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    Information on other sites says both no 3 and no...

    Information on other sites says both no 3 and no 4 engines may have been shut down or at least not producing much power. Cause is not known but fuel was avgas as it was supposed to be.
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    The story of Japanese capture and killing and...

    The story of Japanese capture and killing and disposing of the plane without a trace, means that hundreds of soldiers and sailors, not to mention those in charge back in Japan that would have made...
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    If you want to read one comprehensive book on...

    If you want to read one comprehensive book on Amelia and the search for her, Jeff Ethel's book is the best on that I have found. It says there were natives on Saipan that say they saw her plane on a...
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    Amelia Earhart Search Update

    In the news today is the latest in the search for Amelia and Fred. This is not the nonsense from Tighar, other than perhaps general location, this is by Robert Ballard, ex Navy and an ocenographer...
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    It may be too fine a point, but if the clouds are...

    It may be too fine a point, but if the clouds are scattered then it is vfr, scattered clouds don't constitute a ceiling. No matter how high or low the bases of the clouds are, it they are only...
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    The Spitfire long distance flight never got much...

    The Spitfire long distance flight never got much notice here in the U S, and seems to have pretty much dropped from the news altogether. But they still have their internet site and you can still...
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    I was just discussing the Collings accident with...

    I was just discussing the Collings accident with a man who flies another B-17. He said it should climb out even on three engines and be able to fly back to the airport on three good engines. No real...
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    Idoubt if Walmart makes their own coolant ,...

    Idoubt if Walmart makes their own coolant , probably made for them by Texaco or someone else. May work the same.
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    Back when there was such red tape over whether...

    Back when there was such red tape over whether they were ever going to get approval, I got on the wait list at both places and both filled the order. The wing tip light unit wont work on my plane,...
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    For Sale, Tailbeacon

    The avionics shop at Denver Metro has a Uavonics tailbeacon that they ordered for me and is now extra. You'd buy it from them and it seems to be the cheapest and quickest way to meet the ADS-B...
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    Collings B-17 Mishap

    I have no real information other than a news release, that says their B-17 took off at Hartford ( Bradley) and returned shortly and there was a fire, no real word on the crew other than 5 people...
  12. Sticky: It's been years, but my friend and co pilot Maj....

    It's been years, but my friend and co pilot Maj. Warner Giles built a Starlite, the predecessor to the Pulsar. It is tiny ,but unlike many of the low end planes it is not slow and sort of a powered...
  13. For Sale, Private Pilot Course and Commerical Pilot Course, Test Books

    Both courses free to whoever needs them. These are the older books circa '90 that I used and will be mostly the same as a brand new course, both private and commercial rating. Any student who is...
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    If you have had the pleasure to use Leicas you...

    If you have had the pleasure to use Leicas you know how they feel. They are like Snap On tools, before you use them you wonder why the price is such a premium, but then you pick up the wrenches and...
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    Victor, both are rangefinders, not slrs ,the M2 r...

    Victor, both are rangefinders, not slrs ,the M2 r is new, or like new. I just loved how compact and classic the body is. I never used it, still in the original box. The other one is a M-5 and I used...
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    Leica Cameras and Equiptment

    I have some top tier Leica cameras, an M2 r new condition and an M-5 good working condition as well as other movie cameras. These are all film cameras, not digital, but if you still use film as some...
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    Yes, I think most people use Prestone and mix...

    Yes, I think most people use Prestone and mix around 50-50 with water, which needs to be clean as drinking water but doesn't have to be distilled. Texaco makes a special antifreeze coolant for Saturn...
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    James , that is certainly a new enough plane that...

    James , that is certainly a new enough plane that it could and should have good paint, was it kept hangared?
    I notice that 250 hours in only 3 year is 83 per year, so the good news is that the plane...
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    How old is the plane and how many total hours on...

    How old is the plane and how many total hours on it?
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    I didn't like it when EAA first started this...

    I didn't like it when EAA first started this background check. It sure as heck didn't feel right to have to prove you are not a criminal, when we are using our time and some costs to fly dozens, even...
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    James, I think you've got a good chance, but...

    James, I think you've got a good chance, but anticipate what the other side may claim, that they are relying on the written contract which takes precedent over "he said" and they may claim you are...
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    Go to small claims court. its perfect for this...

    Go to small claims court. its perfect for this sort of thing. I have done it a few times and never lost, tied one and won four. The tie was unfortunanly against a friend who would not show up to...
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    And as for wording Craig, I took the exact...

    And as for wording Craig, I took the exact wording right from the footnote at the bottom of the article. It doesn't say who wrote the footnote.
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    Craig, so you and your shop have done at least...

    Craig, so you and your shop have done at least 100 planes over 30 years. Does it seem likely that another shop has done 8 times that many? Again since I don't know his span of work years it would...
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    Talk about stars: Bridges of Tokyo Ri not only...

    Talk about stars: Bridges of Tokyo Ri not only has William Holden as the mature lawyer from Denver who is called up from his private life and practice, to fly off a carrier to attack in Korea, but no...
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