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    There is no difference between an E-AB that...

    There is no difference between an E-AB that qualifies as LSA and any other E-AB as far as certification or equipment requirements goes. The only thing that LSA compliance affects is what level of ...
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    I too used an Icom (A24) with headset and stick...

    I too used an Icom (A24) with headset and stick mounted PTT in two airplanes. In my current plane I'm using a Becker 2301 (mounts in a 2" hole) that I bought used on eBay.
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    My understanding is that nowadays the DAR has to...

    My understanding is that nowadays the DAR has to build the open lims from the FAA order, no?
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    If it's GPS derived, it's not airspeed at all,...

    If it's GPS derived, it's not airspeed at all, it's groundspeed. As melann pointed out 91.205 doesn't apply to experimentals so it's not actually required, but you really do want a real airspeed...
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    When I had my Kolb I just used a small mirror on...

    When I had my Kolb I just used a small mirror on a spring retractable keychain lanyard.
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    What I meant is that the smaller pulley is...

    What I meant is that the smaller pulley is counterbored so the flange sits inside the pulley. That counterbore (or so it appears) is already larger than the required taper for the larger hub, if so...
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    All depends on your DAR. But the Ultracruiser...

    All depends on your DAR. But the Ultracruiser is (or can be) a legal 103 ultralight; why not just fly it that way?
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    The smaller busing OD is 2" so the recess where...

    The smaller busing OD is 2" so the recess where it fits in the smaller pulley must be larger than that. The larger taper size is 1 7/8, so the recess in the smaller pulley is too big, so you won't...
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    Nice work as always Ron, even if the data doesn't...

    Nice work as always Ron, even if the data doesn't present any real firm conclusions.

    Did you also search "acrobat" in the first pass? Could well be that the person writing a report used...
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    Oh.... no.... Wow, sorry to hear about it. ...

    Oh.... no....

    Wow, sorry to hear about it. Welcome to the club... glad to hear you're not badly hurt... and already talking about rebuilding.
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    Stits and Poly-Fiber are the same thing. The...

    Stits and Poly-Fiber are the same thing. The company Ray Stits founded eventually became Poly-Fiber, but people still call it Stits.
  12. Uh, no... in most tempers 2024 is considerably...

    Uh, no... in most tempers 2024 is considerably harder and stronger than 6061.
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    I used linseed oil in the new landing gear I...

    I used linseed oil in the new landing gear I built for my Starduster. You'll find every pinhole leak in the welds... :eek:

    I believe ACS sells some sort of oil specifically intended for sealing...
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    I had a 280Z when I was in my 20s (great car, but...

    I had a 280Z when I was in my 20s (great car, but I got a lot of speeding tickets...), but really my taste runs to lower powered low cost sports cars with great handling in the British/Italian...
  15. I knew I wanted an open cockpit biplane (mission:...

    I knew I wanted an open cockpit biplane (mission: fun) before I even started flying lessons. My first plane was a Taylorcraft (because that's what was available and affordable), followed by the...
  16. Thread: Crud removal

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    When I had my annual done this spring, the IA...

    When I had my annual done this spring, the IA drained avgas from the sink into a pump spray bottle and used that to clean the engine and firewall. Made me nervous, but all the grease and grime just...
  17. Any of the Fisher or TEAM line. But first you...

    Any of the Fisher or TEAM line. But first you need to define your mission; what do you want to use the plane for?
  18. So if you have a transponder, but it hasn't been...

    So if you have a transponder, but it hasn't been checked as required by 41.413, and you're flying in class E airspace where the transponder isn't required... the regs don't see to give an out, off...
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    From the buyer you need to get a bill of sale...

    From the buyer you need to get a bill of sale (FAA form 8050-2) signed (get two copies) by the last registered owner, the Airworthiness certificate including operating limitations, and the...
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    I believe Steen Skybolts use laminated spars...

    I believe Steen Skybolts use laminated spars nowadays.
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    The thing I haven't seen mentioned is ease of...

    The thing I haven't seen mentioned is ease of repair. Stits, Ceconite/dope, Stewart, are all easy to make repairs if they're not top coated. As soon as you topcoat them with enamel or urethane,...
  22. Thread: oil accumulator

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    I've heard of pre-oilers on aircraft. But you...

    I've heard of pre-oilers on aircraft. But you don't need an accumulator for high g turns because unlike in a car where the lateral acceleration throws the oil to the side of the pan, away from the...
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    It can be done, but... With a bike engine, you'll...

    It can be done, but... With a bike engine, you'll have to design and build a reduction drive, or build a prop adapter and use elements of the bike gearbox. Either way is not a simple thing. Also...
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    I filled my Kolb by pressurizing a 5 gallon gas...

    I filled my Kolb by pressurizing a 5 gallon gas can with a foot pump (the kind made for air mattresses). I did some measuring, and a sealed gas can ballooning up in the summer sun gets up around...
  25. So the gap gets narrower after the test period,...

    So the gap gets narrower after the test period, not surprisingly. What's interesting is the rise in accidents after 40 hours... plane is sold, or the owner starts flying to new places.
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