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    Since Sport Pilot began, there has not been a...

    Since Sport Pilot began, there has not been a noticeable increase in pilot incapacitation accidents.

    https://www.kitplanes.com/homebuilt-accidents-the-pilots-condition/

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Lot of people have asked that question, over the...

    Lot of people have asked that question, over the years. The answer for the past ~18 years is, "You don't have to." Aircraft meeting the FAA's definition of Light Sport can be flown without an FAA...
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    The few times I've been to AV I've faced entirely...

    The few times I've been to AV I've faced entirely the opposite problem: All the larger T-shirts were sold out, and just S and M available. Obviously, they're making an attempt to balance the number...
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    Gyro Safety Statistics

    Over the years, I've included gyros in my safety studies but haven't done anything with them. Then I got asked a question about their safety record on another forum. Figured I'd share it with the...
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    Success! Thanks for the quick turn-around. ...

    Success! Thanks for the quick turn-around.

    https://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?10312-Excel-Spreadsheet-with-Turnbuckle-Cable-and-Shackle-Specifications&p=86835&viewfull=1#post86835

    Ron...
  6. Excel Spreadsheet with Turnbuckle, Cable, and Shackle Specifications

    Currently replacing the flying wires on my airplane, and got tired of digging through my files to find component specifications. Attached is an Excel file with a summary.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Add File Type to Allowed Attachment

    I tried to post a useful Excel spreadsheet here, only to discover that .xlsx files are not approved attachments. Yet Word files are allowable.

    Tried it as a ZIP file (an approved attachment type)...
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    Not just that one. If you look on the horizon on...

    Not just that one. If you look on the horizon on the far right side, you can see St. Helens, too! It's just barely visible between two of the closer-in bumps.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Volcano at Twelve O'Clock!

    Weather's been awful in Seattle this year. Yesterday, we had our first day with a high above 80 degrees. Perfect open-cockpit weather, at last.
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    This is Mount...
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    I made another flight yesterday, and aimed the...

    I made another flight yesterday, and aimed the camera a bit lower and widened the field of view. Short video, only ~13 seconds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cke2ghwgY_E
    Two things, here. ...
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    Probably depends on who is most-strongly...

    Probably depends on who is most-strongly protecting their copyrights. There was a news item a few weeks ago that cops were playing Disney soundtracks when they interacted with people...on the belief...
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    Yeah, it's kind of weird. I'm getting notices...

    Yeah, it's kind of weird. I'm getting notices that some countries won't be able to play the music due to a copyright conflict. But it looks like it works in the US, at least.

    I moved the camera...
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    It's getting harder to do; YouTube has some...

    It's getting harder to do; YouTube has some pretty thorough copyright checking. I've got some old videos still online that use movie music, can't get away with that anymore. Have some recordings...
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    Wingtip Camera on Fly Baby

    Stuck a GoPro on the wingtip of my Fly Baby today....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD-LfpP3kxA

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I don't have a problem with it, for several...

    I don't have a problem with it, for several reasons.

    First, the original was a bad acronym. It should have been "NOTA," not "NOTAM." There's rarely a reference to "Air Men", so with the term...
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    E.g., can we self-identify as 17 years old? :-) ...

    E.g., can we self-identify as 17 years old? :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Thanks, looks like it fixed my phone issue. ...

    Thanks, looks like it fixed my phone issue.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Don't know if it's related, but recently my...

    Don't know if it's related, but recently my Samsung phone forgets that I've logged into the EAA forums. Every time I select the link, I have to enter the user name and password (and click the...
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    Special Purchase for Veterans

    Apparently, Solidworks allows veterans (US and Canada) to buy the educational version of Solidworks for $20.

    https://www.solidworks.com/media/military-services-education-program

    Ron "Where'd I...
  20. Shoot, dude...when has fear of writing a long...

    Shoot, dude...when has fear of writing a long post ever stopped ME? :-)

    Your stuff is a pleasure to read, and I'm glad you bring your expertise here. It's a refreshing change from guys who say,...
  21. Certainly. However.... In the past 100 years,...

    Certainly. However....

    In the past 100 years, how much lighter is one gallon of gasoline?

    In the past 100 years, how much lighter is a battery producing 40 kwh? :-)

    Ron "Where's Moore when...
  22. Good stuff, Eric. However, I must gently point...

    Good stuff, Eric.

    However, I must gently point out that the subject line refers to ULTRALIGHT electric aviation. People are using the physics that hampers 180,000-pound airliners to justify why...
  23. Thread: Engine swap

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    I'm certainly no expert, but from the Type...

    I'm certainly no expert, but from the Type Certificate Data Sheet, the H2AD is the approved engine for the 172N and the D2J is the approved engine for the 172P. Comparing the TCDS between the two,...
  24. Randy, I agree that the energy density in...

    Randy, I agree that the energy density in electric flight is the biggest problem right now. But your post was the second one I saw in a couple of days that claimed that "As fuel is consumed the...
  25. I keep seeing this claimed as a major...

    I keep seeing this claimed as a major disadvantage of electric aircraft, but just don't see it. A typical one hour flight in my Fly Baby means the plane is ~3% lighter at landing than takeoff. Big...
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