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  1. Very nice. Could have done without the flight...

    Very nice. Could have done without the flight sim part, though.

    Photos like this and reading their own "How We Invented the Airplane" makes it seem very much like a modern day hang gliding hill...
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    And sure enough, it's in today's active topics: ...

    And sure enough, it's in today's active topics:

    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/threads/arduino-based-instruments.28533/unread
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    There are a few folks who have built homemade...

    There are a few folks who have built homemade electronic instruments, but not many. A large part of the homebuilt world is old school, people want steam gauges in a biplane, for example. The...
  4. Thread: Hangar,hanger

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    As I recall my T-Craft would balance if I held...

    As I recall my T-Craft would balance if I held the tail handle over my head without stretching too much. Most taildraggers with properly placed wheels would rest on their nose, if the main gear was...
  5. Thread: Hangar,hanger

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    That was one expensive snow storm... I knew a...

    That was one expensive snow storm...

    I knew a guy (anybody remember Quades Flight School at MGJ?) who stored his Cub that way to save space in his hangar. Looks like they have some sort of...
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    You can buy engine fogging oil in a spray can at...

    You can buy engine fogging oil in a spray can at your local auto parts store. That's what I used to preserve the engine in my Starduster, along with the recommended Aeroshell preservative oil in...
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    I knew you couldn't leave it alone... :)

    I knew you couldn't leave it alone... :)
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    Not that I think moving the event is desirable ...

    Not that I think moving the event is desirable or even feasible, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current population center of the US is Hartville, Missouri, a town of 600. East-west, it's...
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    My Starduster had wing tanks held by stainless...

    My Starduster had wing tanks held by stainless straps between the spars. My Hatz has the tank in the upper wing center section; I'm not sure about the details, but the center section has a...
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    I'm quite sure we could come up with a long list...

    I'm quite sure we could come up with a long list of corrupt or incompetent politicians and officials in every one of the 50 states, it's a sad fact of life. But it's not EAA's problem, and not...
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    As others have said above it's definitely...

    As others have said above it's definitely possible, and may or may not be a good idea. But for Sport Pilot training it may be the only option depending on where you are, LSA rentals for training...
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    Yes, it's possible to hire an engineer to design...

    Yes, it's possible to hire an engineer to design it.

    It will be expensive.

    If you design it yourself, and many people have, the FAA won't care, all they look for is properly completed...
  13. Yes. Did the AME open your application and defer...

    Yes. Did the AME open your application and defer it? If so, you're already screwed unless you prevail with a SODA. Pretty sure the diabetes is a disqualifier, too.
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    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?

    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?
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    I'm not familiar with the big Continentals but...

    I'm not familiar with the big Continentals but the induction system (carb, air box, and intake manifold) is completely different from the breather, which is a crankcase vent. Some oil out of the...
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    The warbird guys were abusing the system,...

    The warbird guys were abusing the system, selling rides and calling it "instruction", and the court rightfully slapped them. Unfortunately, the court knew nothing about the wider ramifications of...
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    Lycoming issued a service letter about that...

    Lycoming issued a service letter about that. Basically, you change the oil using a preservative oil (Aircraft Spruce has it) mixed with regular oil and run the engine up to temp, then spray more of...
  18. With sport pilot your doctor has no say in it,...

    With sport pilot your doctor has no say in it, except to the extent that you do (and should!) listen to him. It's basicmed that requires the doctor's signature.

    The only time the FAA will...
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    That full scale Nieuport won't do well on 85HP...

    That full scale Nieuport won't do well on 85HP unless the motor is turning the same low rpm and spinning the same huge prop as the original Le Rhone. Many replicas with fast turning modern engines,...
  20. Paragraph 4 means that you, in your own...

    Paragraph 4 means that you, in your own reasonable opinion, have no medical issues that would prevent a safe flight today. The only time the FAA would ever look at it is if your medical condition,...
  21. Unless you've already applied for and been denied...

    Unless you've already applied for and been denied a medical, you don't need a special issuance to fly as a Sport Pilot. All you need is a state driver's license.
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    Remember that a 3" holesaw will cut a disk about...

    Remember that a 3" holesaw will cut a disk about 2.875" diameter, allowing for a 1/16" kerf, there's your 2.9".

    There are also 3-blade adjustable holesaws that might work better without a...
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    Band saw?

    Band saw?
  24. Thread: MZ 202 Plug Wires

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    You need to swap 2 & 3. I googled "MZ202...

    You need to swap 2 & 3.

    I googled "MZ202 ignition diagram". The very first hit was the engine manual, including the wiring diagram:
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  25. The no-electric exemption only applies to...

    The no-electric exemption only applies to operations in the "mode c veil" around class B airspace. Inside class c or b, you need mode c and ADS-B, unless you get permission from ATC, in advance,...
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