the U.K....
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    2639 2640 6 weeks from last posting, and here's...

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    6 weeks from last posting, and here's the pilot's seat area. Still a lot of drilling & fitting to do, but the next big change will get really long, really quickly with the tail support...
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    Just to confirm - this one is still flying. I...

    Just to confirm - this one is still flying. I wish I had a photo for you, but when I was at Copperstate 2 weeks ago, after the group of fighters (flight of 7) took off in front of me, as I was...
  15. Had that same sort of experience just this week -...

    Had that same sort of experience just this week - the plane's got to be down by now. So let the tail dip a little just to bounce it and prove it had already been rolling...
    :D
  16. So in most all of the biplane photos, I can see...

    So in most all of the biplane photos, I can see the flying/landing wires between the wings.

    But in the triplane photos, I can't see wires between the cabanes & interplane struts. As though it's 3...
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    Six turning, four burning. Good start; I like...

    Six turning, four burning. Good start; I like it.
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    Redbirdman - I've brought my airplane to...

    Redbirdman - I've brought my airplane to Copperstate the past 3 years, and if I get the annual done this weekend, I should be able to make it again this year :eek:.

    If you fly it in, you will be...
  19. Loaded this a couple days ago and am testing it...

    Loaded this a couple days ago and am testing it out on a road trip. I like that I only had to load the 2 sectionals where I will be, and not load the phone up with bunches of charts I will never...
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    Go see FAR 91.207 (f) (4) and/or (9). I think...

    Go see FAR 91.207 (f) (4) and/or (9). I think that puts your answer at NO.
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    2542 2543 There you go, Al rudder pedals. ...

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    There you go, Al rudder pedals.

    Paul - thanks for the comment on the channel at FP5. I'll check the figure and drop you an email - I believe it may be shown "U" or "n" in different...
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    But to keep this thread fresh, maybe a monthly...

    But to keep this thread fresh, maybe a monthly pop here w/ link to the blog & other data that emerges (articles, etc.). Or if monthly doesn't show enough visible progress (I know it doesn't on my...
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    Just out of curiosity, anyone have any FW photos...

    Just out of curiosity, anyone have any FW photos they could post?
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    Arizona - sales tax / provide receipts when you...

    Arizona - sales tax / provide receipts when you first register it; no recurring property tax thereafter. Annual registration fee - $25 for homebuilts. Others it's proportional to possibly some sort...
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    I would recommend to all - go get AC 20-27G (from...

    I would recommend to all - go get AC 20-27G (from the FAA website), and fill in Appendix 8 - Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly Checklist.

    Even using a completely pre-built steel-tube fuselage, the...
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