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    No one missed the point. Someone made a joke. I...

    No one missed the point. Someone made a joke. I don't know of anyone who would actually say that to a concerned parent. The only possible issue I see is a possible slight humor impairment. You...
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    I was told SAAB stands for, "Swedes Ain't...

    I was told SAAB stands for, "Swedes Ain't Airplane Builders". :)
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    We'll have to just disagree on that one, Ron. :)...

    We'll have to just disagree on that one, Ron. :) The little 3.5 Ecoboost in my F150 does an awfully nice job. Two small turbos instead of one big one means they spool up a lot quicker, and there's...
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    Me too. Again... me too. Or even being within...

    Me too.
    Again... me too.
    Or even being within visual range of someone smoking (gasp!! OMG!!) an actual cigarette.
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    As a former smoker, I too hate second-hand smoke,...

    As a former smoker, I too hate second-hand smoke, probably more than most That said... the degree of chicken-little panic in which some people like to indulge is somewhere between amazing and...
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    Or they correctly determine that they know...

    Or they correctly determine that they know nothing at all about aircraft engines and systems, and decide to stay within their area of expertise. The percentage of people in this country that...
  7. Thread: Kit advice

    by DaleB
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    Fisher will happily sell you individual parts, a...

    Fisher will happily sell you individual parts, a complete kit, a component (wing/fuse/whatever) kit, or whatever else you want. I suspect most other places will as well.
  8. Thread: Kit advice

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    I was in a similar situation. I have an...

    I was in a similar situation. I have an airplane, so I don't NEED to finish another one, but I wanted a pay-as-you-go, low pressure option. I don't weld, and don't really want to take the time and...
  9. At 250-plus hours in, I've stopped trying to...

    At 250-plus hours in, I've stopped trying to "define my mission" and have realized that I would need at least two airplanes to really feel like I had the "right one" on any given day. Yes, some of...
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    Not hilarious, but the one thing I do not miss...

    Not hilarious, but the one thing I do not miss one bit are the vendors in the big hangars who pester the crap out of you every time you walk past with their non-aviation, late-night-TV-ad junk. ...
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    Uh-huh. That's as convenient a thing as any to...

    Uh-huh. That's as convenient a thing as any to blame, I guess. I mean, if it weren't for that they'd have to figure out how to blame climate change or deforestation or something. Trade war is much...
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    It's just proof that God loves Experimentals. :)

    It's just proof that God loves Experimentals. :)
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    I've been there four times, and have been...

    I've been there four times, and have been impressed all four times by the fact that the porta-potties are without exception the cleanest I've ever seen. The last two trips I camped in HBC, and the...
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    There are some pretty clear requirements for...

    There are some pretty clear requirements for registration numbers in the FAR. There's an AC explaining it as well. Reading through that, as long as your N number meets the requirements (3" Roman...
  15. Kind of a leap of faith for me. I've seen...

    Kind of a leap of faith for me. I've seen pictures but never an actual airplane. I love the looks, but really have no idea if it's going to be as ncie as I hope it will be. If not... bigger...
  16. If you want all wood, not welded steel fuselage...

    If you want all wood, not welded steel fuselage and wood wings, your selection is somewhat limited. If you want two seats -- either tandem or side by side -- your selection is reduced even further. ...
  17. And fair warning: DOn't expect perfection. Even...

    And fair warning: DOn't expect perfection. Even the best plans are not 100.0% complete and accurate. There is always something the builder will need to figure out. Always.
  18. Thread: Crud removal

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    I would second the recommendation in the other...

    I would second the recommendation in the other iteration of this discussion for Dawn, or some cheap shampoo - both with a soft bristle brush for washing cars. Both will cut oil, grease and grime...
  19. I saw that listing, actually. I'd have bit, if I...

    I saw that listing, actually. I'd have bit, if I didn't like sleeping indoors and staying married so much.
  20. The price of a "new family car" also covers a lot...

    The price of a "new family car" also covers a lot of ground. One model of 4-door sedan alone runs $16K to $40K depending on trim level. It's not even slightly difficult to spend well over that. ...
  21. With a few reservations. If you think of "middle...

    With a few reservations. If you think of "middle class" being in the $40K to $122K income range, then "middle class" covers a whole lot of territory -- and of course income is less than half the...
  22. While a HE loan may be risky if you do it wrong,...

    While a HE loan may be risky if you do it wrong, it it isn't the wrong answer in all cases. For example, if you have the assets, but you have money in investments earning you more than the loan...
  23. Airplane finance companies seem to be for people...

    Airplane finance companies seem to be for people buying really, really expensive airplanes. If you're on a budget, you will very likely find much better options on your own. That was my experience....
  24. Thread: Hangar Help

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    Wow, a drive-by necropost spam to resurrect a...

    Wow, a drive-by necropost spam to resurrect a 7-1/2 year old thread. Bravo.
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    I would continue to do him that same favor.Do you...

    I would continue to do him that same favor.Do you really want to continue deferring maintenance items until the the guy who's overworked, overstressed, understaffed, and apparently doesn't even want...
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