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    My goal is rather than following the old saw of...

    My goal is rather than following the old saw of building three plane's worth of parts in order to make one, I'm just going to rebuild mine three times using just one part attempt each.
  2. You don't have to attach the lens to the leading...

    You don't have to attach the lens to the leading edge, as you sussed out, you make a frame for it with nut plates.

    Here's how they did it for Cubs and other Pipers - make a false nose rib, and...
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    Three inches? Cool. Why that? * Glassy...

    Three inches? Cool.

    Why that?

    * Glassy eyed stare *

    Yeah, three inches. Cool.
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    Perfect!

    Perfect!
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    There are many techniques for cutting thick...

    There are many techniques for cutting thick aluminum sheeting for gussets.

    Some are clearly better than others:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw5JV_AbDps
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    [Smiling from Alabama] We only have to deal...

    [Smiling from Alabama]

    We only have to deal with tornadoes this time of year.

    :)
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    I found a couple of the same brand of bolts...but...

    I found a couple of the same brand of bolts...but they're AN5. I'll keep looking.



    They came off of a 1946 Cub we're restoring, from the wings.
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    Yep, I'm fine. The medical part has been, um,...

    Yep, I'm fine.

    The medical part has been, um, challenging. Further scans revealed that I broke pretty much every non-floating rib on the left side, which is why it's taking so long to heal. :)
    ...
  9. I cannot foresee a time where I will fly into...

    I cannot foresee a time where I will fly into airspace that requires ADSB, so I ain't skeered.

    Also, I put a layer of guacamole between the layers of tin foil for my hat; it's the extra ingredient...
  10. Excellent work!

    Excellent work!
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    For more information about both various plans and...

    For more information about both various plans and actual plans from Fokker than you thought was possible...

    http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=17

    The folks on the forum are...
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    Yep, Schnider is side-by-side. And yes, it's...

    Yep, Schnider is side-by-side. And yes, it's tight.

    The Nieuport 12 isn't on the sheet or the site, as it's a new offering, with Russ Turner building the first one.

    It's very full sized and...
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    Or you could go the other way and look at the...

    Or you could go the other way and look at the Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Tabloid, (side by side), Schnider or Nieuport 12 (both tandem).

    Both come with a welded fuselage, but the rest is...
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    Aluminum was crazy expensive back then, but we...

    Aluminum was crazy expensive back then, but we must remember that these aircraft were on par with professional racing cars today - the elite air racers of their day, where dollars-for-speed was just...
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    An aircraft is only truly totaled if one loses...

    An aircraft is only truly totaled if one loses their data plate. ;)
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    Initial evaluation...mostly good, some bad. ...

    Initial evaluation...mostly good, some bad.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJoOjyeRlFs
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    Got a chance this last weekend for a quick...

    Got a chance this last weekend for a quick evaluation of the fuselage and engine.

    First: Man, there is a LOT of good left on the fuselage. The longerons are toast (I knew that), but what I...
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    Ah, thanks, that makes sense! And thank you...

    Ah, thanks, that makes sense!

    And thank you for understanding that when I ask questions like this, A) it really is a question, and B) I need simple explanations, preferably with small words.
  19. This is a baffling piece (in the literal sense,...

    This is a baffling piece (in the literal sense, part of baffling), or am I just being baffled (in the literary sense)?
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    My thinking was that a big, big bunch of us are...

    My thinking was that a big, big bunch of us are already using GPS for navigation - heck, it's used for IFR purposes, IIRC. It's pretty darned reliable within CONUS.

    It would seem that things like...
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    Oddly enough, coming back on topic, why are we so...

    Oddly enough, coming back on topic, why are we so excited about barometers in an age of GPS?

    I've noticed than when my barometer (altimeter) and the GPS altitudes disagree, it's within 100 feet...
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    Bill, if an aircraft meets LSA criteria, a sport...

    Bill, if an aircraft meets LSA criteria, a sport pilot can fly it, regardless of whether it's a Type Certified aircraft, an E-AB, an E-LSA or an S-LSA.



    It's a distinction without a difference....
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    Dana is dead on the money! I had to explain...

    Dana is dead on the money!

    I had to explain this to my boss the other day, who thought that since I'm a Sport Pilot my homebuilt must be an LSA, and was asking about how I met the LSA (ATSM)...
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    Ah, the rigging isn't a problem, as the cables...

    Ah, the rigging isn't a problem, as the cables are cut to length and you most likely have easy to remember turnbuckle positions. This part surprised me in the Noop, as I've had to take the wings off...
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    I figured you had a high-speed trailer!

    I figured you had a high-speed trailer!
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