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    Or....you could rig up something like the...

    Or....you could rig up something like the electric transfer pump I use. Just stick the nozzle in the fuel tank, turn on the pump and watch the fuel level slowly rise to the desired quantity in the...
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    [QUOTE=Frank Giger;75324]One of those rare early...

    [QUOTE=Frank Giger;75324]One of those rare early mornings where the winds are slack, the thermals hadn't quite kicked up yet, and all is right with the world.

    One of those flights where you are...
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    I have no intentions of being argumentative about...

    I have no intentions of being argumentative about this, only stating the situation as I have known it for over 25 years and the certification of three personal experimental aircraft. In each case,...
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    Well stated, Marc. I agree the rules are...

    Well stated, Marc. I agree the rules are sufficiently ambiguous enough on the above points that reality is sometimes contrary to what is often thought the FARs require.
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    The Operating Limitations for an aircraft with an...

    The Operating Limitations for an aircraft with an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate state that it does not need to comply with FAR 91.205 unless it will be operated at night or in IMC. Daylight...
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    Here it is, a "Newsboy Driving Hat": ...

    Here it is, a "Newsboy Driving Hat":

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F55ETR4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    I like that better than "rat-catcher"......and the...
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    My excuse is that I can't see the centerline when...

    My excuse is that I can't see the centerline when the D.VII is touching down..... :)
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    Great use of music, Frank! (Now where did that...

    Great use of music, Frank! (Now where did that pesky centerline go??) ;)

    The cap is one I found only after considerable internet searching, think it is a shooting or driving hat or something like...
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    I've edited several ways, here is one example of...

    I've edited several ways, here is one example of using both air-borne audio and music:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL6qFSZWmGw&t=4s

    And one with just music:

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    The drilled Grove gear has appeared on many RV-8...

    The drilled Grove gear has appeared on many RV-8 aircraft.
  11. Ron, that is interesting data and nicely...

    Ron, that is interesting data and nicely presented. I think a major factor in the numbers during the past 25 years is economic. The RV population closely follows the overall trend and is due to RVs...
  12. Sounds like you have listed most of the reasons...

    Sounds like you have listed most of the reasons why you shouldn't purchase that airplane.......
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    Yep, I ended up with two corks (stacked big end...

    Yep, I ended up with two corks (stacked big end to big end) in the Legal Eagle. They were, however, sized to fit into the fuel tank inlet..... ;)
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    Frank, if you can find an RV aircraft builder...

    Frank, if you can find an RV aircraft builder nearby you might borrow some tank sealant. That stuff will hold up to gasoline for a long time (still holding gas in my RV tanks after 20 years...). Just...
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    Frank.....you just ain't right........ ;)

    Frank.....you just ain't right........ ;)
  16. There is an STC for the Trio Avionics ProPilot...

    There is an STC for the Trio Avionics ProPilot autopilot in several certificated aircraft:

    https://www.trioavionics.com/Certified%20Autopilot.htm
  17. This thread is about ADS-B transponders, not...

    This thread is about ADS-B transponders, not ELT's......
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    It is my experience (and the experience of many...

    It is my experience (and the experience of many others) that a primary difference in reliability between two and four stroke engines is their failure modes. The engine failures I had with two-strokes...
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    Epoxy primer is an excellent moisture barrier.

    Epoxy primer is an excellent moisture barrier.
  20. That is not the case for aircraft with an...

    That is not the case for aircraft with an experimental airworthiness certificate.
  21. We need to be aware of language context and...

    We need to be aware of language context and world-wide regulations before we get too critical of somebody's posts. Christo is in Greece and I suspect English is not his native language. Also, the...
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    That is excellent advice. However, fuel tanks can...

    That is excellent advice. However, fuel tanks can be an exception because the sender often has to be included in tank construction which may be long before avionics decision must be finalized. But in...
  23. The newer digital transponders and encoders are...

    The newer digital transponders and encoders are even easier to hook up than that.......only one serial data wire needed to connect the altitude encoder to the transponder instead of all those gray...
  24. The above noted phrase should prompt serious...

    The above noted phrase should prompt serious reflection about how experimental this aircraft should be..........
  25. Christian, I applaud your endeavor to obtain your...

    Christian, I applaud your endeavor to obtain your ticket! My suggestion is to continue your training to include instrument and multi-engine ratings as you consider your aircraft design. You will need...
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