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    Hi bstanard, did you have any luck with your...

    Hi bstanard, did you have any luck with your desire to build a wood replica of a P-51 Mustang? Just wondering as my EAA chapter has a Loehle 5151 that would make a great static display. It is almost...
  2. Thread: poker runs

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    poker runs

    Hi all, I am president of Chapter 148 in Galion, Ohio. Poker runs for pilots have become popular and we were thinking about taking that to a higher level. Has anyone tried a multiple weekend poker...
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    News from the FAA

    I was really hoping that we would hear updates on MOSIAC from the FAA at AirVenture this year. But we didn't have AirVenture and there was, as far as I know, nothing from the FAA on this topic. Has...
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    How long before we start getting contacted about...

    How long before we start getting contacted about donating money because their cash cow was cancelled?
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    1. Less T-6 noise. I would rather hear 10 jets...

    1. Less T-6 noise. I would rather hear 10 jets than one more T-6.
    2. More ice cream stands.
    3. Dry weather. Last years monsoons really put a crimp in our chapter camping plans.
    4. Homebuilts...
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    I was surprised to see the number of people on...

    I was surprised to see the number of people on Segways and bicycles on the Airventure grounds. Those are an accident waiting to happen. Most of the golf carts I saw had full seats. The Model Ts took...
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    I don't have any complaints about the...

    I don't have any complaints about the concessions, as I ate mostly at my camper. I did have issues with two dining experiences, namely the Chapter Pancake Breakfast and the University of Wisconsin...
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    removing fabric

    My EAA chapter purchased a Loehle 5151 project and we are in the process of redoing it. We are going to take the fabric off of the wings and I was wondering if there was a proper way to do this. I am...
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    chapter hangar

    Does your Chapter own a hangar? If so how did you acquire it? I am curious about this because our Chapter is currently operating out of a hangar that one of our members rents from the city that...
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    I just got home from a week at Oshkosh and I miss...

    I just got home from a week at Oshkosh and I miss it already. Seems awfully quiet here without Bell 47s and other aircraft flying around. The good stuff about the trip could fill a couple of pages,...
  11. I fly Allegiant airlines on a regular basis and...

    I fly Allegiant airlines on a regular basis and have never had an issue while on any of the flights. I actually flew home home from Florida yesterday on an Allegiant Airbus 320. I'm more worried...
  12. Thread: torque specs

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    torque specs

    How do you get the correct torque setting when you are tightening bolts with elastic stop nuts?
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    filling out forms

    I am getting ready to fill out my forms 8050-1 and 8050-88 and I have a question. There is a section on form 8050-88 that asks about the engine - manufacturer, model and serial number. I bought a VW...
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    I see on the schedule that there are WWI engine...

    I see on the schedule that there are WWI engine run-ups and flying from the WWI airfield, but I can't find out where that is. Can someone give me a location? Thanks.
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    can we mow our spot?

    Last year when I arrived at Camp Scholler in my motorhome I couldn't believe how tall the grass was. I was afraid to set down my beer for fear of losing it. So can I bring a lawn mower and trim my...
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    Same old, same old...

    Same old, same old...
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    My dream aircraft was always the P-51 Mustang and...

    My dream aircraft was always the P-51 Mustang and the Hawker Sea Fury. As I have gotten older my desire to own such a high-performance, high-maintenance airplane has dimmed and I think I would be...
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    I am actually getting to the point on my Thatcher...

    I am actually getting to the point on my Thatcher CX4 build that I need to start thinking about paint. Dave Thatcher, the designer of the CX4, just finished the prototype of his two seat CX5 and...
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    stadium fly-over

    I just read the story about EAA's Aluminum Overcast doing the fly-over at Lambeau Field. What a great thing for the EAA to do and for the Packers fans to see. Sequestration has given civilian owners...
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    Maybe what we need is some kind of social center...

    Maybe what we need is some kind of social center smack dab in the middle of Camp Scholler.
  21. Thread: Noise

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    The speakers at the ultralight runway were way...

    The speakers at the ultralight runway were way too loud. The announcer was very informative, but you couldn't hear the planes because the PA system was turned up so high.:eek:
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    I second the comment about the lack of fountain...

    I second the comment about the lack of fountain drinks. l also never got a cold soda from any of the vendors. My brother and I finally got in our car and drove to the Planeview Plaza gas station on...
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    What's the current price for a lifetime...

    What's the current price for a lifetime membership?
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    Most automotive sumps have a shallow end to allow...

    Most automotive sumps have a shallow end to allow the engine to sit lower over frame members, suspension and such stuff. The deep end gives the oil pan the capacity to hold the correct amount of oil....
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    You're right Zach, I completely forgot about the...

    You're right Zach, I completely forgot about the smaller radars that were used on Navy fighters late in the war. Here is a link to the article with the information I referred...
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