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    Andy, I ran across some info in a email that...

    Andy, I ran across some info in a email that might interest you. I have an acquaintance that has been working off and on, on the drawings for a Hart replica. Don't know the size, or current status,...
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    One of the chapters I used to be active in, met...

    One of the chapters I used to be active in, met at a small restaurant on an airport. We'd put all our old mags on a shelf at the front entrance with a sign that they were free to anyone.
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    Andy: Might pop over to Theaerdrome.com and the...

    Andy: Might pop over to Theaerdrome.com and the Replica Aircraft forum. Some of the guys there might know if one has ever been done, or if someone has done any work on designing one.
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    Even more fun with a 4 or 5 ship ferry cell with...

    Even more fun with a 4 or 5 ship ferry cell with an interval takeoff going at 4 am during the week! :cool:
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    Cap: There isn't a shop out there that will let...

    Cap: There isn't a shop out there that will let outside files of any type be loaded onto their machines. When a file for a job comes in, it's loaded on an isolated machine and a CAD guy runs a...
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    To be economical, the shop would have to have...

    To be economical, the shop would have to have both a CNC laser and a CNC punch. At this point you are talking about a shop with a couple of million bucks tied up in tools and a minimum shop rate of...
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    Thanks Elayna. Over the past several years,...

    Thanks Elayna. Over the past several years, posting the announcements has been one to several days after the event and it's frustrating to those of us that can't attend.
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    Awards...

    Anyone have the list of awards yet? Seems like they could be posted right after the close of things on Saturday night, but they don't appear to do so until late on Sunday.
  9. Paul: I was able to make it huge on my...

    Paul: I was able to make it huge on my system...If you look to the right of the 1/48 bar at the bottom of the screen, there is a -/+ bar.....that's the zoom for it. At the far right is the...
  10. The capsule flown this morning was NS-4, the...

    The capsule flown this morning was NS-4, the first one equipped for human flight. I would suspect that an earlier one was at the show.
  11. Your PTO looking fitting is actually the starter...

    Your PTO looking fitting is actually the starter coupling.
  12. OD only has pup trailers and if I remember...

    OD only has pup trailers and if I remember correctly, they are less than 28’ internal length.
  13. Load the fuselage tail first on a trailer and...

    Load the fuselage tail first on a trailer and then a rack to hold the wing flat overhead. Set the rack to have the trailing end tip flush at the trailer tail. Don't wrap or tarp the wing. I did this...
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    I wouldn't read anything into it, if it was not a...

    I wouldn't read anything into it, if it was not a direct part of the inspection. I've seen maintenance induced secondary failures in new aircraft with little to no flight time.
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    The announcement about the problem was just 5...

    The announcement about the problem was just 5 weeks ago. I would assume that about all they have been able to do is gather up some of the data needed and convened a few of the top B-17 guys to make...
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    Learned to navigate with a map and compass when I...

    Learned to navigate with a map and compass when I was a kid. Haven't found a real need for GPS yet. Maps and compasses don't need batteries and magnetic disruptions can be compensated for with a...
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    Didn't know the Bantam was that...

    Didn't know the Bantam was that fast....:rollseyes:
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    Ron: Much easier this way...:...

    Ron: Much easier this way...: https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=40806&catid=441

    or:...
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    RIP Bill Greenwood.

    Got word last night via another forum, that Bill has passed. His passing was sudden and quite unexpected. Bill was the loving caretaker of Spitfire TE308 for over two decades before selling her to a...
  20. Make a full set of working copies and use them in...

    Make a full set of working copies and use them in the shop. Keep the originals protected somewhere and only pull them out to make a fresh working copy. Fair use and copy write come into play when you...
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    What will really tumble your gyros, is that our...

    What will really tumble your gyros, is that our demo pilots would fly that routine once a day for a couple of weeks prior to the week before the demo. Then they would fly it twice a day until the day...
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    For those that wonder what the pilot sees during...

    For those that wonder what the pilot sees during a Viper demo....Here's a HUD video from one of our guys practicing for a customer demo, long years ago. Probably the closest most pilots will ever get...
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    I picked up a Lion(?) miter trimmer to shave...

    I picked up a Lion(?) miter trimmer to shave things like cap strips and the like for my projects. Essentially a lever operated edge shear. It’s not designed to make cuts, but shave like a plane.
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    For a data point, any fall arresting harness or...

    For a data point, any fall arresting harness or lanyard at work is removed from use and destroyed if it was involved in a fall. Otherwise, they are replaced on a 5 year cycle, and we have about 750...
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    If you read the entire report, not a good look at...

    If you read the entire report, not a good look at things. Worst part about it is the DTA rupture. That failure now calls into question every DTA line from that batch and making it questionable that...
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