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    Just as a datapoint--my hangar is located in...

    Just as a datapoint--my hangar is located in tornado alley. I carry GNIM (ground not in motion) policies on my aircraft which are not much more costly than liability-only. This covers the hull until...
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    Until somebody decides to sue....then you will be...

    Until somebody decides to sue....then you will be faced with defense expenses even if the suit has no merit. Nobody can sign away their family members' ability to sue a previous owner.
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    Here is the video library for Stewart Systems,...

    Here is the video library for Stewart Systems, one of the leading fabric vendors. These videos will answer your questions.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/stewartsystems/videos
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    Fokker D.VII wannabe and the current ride to the...

    Fokker D.VII wannabe and the current ride to the airport:

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    Coleman lantern fuel is also a good pre-glue...

    Coleman lantern fuel is also a good pre-glue agent, like acetone it flashes off without leaving a residue.
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    Just wiped it with acetone to remove grease....

    Just wiped it with acetone to remove grease. Adhesion to the aluminum is primarily for holding the first piece of fabric in place until the second piece is overlaid and glued to it, then taped. The...
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    I've had a couple of opportunities to remove...

    I've had a couple of opportunities to remove uncertified fabric that was bonded to an airframe with Stewart's adhesive. I no longer have any concerns about bond strengths...the glue was stronger than...
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    The source of the fabric is a non-issue other...

    The source of the fabric is a non-issue other than price. Unfortunately, it seems the inexpensive uncertificated 1.8 and 2.7 fabrics we used to get from Aircraft Spruce are no longer available. This...
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    This is one of those situations where you might...

    This is one of those situations where you might find a good engine, or an inexpensive engine.....but most likely not a good, inexpensive engine.... ;)
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    Here are details on using acrylic (latex) paint...

    Here are details on using acrylic (latex) paint for finishing my Airdrome Aeroplanes D.VII:

    http://fokkerd7.com/paint-1.html

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    Latex paint has been a common finish material for ultralight...
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    You still haven't called Robert Baslee at...

    You still haven't called Robert Baslee at Airdrome yet, have you. ;)

    When you do, Robert can explain how to finish his kit with non-toxic materials. Have your other questions ready as well.
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    The "plans" don't include enough dimensions for...

    The "plans" don't include enough dimensions for scratch building. The kit is reasonably priced.
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    Only one Repairman's Certificate can be issued...

    Only one Repairman's Certificate can be issued per E-AB aircraft----it is issued to a particular individual and is not transferable.
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    Kyle, it was sold to make room for the D.VII....

    Kyle, it was sold to make room for the D.VII. Pilot that bought it has quite a bit of flying experience (F-4, top of class in Test Pilot School, SR-71, five shuttle missions....). He really enjoyed...
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    I have a liability-only policy for the D.VII...

    I have a liability-only policy for the D.VII wannabe through Global Aerospace (agent is SkySmith) with a premium less than $500.
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    I have no experience with a Dream Classic but do...

    I have no experience with a Dream Classic but do have first-hand knowledge of similar aircraft and Airdrome Aeroplanes.

    I presently fly an Airdrome Fokker D.VII which I built from their kit. The...
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    That is correct.
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    E-AB aircraft don't get "approved" for night or...

    E-AB aircraft don't get "approved" for night or IFR flight. It is the responsibility of the pilot to comply with night and IFR requirements per 91.205.
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    That thread makes my eyes glaze over after a few posts.....

    Here is something that will probably answer your questions:

    http://www.powerchutes.com/airspace2.asp

    Pertinent info is in the...
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    After as much time as I spent re-rigging that...

    After as much time as I spent re-rigging that aircraft I sure ain't taking it apart just to put it on a trailer that I don't have....then put it back together....then take it apart....then put it...
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    My plane doesn't travel very far. :)

    My plane doesn't travel very far. :)
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    Photos on the way.

    Photos on the way.
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    Frank, the sump on my D.VII developed a crack so...

    Frank, the sump on my D.VII developed a crack so I ditched the sump and redesigned the tank with an RV fuel pickup and an AN fitting for the fuel line. Sumping is accomplished via a gascolator on the...
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    I agree a consultation with your DAR is the best...

    I agree a consultation with your DAR is the best route if there is something that might raise a flag during an inspection...and that is advice I've given to builders over the years.

    The only...
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    Aww right, Jeff.........are you saying this is a...

    Aww right, Jeff.........are you saying this is a discussion that will end up in the "Never Ending Debates" section? Good one! :)

    How does that full panel work on your Breezy???? :)
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