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    X-Plane 12 Early Access Now Available

    It looks like what they call, an early access version of X-Plane 12 can now be purchased for $59, or the time limited demo can be downloaded at
    https://www.x-plane.com/

    Early access is...
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    Instead of setting up separate hardware, I’d...

    Instead of setting up separate hardware, I’d suggest the free VirtualBox from Oracle. I’m running a XP computer off of Windows 11 for some old Cricut stencil cutter software. It still gives access to...
  3. Thread: Web cams

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    Looks like the main EAA web site is getting...

    Looks like the main EAA web site is getting overloaded now. I can't even get to the home page.
    Unfortunately the streaming feeds are not searchable on YouTube. While going to airventure.org/live is...
  4. Thread: Concert?

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    I didn’t see that post, but that’s disappointing....

    I didn’t see that post, but that’s disappointing. They had some of the best SWAG too.
    A big item for EAA and Young Eagles is they provided the custom car for the Gathering of Eagles auction which...
  5. Does "Email Notification of New Private Messages" Work?

    I'm on a slow private conversation with someone on the forum. I send a message last June. He noticed it, and responded in November. I didn't see his reply until just now. While I visit here at least...
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    It looks like you need to click on the calendar...

    It looks like you need to click on the calendar to select the arrival date. Otherwise it selects the day they open the campground to the end of the convention. (38 Days)
  7. Thread: poker runs

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    I don’t have any first hand knowledge of that...

    I don’t have any first hand knowledge of that situation, but our chapter doesn’t try to have too many events on a row. People have other things to do on the weekends, so we try to not take up too...
  8. The Boeing people won't like it called that....

    The Boeing people won't like it called that. AeroShell was two sponsors ago. They aren't even an exhibiter there this year, although happily they are still the primary sponsor of the aerobatic team.
  9. These are the METARs from last night during the...

    These are the METARs from last night during the storm. Looks like peak wind was 34 kts. I don't see any GR or GS (hail) in these reports, although these are automated , so I don't know how well the...
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    At $15 a day for an 8’ X 15’ plot of grass, I...

    At $15 a day for an 8’ X 15’ plot of grass, I think there’s plenty of money there. The limitation of the available land, and how much to invest in an event that is only 1 week a year factors in to...
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    How are Daily Car Parking Lots Working Out?

    Iím not there this year, but when I do go, Iíve always stayed off site and drove in.
    I was wondering how the car parking is working out in practice without the Blue lot, and essentially everyone...
  12. Thanks Craig, I see what happened now. When I...

    Thanks Craig,
    I see what happened now. When I moved my mouse pointer off the document area, the controls disappeared.
    It would still be nice to have the document available when I'm in a...
  13. Airventure Today Newspaper - Why Aren't Downloads Allowed?

    I tried reading today's paper online, but even at full screen on my monitor, the text is very difficult to read because of the size. When I press Ctrl +, only the controls change size, not the...
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    Well this doesn’t inspire confidence. Why is the...

    Well this doesn’t inspire confidence. Why is the PCR test OK today, but it won’t be next January 1? It appears that the PCR test doesn’t adequately identify the famous new germ vs. the normal...
  15. Thanks for the clue on serial numbers. Looking...

    Thanks for the clue on serial numbers.
    Looking further into it, it looks to me that the NS-# designation is for the booster.
    https://spacelaunchnow.me/vehicle/launcher/90/
    Serial numbers for...
  16. Is the Blue Origin Capsule Used Today the Same one at Oshkosh 2017?

    When they had the capsule and rocket at the convention in 2017, they said the New Shepard capsule we were able to get inside was the actual one that would fly.
    I was wondering if that is still the...
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    The July 8 EAA e-Hotline email had this...

    The July 8 EAA e-Hotline email had this information:

    For international travelers who require a PCR test during EAA AirVenture, to return to their country of origin, please directly email...
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    Can Anyone Identify This Pull Rivet?

    Our chapter was cleaning out a hangar, and came across 4 bags of these. They looked too valuable to throw out, but no one could identify it, or the tool needed to do the pulling. It looks like the...
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    Being that the convention is held on planet...

    Being that the convention is held on planet earth, thereís no telling what the weather will be.
    From: https://www.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/record-dew-point-temperatures.html

    But it...
  20. Thread: Oshkosh 2021?

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    This page is a few years old, but the frequency...

    This page is a few years old, but the frequency assignments don’t change much.
    http://www.rstengineering.com/rst/oshkosh/oshfreq15.pdf

    Just be sure if you have a transmitter that you don’t...
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    I guess another difference at this year’s event...

    I guess another difference at this year’s event will be the line of military vehicles parked across the field will be replaced with a line of Oshkosh mail trucks....
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    In the February chapter information video,...

    In the February chapter information video, Charlie says they’re accepting applications from chapters to host the pancake breakfasts.
    IDK about the other questions.
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    Captain Lovell Takes Down www.eaa.org

    It looks like the popularity of Captain Lovell was too much for www.eaa.org to handle for tonight's Wright Brothers presentation. I can't even get a ping response.

    Will a recording of the event be...
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    I see the 2021 Paris Air Show is already...

    I see the 2021 Paris Air Show is already cancelled (June 21 - 27).
    I think, as we saw last year, the big deciding factor for our convention isn’t the actual event, it’s whether the preparation can...
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    For the people wondering where the virtual web...

    For the people wondering where the virtual web cams are:
    https://www.twitch.tv/ksmith_pe
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