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    There is an AME a couple counties over that I...

    There is an AME a couple counties over that I will go to if I can't get anyone here to sign off. I don't have access to a plane right now anyway, so I am not in any hurry.
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    There is no question I am going the BasicMed...

    There is no question I am going the BasicMed route when I am able to get back into flying. The only issue is my doctor (also my AME) recently retired. My new doctor is employed directly by the...
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    Unless one of the writers is trolling for...

    Unless one of the writers is trolling for material for a magazine article. And just like every other time I have talked to the media, I was misquoted.
  4. If you are on the ILS approach here there is no...

    If you are on the ILS approach here there is no way you will make the airport if you lose power, unless you are really close to the end of the runway. There are plenty of safe spots to land if you...
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    I dropped my AOPA membership when they increased...

    I dropped my AOPA membership when they increased the dues several years ago. I learned a lot from participating in the forums over the years, but in my opinion they were catering more to corporate &...
  6. I hate it when they remake a movie that was good...

    I hate it when they remake a movie that was good the first time around. This one will probably be all CGI. I won't be paying to see it.
  7. I just set my 396 on the back of the tractor...

    I just set my 396 on the back of the tractor outside the shop & turned it on. The internal battery has been dead for ages but it "found itself" and had the correct date & time within a couple...
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    Does anyone have any recent experience with...

    Does anyone have any recent experience with Quincy? Specifically do they honor their warranty? I was looking at this 60 gallon compressor available at several places for $1299, specs are as good as...
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    Could be. It is a GE motor & on the GE motor...

    Could be. It is a GE motor & on the GE motor sticker where the HP is supposed to be listed it is blank.

    I do remember however when I bought it the instructions called for a dedicated 30 amp...
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    One thing I have figured out, I am probably going...

    One thing I have figured out, I am probably going to have to do some electrical work if I upgrade. I currently have a 220V 30 amp breaker feeding 10 ga stranded wire running approx 70 feet in EMT. ...
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    Yea, we did this all the time when I was a...

    Yea, we did this all the time when I was a maintenance engineer. Way cheaper than buying a new one. Most places that sell electric motors for industrial use can rewind them (or send them out to be...
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    I went to the local Rural King store today & was...

    I went to the local Rural King store today & was looking around (they had a clearance sale & some new guns), They have a 80 gallon Dewalt compressor for $999, more CFM than the Kobalt. Turns out it...
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    Air Compressors

    In 1993 I bought the biggest air compressor Craftsman sold, a 5hp 30 gallon single stage. At the time it was the biggest single phase 220 volt compressor you could buy. The tank has developed a...
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    Lawn Tractors, funny. :D Interestingly, Tractor...

    Lawn Tractors, funny. :D Interestingly, Tractor Supply doesn't carry tubes for real tractors. My smallest tractor is a Farmall Cub that we use to cultivate the sweet corn patch.
  15. Does anyone know why it only flew twice?

    Does anyone know why it only flew twice?
  16. I bought some of these videos a few years ago. ...

    I bought some of these videos a few years ago. Very well done.
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    I wasn't aware the random number generation was...

    I wasn't aware the random number generation was that effective. Every other time I had a card compromised the number was stolen by an employee at a business I used the card at. The last time it was...
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    I understand that it is only EAA's logo on the...

    I understand that it is only EAA's logo on the card, I am not suggesting that EAA had anything to do with it. I am wondering more along the lines of a breach at US Bank (the provider). This card...
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    EAA Visa card compromised

    Has anyone else had a problem with unauthorized use of their EAA Visa card lately? I found a message on my office machine from their fraud department, I checked online & there are fraudulent...
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    The Biplanes, I am not sure how late they were in...

    The Biplanes, I am not sure how late they were in inventory but I have seen pictures of them in the mid to late 30s with that particular roundel.
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    Paul that is good to know. I know I haven't used...

    Paul that is good to know. I know I haven't used that particular variation of my password on a new location for several years, but I was pretty sure it was still my password on EAA.org.
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    I'm wondering if they got hacked. I have a...

    I'm wondering if they got hacked. I have a certain password that I used on e commerce sites that required a login but did not store credit card info, I believe that was the password I used for the...
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    I am pretty sure all of the Curtiss Hawks (prior...

    I am pretty sure all of the Curtiss Hawks (prior to the P40) had fabric covered wings & they would have still been being used as trainers & such.
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    I tried a few times to reset my password as...

    I tried a few times to reset my password as instructed, the temporary passwords did not work & I did not receive any reply when I sent an email to the address the instructions said to use if I had...
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    I can certainly see a reason for a weight...

    I can certainly see a reason for a weight increase. I am large enough that unless I find a 110 lb instructor the only way I can fly in most aircraft that currently qualify is solo. My instructor &...
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