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  1. And no longer affiliated with Sun N Fun,...

    And no longer affiliated with Sun N Fun, Copperstate, etc. The Arlington accident was the trigger, but EAA doesn't partner with anybody, anymore.

    Ron Wanttaja
  2. I have a passing acquaintance with statistics...

    I have a passing acquaintance with statistics analysis. This is what scares the bejesus out of me:
    http://www.wanttaja.com/cv.jpg
    (This is US deaths only, from...
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    2ndsegment, I love your stuff, but can you hit...

    2ndsegment, I love your stuff, but can you hit the "Enter" key occasionally and break it up into some paragraphs? That solid block of text is hard to read.

    Heres' an example:

    <Start 2ndsegment...
  4. One of them was Arlington (Washington). An...

    One of them was Arlington (Washington). An accident occurred, and EAA got named in the lawsuit (they were the deepest pocket). IIRC, the plaintiff was awarded $8M, though it was set aside on...
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    About 25 years ago, I was flying in a buddy's...

    About 25 years ago, I was flying in a buddy's Stinson when another buddy of his dropped by....
    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/t6.jpg
    You can see Mt. Rainier faintly in the background....

    Ron...
  6. To answer my own question, it looks like import...

    To answer my own question, it looks like import as DXF seems to work....

    Ron Wanttaja
  7. Best Way to Re-Create an Amphorphous Blob

    I need to design a part of this shape in Solidworks.
    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/lewis.jpg

    I drew it in Canvas, so it it dimensioned and can be output in various other formats. But I need it in...
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    Can you post a photo of the other side, too? And...

    Can you post a photo of the other side, too? And do you know what make that wheel is? Used to have Goodyears on my Fly Baby, and they took some special tricks to get things separated, depending on...
  9. BYOP (Bring Your Own Porta-Potties)? Kind of...

    BYOP (Bring Your Own Porta-Potties)?

    Kind of the aviation version of the Zip to Zap.

    Ron "Hopefully, they won't call out the National Guard" Wanttaja
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    No doubt it's next to your one hunnert dollars in...

    No doubt it's next to your one hunnert dollars in gold, one hunnert dollars in rubles....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    In Russia, Transponder squawks...

    <Heavy Accent> In Russia, Transponder squawks YOU.

    Ron Wanttaja
  12. Dude...do you realize how much those will be...

    Dude...do you realize how much those will be worth if they cancel Airventure 2020?????!!!

    Ron "Might as well invest, all my stocks have tanked" Wanttaja
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    "Fighter Squadron," a so-so 1948 movie about a...

    "Fighter Squadron," a so-so 1948 movie about a P-47 squadron, is also available on Youtube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmc1uzJ9-i8

    This movie is probably the most famous for using P-51s as...
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    "Piece of Cake," a BBC series about an RAF...

    "Piece of Cake," a BBC series about an RAF fighter squadron in the first year of the war, is also available on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMyhvsD5ceI

    Interesting point... Tim...
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    In 1957, West Germany released a major motion...

    In 1957, West Germany released a major motion pictures of one of the Luftwaffe's most famous pilots, Hans-Joachim Marseille. "The Star of Africa" has a combination of Spanish BF-109s and the typical...
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    And...of course, this is an excellent time to...

    And...of course, this is an excellent time to download the FREE copy of Solidworks Education Premium and teach yourself CAD.
    ...
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    I mentioned this a month ago, but HBO has a...

    I mentioned this a month ago, but HBO has a mini-series about early aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. It's on HBO, under "Latina Series." It's (mostly) in French, some Portuguese, a little...
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    Entertainment for the Hunkered-Down

    Many of us are spending more time at home lately. Great if you've got an airplane project in the garage, not so great if you don't.

    One thing I'd suggest is a 1970s BBC TV series called "Wings". ...
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    Thanks, Floats, no WONDER I've been losing all...

    Thanks, Floats, no WONDER I've been losing all the "buzzword bingo" games lately.

    Artwork and original post corrected.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Social Isolation

    Hot thing right now is Self-Isolation. We in the Fly Baby community realized that, since we fly a single-seat airplane, we have been doing it all along.

    A T-Shirt was suggested:...
  21. Washington State has banned assemblies of more...

    Washington State has banned assemblies of more than 50 people, but even smaller meetings have to comply with strict safety standards. Safe to say there won't be an EAA meeting in Seattle for two...
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    The other factor to consider is the psychological...

    The other factor to consider is the psychological one. If the COVID-19 plague is real bad, people will be skittish about emerging from self-isolation, even when told it is safe to do so. So,...
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    Right you are, squire. Ron...

    <Tugs forelock> Right you are, squire.

    Ron "Nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat" Wanttaja
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    Like I said, two different things... "Shell...

    Like I said, two different things... "Shell shock" was recognized early, but PTSD wasn't recognized as a formal diagnosis until about 40 years ago. Though, of course, when you look at the histories...
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    The reference was for those who tell people to...

    The reference was for those who tell people to just suck it up and take it. But a pandemic is not combat.

    Besides, Savage had Combat Fatigue, not PTSD. PTSD is POST Traumatic Stress Disorder,...
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