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    I need to mention "Black Sunday" released in 1977...

    I need to mention "Black Sunday" released in 1977 and starring Robert Shaw as the hero & Bruce Dern as a terrorist. The short version of the plot is:
    Terrorists get a man into the cockpit of a blimp...
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    I'm just as disoriented as you are Frank. I do...

    I'm just as disoriented as you are Frank. I do recall flying a few TC'd gliders that had no compass.
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    OK, I'm sold on the "Slovenian Rocket". Ready to...

    OK, I'm sold on the "Slovenian Rocket". Ready to write the check, unfortunately, I'm out of checks for the moment.

    About that Mountain High O2 system that max-reason mentioned: This is the 21st...
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    Pipistrel VIRUS Short Wing fits fits to a tee....

    Pipistrel VIRUS Short Wing fits fits to a tee. Two seat, 912, 147 KTS, 600 useful. (Motorglider version. Prop on the ELSA version holds it back to 120 KTS.)
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    Thats cool, Bill. I'm not familiar with the Elite...

    Thats cool, Bill. I'm not familiar with the Elite sim, Does it replicate any GA a/c? Anybody near FL use it?
    Bob
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    Somewhat off topic. A late friend instructed in...

    Somewhat off topic. A late friend instructed in B-24 and B-29's in the early 40's (until he was shipped to Tinian). He told me that part of the B-29 check out included stalls in a 60 degree bank. Of...
  7. Too easy. WhiteWall paint. Those sparkley...

    Too easy. WhiteWall paint. Those sparkley sprinkles (Home Depot paint dept) would also be a plus.
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    IMHO, the best idea so far. I was taught that "If...

    IMHO, the best idea so far. I was taught that "If it aint on you, you won't have it!" A mesh vest is more comfortable in hot climates. Get an oversized one that can be worn over outer garments in...
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    I was taught that they are included to store...

    I was taught that they are included to store water- If you're not near Vegas. Don't forget survival rations: Six pack of Red Bull and a bag of Doritos.

    Bob
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    Also back in the seventies, I knew a USN MD that...

    Also back in the seventies, I knew a USN MD that owned a refurbed J model Bonanza and based it with our military flying club in the DC area. It was sharp to say the least. He gave me a good amount of...
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    This is the 21st century and composites are in....

    This is the 21st century and composites are in. Boeing is having good luck with the 787. Airbus over in Alabama is doing just fine with the A 320. When the Sikorsky 76 hit the market, I got checked...
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    I just looked at the web site again. On the menu...

    I just looked at the web site again. On the menu listing Builders photos, look at Toru Ito's aircraft. VW engine. He built an enclosed trailer that fits the aircraft with only one rotor blade...
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    Here is one that comes close....

    Here is one that comes close. www.littlewingsautogyro.com . It would fit a 20 foot container if you: (A) removed the rotor. or: (B) left the doors open at one end and built a roof and another door...
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    Bingo!

    Bingo!
  15. Another good choice would be Zinc Phosphate....

    Another good choice would be Zinc Phosphate. Doesn't have the carcinogen threat of Zinc Chromate. I always have a couple of spray cans on hand, and got them from ACS.
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    Pipistrels are imported from Slovenia. Nice, but...

    Pipistrels are imported from Slovenia. Nice, but pricey. Looks like you could buy three Sonex Xenos kits for one Pipistrel. There is always Barnstormers.

    You may already be certified & endorsed...
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    Ron and Ron, thank you for taking the time to set...

    Ron and Ron, thank you for taking the time to set me straight. Dihedral. Of course. As for the separation moving span wise on the wing, years ago, in a SG 1-26 I was wrapped up in a tight turn,...
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    This is a great topic. So far, no one has...

    This is a great topic. So far, no one has answered my question in #24. "In a shallow COORDINATED TURN, slowing to an accelerated stall, why does the outside wing drop?"
    This was shown to me about...
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    Sorry bill, They do power changes in the traffic...

    Sorry bill, They do power changes in the traffic pattern. Marty, helo drivers mostly fly helos. They pick up more discipline when in airplanes because they are harder to fly.

    Bob
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    After thought: I have observed that those that...

    After thought: I have observed that those that are the sloppiest making coordinated turns are Helo pilots. Makes you want to scream when they let the ball (or the yarn on the WS) go way off in a...
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    Great discussion. So far, no knows WHY the...

    Great discussion. So far, no knows WHY the outside wing of an airplane in a coordinated turn will drop at the stall. (I am told in another thread that there is NO SUCH THING AS A STALL) My post, #28...
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    Like Wes said. The drag curve goes out of sight....

    Like Wes said. The drag curve goes out of sight. With 60 degrees of flaps, its awesome. The engine is now at idle and I've been told that that big prop now no longer blows a breeze over the in board...
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    When I was learning to fly in the J-3, my CFI had...

    When I was learning to fly in the J-3, my CFI had me do a lot of slow flight practice. 15 to 20 minutes at a time. I'm talking slow, right at the stall. One day he showed me accelerated stalls....
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    I don't know about that Ron. When I was a Guard...

    I don't know about that Ron. When I was a Guard pilot checking out in the Bird Dog, they had to show me the "Army Way". I was getting an add on FW designation to my RW. I had an FAA com/inst (basic...
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    I'm with you, Bill. Likely to happen in A/C less...

    I'm with you, Bill. Likely to happen in A/C less than about 20 yrs old. I used to fly the Sikorsky 76. They had all the bells and whistles to tell you when something broke. Including a smoke/fire...
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