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    I think DelFleet Evolution is what used to be...

    I think DelFleet Evolution is what used to be Deltron. My Howard was painted with Deltron, looked great, easy to use. It did crack either side of the ribs on the horizontal stab but that was after...
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    Itís the same backplate and connector as a GTX32....

    Itís the same backplate and connector as a GTX32. I had to steel the one from my 327 to use on my 32. eBay is your best bet.


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    Mine is inside a metal T hangar, IĒm the third...

    Mine is inside a metal T hangar, IĒm the third hangar down on a line of about 10 or 12 nested T hangars. The power receptacle are on the inside corners where the tail goes so just about 1/3 in from...
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    I question the accuracy of the temperature...

    I question the accuracy of the temperature reading from the SwitcheOn unit. Current temp at HGR is 44 degrees, my hangar is a plain metal T hangar with no insulation and it is a solid overcast so not...
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    Thanks for the warning. I'll try it in real cold...

    Thanks for the warning. I'll try it in real cold to see how it does. It does have tip over protection and I put it on a piece of sheet metal so it is off the carpet. So far we've only been down to...
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    Installed a SwitcheOn last week. One leg to the...

    Installed a SwitcheOn last week. One leg to the two pad heaters on the PA-30 engines and the other leg on a cheap Amazon 500/800W heater in the cabin set to 500W. Night before flying turn on the...
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    To Bobís point about using epoxy adhesive, I...

    To Bobís point about using epoxy adhesive, I doubt you could get the inside of the 70+ year old tubing clean enough to get sufficient adhesion and there is no way to check that. Either from corrosion...
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    Donít forget the two aircraft that had failed...

    Donít forget the two aircraft that had failed rudders reported had larger engines with 82Ē props and were on floats without the required ventral fin and a beacon or strobe on the rudder. Prop blast...
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    No requirement for transponder or ADSB until you...

    No requirement for transponder or ADSB until you hit the 30 mile ring just like any other high density Class B airport. Lots of no radio and no transponder airplanes even under the B but outside the...
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    ADS-B and the DC SFRA

    The FRZ (pretty much the DCA 15 mile arc) is the area you canít go into, pretty much excluded to general aviation. The SFRA around the FRZ has specific entry and exit criteria and must be on a flight...
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    The Washington Baltimore Class B (defined by a 20...

    The Washington Baltimore Class B (defined by a 20 mile rings around BWI, IAD and DCA)has the 30 mile ring around it, anytime you are inside that ring with an aircraft that has ever had an engine...
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    Never could tell right from left, just push on...

    Never could tell right from left, just push on the one that makes it go straight!


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    Agree, but replacing just because it is ďbetterĒ...

    Agree, but replacing just because it is ďbetterĒ should be at owners discretion, not mandated. There are some simple inspections that could be accomplished to determine if the rudder still meets the...
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    When they wrote the NPRM they actually missed...

    When they wrote the NPRM they actually missed several models that have similar or the same rudders. Some things we have discovered since starting on this, bot airplanes that had the rudder fail in...
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    Concur with all of the above, and that holds not...

    Concur with all of the above, and that holds not only for EAB but for all other aircraft. Part 43 does not address Airworthiness Directives at all. The only place ADs are addressed outside Part 39 is...
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    Any aircraft that was originally Standard or...

    Any aircraft that was originally Standard or Restricted and was placed in Experimental Exhibition, Experimental R&D, Experimental Show Compliance, Experimental Market Survey, Experimental Crew...
  17. From FAA Order 8130.2J Paragraph 15-2 F....

    From FAA Order 8130.2J Paragraph 15-2 F. Type-Certificated Aircraft. Altering, repairing, or rebuilding type-certificated aircraft constitutes maintenance of a type-certificated aircraft under part...
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    Unfortunately the AC contradicts 39.5 and 43.1....

    Unfortunately the AC contradicts 39.5 and 43.1. In 43.1 it states that experimental aircraft are exempt from part 43 requirements unless that aircraft previously held a different type of...
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    Federal Register today has the 90 day extension...

    Federal Register today has the 90 day extension for comments.
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    For PARENTS, remove all sugar (and foods...

    For PARENTS, remove all sugar (and foods containing sugars) from the kids diet and about 80% of the problems go away. Sugar is the most adictive drug there is and can be the source of many behavioral...
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    Using the firewall can be handled just like using...

    Using the firewall can be handled just like using 60" forward of the LE, convert everything to the station you are using as the datum, or convert everything back to the original wing LE position (or...
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    Every STC says it is the installers...

    Every STC says it is the installers responsibility to determine comparability between previously installed alterations and the one you are installing. Read AC 20-188.


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    Landing gear has been the primary limiting factor...

    Landing gear has been the primary limiting factor on both gross weight STC projects Iíve been involved with. Next is controllability and CG range. In both cases, the CG range was not linear in that...
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    Yeah, but his new TriPlane has a Lycoming! ...

    Yeah, but his new TriPlane has a Lycoming!


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    When I do a weighing Iíll usually draw chalk...

    When I do a weighing Iíll usually draw chalk lines on the floor using a plumb Bob squares and even a laser. Then use a tape measure. Once I have the actual Iíll compare to either the TCDS or the W&B...
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