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    I was told that leaving a coin showed the family...

    I was told that leaving a coin showed the family that their loved one was not forgotten. I was told later that if the deceased was a veteran that different coins meant different things. I don’t want...
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    Might have been you. I was hobbling over to the...

    Might have been you. I was hobbling over to the Builders Education Center Saturday AM before Convention to check in, and a Dick Vansgrunsven lookalike asked if I could use a lift. As he dropped me...
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    I was given a cox 049 F4U Corsair. Never was able...

    I was given a cox 049 F4U Corsair. Never was able to get it Regstarted. Didn’t have a dad in my life so I have no idea what I was doing.

    Regardless of that, I swore I would never fly. Scared. In...
  4. Thread: Any COVID?

    by CarlOrton
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    Very sad to hear that news, Kevin. We arrived the...

    Very sad to hear that news, Kevin. We arrived the Friday before. On Monday I felt like crap. Figured it was a summer cold as by Wednesday it was gone. Or could’ve been allergies. No fever, just...
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    I found it on the Saturday or Sunday before...

    I found it on the Saturday or Sunday before convention. I love Asian, so tried them. $10 for 3 egg rolls. They were ok. I’ve had better and I’ve had worse. Only gripe was that the only sauce they had...
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    I spent 30 years at the large aerospace...

    I spent 30 years at the large aerospace manufacturer in Ft Worth TX. Right next to the runway at Carswell AfB / NASFWJRB.

    When something took off under full afterburner, I and most others would...
  7. Thread: Any COVID?

    by CarlOrton
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    Any COVID?

    Let me be clear - I wish no illness on anyone, and want EAA to thrive and prosper.

    It’s now been a week since we’ve all headed home. Is anyone aware of any attendees who’ve come down with it?
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    I went to the Champion booth and was told to go...

    I went to the Champion booth and was told to go to admissions. Really ticked I missed out. Later in the week I saw a crumpled up sticker, so I know that SOMEONE had em.
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    The Gathering

    Was "The Gathering" advertised this year? I don't recall seeing any solicitation for it.
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    The rivet-counters will probably disagree with...

    The rivet-counters will probably disagree with me, but I’ll say that anything you want to write will be considered.

    I’ve been published twice in SA. Once about 10 years ago when I wrote about a...
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    Keeping newly built engine safe

    Hi, All;

    I've basically completed assembly of my O-200 for an experimental aircraft. I've been using dessicant plugs in the lower plug mounts and regular plugs in the upper holes. The engine is...
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    A slightly different viewpoint. We are guardians...

    A slightly different viewpoint. We are guardians of a Boston mix and a Doxie; both 15 yrs old. We've taken them with us through all types of trips, including staying in our motorhome in Sleepy...
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    Guess I screwed up. My wife goes with me every...

    Guess I screwed up. My wife goes with me every year since 2008. She’s done the heli ride and the trimotor by herself. I volunteer a lot so she hits the warbirds and major speakers when I’m working. I...
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    Well, after I posted the topic and got no...

    Well, after I posted the topic and got no response, I called Contintal tech support. They said the M-O manual is newer so supersedes the OH manual. I used the Permatex and 515 with thread.
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    Manual Precedencd

    I’m building an experimental O-200. I’m probably reading it wrong, but what takes precedence - the 2011 overhaul manual or the 2019 M-O manual?

    Specifically in the area of threading the case.
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    Just writing down a few thoughts for cathartic...

    Just writing down a few thoughts for cathartic reasons.

    Here in TX, I really don't have any authoritative knowledge of what's going on. I read stories about doses going unused because of the...
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    Isn’t that where EAA meetings started?!? Well, at...

    Isn’t that where EAA meetings started?!? Well, at least the basement part.
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    Weight?

    Weight?
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    Saw something recently but can’t recall. I...

    Saw something recently but can’t recall. I *think* it was in one of the columns in Sport Aviation where they discuss what’s being done on our behalf. Didn’t say much except that MOSAIC is being...
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    I thought I received a Spruce email with a discount code in it...
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    Thanks, Fred; hope all is well with you!

    Thanks, Fred; hope all is well with you!
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    Did they have many folks there? I know several...

    Did they have many folks there? I know several mentioned they were gonna head up, but really haven’t seen reports.
  23. Thanks, Dburr! I find it interesting one has to...

    Thanks, Dburr! I find it interesting one has to go thru so many gyrations to get a deal.
  24. Need Help with Spirit of Aviation Week virtual activities

    HI, All;

    I must've missed the mimeograph on this....

    I"ve been monitoring the virtual sites and thought I had this pretty well figured out. Forums, live streams, etc. all good.

    The problem...
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    Yeah, it hit me yesterday that we’d be pulling in...

    Yeah, it hit me yesterday that we’d be pulling in this afternoon. Just surreal...
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