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    If you do a Google search for "Buying a used...

    If you do a Google search for "Buying a used homebuilt" you will get multiple links to magazine articles, forum posts, ect. Lots of information there, you will have to decide what is useful and what...
  2. Thread: Prep for IPC

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    Wings lists a free IPC Review Guide course,...

    Wings lists a free IPC Review Guide course, ALC-38: Instrument Proficiency Check Review Guide.

    https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?pf=1&preview=true&cID=38

    Gleim and...
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    I bought one of these Terapumps from Amazon last...

    I bought one of these Terapumps from Amazon last year. I used it for about 70 hours of flight time on my plane (5-6 gph) and it still works fine. It lift's the fuel from the ground to the tank in the...
  4. The atmospheric conditions that are most likely...

    The atmospheric conditions that are most likely to promote carb ice are temp 25-65f and humidity 65-100%. Keep in mind that it's not just a matter of the cool air/venturi, it's also the fuel being...
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    I wouldn't bother buying the anchors that look...

    I wouldn't bother buying the anchors that look like an oversized cork screw. They are OK for a light lateral load like tying down your dog, but they will pull right out under a vertical load created...
  6. I have a Dremel Multi Max tool, it's pretty handy...

    I have a Dremel Multi Max tool, it's pretty handy for lots of applications but I don't remember any blades with a 90 degree angle. Most of the blades are not very long so if you did bend one I'm...
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    Here's a link to the FAA website with the current...

    Here's a link to the FAA website with the current status for filing flight plans. Basically it says you can still use the standard Flight Plan format for domestic flights but you must use the ICAO...
  8. This FAA Advisory Circular is pretty wordy but it...

    This FAA Advisory Circular is pretty wordy but it has all the pertinent information about Amateur Built Experimental Aircraft. Good luck with your build.
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    There are a couple of instructional videos on...

    There are a couple of instructional videos on Youtube. Not the same as having the manual but not bad. Here's a link to one of them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbvC20obbbI
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    http://www.avgrafix.com/ I used this company...

    http://www.avgrafix.com/

    I used this company to make the custom vinyl strips for my Highlander. As you can see in the photo it's a very simple design but the company also makes full stripe kits...
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    Sun N Fun is a lot like Oshkosh only smaller....

    Sun N Fun is a lot like Oshkosh only smaller. I've been to Oshkosh once. I flew a Beaver from Alaska to the show, worked the display for the week, then flew the Beaver back to Alaska. I had a great...
  12. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    I'm a CFII so maybe I'm not the most objective...

    I'm a CFII so maybe I'm not the most objective guy on this thread. That said, I have a question for the proponents of Basic IFR/IFR Lite idea. What instrument skills, knowledge and proficiency...
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    Have you spoken to the folks at your local flight...

    Have you spoken to the folks at your local flight school? They may not offer Sport Pilot training because the company does not own a plane the meets the sport pilot criteria. That doesn't mean they...
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    I did not say there was a "need" for a student to...

    I did not say there was a "need" for a student to take 60 hours to get a PP Certificate. I said that was about the average time it takes. There are lots of reasons it ends up taking longer. Such as;...
  15. If it were my money, I would assume it was in BAD...

    If it were my money, I would assume it was in BAD condition until proven otherwise. I would negotiate a price with the seller based on any known deficiencies. Then I would get a thorough inspection...
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    I was there on Saturday, it was COOL and breezy....

    I was there on Saturday, it was COOL and breezy. I went to a forum/workshop that started an noon. Turned out that's when the airshow started so even with an microphone and amp it was just about...
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    Unfortunately all this is pretty typical during...

    Unfortunately all this is pretty typical during flight training. That's why the average student takes something like 60 hours to get a PP certificate rather than the 40 hours required by the FAR....
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    Nowadays I'm not instructing primary students but...

    Nowadays I'm not instructing primary students but I have trained quite a few pilots. When people ask how long it takes to solo the answer starts with, "That depends". If the goal is to train someone...
  19. The process to have an STC approved by the FAA...

    The process to have an STC approved by the FAA has gotten prohibitively expensive and the potential market just isn't there. I think organizations like AOPA, EAA etc have to pick their battles with...
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    This is true. If you have any questions about oil...

    This is true. If you have any questions about oil coolers or have one that should be inspected or repaired I suggest you contact Pacific Oil Cooler service,

    oilcoolers.com

    I've used this...
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    Please let us know how it works out. We're...

    Please let us know how it works out. We're pulling for you.
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    I suggest you talk to your local DAR and make...

    I suggest you talk to your local DAR and make sure you will have a build log that will meet his/her requirements during the final inspection. When I had my plane inspected the DAR did not study the...
  23. There is more to operating an Exhibition category...

    There is more to operating an Exhibition category than Amateur Built. The Operating Limitations will define a geographic area where you are allowed to fly for proficiency. You will have to submit a...
  24. I have the installation/operation manual for my...

    I have the installation/operation manual for my Artex 345 ELT in a pdf file. I'll send it to you if you want to take a look at it. It was not difficult to install. Even I could do it. There are a few...
  25. I would talk to a DAR about it before I plunked...

    I would talk to a DAR about it before I plunked down any money. If you get a DAR on board it might work, assuming the aircraft is an approved 51% kit, and no application for registration or AW...
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