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    Fascinating thread!!! My guess is that Airmutt...

    Fascinating thread!!!

    My guess is that Airmutt (Dave) is correct. BIG spinners are good (streamlines the rest of the airplane). I would guess that the propeller was stopping most of the cooling...
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    Nice plates, and nice airplane. There are a...

    Nice plates, and nice airplane. There are a couple Air Bikes in the area.
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    I just want to see where this goes :)

    I just want to see where this goes :)
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    I had FRE2FLY and FLY4FUN for a long time, but...

    I had FRE2FLY and FLY4FUN for a long time, but for the past decade+ and currently have AV8N247 ... inexpensive (and there are a lot) in Kansas.
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    I'll lask at the OX-5 meeting that I am...

    I'll lask at the OX-5 meeting that I am presenting at on Saturday. Thanks, Ron
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    This is interesting. I know the Garmin 496 has...

    This is interesting. I know the Garmin 496 has no P-S information. In fact, the manual states that one has to input that data into the unit from the airspeed and altimeter instruments.

    The...
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    I can't believe I'm doing this (must like...

    I can't believe I'm doing this (must like punishment). Dave: I see no picture.

    If the picture is of the panel of an EAB airplane, I agree you have found the answer to your question … supported by...
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    Thank you, Frank. Feedback is always good. They...

    Thank you, Frank. Feedback is always good. They say you don't know a subject until you can teach it. I agree.
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    Frank: I did a poor job of explaining why one...

    Frank: I did a poor job of explaining why one doesn't want to use GPS altitude for flight path control. GPS Lat/Long information is great for everyone … including autopilots (follow the pink line...
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    Barometers measure pressure (and force when...

    Barometers measure pressure (and force when multiplied by an area). If a pilot or autopilot were made to fly a hard GPS altitude (tape line altitude), the ride would be extremely rough, and the...
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    I'm still listening but not YET convinced. ...

    I'm still listening but not YET convinced.

    There already has been a huge revolution and shift in aviation! Look at the $1.4B that Eclipse wasted on an unfounded, pie in the sky, business model. ...
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    New vehicles will have to go through what is now...

    New vehicles will have to go through what is now being referred to as "graceful degredation". Earlier Part 23 is "No single failure can be catastrophic." Graceful degredation takes this another...
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    I think you can get there with pressure-based...

    I think you can get there with pressure-based altitude. The app is really cool. I know James (Belite) well (he's in town). They recently had a really bad fire, and I am not sure if they will be a...
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    I love, love, love your effort! BUT ... Even...

    I love, love, love your effort! BUT ...

    Even if one could input local wind speed and direction (from ASOS or AWOS which is measured or corrected to 10 meters ~33 feet), wind is not a constant and...
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    (for altitude only) No one said that there had...

    (for altitude only) No one said that there had to be a conventional static system (static port(s) on the side of the fuselage, on a wing probe, etc.). So, yes, your pressure devices mentioned above...
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    Regulations come later (mainly for type...

    Regulations come later (mainly for type certificated airplanes) because regulations can't be made for aircraft/configurations we don't know about.

    Option 1 is the only choice currently.

    Open...
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    Good point, FlyingRon. The main point is that...

    Good point, FlyingRon.

    The main point is that there needs to be a "next step" after the YE flight. If there could be activities (in addition to flying) that could include the 8-year-old and up...
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    As has been pointed out by several, these items...

    As has been pointed out by several, these items are not required for EAB aircraft. What is required are limitations and how to identify those limitations. For example, if an engine has an RPM...
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    As Malcolm Gladwell might say, "This thread has...

    As Malcolm Gladwell might say, "This thread has reached a Tipping Point".

    Although the word "certified" is used interchangeably with the words "type certified", there is a difference between a...
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    A couple more great points have been made! YE...

    A couple more great points have been made! YE definitely needs a next step. Personally, I think that the YE age range goes way too low. Younger ones are there for the free ride, and that is it. ...
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    Enjoyed your summary. My glass is more half...

    Enjoyed your summary. My glass is more half full.

    If you're serious about getting flight time, buy a used, certified airplane - less problems, no build time and orders of magnitude less expensive.
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    The intent of the “new” part 23 (now almost 2...

    The intent of the “new” part 23 (now almost 2 years old) is to make certification easier. We (as OEMs) need to fight back on doing anything more than the regulations specifically call out. Good...
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    Dapug: YOU ARE EXACTLY THE PERSON WE NEED! (and...

    Dapug: YOU ARE EXACTLY THE PERSON WE NEED! (and I'm very serious about that.)

    Design it, Build it and Fly it as an EAB! There are no regulations stopping you!

    I know this is going to...
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    Although I see your point, I also have to take a...

    Although I see your point, I also have to take a minor exception to it. We have the EAB category where we can do just about anything we want. Plus, Orville and Wilbur didn't build the first Flyer...
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    Is this the one that used a washing machine...

    Is this the one that used a washing machine electric motor?
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