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    Thanks for the video share! These planes also...

    Thanks for the video share!

    These planes also had tail skids, rather than wheels.

    One of the many side projects is a tail wheel lift, a little device that will slide under the tailwheel and...
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    Not really; 32 miles an hour (stall) horizontal...

    Not really; 32 miles an hour (stall) horizontal speed and zero descent, according to the CloudAhoy data.

    It was the spinning fall out of the damned 55 foot tall tree that did the damage. :)
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    The stick was pretty high on my improvements...

    The stick was pretty high on my improvements list. To heck with historical accuracy - there's no good way to pick up the tail when built as plans. This lead to an unfortunate event when my...
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    Hmmmm, digging around a bit and there's a number...

    Hmmmm, digging around a bit and there's a number of electric ultralights out there.

    One thing we haven't talked about is the tremendous drag of the Neiuport. It is, well, tremendous. One need...
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    We're agreeing in different ways, if you get my...

    We're agreeing in different ways, if you get my drift.

    A Fly Baby sounds like a much better candidate than a Graham Lee Nieuport.

    325 pounds for motor and batteries on an aircraft that weighs...
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    So what was the ultimate solution?

    So what was the ultimate solution?
  7. Aw, just throw some washers in there. On a...

    Aw, just throw some washers in there.



    On a serious note, is the maker of the plans still around, or a build/owner group in existence?
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    I did a quick walk around with the GoPro for you,...

    I did a quick walk around with the GoPro for you, and will probably put the shaky video up in the next couple days.

    Yesterday I didn't get a lot done, owing to a minor medical twitch, but the fuel...
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    Well, the Graham Lee Noop is 7/8ths scale and...

    Well, the Graham Lee Noop is 7/8ths scale and tube-and-gusset, so weight of the airframe isn't the problem. My Airdromes Noop is heavier by design, and even with my overly enthusiastic painting went...
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    My WebFu is weak, sir, so if you could tell me...

    My WebFu is weak, sir, so if you could tell me which machine you got I'd be much obliged.
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    weirdly enough, some of my older videos actually...

    weirdly enough, some of my older videos actually have ads before they start...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeszbZdd00

    A few notes:

    1. I don't have a brake that's long enough for this...
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    Sounds like you need to modify a hole cutter,...

    Sounds like you need to modify a hole cutter, which is an arm that comes off a center drill that has two adjustable cutting blade.

    The modification is to shorten the center drill to where is it...
  13. No offense intended. I was referring to the DAR...

    No offense intended. I was referring to the DAR in the original post, who said only PPL holders could do test flights.

    Apologies!
  14. Trying not to derail! 1) Student pilots aren't...

    Trying not to derail!

    1) Student pilots aren't mentioned in the first post, and I think we all agree that it's kinda dumb for a student to perform test flights on a new aircraft. A student pilot...
  15. I think this is a solution looking for a problem....

    I think this is a solution looking for a problem.

    Let's just suppose one has a J3 Cub or Luscombe without an electrical system, and the owner installs a navigation aid that is electrically based,...
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    Unfortunately, the only part of the new Patriot...

    Unfortunately, the only part of the new Patriot aircraft down at Sun N Fun was the cowl - we just weren't at the stage where we wanted to display the aircraft in progress.

    (Patriot Recruit Number...
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    I know I've been scare on the forums, and the...

    I know I've been scare on the forums, and the damned website is dead (gonna have to find another provider and rebuild it) so posting photos is now hard, but folks, I'm alive.

    Fuselage is in the...
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    Website is toast. Gonna have to start back...

    Website is toast.

    Gonna have to start back from scratch on it...sigh.
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    Excepting the VW. Loads of VW engines (and...

    Excepting the VW. Loads of VW engines (and variants based on VW blocks) flying around.
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    Okay, lemme have a stab at short vs. long on...

    Okay, lemme have a stab at short vs. long on props (y'all feel free to correct me!):

    First off, the inner two or so feet right behind the prop is airplane, what with that pesky fuselage and...
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    It's actually great news that it took you forever...

    It's actually great news that it took you forever to rig your Noop!

    I spent a huge amount of time doing the same - about six weeks, so you're faster - but it was completely worth it. Nothing like...
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    While I saw away at editing down the fuselage...

    While I saw away at editing down the fuselage build, I figured I'd pop out a quick video on repairing the turtle deck stringers.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9sfbWp2VAM

    Since all the...
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    Hurray!

    Hurray!
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    Four layers of quarter inch three ply.

    Four layers of quarter inch three ply.
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    While I don't have an Apple Watch, this reminded...

    While I don't have an Apple Watch, this reminded me of a story from a flight instructor relayed on Facebook (so take it with a grain of salt).

    Apparently their airport sits just under the shelf of...
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