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    I still have a GSM auto kicking around somewhere...

    I still have a GSM auto kicking around somewhere (unless I gave it away to someone). That was my second way of controlling my remote heater when I had the unheated hangar at CJR. It worked just...
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    I didn't used to get flu shots but my daughter...

    I didn't used to get flu shots but my daughter made it clear early on that we weren't going to be able to see the grandbabies without a flu shot and DPT. Fortunately, I had cut my hand a few months...
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    The flu vaccine isn't 100% for a couple of...

    The flu vaccine isn't 100% for a couple of reasons, namely that "flu" isn't one virus. Each year they give their best shot at what flu strains are going to be prevavlent and choose three or four to...
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    The online list only goes back to 2010. If you...

    The online list only goes back to 2010. If you are an EAA member you can dig through the old Sport Aviation (they have them going back to 1953) here: ...
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    Cautiously optimistic. It will take widespread...

    Cautiously optimistic. It will take widespread distribution of a vaccine. I think the "drop dead" date for the EAA making a decision was around mid-May this year. They may be able to improve...
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    Even though digital displays and solid state...

    Even though digital displays and solid state sensors have greatly increased the reliability and simplified somewhat the HSI, the various functions still exist and in some cases as separate units. ...
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    I may have missed it, but have you tried putting...

    I may have missed it, but have you tried putting it in free gyro mode (i.e., turn off the slaving). My KCS-55 periodically goes wonky and fails to bootup the magnetic heading. The heading flag...
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    Not me, but I know friends who fly with their...

    Not me, but I know friends who fly with their labs all the time. One liked it so much he was prone to get into other people's aircraft if you left them open. They make doggie hearing protectors...
  9. Isn't it good? Norwegian wood. There's also...

    Isn't it good? Norwegian wood.

    There's also the Tony Bingelis series and a book on Kitplane Construction by Ron somebody :)
  10. Thread: Lean of Peak

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    Possible. Certainly. Just pull the knob out....

    Possible. Certainly. Just pull the knob out.

    Is it possible to run it effectively lean of peak. The problem is that on a non-injected engine, its hard to get all the cylinders running at...
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    Navy probably was more inclined to use NAUTICAL...

    Navy probably was more inclined to use NAUTICAL units.
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    AASI isn't the same thing as having your stuff...

    AASI isn't the same thing as having your stuff deferred. Hasn't AASI dried up for non-revenue airmen?
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    Really, Tom? For non-revenue aviatiors? When...

    Really, Tom? For non-revenue aviatiors? When has the FAA respoonded to initial deferrals in four weeks? It hasn't happened in the thirty years I've been flying. The fastest they ever they...
  14. Hopefully FlyingCanuck will comeback with his...

    Hopefully FlyingCanuck will comeback with his app. I suspected he was looking in the wrong place.
  15. WW, when you say "FlyMarket" do you mean the...

    WW, when you say "FlyMarket" do you mean the "AeroMart" consignment tent? The flymarket properly is the labelling given to the large outdoor vendor area.
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    As I mentioned earlier, I always practice my...

    As I mentioned earlier, I always practice my approaches twice: once with the autopilot, once without. I want to be sure that if I do fly it with autopilot that I don't get into the "what the **##@...
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    Yes, they are. They're running many MONTHS in...

    Yes, they are. They're running many MONTHS in the initial queue.

    Your AME is an idiot. It's never been "a few weeks" on deferrals. The fastest the FAA ever came is about 12 weeks. It's...
  18. Thread: STC's

    by FlyingRon
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    There are only two sources of autofuel STC in...

    There are only two sources of autofuel STC in practice, the EAA (https://www.eaa.org/eaa/pilots/EAA-STC-Program/auto-fuel-stc) and Petersen (autofuelstc.com). Either way the FAA requires the...
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    The Navion gear speed is 100 MPH (87 Knots),...

    The Navion gear speed is 100 MPH (87 Knots), rather slow compared to the cruise speeds.

    There was a crash (Houston if I recall) where they missed a step in the checklist on the DC-9 (or one of its...
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    My favorite was my instructor was flying with a...

    My favorite was my instructor was flying with a student once and all the way down final the gear horn was beeping away. He suggested that if the student advanced the throttle a bit that beeping...
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    My instructor drilled in to me that not making an...

    My instructor drilled in to me that not making an audible callout on short final was a fatal sin. Even when I have had engine failures, I called did that check (the first time I might have otherwise...
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    I've seen bigger crowds at the brat line during...

    I've seen bigger crowds at the brat line during the show.
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    Probably did the warbird approach, thought the...

    Probably did the warbird approach, thought the prison arrival might be more appropriate.

    In 2003, I was down at Kitty Hawk watching the first flight reenactment. It was a dreary overcast day...
  24. Thread: Registration

    by FlyingRon
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    The FAA Aircraft Registry is one of the most...

    The FAA Aircraft Registry is one of the most persnickety bunch I've dealt with. Make sure the seller(s) signs his name EXACTLY like it says on the existing registration on the bill of sale (to...
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    I've heard of HELMETS needing to be replaced...

    I've heard of HELMETS needing to be replaced after they receive a shock (usually from an accident) and also climbing ropes once you've got a fall. The idea is that you've deteriorated the energy...
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