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    I have been a joyous passenger in a 1928 Ford...

    I have been a joyous passenger in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor twice now at AirVenture and would not hesitate for a second to climb onboard again. I haven't ridden in the Aluminum Overcast solely due to $$$...
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    Deepest symathies to the injured and the families...

    Deepest symathies to the injured and the families of those who lost their lives in this crash.
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    Most recent reporting says 7 dead. ...

    Most recent reporting says 7 dead.

    https://www.wfsb.com/news/people-killed-in-b--crash-at-bradley/article_d514bd24-e51d-11e9-b6ac-47e02ec67428.html
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    As your plans progress and the event draws...

    As your plans progress and the event draws nearer, please post your progress. Look forward to seeing you and your plane in Oshkosh in 2020. What a splendid adventure! Best wishes from Chicago.
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    Beyond stating the obvious that Miller and...

    Beyond stating the obvious that Miller and Lincoln are HUGE presences at AirVenture? I got nuthin'. lol
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    "The contract had a claus in it that provided for...

    "The contract had a claus in it that provided for a full refund if any major defects were disclosed."


    Well there ya' go! Should have mentioned that little detail up front. Take the signed...
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    " ipso facto" ? Gosh I didn't like the 7...

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    ipso facto" ?

    Gosh I didn't like the 7 years I spent learning Classical Latin, thanks for the flash back - lol

    To the rest? I 100% support and defend your inalienable right to express your...
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    To the newcomer OP - Was a pre-purchase...

    To the newcomer OP -


    Was a pre-purchase inspection done by you or your agent? Did your sales agreement include anything regarding deposit refunds if you were not satisfied?

    If I buy a used...
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    Let us know how things turn out - best of luck...

    Let us know how things turn out - best of luck recovering your losses. An unfortunate but valuable learning experience for us all.
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    As I understand it the EAA sales document is...

    As I understand it the EAA sales document is intended as a guideline for your attorneys to use to create an actual agreement? It is mostly meant to be a waiver of liability for selling an...
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    "I personally am not interested in "manned...

    "I personally am not interested in "manned drone", but rather, horizontal "fixed" wing flight with VTOL ability."


    So... you want to make an EAB Harrier, but powered by electric motors. Get out...
  12. Per the sales guy, I could have taken that very...

    Per the sales guy, I could have taken that very plane home for a mere $150,000. He refused my offer of a third party check from a Nigerian prince drawn on a bank from the Cayman Islands - lol

    In...
  13. Yes, the Colt was there, the very craft that was...

    Yes, the Colt was there, the very craft that was at Airventure in fact. No doubt it IS a terrific looking plane and the leather seats really separate it from the usual interiors on LSAs. But like...
  14. Back home from Mt Vernon. About 12-15 or so...

    Back home from Mt Vernon. About 12-15 or so vendors were in attendance, which probably is a very large percentage of the actual flying machines offered to the marketplace.

    Attended a very good...
  15. I'm checked in at my motel. I did a quick...

    I'm checked in at my motel. I did a quick look-see at the expo when I got into town. The airport is only 5 minutes from the motel at the most. The show is a pleasant, though quite small event. In...
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    The marketing demographic of these multi-rotor...

    The marketing demographic of these multi-rotor 'personal' craft is pretty slim. They can't fly over crowded places, like cities or towns, and yet they cost SO much that it's only in major cities and...
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    I don't envy the tent campers. The last time i...

    I don't envy the tent campers. The last time i was actually 'camping' it was called 'off-base guard post' in Vietnam. The experience fully sated any pent up desires to ever live in the woods or sleep...
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    "the $6 for a 30 cent baked potato seemed...

    "the $6 for a 30 cent baked potato seemed absurd."


    I shall look forward next year to the far more budget priced 'Berson's Taters' stand.

    lol

    The place has to buy or rent all the equipment...
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    " By the way at age 80 they could probably stop...

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    By the way at age 80 they could probably stop sending me "Lift Time Member" offers too."

    LOL (kinda) I'm 70 and sadly know how much less a 'lifetime supply' of most anything now costs. I buy...
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    Batteries? We don't need no stinklin' batteries -...

    Batteries? We don't need no stinklin' batteries - where's my Mr Fusion, Doc Emmett Brown?
  21. Light Sport Expo - Mt Vernon, IL THIS week!

    Be there or be absent - lol

    https://www.midwestlsaexpo.com/

    Looks like it will be good weather for the 3 day tribute to Light Sport aviation. A nice road trip for me and here's hoping I can...
  22. With all the Gators and golf carts on the...

    With all the Gators and golf carts on the grounds, you'd think there would be a couple equipped for basic fire-fighting at the UL strip?
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    " if someone with a baby suddenly steps out in...

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    if someone with a baby suddenly steps out in front of your fast moving car, and the only two options are hit them or swerve head on into a semi, which is the correct action? "

    I won't suggest...
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    I ride a 'noble' 1986 Kawasaki Voyager XII full...

    I ride a 'noble' 1986 Kawasaki Voyager XII full dresser motorcycle. I am also an ATGATT rider - All The Gear, All The Time. That means I NEVER even back the bike out of the garage without wearing...
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    I'm 70 and I grew up fixing that which was...

    I'm 70 and I grew up fixing that which was broken. "Stuff' was manufactured with an eye to repairing it and replacing parts down the road to keep it running. VERY little for the past several decades...
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