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  1. Good video. Personally, I didn't find the MSFS...

    Good video. Personally, I didn't find the MSFS portion of the video jarring...it gave the opportunity to show the surrounding area from low altitude without actually buzzing around first flight...
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    Lotsa aviation terms come from the French...

    Lotsa aviation terms come from the French language. Aileron, empennage, fuselage, etc. Also, your passengers will be MUCH more impressed if you say, "merde" after a botched landing.....

    Ron...
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    Wow, was that a find! Thanks for posting it! ...

    Wow, was that a find! Thanks for posting it!

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Speaking of the FAA's Re-Registration process...

    Speaking of the FAA's Re-Registration process (started in 2010), this table shows the homebuilt types that lost 50% or more of their registrations since 2008.



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    And every year, people complain of the lack of...

    And every year, people complain of the lack of Dyke Deltas, Polywagons, VariViggens, Stits Playmates, Windwagons, etc. Inclusion on the list above is not a reflection of how important I feel the...
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    Well, you are looking at the net change. During...

    Well, you are looking at the net change. During 2021, four EAB Velocities were removed from the registry. So four new ones were added to keep the net at 228. Still, that's not a lot....

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    It's even more interesting in that the figures I...

    It's even more interesting in that the figures I post are the *net* aircraft. In the nine-year period covered here, about 250 Pietenpols were removed from the FAA registry. The net has only...
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    Enter "Colorado School of Mimes" and refuse to...

    Enter "Colorado School of Mimes" and refuse to say anything if they ask.

    Ron "Walking against the wind" Wanttaja
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    2021 EAB Aircraft Registration Summary

    As usual, I've downloaded the end-of-year FAA registration database and run my various processes to examine the trends for a number of homebuilt aircraft types. Note that these count only aircraft...
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    Hi, it looks like you're a Canadian vendor. Can...

    Hi, it looks like you're a Canadian vendor. Can you give us an idea of the additional costs to ship to the US?

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Speaking of domino effect consider how you REMOVE...

    Speaking of domino effect consider how you REMOVE one of those J-3s from the stack. You can't just lower its tail, or the nose will hit the Cub in front of it. Whatever method you use to secure the...
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    I know my Fly Baby, with the tail high, has very...

    I know my Fly Baby, with the tail high, has very little weight on the tailwheel. Pretty sure it'd go all the way over onto the nose, if I let it, and a J-3 is probably about the same. Not sure how...
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    I think we're looking at a Wulf in an Arado-pile....

    I think we're looking at a Wulf in an Arado-pile. Arado 96s, I think.

    Ron "Thank you, I'll be here all week" Wanttaja
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    Probably locks it down, too. Could be an ugly...

    Probably locks it down, too. Could be an ugly domino effect, otherwise.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I'm trying to figure out what the OTHER airplanes...

    I'm trying to figure out what the OTHER airplanes are, other than the Focke Wulf. They look like trainers.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Mind you, there are MUCH sloppier ways of doing...

    Mind you, there are MUCH sloppier ways of doing it...
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    Take the engines off, you can store planes even...

    Take the engines off, you can store planes even tighter.
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    A Goggle search for "Piper Cub Hangar" found...

    A Goggle search for "Piper Cub Hangar" found this:
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    No ropes, though...

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    Speedos? Man, if it's THAT warm, the boys are...

    Speedos? Man, if it's THAT warm, the boys are out catching the air unencumbered, if you know what I mean....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I think I must have been thinking of elsewhere. ...

    I think I must have been thinking of elsewhere. Probably Shelton.

    I haven't been getting out much, lately.... :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Well, THAT ought to get people of a particular...

    Well, THAT ought to get people of a particular political bent going.... :-)

    Does highlight one feature wsquare mentioned; you'd just as soon have an airport WITHOUT scheduled airline service. ...
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    Good post, and let me leverage off the paragraph...

    Good post, and let me leverage off the paragraph quoted above.

    What kind of fundamental improvements do folks think are needed at Airventure/Oshkosh?

    I'm not looking for little suggestions,...
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    Shoot, dude... you KNOW that graphic is going to...

    Shoot, dude... you KNOW that graphic is going to end up in one my magazine articles. You just helped me make a couple of hundred bucks.
    And no, I ain't gonna share. 9082

    Ron Wanttaja
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    OK, I found a list of the geodetic center of each...

    OK, I found a list of the geodetic center of each state. I took the arithmetic mean of the latitude of each state and multiplied them by the number of aircraft in each state, and divided the result...
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    That's beyond me, but try this: 9081 Whatever...

    That's beyond me, but try this:
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    Whatever the answer is, it ain't South Dakota... :-)

    Edit: The 1000+ is actually a bit misleading. Washington State has 1240 homebuilt, but Florida has...
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