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    'Way back before the turn of the century, I set...

    'Way back before the turn of the century, I set up a Mailman list-server for our chapter. The advantages were that is was free, lightweight, easy to use, and easy to manage. It was email-driven but...
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    I just received an email from Dassault Systemes...

    I just received an email from Dassault Systemes with 'Subject: Feedback on cloud-based engineering software survey'. It took five minutes to fill out the Survey Monkey questionnaire with the reasons...
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    Yes, Garmin will fix everything wrong with your...

    Yes, Garmin will fix everything wrong with your unit for a flat rate, but will no longer work on the non-WAAS version at all. That flat rate varies from $1500-2500 depending on your unit's part...
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    GNS430W service?

    Does anyone know the current state of Garmin service on its GNS430W panel-mount? At one point it was around a grand to have your avioniker send it back to the factory for a complete O/H. Then I...
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    I don't understand. I stagger out of the tent at...

    I don't understand. I stagger out of the tent at 6am looking for a greybox and coffee, and return sometime before midnight. My problem is falling asleep fully clothed. You guys must not be doing...
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    At the Vintage town hall meeting I asked the...

    At the Vintage town hall meeting I asked the president of Vintage if there had been any consultation between Trams and Vintage. Her reply was a succinct, "NO".

    Given the number of attendees and...
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    A surprising number of Cubs, Champs, and other...

    A surprising number of Cubs, Champs, and other low-n-slow aircraft end up parking in Vintage, so it can be done. But as one who has had to go flaps-30 and hang it on the prop behind an aircraft...
  8. An awful lot of those engines ended up powering...

    An awful lot of those engines ended up powering pumps and gen-sets, only to be replaced by small turbines.
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    All good suggestions, but I'd perform a Kobayashi...

    All good suggestions, but I'd perform a Kobayashi Maru on the problem, myself.

    There are several factors that make this year's Fisk arrival more challenging than normal: heavier than normal...
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    I've been saying for quite some time that I don't...

    I've been saying for quite some time that I don't expect there to be an Airventure 2021. There are too many pre-req's that might be met if all the stars line up, but Vegas thrives on such sucker...
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    ... which is why I'm cautiously pessimistic. I'd...

    ... which is why I'm cautiously pessimistic. I'd love to be proven wrong, but too many years trying to estimate if I can make a specific ship-date has taught me that this one is too tight.
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    There is no "51% rule" per se. There is the...

    There is no "51% rule" per se. There is the requirement that the majority of the construction be "amateur-built". My DAR explained it this way: the "majority amateur-built" criteria applies...
  13. We had our chapter website hosted on an...

    We had our chapter website hosted on an inexpensive "shared server" provider. Among the server's many free software packages is Mailman, which we use to provide a variety of discussion and...
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    Your question deserves its own FAQ on these...

    Your question deserves its own FAQ on these Forums Bob, and the answers are as diverse as the folks attending. However, it's like asking "What kind of aircraft should I buy?" All it does is...
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    Better add "DOES" to the second sentence, first.

    Better add "DOES" to the second sentence, first.
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    The solution, which you won't like, is obvious to...

    The solution, which you won't like, is obvious to me.

    Because he's on the field, you need to be on good terms with your mechanic. You need him to be glad to see you. Over the years I've rarely...
  17. [QUOTE=Ihor Nastashchuk;68841]We are building a...

    [QUOTE=Ihor Nastashchuk;68841]We are building a manned copter with a gasoline engine and propellers with variable pitch.

    A couple of questions:
    1. Are the pilot/pax sitting in the plane of the...
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    I know this is a stale thread but EAA HQ needs to...

    I know this is a stale thread but EAA HQ needs to know that this issue is not dead. Perhaps it will generate a more thoughtful approach when some other pearl-clutcher identifies a problem that...
  19. I can understand "not cost-effective" Aaron, but...

    I can understand "not cost-effective" Aaron, but "pointless"? Please elaborate.

    There are many places in assembly where the bolts are installed, someone else torques them, then someone else comes...
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    It's not uncommon for warbirds and older...

    It's not uncommon for warbirds and older homebuilts to prefer to camp in Vintage. The guy in the red flightsuit did... :D
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    There was definitely a problem this year. My...

    There was definitely a problem this year. My weekly band decoupled simply by pulling my jacket off. Upon close inspection it appeared that one of the fingers that hold the pin had been...
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    The primary reason is to prevent morning trams...

    The primary reason is to prevent morning trams from filling up with South40 folks by the time they leave the Hangar Cafe and no one getting off until they reach the exhibit buildings. By breaking...
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