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    When I built my RV-6 in the early '90s, I...

    When I built my RV-6 in the early '90s, I installed a gear switch, horn, and light. The switch was on the flap handle. If I pulled one notch of flaps with the gear up, it hollered at me. In over...
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    I have denied one where the airframe was claimed...

    I have denied one where the airframe was claimed to have been built by the kit manufacturer. There were also other contributing factors.
    I have refused to accept applications from several that I...
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    Bringing an amateur-built aircraft into the U.S....

    Bringing an amateur-built aircraft into the U.S. from Canada requires the same 51% rule as if the aircraft were built here. You must be able to show proof that the aircraft was at least 51%...
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    Not sure about "the way you look at her", but any...

    Not sure about "the way you look at her", but any inspector with experience can tell if you built the aircraft after talking with you for 10 minutes.
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    No problem at all with what you are proposing. ...

    No problem at all with what you are proposing. We deal with this almost on a daily basis. BTW, Disassembling and starting over will not help. Anything you do after initial assembly is considered as...
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    The simplest way is to just extend the radial red...

    The simplest way is to just extend the radial red line across the bezel.
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    While you're at it, you might want to add an...

    While you're at it, you might want to add an anti-rotation "tic" mark to your ASI glass. Any time the limit marks are installed on the glass, a "tic" mark that goes from the instrument glass across...
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    Do you have a copy of "Landing Gear Design for...

    Do you have a copy of "Landing Gear Design for Light Aircraft" by Ladislao Pazmany? I've used this book when designing the landing gear on a couple of home-builts. Lot's of good information. My...
  9. As JODA has stated, amateur built aircraft...

    As JODA has stated, amateur built aircraft brought into the U.S. from Canada are treated almost the same as if it were built here. The applicant must show that it was more than 50% built by amateurs...
  10. Chapter 168, Dallas, cancelled general meeting,...

    Chapter 168, Dallas, cancelled general meeting, 04/07/20. BOD meeting to be "On-Line".
  11. Thread: CH-701 Project

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    You may want to add some "0s" to your sheet...

    You may want to add some "0s" to your sheet aluminum thicknesses. Otherwise you have some thick honking aluminum.
  12. You are correct!

    You are correct!
  13. Mooney bought the rights to the Ercoupe in the...

    Mooney bought the rights to the Ercoupe in the 1960s, and of course had to change the tail to conform with the rest of the fleet.
    They called it the M10 Cadet. This all happened the same year my...
  14. Thread: Is this legal?

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    That's perfectly acceptable.

    That's perfectly acceptable.
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    I'm quite familiar with the "V" tail. I built a...

    I'm quite familiar with the "V" tail. I built a Moni back in the mid 80s. (See Sport Aviation, May 1986) Ann & I are both small (Well in width and height anyway.)
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    Waiex flying near North Texas

    I'm seriously considering building a Waiex. Does anyone know of a flying example near North Texas that I can get a ride?
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    Not a bad idea.

    Not a bad idea.
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    One thing I haven't seen mentioned is seasonal...

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned is seasonal issues. If you live in an area where seasons change from extremely wet to extremely dry, then you should retorque a wood prop when these changes occur....
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    While I agree that safety wire will not maintain...

    While I agree that safety wire will not maintain compression on the bolts, it WILL prevent them from departing the aircraft.
  20. One thing the video and/or specs don't address is...

    One thing the video and/or specs don't address is adjustability. I can reduce the air pressure on my pneumatic rivet puller to "dimple" with a pop rivet dimpler. This tool doesn't appear to have...
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    I have certificated several of these aircraft. I...

    I have certificated several of these aircraft. I don't know much about the performance, but the aircraft seems to be very well designed.
  22. Thread: Surgery Update

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    Surgery Update

    Well, It's time for an update. I had total knee replacement 31 Oct.(Right knee). Surgery went well except that my prostate didn't play well with the anesthesiology. So I have had 6 catheters since...
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    Don't forget to tip your waitress!

    Don't forget to tip your waitress!
  24. Thread: Next Project

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    No Problem. Just thought I'd throw it out there.

    No Problem. Just thought I'd throw it out there.
  25. Thread: Next Project

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    BI-PLANE PROJECT...

    BI-PLANE PROJECT• $19,900 • Modified Murphy Renegade bi-plane project. Well beyond the quick build stage, including engine, for less than new quick build kit. Modified to accept 120 hp engine. All...
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