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    Moving to a more centralized location would be a...

    Moving to a more centralized location would be a valid reason for moving, but I'm not sure how important it is. Here's a map of US population density:
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  2. 2022 Fly Baby calendar is online for free download

    Download instructions and printing/assembly instructions can be found here:

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/calendar2.html

    Here's the selectees for the pictures:
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    Ron Wanttaja
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    You're decrying people who make it political, yet...

    You're decrying people who make it political, yet you made it political on your very first post and continue to this one. Kinda smacks of hypocrisy, don't it?

    You're telling us that the event...
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    The issue is not whether Times are...

    The issue is not whether Times are hard/politicians are bad/judges are drunkards in Wisconsin/Arizona/Narnia, etc.; the issue is that discussions of these sorts are specifically prohibited by the...
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    I'm no longer seeing the EAA logo, either, on my...

    I'm no longer seeing the EAA logo, either, on my desktop with both Firefox and Edge. Shows up on my android phone, though.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    "A riot iss an ugly ting....und it's time ve got...

    "A riot iss an ugly ting....und it's time ve got one schtarted!"

    Ron "Sed-a-Give?" Wanttaja
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    Wikipedia says EAA has 872 employees. Do you...

    Wikipedia says EAA has 872 employees. Do you expect EAA to pay for them to move to South Dakota? Or is EAA just going to fire most of them and re-hire replacements in South Dakota...at South Dakota...
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    Perhaps. But what it READS like is someone...

    Perhaps. But what it READS like is someone trying to start a political argument while pretending it wasn't their intent.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Reminds me of the (probably apocryphal) story...

    Reminds me of the (probably apocryphal) story about a Hollywood producer, when a screenwriter was pressing a movie project on it because "It sends an important message."

    The producer supposedly...
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    Infrastructure and logistical effects would be...

    Infrastructure and logistical effects would be overwhelming. The airport at Oshkosh has been optimized for the show. All the permanent structures would need to be erected at the new site, and...
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    It will, but you'll have to download new Dassault...

    It will, but you'll have to download new Dassault Systemes-proprietary viewer software and pay $25 a month for them to store your video on their servers. :-)

    Ron "Get used to it" Wanttaja
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    Actually, the Powers What Be should add a new...

    Actually, the Powers What Be should add a new subgroup under "General Topics" called "CAD/CAM". Stick the current Solidworks structure under it in its own folder, and create new folders for FreeCAD,...
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    Getting Rid of Old Magazines

    A question on another forum page reminded me of this. Many of us have stacks of old aviation magazines. We're loath to just throw them out, but with the advent of online archives, there's not a...
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    In this case, the pilot had the left engine at...

    In this case, the pilot had the left engine at flight idle as the skydivers climbed out. He knew he was going to stall when the elevator hit the stop. During the recovery, he idled the right...
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    Certainly the rule in the US. But the aircraft...

    Certainly the rule in the US. But the aircraft had South African registry (ZS-OHB, briefly visible at about 1:25) and the rules may be different there.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Skydiving Twin Stalls

    Saw this on another group. Great video of a twin going into a spin....Good stuff starts about 50 seconds in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XMESBk0dJw&t=52s

    Pilot recovered, landed normally,...
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    Larry's excellent post reminded me of another...

    Larry's excellent post reminded me of another factor: Insurance. Coverage for a raw pilot is going to be pricy, and the policy will need to cover the instructor flying as PIC.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    It's possible, and I can see most CFIs willing to...

    It's possible, and I can see most CFIs willing to do it, but I recommend against it.

    1. Since you're not a pilot yet, you don't really know what airplanes will suit you. They're not like cars,...
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    Oh, not a problem. Had just paid the $150 for...

    Oh, not a problem. Had just paid the $150 for Atom 3D, and it took me a moment to note that you were referring to the Design Expert version. Wasn't sure if others would realize the difference.
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    Folks should note that this is the "Design...

    Folks should note that this is the "Design Expert" version of Alibre, which supports CAM features. The "Atom 3d" version is $150, and generates files compatible with my 3D printer.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    There's the "Junkers" version of the Fly Baby,...

    There's the "Junkers" version of the Fly Baby, which modifies the stock monoplane single-seater into a replica of the Junkers CL1 trench-strafer from WWI. Among other things, it puts a dummy gunner...
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    Eons ago, I noticed some tach anomalies in my C85...

    Eons ago, I noticed some tach anomalies in my C85 (which uses the same tach setup). In my case, it turned out that the end of the tach drive shaft (on the back of the engine) had cracked.

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  23. Thread: Burned Valve

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    Burned Valve

    My chapter president recently had to replace a cylinder on his O-200 due to a burned valve. He brought it to the chapter meeting tonight for show-and-tell.
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    Yeah, makes it easier for them to shake their...

    Yeah, makes it easier for them to shake their fists at me.... :-)

    Ron "him again!" Wanttaja
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    Fly Baby Pirep

    A gentleman in Scotland joined together with two partners to purchase Fly Baby G-UPID, which is one of the prettiest Fly Babies out there. He posted a pilot report to Facebook, and graciously gave...
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