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    Thanks much for the advice. If I were building a...

    Thanks much for the advice. If I were building a 4" instrument, I'd probably use a router. But I bought the Amazon 3" disks, because if I build any more instruments, most are probably going to be...
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    Ha! Might be worth it. Cost isn't that bad,...

    Ha! Might be worth it. Cost isn't that bad, especially the ones on Amazon.

    I thought it was too big (my glass specs at about 2.9"), but it made me think about my design. I'd completely forgotten...
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    That's a very good thought. Using the router...

    That's a very good thought. Using the router didn't occur to me, probably because they scare the bejesus out of me. But that would certainly work, and I have several types of laminate bits.

    This...
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    Yes, close, but yours at least has two arms. ...

    Yes, close, but yours at least has two arms. This is what I have:
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    Yes, but hole saws come in specific sizes, and I need something that'll be between the sizes. Their sizes are also the...
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    Looking for Ideas - Cutting Lexan Disks

    I'm trying to come up with a way to easily cut out disks of Lexan to a given diameter.

    A fly cutter would be ideal...but I don't want the center hole that a fly cutter normally produces. I want...
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    First question: Is the panel a picture, or is it...

    First question: Is the panel a picture, or is it three dimensional?

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Damn...yes, please! Always wanted to do...

    Damn...yes, please! Always wanted to do something like this, myself.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Never seen any reference to aerobatic time, other...

    Never seen any reference to aerobatic time, other than statements like, "an experienced acrobatic pilot"....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Because it was not relevant to the question I was...

    Because it was not relevant to the question I was asked. To recap: "Wes Liu suggested that I take a look at aerobatics-related accidents, specifically those that occur in airplanes not approved for...
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    Well, it's always hard making such a comparison;...

    Well, it's always hard making such a comparison; I've got about 4400 overall homebuilt accidents in my 1998-2018 database, but only a few dozen of each of several homebuilt types. But here's how the...
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    How much did you have to pay *her*? :-) Ron...

    How much did you have to pay *her*? :-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    You did, at that. I should have picked up on it....

    You did, at that. I should have picked up on it.

    Ron "I'm not going anywhere, anyway" Wanttaja
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    There are testing requirements for international...

    There are testing requirements for international flights, and Hawaii also requires a pre-trip COVID test. In fact, Hawaii requires *particular* tests, which are apparently offered only on the West...
  14. "You can install SOLIDWORKS on another computer...

    "You can install SOLIDWORKS on another computer you own by simply using the same instructions and serial number you obtained from our website. Our license permits installing on as many computers as...
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    I've heard the biggest side effect of the Covid...

    I've heard the biggest side effect of the Covid vaccine is that the recipient has to tell everyone he got the vaccine. :-)

    Got my first one yesterday (Pfizer), actually had a bit of reaction to it...
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    Since the accident (CEN19WA289) happened in...

    Since the accident (CEN19WA289) happened in Spain, the US NTSB will would not be involved unless requested by the Spanish authorities. As homebuilt accidents in the US are already lower priorities...
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    Eagle/Hawk Zipping By

    Had a GoPro bolted to the wing tiedown today. Had an eagle or a hawk go zipping by in the other direction. See about six seconds in:


    https://youtu.be/rMrrgGRNEAA

    Turn your volume down, I...
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    Actually, take a closer look at the picture...

    Actually, take a closer look at the picture Sasquatch posted. The dog is wearing a hearing protector, tied under his muzzle.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    Here's Sun-N-Fun's COVID policies. One would...

    Here's Sun-N-Fun's COVID policies. One would imagine AirVenture's will be similar, unless it's verified that the pandemic has been beaten down sufficiently.

    https://flysnf.org/covid-19-policy/
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    We don't yet know how the workshops at AirVenture...

    We don't yet know how the workshops at AirVenture will be affected. Likely, they will institute more distancing and work in tents with the sides up for ventilation. I believe Air Academy has its...
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    Well, it's probably less for the kids involved...

    Well, it's probably less for the kids involved than for the older folks (mostly retired) who teach at the sessions. It's hard to keep socially distant in a classroom environment where one's teaching...
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    I actually like it. It's a high box, so most...

    I actually like it. It's a high box, so most carriers will be able to stand up inside. That makes it easier to work in as well as load. The huge windshield and the high seating position gives the...
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    I think the possibility is essentially zero that...

    I think the possibility is essentially zero that EAA will require attendees to have proof of vaccination.

    I think the possibility that EAA will require volunteers to have proof of vaccination is...
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    Oshkosh 2021 checklist: 1. Chapter cap 2. ...

    Oshkosh 2021 checklist:

    1. Chapter cap
    2. Raincoat
    3. Sunscreen
    4. Tinfoil hat.....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    I had a '64 VW at first, then a '74. Still think...

    I had a '64 VW at first, then a '74. Still think of them as great little cars. Eventually I "worked up" to a 1974 "Thing." Now THAT was a POS. But when I listed it for sale, I had folks lining...
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