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    Marriage and the airplane builder

    For a long time, I've wanted to write an article about homebuilding and marriage.

    There are at least three types of marriages surrounding homebuilding.

    * The fully engaged spouse who really is...
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    I've already told that story.

    I've already told that story.
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    Who's got a story to tell?

    Again this year, I'm covering AirVenture for my employer -- Minnesota Public Radio and am looking for interesting stories.

    If you're unfamiliar with my work, here's my EAA Radio work from 2012....
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    Well done, Matthew. I'm writing up this story for...

    Well done, Matthew. I'm writing up this story for my day job (I'm a blogger at Minnesota Public Radio).

    Now we need to get this guy to Oshkosh.
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    I didn't receive your address (I've changed my...

    I didn't receive your address (I've changed my email recently) so if you can send it again, that'd be great. Send it to bcollinsrv7a@centurylink.net.

    I have all the Bingelis books, but I think the...
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    I'm with you, Glenn. This is a total no-brainer...

    I'm with you, Glenn. This is a total no-brainer for the EAA community. It's awful that some simple help from the homebuilders over here couldn't be directed to him. What a great story that would be....
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    No surprise

    I blame EAA members for the loss of this service. They aren't filling out the cards. I stop in to avail myself of the service because there people I don't have in my cellphone; people I haven't see...
  8. 2012 RV-7A - Lost my medical and heartbroken to sell.

    You may recall Budd Davisson's article about N614EF in the January 2013 Sport Aviation Magazine. She will only go to a home who'll respect her and appreciate the dedication and care that created her....
  9. Anyone having the same delay problems with med renewal I am?

    I wonder if any other EAA members are finding the same problems with OkC I'm finding.

    I had my medical with the AME on May 10. Because I have a history of Meniere’s (which the FAA knows about),...
  10. I enjoyed the article on the Celerity. I enjoyed...

    I enjoyed the article on the Celerity. I enjoyed Lane Wallace's article on Oshkosh controllers. I enjoyed the article on the P-51. I thought the Buffalo DC-3 was pretty cool etc. etc. etc.

    When I...
  11. Sorry, "cyclo" is what I meant. Not orbital.

    Sorry, "cyclo" is what I meant. Not orbital.
  12. Aluminum polishing - orbital v. rotary (NuVite)

    I was reading a plane polishing website the other day when I noticed it suggesting using the orbital tool (with the wool blanket) to remove swirls using F7 grade polish because it works better than...
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    OK, so the "yes" or "no" answer requested...

    OK, so the "yes" or "no" answer requested earlier w.r.t. whether Chad's old position would be filled went unanswered. But today it's been posted. Anybody want it?
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    I don't mean to imply that Chad was the...

    I don't mean to imply that Chad was the homebuilder representative and only the homebuilder representative. I think his gig may have started out that way but then his role expanded to "communities,"...
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    For the record, I didn't start this thread until...

    For the record, I didn't start this thread until Chad had already posted about his dismissal on the Van's Air Force board.

    There are two separate issues here. One is Chad's particular...
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    I'm not engaging in speculation. The personnel...

    I'm not engaging in speculation. The personnel matters are the EAA matters. However, I'd be very careful, EAA, in any suggestion that the members don't have some skin in the game here and the cone...
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    No more Chad?

    Chad Jensen has done a great job getting homebuilders front-and-center again at EAA. And a big deal was made of it a year or so ago when he was elevated to a senior management position. He's been...
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    It's not only slow (I finally was able to get...

    It's not only slow (I finally was able to get in),it's also inaccurate. I just planned a flight from South St. Paul MN to Phoenix and used the Farmington beacon, about 11 miles from South St. Paul)...
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    Looking for good online flight planner

    I was a big user of the AOPA flight planner 1.5 . But last week, without notice, they ditched it in favor of a new one. Unfortunately, the new one doesn't work. It wiped out everybody's stored...
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    Let's just slow down a bit, Bob, and take some...

    Let's just slow down a bit, Bob, and take some deep breaths.

    This thread is three months old. If you go back to the original date of the post, you'll note that it was when your email systems were...
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    You know who would be great? America. I saw them...

    You know who would be great? America. I saw them up at Big Top Chatauqua a few years ago in Bayfield, Wisconsin and they still sound great. And I think we forget how many hit songs they had. Their...
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    Brake grease

    In his very excellent EAA homebuilder video on brake pads, Dick Kohler notes that the pins on which the Cleveland (in this case) brake assembly rides on needs to be greased with a "high temperature...
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    There's politics and there's good data. yesterday...

    There's politics and there's good data. yesterday was politics. Notice that LaHood was addressing tower closings but aiming it at airline passengers and talking about giant delays and using words...
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    Tire and wheels video

    I just received some Desser Monster retreads to replace the original Van's supplied 5.00-5s and before heading to the hangar today, I figured I'd check the EAA Homebuilder Hints videos to see if...
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    Up here in flyover country (Minnesota) I always...

    Up here in flyover country (Minnesota) I always think a lake would be a good landing spot at this time of the year. Didn't see any lakes there, though. I fly an RV. A muddy field with nosegear is...
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