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    Does Canada have an online registry listing all...

    Does Canada have an online registry listing all registered a/c with their legal specs? In the US, the FAA registration database entry for each plane actually includes the hex version of the a/c's...
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    The pre-cut disks look reasonably priced, but...

    The pre-cut disks look reasonably priced, but since you're rolling your own bezels via 3d print, why not design the bezel to take a square lens? Or find a community college nearby with a tech lab, or...
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    I asked my local FSDO about it a couple of years...

    I asked my local FSDO about it a couple of years ago, when I was considering an RV that was still in phase one. They responded within a few days, saying that they would issue a ferry permit as long...
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    If you don't have any luck here, you might try...

    If you don't have any luck here, you might try the flyrotary list. I don't know of anyone still running one there, but I do know that several people started with one. You might find that the drive...
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    I have to say that I'm more in Tralika's camp...

    I have to say that I'm more in Tralika's camp (sorry...). I'm a bit mystified by the 'aluminum only' concept. I camped for years at OSH & SNF in dome tents for which I never paid more than around $60...
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    I know it's not what you're asking, but.... ...

    I know it's not what you're asking, but....

    http://www.carlsonaircraft.com/struts.html
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    If you build everything with certified parts, the rules seem to be against you getting a homebuilt experimental certificate. (Even if the FAA would work with you, you'd need extremely deep...
  8. Thread: Glue joints

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    Suggest research on technique vs glue type. IIRC,...

    Suggest research on technique vs glue type. IIRC, older glues like resorcinol require near perfect fitment, so that there is almost no glue gap, and significant clamping pressure, while others, like...
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    To the OP, I think you may be misinterpreting...

    To the OP,

    I think you may be misinterpreting that 'wood breaks before the glue' premise. The premise doesn't mean that the entire stick of wood will break.

    If you look closely at your test...
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    If you can come up with the files to cut them,...

    If you can come up with the files to cut them, check with your local college, technical college, or community college. You might find that you have access to their CNC equipment for free, or nearly...
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    Two anecdotes on 'ballast'. Years ago, before...

    Two anecdotes on 'ballast'.

    Years ago, before I got my license, I saw an older Vari Eze that had some cloth bags of lead shot in the nose for ballast. The owner was doing some maintenance &...
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    Hi Jeffrey, Sounds 'individual' might be the...

    Hi Jeffrey,

    Sounds 'individual' might be the way to go. I keep all my files (in general; not just CAD) on a network drive, but as you say, it would be simple to copy a file to a local computer for...
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    which version to install??

    Just started the download/install process. Got the 1st ~20meg batch of install files. When I clicked on 'sldIM.exe', I was given 4 choices: individual, Administrative image, server products, and...
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    Sticky: Just started the download/install process. Got...

    Just started the download/install process. Got the 1st ~20meg batch of install files. When I clicked on 'sldIM.exe', I was given 4 choices: individual, Administrative image, server products, and...
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    Go for the AOA. Hook your stick shaker to that....

    Go for the AOA. Hook your stick shaker to that. Then, no worries whether you're light or heavy.
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    That 50 mi circle is something that originated in...

    That 50 mi circle is something that originated in the early days of homebuilt certification, when homebuilts were much more Cub-like in performance. It isn't a requirement, and doesn't have to be a...
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    I've had them reissued on 3 different planes over...

    I've had them reissued on 3 different planes over the last 25 years, & the local FSDO always let me fax my request, created new lims based on current policy, and had me bring the existing ones in...
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    A quarter wave with ground plane might be much...

    A quarter wave with ground plane might be much more compact, and easy to make. The ground plane can be 3 or 4 equally spaced wire 'whiskers' radiating from the base of the antenna. Half the height,...
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    If you can afford to go bigger, the Velocities...

    If you can afford to go bigger, the Velocities seem to fly fine off grass (if you have reasonable length). I have a friend who's flown a 200 hp Velocity off a 3900 ft grass strip for years.

    Charlie
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    I really like the Bearhawk. It's 4 seats...

    I really like the Bearhawk. It's 4 seats (basically a cross between an oversize Maule & an oversize Cessna 180), but they also sell the Patrol, a 2 seat tandem model. Tube & fabric fuselage; aluminum...
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