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    Why do you believe electric retractable slats are...

    Why do you believe electric retractable slats are better than automatic slats which open and close as needed when the AoA calls for them?
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    This may be true however, you may find the...

    This may be true however, you may find the builder assist program must have the FAA's blessing. An individual just employing Joe Blow to assist him in the construction is likely not acceptable. This...
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    Flying to Oshkosh. ...

    Flying to Oshkosh.

    https://youtu.be/qqTY446hXzs
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    There are other limitations than just not getting...

    There are other limitations than just not getting the repairman's certificate. There are workarounds which defeat the intent of Amateur-built. If too many people abuse the regulations eventually...
  5. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    This is the team at Bushliner:...

    This is the team at Bushliner: https://bushliner.com/meet-the-team/ There does appear to be a variety of experiences among them. Just because one of them is "about 25 years old" he shouldn't be put...
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    Those who don't know, don't know they don't know.

    Those who don't know, don't know they don't know.
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    Why would a J-3 want to do that?

    Why would a J-3 want to do that?
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    Don't forget the battery weight. Where is it now...

    Don't forget the battery weight. Where is it now mounted? Place it next to the engine.
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    SO? Do a weight and balance computation, build a...

    SO? Do a weight and balance computation, build a longer engine mount and extend the cowl to match. What's the big deal?
  10. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    Likely all three with an entirely new family of...

    Likely all three with an entirely new family of high wing airplanes.
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    If the fuel pump fails at wot, you just turn on...

    If the fuel pump fails at wot, you just turn on the boost pump. That is what it is for.
    Do not be concerned with the gravity flow. You have a "pumped" system and do meet those requirements.
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    Do the flow test again with the electric pump...

    Do the flow test again with the electric pump running. You will likely be happy with the results.
    Also lower the prop setting.
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    Is that prop a constant speed or ground...

    Is that prop a constant speed or ground adjustable? Adjust the low pitch stop to a lower blade angle for more static rpm. If it has a governor, back out the high rpm stop screw for more rpm.
    Did...
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    If his engine is producing 195 hp(?), he should...

    If his engine is producing 195 hp(?), he should be flowing about 29-30 gph with the aux pump running. 195*0.9=175.5/6=29.25 gph.
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    Sounds to be too low. Do you have the pressurized...

    Sounds to be too low. Do you have the pressurized fuel cap vents? That will help.

    This is the FAA requirement for certified airplanes:
    CAR 3
    3.434 Fuel flow rate for gravity feed systems. The...
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    By the same token, if it were not for the very...

    By the same token, if it were not for the very rich throwing money at wild hairs like the Patey brothers are doing, where would the guys with limited means be able to weed out ideas they would...
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    Such a deal! Now we will get the opportunity to...

    Such a deal! Now we will get the opportunity to buy some more STCs for the privilege of paying 60-85 cents more for a gallon of av-gas which is already expensive. :evil: I can see it now when...
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    Whenever I used a 150 Super Cub for SES training,...

    Whenever I used a 150 Super Cub for SES training, I manually restricted the throttle with my hand so the student was forced to learn the procedure rather than being catapulted airborne.
  19. Thread: TSO Com?

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    Web, Bob has been reporting these issues for a...

    Web,
    Bob has been reporting these issues for a long time. Why does he have no interference when away from his local airport, then when he returns home the interference begins again? I recall he...
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    Jimbo, Can you temporarily isolate the MP gauge...

    Jimbo, Can you temporarily isolate the MP gauge from the airframe by hanging it below the panel on the end of some string? This would help in determining whether it is an engine, airframe or...
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    More questions, is the needle just fluttering or...

    More questions, is the needle just fluttering or is it moving at a high rate? Does the frequency change with an rpm change or airplane speed change? Is there an audible variation noted? This may not...
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    Did this just start or has it been happening all...

    Did this just start or has it been happening all along? Where is the manifold line connected to the engine? If this is a new happening and the pick up is on one cylinder, check for a leaky intake...
  23. Congressional bills to eliminate the LODA

    Since the FAA won't fix it, perhaps Congress will?...
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    These pumps are not serviceable other than the...

    These pumps are not serviceable other than the filter screen. Where is this diode mounted? Was is for your particular aircraft's installation?

    56873 ...
  25. Thread: Big Tail

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    Does it have lifting eyes on the top of the...

    Does it have lifting eyes on the top of the cabin? If so, it likely has the factory seaplane kit. The big tail is part of the seaplane kit.
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