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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...
  4. 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,...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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,...
  8. 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...
  9. 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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    Every Man a Tiger

    Been pretty quiet here, figured to tell this story.

    Had some repairs to do on the left wing of my Fly Baby a couple of months back. My airplane has a long (~40in) inspection panel down the middle...
  11. Dale has it correct, of course. For those who...

    Dale has it correct, of course. For those who want the regulation, it's 14CFR Part 1:

    Light-sport aircraft means an aircraft, other than a helicopter or powered-lift that, since its original...
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    I presume the area you're wanting to work on is...

    I presume the area you're wanting to work on is the unpainted area in the photo. With the exhaust pipes running parallel to it, what about heat? Will the fiberglass tolerate it? It's one thing to...
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    Not specifically, here, but we would all like to...

    Not specifically, here, but we would all like to hear your progress and try to give you advice as needed. Even if NOT needed. :-)

    There is a separate biplane forum, not affiliated with EAA.
    ...
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    I've just been involved as a writer; can't really...

    I've just been involved as a writer; can't really speak to the business side. AVweb has been in operation for quite a while, they've apparently got it figured out.

    When most people think of, for...
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    I think the costs associated with print magazines...

    I think the costs associated with print magazines have gone up so much, it's tough to make a hard-copy Experimenter break even (though as Kyle mentioned, we were promised the same content in SA).
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    And here I thought this thread was about how...

    And here I thought this thread was about how dinosaurs had trouble maintaining their homebuilts....
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    Hardly worth the effort, then....:-) Ron...

    Hardly worth the effort, then....:-)

    Ron Wanttaja
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    No, but I expect they have to start SOMEwhere.......

    No, but I expect they have to start SOMEwhere....

    Ron Wanttaja
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    This Might be Useful to Warbird Restorers

    https://digitalcollections.museumofflight.org/items/show/50155

    It's the flight operating instructions for a B-36A.

    Things were different back then....here's how you use the emergency nose gear...
  20. Bowers Fly Baby Plans Now Available for Free Download

    When he passed away, Pete Bowers donated his entire collection to Seattle's Museum of Flight. One of the original sets of plans was part of the donation.

    The Museum of Flight has scanned in the...
  21. Thread: Copyrights

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    It's a thorny issue. First keep in mind that...

    It's a thorny issue.

    First keep in mind that EVERYTHING someone writes is, technically, copyrighted. Copyright laws exist to support the generators of content, and they don't have to add a formal...
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    Thanks Craig. Thought that was the case, but...

    Thanks Craig. Thought that was the case, but it's good to get confirmation.

    I did notice the call out for the -5 for 1/8" wire. My aft flying wires will be 1/8", and the wires are rated at...
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    MS2125X Turnbuckles and You

    I'm doing a complete replacement of the flying wires, turnbuckles, shackles, and anchor plates on my Fly Baby.

    Pete designed the airplane 60 years ago, back when men were men, airplanes were...
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    Probably turned out that Cory’s report was wrong....

    Probably turned out that Cory’s report was wrong. The number of people who had already read it was probably pretty low.

    Ron Wanttaja
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    "There's a fine line between a bomb and a rocket....

    "There's a fine line between a bomb and a rocket. And the finer the line, the better the rocket...."

    Ron Wanttaja
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