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    Already a pretty detailed Midway thread going on...

    Already a pretty detailed Midway thread going on here: http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?8979-(Nit)Pick-the-Errors-in-the-New-quot-Midway-quot-Poster

    I'd be a little reticent to adopt as...
  2. As sort of tangentially pointed out, even in 1970...

    As sort of tangentially pointed out, even in 1970 you didn't have a lot of the real thing either. There was a lot of fakes and optical effects and reuse of stock footage then.
  3. Can't appreciate the original unless you have the...

    Can't appreciate the original unless you have the "Sensurround" speakers installed in the theater.
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    https://www.local10.com/news/weird-news/man-arrest...

    https://www.local10.com/news/weird-news/man-arrested-while-wearing-aint-nothin-illegal-til-you-get-caught-shirt
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    It is not required that the person taking the...

    It is not required that the person taking the plane through certification construct 51% of the tasks, just that someone (other than the manufacturer did). In most cases, this should be fairly...
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    More doctors smoke Camels than any other...

    More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.
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    Yep, just a light petroleum solvent. Naptha,...

    Yep, just a light petroleum solvent. Naptha, mineral spirits, varsol, stoddard, etc... are all in the same family.
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    The Stewart stuff is tested on Ceconite and...

    The Stewart stuff is tested on Ceconite and Superlite stuff. Should work with other Dacrons as well. Your top coats aren't so important (you can use latex or Imron or Krylon for all I care), but...
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    Once your plane is signed off by the designee and...

    Once your plane is signed off by the designee and issued the special airworthiness certificate, you will also be given operating limitations about how you can fly it for the first phase of test...
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    Note that even with Ceconite you can't start...

    Note that even with Ceconite you can't start with butyrate dope but Rand-O-Proof or the like (much as using PolyTak/PolyBrush). Read and follow the manufacturer's requirements for at least the...
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    Toilet paper cuts are messy. We've been doing...

    Toilet paper cuts are messy. We've been doing balloon busts instead.
  12. Thread: Rand-o-proof

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    You can apply it at any temperature I think but...

    You can apply it at any temperature I think but according to the Ceconite manual, the colder it is, the longer it could take to dry. "At 57 degrees drying time may be endless."

    Note the first...
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    Apparently not. Attempting to use https just...

    Apparently not. Attempting to use https just hangs.
  14. Thread: VMC

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    Note there is not really any "ceiling" limit for...

    Note there is not really any "ceiling" limit for VFR other than operating below it in a [airspace formerly known as control zone]. Outside a surface area of controlled airspace designated for...
  15. Thread: Insurance

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    Non-owned (renters) coverage isn't usually tied...

    Non-owned (renters) coverage isn't usually tied to any particular aircraft. It just states a maximum value of coverage and that you have to have no interest in the plane.
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    My wife had the N number on her plates. Why...

    My wife had the N number on her plates. Why she asked? What was your plate # before (no idea). What is it now? She also had a "I'd rather be flying my Navion" frame.
  17. Eh, what USN markings on the mags? The data...

    Eh, what USN markings on the mags? The data plates and part numbers look to be standard (for the era) Bendix (commercial) parts. As I said, looks like Lawrance, but I don't see anything in google...
  18. Eh? Which of the Power of the Past pictures is...

    Eh? Which of the Power of the Past pictures is supposed to match this. The Lawrance 2cyls come close but none of the ones pictured have the same kind of case.
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    While it sucks that the whole thing gets...

    While it sucks that the whole thing gets backdated to the date of the original exam, the renewals on most SI's is pretty ho hum. You just go back to the AME (possibly armed with some status...
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    Worth the risk of what? Risk of death of the...

    Worth the risk of what? Risk of death of the crew? They chose to do so. Risk of loss of the airframe? I'm of the mind of Scott Crossfield: "Put one in a museum and recycle the rest into...
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    Try this site: https://xpda.com/flyingtoeurope/

    Try this site: https://xpda.com/flyingtoeurope/
  22. An SF2 mag fits with the two cylinder engine. ...

    An SF2 mag fits with the two cylinder engine. Do you see mounting pads on the engine for them.
  23. Nope, but given two cyls and the odd crank...

    Nope, but given two cyls and the odd crank fitting, I'm guessing it's an APU part.
  24. SF2RN is a standard Bendix mag part number....

    SF2RN is a standard Bendix mag part number.
    S=single mag
    F=think this indicates the older heavy case
    2=2 cylinders
    R=Right Hand location
    N=Scintilla design
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    OK, you've got a marginal amount of fuel to make...

    OK, you've got a marginal amount of fuel to make the legs involved. The longest leg is going to be right at 500nm. At 110 knots, you are going to suffer a lot in a headwind.

    In addition to the...
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