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    My car is an 18 year old low-budget vehicle and...

    My car is an 18 year old low-budget vehicle and all the connections have some sort of overlapping boots that are tight fitting. The ones that get pulled apart from time to time for maintenance, like...
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    As Airmutt says, coastal air is very salty. He...

    As Airmutt says, coastal air is very salty. He mentions airframe corrosion, and that's something to watch for. But electrical connections are also very prone to this same corrosion. Headset jacks,...
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    I know that this thread is about wooden...

    I know that this thread is about wooden props/Nordlock washers, but for interest-- Sensinich sends Nordlocks with their composite props when you buy a new one. They not only claim a zero fail rate,...
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    An ejection seat mishap would have made a much...

    An ejection seat mishap would have made a much more interesting story, so points to you for keeping it real.
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    Because cross-country flying often encounters...

    Because cross-country flying often encounters non-forecast weather, IFR equipment should be added to Speed, Weight (turbulence), Comfort.
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    I see that there are enough replies to answer...

    I see that there are enough replies to answer your question, so a related piece of advice Captain--- the person who told you that is so far off base that you might want to relegate your...
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    The solid boom arms holding the mic will...

    The solid boom arms holding the mic will definitely transmit much more sound than the wire cage affair.
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    So was ACTUAL acoustic feedback! Don't know if I...

    So was ACTUAL acoustic feedback! Don't know if I would have thought of it. But makes sense since ANL headsets have microphones pointed outward, toward the pilot's mic.

    Meant to compliment you...
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    Kelly Johnson L-133

    Just watched a documentary about yet another Kelly Johnson genius idea, from 1941-- the L-133. A jet-engined fighter capable of >mach 1. U.S. Military brass couldn't grasp & turned it down, so...
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    Yep, that looks like good support. I had a...

    Yep, that looks like good support. I had a 'feedback' sounding radio problem when I bought my (used) plane. After much poking and cursing, turns out it was a weak ground on the BNC antennae...
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    I'm not that fired about this design because it...

    I'm not that fired about this design because it cantilevers off the instrument panel; don't like the way loads are going to go. I'm working on a more-squat design


    I have worked with all things...
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    rkirk --- You can also contact SunFlyer. I...

    rkirk --- You can also contact SunFlyer. I think they are based in Colorado. They have a propulsion system that they have been putting in Arion Lightning airframes for flight schools. Supposedly...
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    I just tried to get insurance through EAA's go-to...

    I just tried to get insurance through EAA's go-to people, Falcon Insurance. Was turned down flat, saying they don't want to write $500 liability-only policies anymore. I'm thinking that a large...
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    Marty, he says this was built in early 80's and...

    Marty, he says this was built in early 80's and not flown. Sounds like a candidate for the only Goldwing still around WITH a faulty spar. And with a wind-driven tip over, sounds like the spar has...
  15. I have had a fair amount of experience with VW ...

    I have had a fair amount of experience with VW aero conversions. Good to hear you want to get deep in the build, because there is a dark side to VW that has a very bright light at the end of the...
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    Bob H-- Your comments seem well-grounded in...

    Bob H-- Your comments seem well-grounded in knowledge and experience. I'm sure the tech counselors at EAA who have promoted Vinyl Esther resin as being ethanol resistant would like to have a...
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    I posted some info to this thread in 2011 and...

    I posted some info to this thread in 2011 and didn't revisit until now. I wrote that normal Epoxy Resin will break down from exposure to Ethanol in Mogas, but EAA and others say Vinyl Esther Resin...
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    Vintage VW conversion plans

    Markus-- I don't think I'm an expert on VW conversions, but I owned one for 5 years and went through a pretty deep learning curve with it.

    Aircraft piston engines put a...
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    Looks like others here have pointed to what you...

    Looks like others here have pointed to what you asked about. If unsuccessful, and you can get your hand to the back side of the work, there are washers specifically made as backing plates to spread...
  20. As 1600vw says, "nothing in aviation is simple". ...

    As 1600vw says, "nothing in aviation is simple". And as others here are saying, it CAN be done. My little comment: when I bought a used 2004 E/AB factory-built plane, the seller showed me a 2nd...
  21. I've noticed over the years that fan-jet tech...

    I've noticed over the years that fan-jet tech pops up every so often on a new design A/C. And then disappears. Fan-jet is proven tech, substantially enhancing thrust for a given horse power. So...
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    When you say "EAA insurance" do you mean Avemco? ...

    When you say "EAA insurance" do you mean Avemco? I got a quote from them for my 700 lb (empty) 2 seat E-AB 120 kt plane at $650. This included a $1M endorsement for the airport, and was only...
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    Thanks Sam. Interesting..... And about the...

    Thanks Sam. Interesting..... And about the Lloyd's of London bit-- I noticed that wording in small print on the form and am somewhat skeptical. It just says "Lloyds" without the "of London". ...
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    Sam, some illumination on why you consider First...

    Sam, some illumination on why you consider First Flight (USUA) a last resort?
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    npereira-- Your 1st two actions are what has...

    npereira-- Your 1st two actions are what has been said here: see if wires are actually shielded but shield is not connected; see if strobe wires are running right along with the radio antennae...
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