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    Bottom plugs are typically harder to fire than...

    Bottom plugs are typically harder to fire than top plugs. Priming fuel and oil tends to foul them. If a resistance check on the bottom plugs shows low values, my guess is that one mag is firing a...
  2. Thread: STC's

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    Most STC's involve writing up an FAA Form 337 and...

    Most STC's involve writing up an FAA Form 337 and sending a copy to the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch for inclusion in the file for that aircraft. For something like $5 you can request a copy of...
  3. Here's a hint. Do one where you list all of the...

    Here's a hint. Do one where you list all of the big aviation events that you might go to, and for local proficiency list all of the local airports that you might go to. Every year send the same...
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    You now have an excuse to own more tools! ...

    You now have an excuse to own more tools! Aircraft woodworking is not cabinet or instrument making but many of the tools from those worlds are very useful when making wood aircraft parts. Use...
  5. What make-model airplane? Some older airplanes...

    What make-model airplane? Some older airplanes already have approvals for wind-driven generator based electrical systems.

    To determine whether the FAA might approve adding a full electrical...
  6. Thread: seat track source

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    When you go to a salvage yard you are not looking...

    When you go to a salvage yard you are not looking for worn-out seat rails. You are looking for a newer airplane that was totaled for other reasons and still has pretty new seat rails. There are a...
  7. Thread: seat track source

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    Have you tried the aircraft salvage yards? ...

    Have you tried the aircraft salvage yards? Wentworth etc? Used parts typically are priced at 50% of new.

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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    The challenge is that flying clubs are local. ...

    The challenge is that flying clubs are local. They are not created by national organizations. EAA has created information and encouragement for flying clubs but for each one, a local person has to...
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    He's not a manufacturer so those categories don't...

    He's not a manufacturer so those categories don't fit.

    As another example of the evolution of FAA policy on Ex-Ex certification, All of the new Extra 330 models are Ex-Ex in the US. Extra has...
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    You can fly your E-EX airplane pretty much...

    You can fly your E-EX airplane pretty much anywhere you want to go within a very large radius, I think that I remember something like 600miles, whenever you want. You create a form letter that you...
  11. The Canadian situation might be self-inflicted. ...

    The Canadian situation might be self-inflicted. In the US I can depart VFR, climb on top through legal holes, and so long as I know that my destination is VFR and open enough so that I can legally...
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    All of the Morton buildings that I have seen are...

    All of the Morton buildings that I have seen are high quality. Hangars, horse barns, etc.

    I have a detached hangar next to my house that is a steel Erect-A-Tube building. The drawings and...
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    I agree with Mr Mayes that you have one of the...

    I agree with Mr Mayes that you have one of the easiest Field Approvals to do. You have a factory option in hand. Your cover letter to the FSDO should begin something like "This application is for...
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    What type airplane? The Swift I think has those...

    What type airplane? The Swift I think has those types of brake master cylinders.

    Best of luck,

    Wes
  15. Thread: Seaplane Accident

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    Looking up the Lake owners manuals, take-offs are...

    Looking up the Lake owners manuals, take-offs are stated to be made with flaps down.

    Water is hard at takeoff speed so you typically want to lift off a minimum airspeed. That means flaps if...
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    These days the FAA does not accept another...

    These days the FAA does not accept another airplane's 337 approval as the sole input to the Field Approval process. The FAA info on Field Approvals is online. The submittal package needs to...
  17. IAC Chapter 35 did a Zoom meeting this past...

    IAC Chapter 35 did a Zoom meeting this past Saturday. To our surprise we had more members participate than we would get in a regular face-to-face meeting. Some of our friends who are quite distant...
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    Practical Aerobatic Judging Webinar

    IAC Judges who have not volunteered to serve as a Judge for the number of flights required in IAC Policy & Procedure 214 must attend the Practical Aerobatic Judging session of a Judges School. This...
  19. Just did a Zoom meeting with some chapter members...

    Just did a Zoom meeting with some chapter members to try it out. It actually worked pretty well. Did a screen share of a Powerpoint presentation. Did a handoff of being the the presenter/host to...
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    Place two sacrificial blocks of hardwood into the...

    Place two sacrificial blocks of hardwood into the vise to hold the part to be bent. The wood will provide thermal isolation from the vise as you apply heat. You can also put the desired bend...
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    You do not say how much PIC time there is in your...

    You do not say how much PIC time there is in your logbook. Folks have learned to fly from zero in a retract airplane but I will guess that their insurance bill is high for a while. I hear that...
  22. Um, no. When you are down in the canyons the...

    Um, no. When you are down in the canyons the line-of-sight signal fails. Your onboard GPS can get a signal but the ATC antenna on the other side of the hill can not "hear" you.

    Don't believe...
  23. The problem with all of that logic is that the...

    The problem with all of that logic is that the accident airplane was a helicopter. The pilot could have slowed to 50kts instead of 150kts. Every open field was a landing spot. The reports say...
  24. As you can see by comments here and by comments...

    As you can see by comments here and by comments in the press, most folks would like to apply technology to solve people problems. As noted in the previous post, its not a technology problem. ...
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    You know, I do not miss trying to refold a...

    You know, I do not miss trying to refold a sectional chart while the Pitts attempts to roll inverted with my hand off the stick. The moving map software in the tablet strapped to my knee makes life...
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