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  1. FAA Webinar on Experimental Amateur-Built and Light Sport Aircraft

    On Wednesday, December 7th, the FAA is holding a webinar on homebuilt and light sport aircraft.

    https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=117767&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx
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    T-6 Texan Pilot's Manual

    Seattle's Museum of Flight has a lot of great documents available for free download, including pilot manuals for WWII aircraft. Came across the manual for the T-6 Texan trainer today...was amused by...
  3. Thread: Oh, Truck!

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    Oh, Truck!

    Went flying yesterday, trying to do some testing of an ignition noise problem.

    I had done my runup in a pad somewhat separate from the entry point to the active runway, 34. My airport has a...
  4. Hmmm... a little different than the usual query...

    Hmmm... a little different than the usual query about cold weather clothing.

    First, let me aim you at my article on comfort in open-cockpit airplanes:
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    Free Download - 2023 Fly Baby Calendar

    The rogues and reprobates that occupy the Fly Baby world have sent me enough pictures for the 2023 Fly Baby calendar. You can download it for free at:

    http://www.bowersflybaby.com/calendar2.html...
  6. New one coming out in a month or so. Ron...

    New one coming out in a month or so.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Chuck Slusarczyk Passes

    Legendary ultralight developer Chuck Slusarczyk died today (September 29). Chuck was an inaugural member of the EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame, and had a store of tremendous stories. His CGS Aviation...
  8. You've got good eyes. Flying wires are on the...

    You've got good eyes. Flying wires are on the BOTTOM of the wing. My landing wires are original. :-)

    The gun is a replica of an 18th century "swivel gun," a small cannon that could be clamped to...
  9. Happy "Talk Like a Pirate Day", Ye Lubbers....

    9300
    Ron Wanttaja
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    Budd Davisson to the EAA Hall of Fame!

    Haven't seen a mention in these forums yet, but aviation writer/Pitts expert/Bearhawk guru Budd Davisson has been named to the EAA Homebuilder's Hall of Fame:
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    Well, duh. Started have problems with my desktop...

    Well, duh. Started have problems with my desktop going to the site. In desperation, I re-read this thread. Saw Elayna's comment about adding the "s" to http, did so, and problems disappeared on...
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    Usually, I prefer to have at least 40 or 50...

    Usually, I prefer to have at least 40 or 50 accidents for reliable analyses. I've got only 19 Aerovee accidents in my database, but I'll give a summary.

    My processes slice the cause information a...
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    Hard to beat the reliability record of the O-200....

    Hard to beat the reliability record of the O-200. It's tied (with the Rotax 912) for the lowest rate of mechanical issues in my 1998-2020 accident database. The auto-based engines have...
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    Oh, yes... my Windows 7 box has a solid state C:...

    Oh, yes... my Windows 7 box has a solid state C: drive and a 1 TB hard disk for data. The improvement in boot-up time is amazing.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Other than a Surface laptop, I don't have a...

    Other than a Surface laptop, I don't have a Windows 10/11 box to fiddle with. This is why I'm considering picking up one and using a KVM switch to go between my Windows 7 and a Windows 11 box. If I...
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    My Ipad has developed the same...

    My Ipad has developed the same condition...previous login not remembered. Still no issue with my desktop (Windows 7), phone (Android), or Kindle Fire (Android).

    Ron "Yes I have a lot of screens"...
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    I've had great technical counselors in the...

    I've had great technical counselors in the chapters I'm in.

    As far as compensation, I used to have an A&P friend who'd do the condition inspection on my airplane for free. Every year, I'd give...
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    I have several tools I use regularly that aren't...

    I have several tools I use regularly that aren't compatible with Windows 10, and compatible versions aren't available.

    An example is Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0. I wrote a graphic orbit analysis...
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    Good news and bad news. I'd applied for this...

    Good news and bad news.

    I'd applied for this back in May, and never heard back from Solidworks. I reapplied in June. Still nothing. July. Nope.

    In desperation, I applied via a seldom-used...
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    I have a similar issue with a Surface laptop...

    I have a similar issue with a Surface laptop running Windows 10, using the Edge browser. "Remember Me" doesn't work, and when I enter my user name and password and click Return, the password erases...
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    Hal, I initially tried to find these using the...

    Hal, I initially tried to find these using the "Shop" link on the EAA web page:

    https://www.eaa.org/Shop

    Using "Glider" as a search term only came with with Paul Dye's book and a manual on...
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    Aircraft Spruce has them.... ...

    Aircraft Spruce has them....

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/13-40615.php?gclid=CjwKCAjw0dKXBhBPEiwA2bmObeJNN14XF1FwmpeaVDqYP6IIbvMrqvEHtIi94ZWRO2AywSi1-okf2RoCx2sQAvD_BwE

    Ron...
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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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