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    Legally, I think you could make a good argument...

    Legally, I think you could make a good argument that a tailskid aircraft is not a "tailwheel airplane" per 61.31. But that probably wouldn't stop the FAA from taking action against you if you...
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    Looks like a fair amount of forward side area, so...

    Looks like a fair amount of forward side area, so you may well need that large tail... but on top; as Eric said what you have now will interfere with rotation and flaring for landing. Getting rid of...
  3. I use the classic leather helmet in the biplane...

    I use the classic leather helmet in the biplane now, but I was very happy with the Comtronics helmet I used when I was flying ultralights.
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    Maybe the movie soundtracks are more controlled,...

    Maybe the movie soundtracks are more controlled, unlike popular songs that already have wide airplay on radio with the associated licensing structure in in place. Most of mine use classic rock or...
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    I've used current copyrighted music in most of my...

    I've used current copyrighted music in most of my videos, only once was the sound supressed, at least for US viewers.

    Yet when we livestreamed our daughter's wedding for people who couldn't attend...
  6. Thread: Every Man a Tiger

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    OK, now I want to see the same picture of your...

    OK, now I want to see the same picture of your Fly Baby... inverted, from above. :D
  7. Thread: Bi Planes forum

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    The Biplane Forum is still very active. If...

    The Biplane Forum is still very active. If you're building an Acroduster (or any sport biplane) you'll want to join, Starduster guru Dave Baxter hangs out there and he probably knows more about...
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    Yeah, it might fix your problem but it's a really...

    Yeah, it might fix your problem but it's a really bad idea. That said, I swapped the wires on a half VW with a Slick mag in order to make the wires reach... but it's only two cylinders to...
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    Model rocketry is a pretty established hobby, and...

    Model rocketry is a pretty established hobby, and commercially made rocket engines are readily available without significant restrictions. I think they're classified as "propellant", not...
  10. Very nice. Could have done without the flight...

    Very nice. Could have done without the flight sim part, though.

    Photos like this and reading their own "How We Invented the Airplane" makes it seem very much like a modern day hang gliding hill...
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    And sure enough, it's in today's active topics: ...

    And sure enough, it's in today's active topics:

    https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/threads/arduino-based-instruments.28533/unread
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    There are a few folks who have built homemade...

    There are a few folks who have built homemade electronic instruments, but not many. A large part of the homebuilt world is old school, people want steam gauges in a biplane, for example. The...
  13. Thread: Hangar,hanger

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    As I recall my T-Craft would balance if I held...

    As I recall my T-Craft would balance if I held the tail handle over my head without stretching too much. Most taildraggers with properly placed wheels would rest on their nose, if the main gear was...
  14. Thread: Hangar,hanger

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    That was one expensive snow storm... I knew a...

    That was one expensive snow storm...

    I knew a guy (anybody remember Quades Flight School at MGJ?) who stored his Cub that way to save space in his hangar. Looks like they have some sort of...
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    You can buy engine fogging oil in a spray can at...

    You can buy engine fogging oil in a spray can at your local auto parts store. That's what I used to preserve the engine in my Starduster, along with the recommended Aeroshell preservative oil in...
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    I knew you couldn't leave it alone... :)

    I knew you couldn't leave it alone... :)
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    Not that I think moving the event is desirable ...

    Not that I think moving the event is desirable or even feasible, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the current population center of the US is Hartville, Missouri, a town of 600. East-west, it's...
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    My Starduster had wing tanks held by stainless...

    My Starduster had wing tanks held by stainless straps between the spars. My Hatz has the tank in the upper wing center section; I'm not sure about the details, but the center section has a...
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    I'm quite sure we could come up with a long list...

    I'm quite sure we could come up with a long list of corrupt or incompetent politicians and officials in every one of the 50 states, it's a sad fact of life. But it's not EAA's problem, and not...
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    As others have said above it's definitely...

    As others have said above it's definitely possible, and may or may not be a good idea. But for Sport Pilot training it may be the only option depending on where you are, LSA rentals for training...
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    Yes, it's possible to hire an engineer to design...

    Yes, it's possible to hire an engineer to design it.

    It will be expensive.

    If you design it yourself, and many people have, the FAA won't care, all they look for is properly completed...
  22. Yes. Did the AME open your application and defer...

    Yes. Did the AME open your application and defer it? If so, you're already screwed unless you prevail with a SODA. Pretty sure the diabetes is a disqualifier, too.
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    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?

    28' wing, do U-Hauls even come that big?
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    I'm not familiar with the big Continentals but...

    I'm not familiar with the big Continentals but the induction system (carb, air box, and intake manifold) is completely different from the breather, which is a crankcase vent. Some oil out of the...
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    The warbird guys were abusing the system,...

    The warbird guys were abusing the system, selling rides and calling it "instruction", and the court rightfully slapped them. Unfortunately, the court knew nothing about the wider ramifications of...
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