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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...
  4. 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...
  6. Thread: Certified to EAB.

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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...
  8. 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...
  9. Thread: Open Source Plans

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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...
  10. 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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    Just watched Tom C's Hints video. Nice job. ...

    Just watched Tom C's Hints video. Nice job. Good description and info for folks who are thinking about helmets. I will confess that I started by getting a Navy flight deck cranial off eBay and...
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    The helmet shell that forms the basis for the...

    The helmet shell that forms the basis for the -55, -68 and its derivatives is the same, with different visors, comms, and foam liners. You can customize as needed for your application, be it your...
  13. Thread: 337 Challenges

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    My reading of the FAA guidance is that old 337's...

    My reading of the FAA guidance is that old 337's are now accepted data but not approved data. Yes? No? Makes a difference in the world of the FAA. I have done Field Approvals with the local...
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    Some aspects to consider. Some HGU's have a...

    Some aspects to consider.

    Some HGU's have a big centerline knob that is just waiting to scratch your canopy. The bungee visor on the -55 won't do that.

    The Gallet helmet have a slightly...
  15. Thread: 337 Challenges

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    That does not sound right. But there is a...

    That does not sound right. But there is a paperwork package that must go with applications now. Just referencing an older 337 approval is not enough. Off the top of my head you will need to...
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    The airplane is in the Smithsonian collection. ...

    The airplane is in the Smithsonian collection. Most docents have no idea what Sorceress is. They were startled when I took the tour and stopped dead when I saw the airplane. Contact the museum....
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    Sounds like you jumped into the deep end of the...

    Sounds like you jumped into the deep end of the pool.

    Get your self the Lycoming parts manual for that engine. It will list all of the combinations of components that make up each model engine. ...
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    To extend this discussion further, AC43.13 would...

    To extend this discussion further, AC43.13 would tell you that all propeller bolts must be secured with 0.040 wire. My mechanic thought that until I showed him the page in the Hartzell Propeller...
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    Bottom plugs are typically harder to fire than...

    Bottom plugs are typically harder to fire than top plugs. Priming fuel and oil tends to foul them. If a resistance check on the bottom plugs shows low values, my guess is that one mag is firing a...
  20. Thread: STC's

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    Most STC's involve writing up an FAA Form 337 and...

    Most STC's involve writing up an FAA Form 337 and sending a copy to the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch for inclusion in the file for that aircraft. For something like $5 you can request a copy of...
  21. Here's a hint. Do one where you list all of the...

    Here's a hint. Do one where you list all of the big aviation events that you might go to, and for local proficiency list all of the local airports that you might go to. Every year send the same...
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    You now have an excuse to own more tools! ...

    You now have an excuse to own more tools! Aircraft woodworking is not cabinet or instrument making but many of the tools from those worlds are very useful when making wood aircraft parts. Use...
  23. What make-model airplane? Some older airplanes...

    What make-model airplane? Some older airplanes already have approvals for wind-driven generator based electrical systems.

    To determine whether the FAA might approve adding a full electrical...
  24. Thread: seat track source

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    When you go to a salvage yard you are not looking...

    When you go to a salvage yard you are not looking for worn-out seat rails. You are looking for a newer airplane that was totaled for other reasons and still has pretty new seat rails. There are a...
  25. Thread: seat track source

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    Have you tried the aircraft salvage yards? ...

    Have you tried the aircraft salvage yards? Wentworth etc? Used parts typically are priced at 50% of new.

    Best of luck,

    Wes
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