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  1. How 'bout this one: ...

    How 'bout this one:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1_a-DgT7LI4

    Best I've seen and it is probably 10 years old.
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    Lots of new skills will need to be acquired,...

    Lots of new skills will need to be acquired, since you're an aluminium airplane builder. Wood skills for the wings, welding and steel beating skills for the fuselage, empennage, and a thousand...
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    When I was a kid, I read all of the AE...

    When I was a kid, I read all of the AE disappearance books. Lots of interesting theories there.

    But, now that I've had a few years to reflect on it, I think she ran out of gas near Howland and...
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    Todd, I can sell you an Aeronca project, a set of...

    Todd, I can sell you an Aeronca project, a set of Hatz plans with some wing ribs and most of the center section parts, and/or a set of Piet plans. Unless I already sold the Piet plans.

    FYI, I...
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    Ballard at least has the advantage of starting...

    Ballard at least has the advantage of starting with fewer preconceived ideas. TIGHAR had a theory and worked very hard over the years to find or interpret evidence to support its theory. Ballard's...
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    Sam, what became of the Legal Eagle?

    Sam, what became of the Legal Eagle?
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    Absolutely true. Thing is, once someone builds...

    Absolutely true. Thing is, once someone builds the tools to make (say) a B-17 bulkhead, now the tooling exists for the next one of those someone needs. Apparently, there is a lot of sharing in the...
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    On the other hand, there are people out there...

    On the other hand, there are people out there rebuilding and vitually scratch building new ones. Where there's a will (and lots of money), there's a way.

    Here is (effectively) a new build B-17...
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    Including a preliminary NTSB report. ...

    Including a preliminary NTSB report.

    https://youtu.be/RoLU-I6C4Uo
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    Dive Bomber is a worthwhile watch too. Beautiful...

    Dive Bomber is a worthwhile watch too. Beautiful pre-WWII paint schemes.
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    Great movie. Love the segue into and out of WWII....

    Great movie. Love the segue into and out of WWII.

    The High and the Mighty is a personal favorite, given that John Wayne whistles "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" after a climatic moment.
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    Sure was. Still a good POW flick.

    Sure was. Still a good POW flick.
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    Doug Mcclure? How about "Flight of the Birdmen"...

    Doug Mcclure? How about "Flight of the Birdmen" a movie based around the Colditz Cock, a glider constructed by POW's and intended to be launched off of the roof of the castle. The real one never...
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    Several of them have been to AirVenture over the...

    Several of them have been to AirVenture over the years, including Rare Bear, which was top of the heap at the time.

    But the reality is many are based on the West Coast, and several of the faster...
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    You're not looking at a homebuilt, but there is...

    You're not looking at a homebuilt, but there is at least one owner of a Lyc O-145 powered Taylorcraft and one guy looking to sell an O-145 on the homebuiltairplanes.com website, so it might be worth...
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    I thought it was the job/intent/reality of Part...

    I thought it was the job/intent/reality of Part 23 that certification is much more involved today?
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    Day 1, we catch the bus or a shuttle to the...

    Day 1, we catch the bus or a shuttle to the grocery store. That sets us up for one good meal that day, beer, sandwich fixings, soft drinks, snacks, etc. We fill in around that from Subway, SOS...
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    Typical? I know Bede failed on some subsequent...

    Typical? I know Bede failed on some subsequent designs (the -10, -12, and -14) but I don't think customers took the hit on those.
  19. In the big picture, you can repaint the airplane,...

    In the big picture, you can repaint the airplane, but if you pull control surfaces off (for instance), you'll need a mechanic to (legally) reinstall them, balance them (if necessary), etc.
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    There are few things more dramatic than an...

    There are few things more dramatic than an airplane crash. Its a big deal and I'm glad you came out mostly OK.
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    Frank, sorry you had an accident. Glad you're...

    Frank, sorry you had an accident. Glad you're mostly OK and don't have any long term health issues from the crash.

    As for the airplane, well, you needed something to do this winter anyway,...
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    Out of curiosity, why doesn't it comply with 103?

    Out of curiosity, why doesn't it comply with 103?
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    I wondered that myself. The Blackfly was there a...

    I wondered that myself. The Blackfly was there a year ago and had <supposedly> been flying out in California. A year later and they don't have it buzzing around the UL field? I can't understand why...
  24. I've always been surprised that the UL runway is...

    I've always been surprised that the UL runway is so close to 18/36. Moving it a bit West is a good idea, IMO.

    The sad thing is that the UL area is dead today compared to what it was 20 years ago...
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    There are a multitude of reasons, IMO. First,...

    There are a multitude of reasons, IMO.

    First, some of the older homebuilts get put in a corner when the owner/builder ages. S/he plans to change the oil and plugs and fly next month. Every month....
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