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    One comment on the use of the Air Gizmos gust...

    One comment on the use of the Air Gizmos gust locks. I find that they work well up to where there is enough wind to start the webbing sliding through their webbing "lock" mechanism. And it does not...
  2. I fly with a Bonehead Guner over my Clarity...

    I fly with a Bonehead Guner over my Clarity Aloft. I had to try a couple of Clarity ear piece sizes to find the most comfortable ones. And I sometimes have to adjust an ear bud after sliding the...
  3. There are multiple vendors of new and used flight...

    There are multiple vendors of new and used flight helmets.

    aviationhelmets.com is in CT.

    Bonehead Composites is in CA

    flighthelmet.com is in MD

    Lift Aviation is in WI
  4. Thread: History question

    by WLIU
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    Google tells me that In 1918 Continental...

    Google tells me that

    In 1918 Continental Engineering Corp filed a patent on the provision of means for rotating lift valves, e.g. to diminish wear

    In 1954 a General Motors engineer applied for...
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    Sounds like your problem is that the panel is...

    Sounds like your problem is that the panel is 2024 which is very stiff. I would first try making the panels out of either 5052, 6061-0, or 3003-H14. They bend and hold shapes much more easily than...
  6. If I may offer some insight on seat belts - I...

    If I may offer some insight on seat belts - I think that almost all seat belt owners never wash them. They accumulate dirt sweat etc which make them stiff. As a parachute rigger I find that...
  7. IAC President Q&A Session Thursday March 3, 7PM CST

    IAC President Jim Bourke would like to offer the IAC membership an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers during a special IAC Presidential Q&A on Thursday, March 3, 2022, starting at 7...
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    We still see Clip-wong Cubs competing in IAC...

    We still see Clip-wong Cubs competing in IAC Primary and Sportman. You can easily take a Wag-Aero Cub kit and build the most modern Clip-wing that you want.

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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    Moving Up From Sportsman To Intermediate

    For pilots who are doing Sportsman level aerobatic figures, and competing in IAC at the Sportsman level, a webinar that I did in 2014 on the topic has just been mentioned in this month's In The Loop...
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    Most people do not realize that EAA was one of...

    Most people do not realize that EAA was one of the first, if not THE first, aviation organization to be 100% inclusive to anyone who wanted to join, regardless of race, color, etc. In the 1950's...
  11. Beyond the $100 Hamburger: how aerobatics can expand your horizon

    For those wondering about why fly aerobatics, the online Air Facts magazine/website was kind enough to publish some words that I wrote on the topic. Beyond the $100 Hamburger: how aerobatics can...
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    I second being at Fisk at 0700. Traffic is light...

    I second being at Fisk at 0700. Traffic is light first thing and the arrival is easy. I have also done the NORDO arrival at 0700. Even easier. Only saw one other airplane on final. You have to...
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    The magazine has multiple sections, pretty much...

    The magazine has multiple sections, pretty much offering something for everyone. Some of the folks who write think the airplanes and projects that you see articles on are interesting, exciting, and...
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    Alright, why don't YOU try to write something...

    Alright, why don't YOU try to write something about a local homebuilt, homebuilder, or EAA chapter? The bar for being published is surprisingly low if you can string a coherent sentence together. ...
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    Wow, no one has spoken up. My experience with...

    Wow, no one has spoken up.

    My experience with a number of hours behind Continental O-470's is that they hate to be run cool. Taxiing around does the engine no favors. Neither does doing touch...
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    FAA legal is its own FAA. Since the original...

    FAA legal is its own FAA. Since the original party was so dumb as to push this up to US District Court the FAA and us must now live with the 2021 output of that court. All previous practice is no...
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    This just means that the FAA is going to process...

    This just means that the FAA is going to process a LOT of LODA's (Letter Of Deviation Authority). Since FAA lives on paperwork I assume that the groups named in the FAA letter will write a pro-forma...
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    The tablet navigation programs can mostly be used...

    The tablet navigation programs can mostly be used as hand-held sectional charts without a GPS signal. You just have to manually keep track of your location and move the displayed map.

    I agree...
  19. Thread: CorrosionX

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    Does it need to be thinned? The tech who...

    Does it need to be thinned? The tech who sprayed my wings used some long tubing type nozzles to get it everywhere. And my understanding is that it seeps into all the sheet laps and causes problems...
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    The sample size is gratifyingly small but that...

    The sample size is gratifyingly small but that makes the percentages hard to apply. We have a wide spectrum of pilots who own the Pitts/Skybolts/etc. Skybolts, Stardusters, EAA Biplanes and...
  21. Thread: Certified to EAB.

    by WLIU
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    I will offer the experience that to put together...

    I will offer the experience that to put together a mongrel Champ you will be working with the nearest Aircraft Certification Office, not a FSDO. Those guys are actually good to work with and will...
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    I observe that most builders have their hands...

    I observe that most builders have their hands full assembling the airplane and working out the inevitable adjustments that are identified in the first few hours of flight. It appears to take a...
  23. No one has posted so I will offer the observation...

    No one has posted so I will offer the observation that most of the article is aimed at instrument rated pilots, which is probably good. The part about Special VFR emphasizes that it is best done by...
  24. Thread: Open Source Plans

    by WLIU
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    Just some technical info. The posts here appear...

    Just some technical info. The posts here appear to be confusing patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Patents expire. If I recall correctly after 17 or 20 years the work is no longer protected and...
  25. Thread: 337 Challenges

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    337's are also subject to what training the FSDO...

    337's are also subject to what training the FSDO ASI has. To approve a Field Approval my understanding is that the ASI must have completed training at Oklahoma City. With retirements you might...
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