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  1. That suprised me too.

    That suprised me too.
  2. I did extensive research about exposure issues...

    I did extensive research about exposure issues before I bought my aircraft.

    I'm not by the coast, but one of the most informative videos I found about corrosion was MZeroA's repair video for a 172...
  3. So true. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. ...

    So true. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'm hoping once the weather clears up I can finish out my kit and give it a try.
  4. Equipment Suggestions for Airplane Camping

    I am finally getting my plane sorted, and I basically want to spend my spring and summer camping at a new spot every weekend (this may be a bit optimistic).

    I am currently in a position where the...
  5. There is one (a PA-28) in a hangar at my airport...

    There is one (a PA-28) in a hangar at my airport I have considered purchasing. My thought is that if I can get it for around $5000, and the wings are good. I can buy it, sell the wings and engine...
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    Thanks, but I found one and had it installed.

    Thanks, but I found one and had it installed.
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    Wtb: Kt76

    I'm being hit by the ADS-B mandate in an unsurprising, but less conventional way.


    My transponder died and non of the local avionics shops have the shop time to install a new tray, so I am...
  8. If I don't have to worry about corrosion I am not...

    If I don't have to worry about corrosion I am not too worried about it.

    As much as I would like to repaint the plane, I bought this plane to fly, so anything that reduces my flying time and does...
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    At this point, there are not many "kits" and no...

    At this point, there are not many "kits" and no STCs. So if you are working with a certificated aircraft then you need to budget as much for FAA approval as for parts.

    But if you have an...
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    Bill, forgive me for taking this a little off...

    Bill, forgive me for taking this a little off topic, but about how much did you save be dropping hull on the Cub?
  11. Spot repair for peeling/flaking paint?

    I'm buying an airplane that needs a paint job, but is otherwise solid. It has the original paint from the 70s and its starting to peel/flake off, especially on the wings. My plan is to do a full...
  12. POH/Gross Weight question for home built airplanes.

    Reading about Long EZs, I came across a bit about gross weight, which led to this POH: http://roynouguier.free.fr/lezoman.pdf

    On page 30/39 there is a bit about "over-gross operations", which...
  13. I would like to see this available for Fly Babies...

    I would like to see this available for Fly Babies and other types as well. Yahoo groups has been removing features for the last couple of years, and I think its on it's way out. Plus the biggest...
  14. Are there any VW engine pilots/builders/mechanics...

    Are there any VW engine pilots/builders/mechanics around Atlanta (I sleep in the Class B of ATL) willing to talk me through the VW airplane engines, and possible share some knowledge in person?
  15. I have sleep apnea and a 3rd class. The...

    I have sleep apnea and a 3rd class. The important question is, are you being treated for sleep apnea. For me, all I had to do was show my treatment records and a note from a doctor saying that I...
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    This. In my eyes, every year you apply for a new...

    This. In my eyes, every year you apply for a new medical, is another chance for the FAA to deny it. The first time you encounter a tough medical, switch to BasicMed, then if you no longer qualify...
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    I would love to find plans for the DA-11, but my...

    I would love to find plans for the DA-11, but my research suggests plans were never sold. What similar all-metal, high speed (90+ kt), low operating cost single seaters would be comparable to the...
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    The new B design does support the Rotax. The B...

    The new B design does support the Rotax. The B model cannot be scratch built, but I have heard good things about Sonex kits. The "issues" I have heard about Sonex were with the Aerovee Engines, and...
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    What can be done on a LODA?

    I have been reading a lot about EAB airplanes recently, with the long term intention of building my own. One of the subjects that I find confusing is the LODA (Letter of Deviation Authority).

    It...
  20. How long did it take you to define your "mission"?

    I am in the process of finishing my PPL, with around 80 hours. After I finish my PPL, I plan to go for my instrument and commercial.

    I'm 31, and only recently have I come to realize that 12 year...
  21. Where to find information about the Zenith 601HD?

    The Zenith Builder Forums are closed to anyone who is not building or currently owns a Zenith, and zenithowner.com does not appear to have much activity, so I am looking for alternatives.

    I am...
  22. The CX-5 is specifically designed around an 85HP...

    The CX-5 is specifically designed around an 85HP Revmaster, that is why I specifically mentioned that one. But I would consider any VW if it had advantages over the Revmaster. (I do not plan on...
  23. VW Aircraft engines - Tell me about your experiences

    I think I have found the airplane I want to build, but what is keeping me from pulling the trigger is the engine.

    After a bit of reading, no plane has caught my attention like the Thatcher CX-5. ...
  24. Understanding the safety of an aircraft via data rather than opinions

    I have been thinking about this since I saw this Youtube video comparing LSA accident rates many month back.

    https://youtu.be/iv_rRus-X9k

    But yesterday, I received the latest Kitplanes...
  25. If you are an EAA Member, check out EAA Virtual...

    If you are an EAA Member, check out EAA Virtual Flight Academy for FSX.

    https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/learn-to-fly/eaa-virtual-flight-academy-resource-center
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