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    Better solution, if you want: a very thin layer...

    Better solution, if you want: a very thin layer of fuel lube.
  2. Thank you! I really like the service you...

    Thank you!

    I really like the service you provide with the community, as it gives a window into where the E-AB community's head is. Some planes have gone down in popularity (as some fall off,...
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    Neat!

    Neat!
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    Sometimes using the wrong tool is the right...

    Sometimes using the wrong tool is the right thing....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgZKv0BrIE
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    Thank you! Best wishes for you and your family...

    Thank you! Best wishes for you and your family as well!

    Here's the gear going on...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvcD7KSvYtg

    And the start of making the cover that goes over the...
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    The forward top sheeting was done just before I...

    The forward top sheeting was done just before I went on vacation, so now I can proceed with the rest. :)

    Temperatures are starting to dip below 90, so I can get some real work done without...
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    Thanks for the kind words! I'm playing catch up...

    Thanks for the kind words! I'm playing catch up with videos, working on the gear and tail wheel right now.

    The present is a lot of "Well, I need to do this, but before that I have to do that,...
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    I've been thinking about writing a few short...

    I've been thinking about writing a few short articles about rebuilding the Nieuport in more general terms ("If I had to build it again, I'd change..."). It's amazing how my perspective has changed...
  9. Yep, with wings in boxes.

    Yep, with wings in boxes.
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    Here's the video of completing the fuselage...

    Here's the video of completing the fuselage frame.

    It took forever, but I'm actually really pleased with this video; I managed to cut down a crapton of raw video into what I think is a concise,...
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    We look forward to hearing about your adventure!

    We look forward to hearing about your adventure!
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    Thanks for the video share! These planes also...

    Thanks for the video share!

    These planes also had tail skids, rather than wheels.

    One of the many side projects is a tail wheel lift, a little device that will slide under the tailwheel and...
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    Not really; 32 miles an hour (stall) horizontal...

    Not really; 32 miles an hour (stall) horizontal speed and zero descent, according to the CloudAhoy data.

    It was the spinning fall out of the damned 55 foot tall tree that did the damage. :)
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    The stick was pretty high on my improvements...

    The stick was pretty high on my improvements list. To heck with historical accuracy - there's no good way to pick up the tail when built as plans. This lead to an unfortunate event when my...
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    Hmmmm, digging around a bit and there's a number...

    Hmmmm, digging around a bit and there's a number of electric ultralights out there.

    One thing we haven't talked about is the tremendous drag of the Neiuport. It is, well, tremendous. One need...
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    We're agreeing in different ways, if you get my...

    We're agreeing in different ways, if you get my drift.

    A Fly Baby sounds like a much better candidate than a Graham Lee Nieuport.

    325 pounds for motor and batteries on an aircraft that weighs...
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    So what was the ultimate solution?

    So what was the ultimate solution?
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    Aw, just throw some washers in there. On a...

    Aw, just throw some washers in there.



    On a serious note, is the maker of the plans still around, or a build/owner group in existence?
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    I did a quick walk around with the GoPro for you,...

    I did a quick walk around with the GoPro for you, and will probably put the shaky video up in the next couple days.

    Yesterday I didn't get a lot done, owing to a minor medical twitch, but the fuel...
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    Well, the Graham Lee Noop is 7/8ths scale and...

    Well, the Graham Lee Noop is 7/8ths scale and tube-and-gusset, so weight of the airframe isn't the problem. My Airdromes Noop is heavier by design, and even with my overly enthusiastic painting went...
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    My WebFu is weak, sir, so if you could tell me...

    My WebFu is weak, sir, so if you could tell me which machine you got I'd be much obliged.
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    weirdly enough, some of my older videos actually...

    weirdly enough, some of my older videos actually have ads before they start...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeszbZdd00

    A few notes:

    1. I don't have a brake that's long enough for this...
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    Sounds like you need to modify a hole cutter,...

    Sounds like you need to modify a hole cutter, which is an arm that comes off a center drill that has two adjustable cutting blade.

    The modification is to shorten the center drill to where is it...
  24. No offense intended. I was referring to the DAR...

    No offense intended. I was referring to the DAR in the original post, who said only PPL holders could do test flights.

    Apologies!
  25. Trying not to derail! 1) Student pilots aren't...

    Trying not to derail!

    1) Student pilots aren't mentioned in the first post, and I think we all agree that it's kinda dumb for a student to perform test flights on a new aircraft. A student pilot...
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