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    Reminds me of an incident here in Washington...

    Reminds me of an incident here in Washington state.

    When one applies for a vanity plate, the form has blocks for three options. If the first is taken or is unacceptable, they look at your second,...
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    My thought is that the spinner was eliminated due...

    My thought is that the spinner was eliminated due to maintenance issues. It'd be crazy hassle to remove the thing to get at the front of the engine, especially when there's a huge bulkhead on the...
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    Absolutely outstanding...Thanks! Ron Wanttaja

    Absolutely outstanding...Thanks!

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Now THAT'S a Spinner!

    Check out the spinner on the Morane Saulnier N. Can you imagine trying to make such a large symmetrical bowl in your shop? Yet the technology of 1915 wasn't that much above what homebuilders have...
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    WWII Link Trainers are completely different from...

    WWII Link Trainers are completely different from the GAT-1. The WWII link (ANT-18) is an analog computer working in vacuum instead of electricity. There's an "altitude" tank that has air drawn out...
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    You could always do a conventional cover job,...

    You could always do a conventional cover job, with light fabric and latex paint.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    They've got a nice aviation plate in Washington...

    They've got a nice aviation plate in Washington state:
    https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/6E1911C8-AC3E-4328-A9E5-3840D3E1214B/0/Aviation_LicensePlate.jpg
    I didn't get custom text on mine, but...
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    I don't disagree. But as I said in my previous...

    I don't disagree. But as I said in my previous post, my point was to disagree with Chris' suggestion that General Aviation as a whole is at risk over WWII aircraft accidents. There'll be pressure...
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    I'm sorry if I was unclear. I was referring to...

    I'm sorry if I was unclear. I was referring to the last line in your previous comment....

    "Then they will decide that any private aviation at all is hazardous to the public and must be banned. "...
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    I don't see that stemming out of this accident. ...

    I don't see that stemming out of this accident.

    For one thing, the general populace is going to view the victims as participants...not members of the general public. They were passengers on the...
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    I installed a wingtip unit on my Fly Baby in...

    I installed a wingtip unit on my Fly Baby in August. Four-five hours to deliver power to the wingtip the way I wanted to, fifteen minutes to actually install the Skybeacon. Worked fine, passed my...
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    Sigh...and you a Canadian, Floats. It's "Tres...

    Sigh...and you a Canadian, Floats. It's "Tres joli!"

    Ron "The only other words I know are dirty" Wanttaja
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    If by "Dr. B." you're referring to Dr. Bruce...

    If by "Dr. B." you're referring to Dr. Bruce Chien, he's on the Pilots of America forum... which was created, in fact, due to earlier issues with the AOPA forums.
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    Other way around, I think. Ron Wanttaja

    Other way around, I think.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    The concern, I think, is less about problems...

    The concern, I think, is less about problems during the YE ride, but the concern that pedophiles might use the ride as an excuse to meet the child outside the bounds of the program. Grooming...
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    Kinda funny...this thread is so old, I had to...

    Kinda funny...this thread is so old, I had to skim back to check if I'm repeating stuff I've already posted.

    "Star of Africa" was available on Amazon Prime, not sure if it still is. It's a 1957...
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    Speaking of eggbeater movies, I also recall...

    Speaking of eggbeater movies, I also recall "Birds of Prey", with David Janssen (1973). Traffic reporter sees bank robbers escaping by helicopter and gives chase.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    FWIW, I've found about fifteen currently...

    FWIW, I've found about fifteen currently registered in the US. Five are owned either by the original builder or the builder's family...they might be a good place to approach. The N-Numbers are:
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    Interesting. This is apparently in response to a...

    Interesting. This is apparently in response to a wing-failure case in Spain last month (CEN19WA289).

    On August 23, 2019, about 1905 hours universal coordinated time, an amateur-built Capella XS...
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    Footnotes are either written by the article...

    Footnotes are either written by the article author, or the editor...and I've never had an editor add a footnote.

    It's not unusual for a writer to connect two dots that the subject of the piece...
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    Not to mention Fredrick March, Earl Holliman,...

    Not to mention Fredrick March, Earl Holliman, and, of course, Mickey Rooney in one of his few serious/non-satirical adult roles. Plays a pilot, even.

    Holden has another major role as a pilot......
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    Actually, I think most GPSs have an MSL output...

    Actually, I think most GPSs have an MSL output available. The hiking one I use in the Fly Baby does....

    They have a much fancier term than "MSL", of course.

    Ron "Luv them four-syllabobble...
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    I dunno, Frank. Not trying to sound like a...

    I dunno, Frank. Not trying to sound like a recruiter for the tinfoil-hat brigade, but that's a long stretch of technology that needs to work.

    You need a properly-running receiver, power for it,...
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    Ditto... C172s and a Warrior, for me. First...

    Ditto... C172s and a Warrior, for me.

    First one (back in ~2006) was interesting. I was apparently the first SP the CFI had encountered.

    "You don't have a current medical?"

    "No, I'm flying...
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    Yes, I know, but the FAA will require a certified...

    Yes, I know, but the FAA will require a certified powered-lift vehicle to provide equivalent capability...either in the form of a chute, or in a degradation mode. The helicopter HV diagram above was...
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