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  1. Thread: Swift Museum

    by WLIU
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    International Swift Association

    The Swift Association is a great membership organization that does its best to support the fleet of airplanes out there.

    The museum owns the type certificate for the airplane and does its best to...
  2. Thread: Zero

    by WLIU
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    Zero

    A Mitsubishi Zero stopped at Nashua, NH for a couple of days. The ferry pilot is from the area. Think he stopped to see family on his way to a tour. Pratt & Whitney powered. Cool piece of...
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    You want the overhaul manual for your engine. ...

    You want the overhaul manual for your engine. The short version is that with the crank turned so that both valves of a cylinder are fully closed, you remove the pushrods and pushrod tubes so that...
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    There is a new checklist that the FAA has given...

    There is a new checklist that the FAA has given DARs for the builder to fill out. A builder friend just had to fill it out. The checklist is used to confirm that 51% of the work was done by an...
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    That's really great info! Thanks a lot! There...

    That's really great info! Thanks a lot! There is definitely a Sport Aerobatics article in that data.

    Great stuff.

    Wes
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    Just to throw a monkey wrench into the...

    Just to throw a monkey wrench into the discussion, you should be aware that a FAR 145 Certificated Repair Station can have an A&P designated as an authorized inspector under the authority of the...
  7. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    The challenge with flying into the clouds is...

    The challenge with flying into the clouds is currency. Getting some instruction will take the mystery out of flying through the clouds, but to have a skill that will save you when you misjudge the...
  8. Thread: EASA Basic IFR

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    One aspect that is easy to miss is that EASA's...

    One aspect that is easy to miss is that EASA's IFR is closer to US ATP and the newer rating is much closer to the US instrument rating. It does not appear to be less than the US instrument rating....
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    There is one carbon fiber "Falco", that came out...

    There is one carbon fiber "Falco", that came out of Oz, the Furio. I think it is a 180hp airplane.

    All used core engines cost about the same at the aircraft salvage yard. Why mess with 100hp...
  10. The rules for Exp-Ex aircraft have loosened. You...

    The rules for Exp-Ex aircraft have loosened. You still have to send an annual letter to your FSDO but for many aircraft there is no longer a radius your are restricted to for "proficiency" flying. ...
  11. Thread: Can This Be True?

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    I believe that the web site you refer to is the...

    I believe that the web site you refer to is the aeronautical equivalent of "The Onion" website ( https://www.theonion.com/). They also report that Airventure 2019 has been cancelled.

    I think that...
  12. There are Clip-Wing's done under and STC that...

    There are Clip-Wing's done under and STC that retained their original certification.

    That said, my friends who own Experimental Exhibition airplanes report that it is almost like owning an...
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    Post #1 may not be reading the sequence right. ...

    Post #1 may not be reading the sequence right. If I read the post correctly, it may not be understood that Figure #3 is a half loop up half roll as one figure. The half roll must begin at the...
  14. For what its worth, if the certificating...

    For what its worth, if the certificating authority wants an engineering justification for substituting a different rod end, the math is not that hard. The aileron control system is loaded in simple...
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    The Continental O-470s have automotive style...

    The Continental O-470s have automotive style lifter bodies that you can pull out once the pushrods are removed. No case split required. I looked at a couple of my cam lobes that way. I do not know...
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    Continentals don't have the same cam issues that...

    Continentals don't have the same cam issues that Lycos do. Continental engines place the cam below the crank. Which gets them lubricated sooner on start and puts them where they get drips of oil...
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    My understanding is that to have operating...

    My understanding is that to have operating limitations that "approve" aerobatics you must fly and log aerobatic figures flown during Phase I flight testing. Which is to say that you fly loops, slow...
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    If you have a set of Starduster wings why would...

    If you have a set of Starduster wings why would you put anything but a Starduster fuselage between them?

    Best of luck

    Wes
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    The probes are re-usable if you torque the spark...

    The probes are re-usable if you torque the spark plug correctly. They don't make the simple gaskets out of the same material because it would be 20x as expensive. No one would buy them when they...
  20. Thread: chapter hangar

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    Contact EAA 106, the Greater Boston chapter. ...

    Contact EAA 106, the Greater Boston chapter. They saved their pennies and build a chapter hangar at the Lawrence, MA airport. I believe that they rent hangar space to folks with based airplanes.
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    I do not recall ever being asked whether I had a...

    I do not recall ever being asked whether I had a tailwheel endorsement. I just list the (large) number of hours of tailwheel experience on the form. But I would guess that if the applicant reported...
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    One caution. Double check this but I have seen...

    One caution. Double check this but I have seen written that once a Corrosion-X is into a seam, paint will not longer stick. If that is true, primer is a better option. Corrosion-X after painting...
  23. Thread: Oil separator

    by WLIU
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    Since no one has spoken up, I will make some...

    Since no one has spoken up, I will make some observations about the installation of the Christen system on Lycoming engines.

    1 - The firewall oil valve is supposed to be installed at the same...
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    May I suggest that rather than using a paper...

    May I suggest that rather than using a paper chart that you use a 7" tablet and one of the kneeboards built to secure a tablet? I have finally stopped carrying paper charts and do all of my...
  25. Thread: Stall in a turn

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    Once upon a time I flew with an elderly CFI to...

    Once upon a time I flew with an elderly CFI to learn how to fly tailwheel airplanes. Sabby's big message was to relax into the seat and feel the airplane. He told jokes over the intercom and would...
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