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  1. That is not true. I just installed a Garmin ADS-B...

    That is not true. I just installed a Garmin ADS-B out system in my experimental plane and got it approved with no problems. Of course, if your plane is certificated, that is a different matter.
  2. As waltermitty said, a Cessna 150 that is IFR...

    As waltermitty said, a Cessna 150 that is IFR equipped is going to be your best affordable option for what you describe. You would have to have more guts that I do to fly a 2-stroke powered plane at...
  3. Poll: Instead of just posting about it someone needs to...

    Instead of just posting about it someone needs to nominate him formally. The Homebuilt Aircraft Council is always looking for good nominees.
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    I suggest you put the B&C alternator in the...

    I suggest you put the B&C alternator in the standby position and control it with their SBK-14 voltage regulator. That way you don't have to worry about the two alternators playing nice with each...
  5. Any engine that has been sitting for 16 years and...

    Any engine that has been sitting for 16 years and has 1600 hours on it needs to come apart. That isn't even a close call, especially if there is even the least bit of doubt about a past prop strike....
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    There are a lot of things to consider when...

    There are a lot of things to consider when evaluating the condition of a used engine. When was it last overhauled and by whom? Not all overhauls are created equal. What parts were replaced and what...
  7. I just put a Garmin GDL 82 and a GDL 39R in my...

    I just put a Garmin GDL 82 and a GDL 39R in my plane. The installation was pretty easy. There is no need to connect it to a separate GPS/WAAS source. Once I entered the correct Mode S code into the...
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    Here is the offending passage from Amy Laboda's...

    Here is the offending passage from Amy Laboda's article: "Someone who has purchased an Experimental, but does not have an A&P certificate, will have to go either to an A&P or the original builder...
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    Only certain aluminum alloys are weldable at all,...

    Only certain aluminum alloys are weldable at all, so first you will need to determine what alloy you are working with. The most common weldable aluminum tube is 6061. Unfortunately the heat treat is...
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    Auto spark plugs are used with electronic...

    Auto spark plugs are used with electronic ignitions such as Lightspeed because they can tolerate larger gaps that go together with the higher voltage that these systems produce. Both spark plugs and...
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    I made that switch on my Texas Sport Cub with a...

    I made that switch on my Texas Sport Cub with a Jabiru engine. The original big can-style muffler that came with the engine is a piece of junk. It leaked so badly that I removed the cabin heat valve...
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    The tests do seem like overkill and are without a...

    The tests do seem like overkill and are without a doubt a lot of work. However, fuel system failures are a significant cause of fatal accidents in new experimental amateur-built airplanes,accounting...
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    Fuel System Testing

    Thanks to those of you who attended our webinar last night on fuel system testing. One of the questions posed was if I could make the formulas for determining required fuel flow available to...
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    Mounting items to the firewall in such a case is...

    Mounting items to the firewall in such a case is problematic, but here are some thoughts. First, the engine mount should be attached to the firewall (and structure behind) before installing the...
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    I had heard the rumors of JP Instruments not...

    I had heard the rumors of JP Instruments not being very helpful to VM-1000 customers, too, but my own recent experience with them was quite different. They were very helpful and friendly. I suggest...
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    If you want more detail on what the FAA is...

    If you want more detail on what the FAA is looking for in the way of photos you might want to check out this publication: ...
  17. It is just poor practice to connect more than one...

    It is just poor practice to connect more than one device to a single breaker or fuse. That doesn't mean you can't do it, but it does mean you shouldn't do it. The safest and most trouble-free...
  18. Lycoming has installation drawings for most of...

    Lycoming has installation drawings for most of their engines available through their publications department. Try calling them at 570-327-7274 and ask them if installation drawings are available for...
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    If you can come up with the original registration...

    If you can come up with the original registration and airworthiness certificate you then have proof that your plane was experimental amateur built. From there you can restore the plane and get a new...
  20. Try SkySmith Insurance. They got me coverage for...

    Try SkySmith Insurance. They got me coverage for my Sportsman when my friend's son wanted to get his PP with it. Call them at
    (800) 743-1439 or find them on the web at www.skysmith.com.
  21. You need a DAR

    You will need to contact a DAR (designated airworthiness representative) . Your local FSDO should have a list of DARs they work with in their office. Find one with experimental amateur-built...
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    4 Cylinder 2 Stroke Engines

    McCullough (the chain saw people) made 2-stroke, 4-cylinder engines for target drones that later became very popular with the Benson Gyrocopter set. If you can find one of those engines it could be...
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    The fuel flow test needs to be performed with the...

    The fuel flow test needs to be performed with the airplane nose up, level and nose down. I would strongly suggest not running the airplane while placed nose up or nose down on the ground. It is...
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    Primary in E-AB

    The student does not have to be the airplane owner (experimental amateur-built), does not have to be related to the owner, and doesn't need to have stayed in a Holiday Inn. As long as the owner of...
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    OSH Fuel Stops

    In the Southwest we often stop at Winslow, AZ (KINW) on the way to AirVenture. They have reasonable fuel prices, but I just like flying over the meteor crater. Sedona, AZ (KSEZ) is also one of our...
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