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    Exactly my thoughts!

    Exactly my thoughts!
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    Do tell. Is this your design or is there an RC...

    Do tell. Is this your design or is there an RC community that has come up with some concepts or plans?



    Makes sense, but I'm just not seeing how it would be possible. I think just taking...
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    Hey everyone. I found a single article that...

    Hey everyone. I found a single article that answers almost every question I had - basically outlines the entire journey that one would embark on (as it stands today) to achieve what I originally...
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    Sounds familiar Ron. I'm a Microsoft engineer...

    Sounds familiar Ron. I'm a Microsoft engineer from the 90's and 2000's, the era where Open Source was viewed exactly as you described, and I despised it because I have a family to feed.

    "Free...
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    This is straight up awesome. Good on you!

    This is straight up awesome. Good on you!
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    Here we have the chicken/egg problem. A...

    Here we have the chicken/egg problem. A statement in my OP which I reemphasize here is:
    "Experimental innovations in this area are completely stifled if we (the builders and pilots) do not know how...
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    GREAT point! After I got my Private Pilot cert....

    GREAT point! After I got my Private Pilot cert. (at a young age), ownership never occurred to me, perceived as completely out of reach, and no plan on how to achieve such was ever suggested. The...
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    Frank, great post. Component replacement...

    Frank, great post.



    Component replacement vs repair is stupid. We live in a "newest, latest model" world, despite the newest or latest being insignificantly different than the prior most of the...
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    Many articles published on Opener/Blackfly...

    Many articles published on Opener/Blackfly mention this, but now that I re-read it... it doesn't say FAA requires it, it says the company requires it. The two are quite different!
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    Ok, if they are really trying to fly under Part...

    Ok, if they are really trying to fly under Part 103 and the private pilot exam is THEIR doing (not FAA), then I revoke my "historic" claim completely. This makes their story even worse. Those...
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    Several of you mentioned Blackfly...

    Several of you mentioned Blackfly. Why isn't it Part 103? Why didn't it fly at AirVenture 2019? Why is it in the daggum museum???

    Blackfly perspective:

    It doesn't meet FAR Part 103 because 1)...
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    Summary, and my thoughts. I read this entire...

    Summary, and my thoughts.

    I read this entire thread up to this point. Interesting stuff.

    "Where have all the EAB aircraft gone?" was targeted at planes physically at EAA AirVenture, but...
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    I have seen some, but those look like hobby toys....

    I have seen some, but those look like hobby toys. The only commercial vehicle I've seen that is NEAR ultralight is Blackfly, but they are actually over Part 103 weight, yet appear to have convinced...
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    Thanks Joe. Very thoughtful comments. I'm...

    Thanks Joe. Very thoughtful comments.

    I'm admittedly interested in what can be done today versus after new regulations that could take years, or decades.

    In my case in particular, my primary...
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    Experimental eVTOL innovation

    I am looking for definitive answers on this. I have contacted the FAA and EAA with no response. I have also posted on social media to no avail. I'm posting this here in case anyone can answer or...
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