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    It would be trivially easy and relatively cost...

    It would be trivially easy and relatively cost free to put security certificates here and get https working. I've set up both vBulletin sites and the better XenForo to do so. You don't even have...
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    I don't know but frankly the latest iOS and...

    I don't know but frankly the latest iOS and WatchOS software update was a disaster. I lost a days work because the thing was so screwed up that I head to reset the watch.
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    Something for next years night airshow

    Should be as much fun as the jet truck or that swarm of drones thing....


    https://twitter.com/i/status/1336354473191550981
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    So did you just ride around in the back of a city...

    So did you just ride around in the back of a city bus making bad jokes or what?
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    Come back at the end of May and we'll let you...

    Come back at the end of May and we'll let you know :)
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    I still have a GSM auto kicking around somewhere...

    I still have a GSM auto kicking around somewhere (unless I gave it away to someone). That was my second way of controlling my remote heater when I had the unheated hangar at CJR. It worked just...
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    I didn't used to get flu shots but my daughter...

    I didn't used to get flu shots but my daughter made it clear early on that we weren't going to be able to see the grandbabies without a flu shot and DPT. Fortunately, I had cut my hand a few months...
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    The flu vaccine isn't 100% for a couple of...

    The flu vaccine isn't 100% for a couple of reasons, namely that "flu" isn't one virus. Each year they give their best shot at what flu strains are going to be prevavlent and choose three or four to...
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    The online list only goes back to 2010. If you...

    The online list only goes back to 2010. If you are an EAA member you can dig through the old Sport Aviation (they have them going back to 1953) here: ...
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    Cautiously optimistic. It will take widespread...

    Cautiously optimistic. It will take widespread distribution of a vaccine. I think the "drop dead" date for the EAA making a decision was around mid-May this year. They may be able to improve...
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    Even though digital displays and solid state...

    Even though digital displays and solid state sensors have greatly increased the reliability and simplified somewhat the HSI, the various functions still exist and in some cases as separate units. ...
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    I may have missed it, but have you tried putting...

    I may have missed it, but have you tried putting it in free gyro mode (i.e., turn off the slaving). My KCS-55 periodically goes wonky and fails to bootup the magnetic heading. The heading flag...
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    Not me, but I know friends who fly with their...

    Not me, but I know friends who fly with their labs all the time. One liked it so much he was prone to get into other people's aircraft if you left them open. They make doggie hearing protectors...
  14. Isn't it good? Norwegian wood. There's also...

    Isn't it good? Norwegian wood.

    There's also the Tony Bingelis series and a book on Kitplane Construction by Ron somebody :)
  15. Thread: Lean of Peak

    by FlyingRon
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    Possible. Certainly. Just pull the knob out....

    Possible. Certainly. Just pull the knob out.

    Is it possible to run it effectively lean of peak. The problem is that on a non-injected engine, its hard to get all the cylinders running at...
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    Navy probably was more inclined to use NAUTICAL...

    Navy probably was more inclined to use NAUTICAL units.
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    AASI isn't the same thing as having your stuff...

    AASI isn't the same thing as having your stuff deferred. Hasn't AASI dried up for non-revenue airmen?
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    Really, Tom? For non-revenue aviatiors? When...

    Really, Tom? For non-revenue aviatiors? When has the FAA respoonded to initial deferrals in four weeks? It hasn't happened in the thirty years I've been flying. The fastest they ever they...
  19. Hopefully FlyingCanuck will comeback with his...

    Hopefully FlyingCanuck will comeback with his app. I suspected he was looking in the wrong place.
  20. WW, when you say "FlyMarket" do you mean the...

    WW, when you say "FlyMarket" do you mean the "AeroMart" consignment tent? The flymarket properly is the labelling given to the large outdoor vendor area.
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    As I mentioned earlier, I always practice my...

    As I mentioned earlier, I always practice my approaches twice: once with the autopilot, once without. I want to be sure that if I do fly it with autopilot that I don't get into the "what the **##@...
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    Yes, they are. They're running many MONTHS in...

    Yes, they are. They're running many MONTHS in the initial queue.

    Your AME is an idiot. It's never been "a few weeks" on deferrals. The fastest the FAA ever came is about 12 weeks. It's...
  23. Thread: STC's

    by FlyingRon
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    There are only two sources of autofuel STC in...

    There are only two sources of autofuel STC in practice, the EAA (https://www.eaa.org/eaa/pilots/EAA-STC-Program/auto-fuel-stc) and Petersen (autofuelstc.com). Either way the FAA requires the...
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    The Navion gear speed is 100 MPH (87 Knots),...

    The Navion gear speed is 100 MPH (87 Knots), rather slow compared to the cruise speeds.

    There was a crash (Houston if I recall) where they missed a step in the checklist on the DC-9 (or one of its...
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    My favorite was my instructor was flying with a...

    My favorite was my instructor was flying with a student once and all the way down final the gear horn was beeping away. He suggested that if the student advanced the throttle a bit that beeping...
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