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    Buddy of mine dearly loved his Rockwell Commander...

    Buddy of mine dearly loved his Rockwell Commander 114. He had lavished all kinds of time and attention on it, making it cosmetically perfect, and modifying it to perfectly suit him. The interior...
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    Looks like the picture didn't make the trip... ...

    Looks like the picture didn't make the trip... ;-)
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    The little Grumman AA-1C was a hoot to fly. ...

    The little Grumman AA-1C was a hoot to fly. Super-responsive – you think "bank left" and it banked. Sweetest-flying airplane I ever flew.

    The most fun-to-fly helicopter I've ever flown was the...
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    If it's like most airplane locks, you probably...

    If it's like most airplane locks, you probably could have used a rusty screwdriver to unlock it... Kinda like my John Deere tractor - any key for any JD since about 1950 will fit right in and turn...
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    I'm not getting any "only secure content is...

    I'm not getting any "only secure content is shown" warnings, and I've stopped getting the "this website is not secure - are you sure you want to go there?" messages.

    Thanks, Steve, for getting...
  6. I think he was reacting to my "200-lb instructor...

    I think he was reacting to my "200-lb instructor (is there any other kind?)" comment.

    Hell, if I still weighed what I did in high school, I'd be proud of it, too! (Though my numbers would be a...
  7. I've owned a 7ECA with the O-200 for three years...

    I've owned a 7ECA with the O-200 for three years now. I bought it to have to fly while building the Bearhawk Patrol, and because it was light enough that I could fit my oversized butt and a 200-lb...
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    I'm a low-time tailwheel pilot (7ECA), and was...

    I'm a low-time tailwheel pilot (7ECA), and was taught both wheel and 3-point landing techniques during my TW training. My CFI strongly prefers wheel landings (former RV-6 owner), but after the...
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    I am absolutely no expert on this stuff, but I...

    I am absolutely no expert on this stuff, but I had always heard that the purpose of the avionics bus was to allow all the radios (the only sensitive electronics "back in the day") to be turned off...
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    I am absolutely not an expert on this subject. ...

    I am absolutely not an expert on this subject. But from reading a recent KitPlanes article, I understand the FAA has very recently begun to issue "Operating Limitations" for EAB that mandate...
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    From what I'm hearing from the folks who have...

    From what I'm hearing from the folks who have them (I do not), the main benefit is MUCH easier starting, negligible lead fouling, followed by the "no moving parts = no TBO" factor. Fuel savings are...
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    Several guys over on the Grumman Gang forum are...

    Several guys over on the Grumman Gang forum are using them. Not enough experience yet to form solid opinions on fuel burn and/or longevity, but first impressions are that they make starting a LOT...
  13. I do believe there is a trike gear option for the...

    I do believe there is a trike gear option for the Chipper...
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    Don't think there's much of a performance...

    Don't think there's much of a performance difference, but the fine wires are FAR more resistant to lead fouling, and should last easily 3X as long as the massive electrode plugs. There was a recent...
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    Hmmm. I just tries the "secure" (https://www....

    Hmmm. I just tries the "secure" (https://www. etc) version, and it looks like the old mailing lists from 20 years ago... Am I doing something wrong?
  16. My airplane lives just under the DFW Class Bravo,...

    My airplane lives just under the DFW Class Bravo, so I had no real choice but to install ADS-B OUT. I went with the Appareo Stratus ESG, with the optional "pass-thru" antenna and power connector for...
  17. Don't know much about them, but the SureFly EFI...

    Don't know much about them, but the SureFly EFI system recently received their STC for replacement of a single mag (certified engines/planes). Solid state, no moving parts, and uses the Slick...
  18. On my very first flight home after equipping my...

    On my very first flight home after equipping my new-to-me Commander 114 (IO-540), I was "on the fence" about whether to make another fuel stop before arriving at home. Using the newly installed EI...
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    Not meaning to start an argument, but I did not...

    Not meaning to start an argument, but I did not say there was a requirement for lights for Day VFR. I said if you want your Operating Limits to include "Night", our local DAR will require you to...
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    The reference to 650 and 600 in this thread are...

    The reference to 650 and 600 in this thread are concerning Kilograms, not pounds. That's 1430 and 1320 pounds, respectively.
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    Just an FYI... Our local DAR tells me that a...

    Just an FYI... Our local DAR tells me that a newly-completed Experimental – Amateur-Built aircraft must have both position and anti-collision lighting systems in order for the Operating Limits he...
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    At OSH a couple of years ago, a friend of mine...

    At OSH a couple of years ago, a friend of mine was hanging out in the ultralight area, talking to one of the vendors. They had a plane on display that had just been flown, so it wasn't tied down. A...
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    I did a lot of online research when I was...

    I did a lot of online research when I was searching for a small portable compressor to carry in our RV. Since it's primarily used to air up the tires before leaving a camping spot, I didn't want to...
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    Had this happen to me at Fort Ord, CA...

    Had this happen to me at Fort Ord, CA (now-defunct Army base near Monterey) when I was flying OH-58 helicopters for the Army. We took off one evening when the dew point and temp were very close, but...
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    For those interested in a digital inclinometer...

    For those interested in a digital inclinometer for experimentals (under $90): http://www.beliteaircraftstore.com/inclinometer-with-2-25-round-bezel/
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