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    My Starduster had wing tanks held by stainless...

    My Starduster had wing tanks held by stainless straps between the spars. My Hatz has the tank in the upper wing center section; I'm not sure about the details, but the center section has a...
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    I'm quite sure we could come up with a long list...

    I'm quite sure we could come up with a long list of corrupt or incompetent politicians and officials in every one of the 50 states, it's a sad fact of life. But it's not EAA's problem, and not...
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    As others have said above it's definitely...

    As others have said above it's definitely possible, and may or may not be a good idea. But for Sport Pilot training it may be the only option depending on where you are, LSA rentals for training...
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    Yes, it's possible to hire an engineer to design...

    Yes, it's possible to hire an engineer to design it.

    It will be expensive.

    If you design it yourself, and many people have, the FAA won't care, all they look for is properly completed...
  5. Yes. Did the AME open your application and defer...

    Yes. Did the AME open your application and defer it? If so, you're already screwed unless you prevail with a SODA. Pretty sure the diabetes is a disqualifier, too.
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    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?

    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?
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    I'm not familiar with the big Continentals but...

    I'm not familiar with the big Continentals but the induction system (carb, air box, and intake manifold) is completely different from the breather, which is a crankcase vent. Some oil out of the...
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    The warbird guys were abusing the system,...

    The warbird guys were abusing the system, selling rides and calling it "instruction", and the court rightfully slapped them. Unfortunately, the court knew nothing about the wider ramifications of...
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    Lycoming issued a service letter about that...

    Lycoming issued a service letter about that. Basically, you change the oil using a preservative oil (Aircraft Spruce has it) mixed with regular oil and run the engine up to temp, then spray more of...
  10. With sport pilot your doctor has no say in it,...

    With sport pilot your doctor has no say in it, except to the extent that you do (and should!) listen to him. It's basicmed that requires the doctor's signature.

    The only time the FAA will...
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    That full scale Nieuport won't do well on 85HP...

    That full scale Nieuport won't do well on 85HP unless the motor is turning the same low rpm and spinning the same huge prop as the original Le Rhone. Many replicas with fast turning modern engines,...
  12. Paragraph 4 means that you, in your own...

    Paragraph 4 means that you, in your own reasonable opinion, have no medical issues that would prevent a safe flight today. The only time the FAA would ever look at it is if your medical condition,...
  13. Unless you've already applied for and been denied...

    Unless you've already applied for and been denied a medical, you don't need a special issuance to fly as a Sport Pilot. All you need is a state driver's license.
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    Remember that a 3" holesaw will cut a disk about...

    Remember that a 3" holesaw will cut a disk about 2.875" diameter, allowing for a 1/16" kerf, there's your 2.9".

    There are also 3-blade adjustable holesaws that might work better without a...
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    Band saw?

    Band saw?
  16. Thread: MZ 202 Plug Wires

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    You need to swap 2 & 3. I googled "MZ202...

    You need to swap 2 & 3.

    I googled "MZ202 ignition diagram". The very first hit was the engine manual, including the wiring diagram:
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  17. The no-electric exemption only applies to...

    The no-electric exemption only applies to operations in the "mode c veil" around class B airspace. Inside class c or b, you need mode c and ADS-B, unless you get permission from ATC, in advance,...
  18. Does anybody have any idea at all what these...

    Does anybody have any idea at all what these posts are about?
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    Ask the DAR to cite the relevant regulation. ...

    Ask the DAR to cite the relevant regulation.

    My friend flew off the phase 1 on the Sonerai he built while was a student pilot. Yes, his instructor signed him off to solo in it.
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    Pete Plumb, who was the driving force behind the...

    Pete Plumb, who was the driving force behind the project, has passed away. His family and friends are working on transition the project to somebody else, but haven't announced anything yet.
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    It's one of very few monoplanes that people ooh...

    It's one of very few monoplanes that people ooh and aah about over on the biplane forum... :cool:
  22. Don't worry, you're not alone... except in my...

    Don't worry, you're not alone... except in my case it's been too darn cold to fly my open cockpit Hatz, while my decadent friends with cabin heaters are out flying, landing on frozen lakes, and...
  23. Go for it! PPG is a lot of fun, as are other...

    Go for it! PPG is a lot of fun, as are other ultralights. It's a very different scene from airplanes, though there is a lot of overlap, many PPGers are also airplane pilots, or become airplane...
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    Take a look at JavaProp. It doesn't do...

    Take a look at JavaProp. It doesn't do everything you want, but it's free and can help get you in the ballpark.
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    For low to moderate speed aircraft, larger...

    For low to moderate speed aircraft, larger propeller turning slower is more efficient than a smaller propeller turning fast.
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