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    The key to keeping a dH airplane flying is...

    The key to keeping a dH airplane flying is lowering the nose. In that video, as Stewart suggested, when the plane appears in the climb, he’s already losing it, nose high and out of ideas. Aileron...
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    When it comes to fasteners, be sure to consider...

    When it comes to fasteners, be sure to consider the galvanic table. Put stainless in contact with aluminum, and IF there’s galvanic corrosion, the aluminum will corrode.

    So, if you go there,...
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    Jim, This definitely sounds like an impedance...

    Jim,
    This definitely sounds like an impedance mismatch. Most aviation headsets are high impedance, while most non aviation stuff is low impedance. Plug a high impedance headset into a low...
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    Spelled Evert’s actually. Great outfit, this...

    Spelled Evert’s actually. Great outfit, this delivering 14,500 lbs of building materials to remote lake.61989

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    And, of course one should understand that,...

    And, of course one should understand that, certainly while carrying passengers for hire, or if you value your own hide, you should NOT be operating right on that edge.
    Accident report should read: ...
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    Would be interesting to know who was flying...

    Would be interesting to know who was flying during the “hard landing”, but no way to know.

    Pretty bizarre accident in any case.

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    I have run both Goodyears and Dessers/Airtracs on...

    I have run both Goodyears and Dessers/Airtracs on Cessna 185s. I found that, while the Goodyears cost a bit more, they outlasted the Dessers by almost double. And, the Goodyears I've had in past...
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    I was checked out in the Beaver by a very...

    I was checked out in the Beaver by a very experienced deHavilland pilot. We did lots of stalls, plus executing quite steep turns. His mantra was: “Never try to turn a Beaver close to the ground...
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    I was checked out in the Beaver by a very...

    I was checked out in the Beaver by a very experienced deHavilland pilot. We did lots of stalls, plus executing quite steep turns. His mantra was: “Never try to turn a Beaver close to the ground...
  10. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    Did anyone else notice the gurney flap on...

    Did anyone else notice the gurney flap on trailing edge of stabilizer?

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    At the University, I tried to get students out...

    At the University, I tried to get students out (generally after they'd completed their Private Certificate) in marginal weather at least once on a low level VFRish flight. This was northern...
  12. Part of the warbirds decision, that required...

    Part of the warbirds decision, that required flight instructors to be “qualified” to instruct in Experimental aircraft.

    my approval came as a response to an email to an FAA person in Florida (poor...
  13. Bob, All I can say is good luck. There seems...

    Bob,

    All I can say is good luck. There seems to be nobody in the FAA, right up to the Administrator, who will overturn ANYthing another FAA employee has disapproved. Witness the Biplanes Inc...
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    Good work, Bill!! Nicely done. I would like to...

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    One other point: The FAA is woefully slow in...

    One other point: The FAA is woefully slow in issuing “permanent” certificates these days. So, it’s possible the gent had a “temporary” Private Pilot certificate in his pocket. Certificate action...
  16. Thread: The Future?

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    So, we can make a Carbon Cub that sells for,...

    So, we can make a Carbon Cub that sells for, what? $600 K?

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    Your best bet may be a speaker that someone has...

    Your best bet may be a speaker that someone has removed. If I could remove mine easily, you'd be welcome to it.....useless weight.

    That said, most aircraft audio I've been around operates at...
  18. I just saw this thread. A gent from South Africa...

    I just saw this thread. A gent from South Africa landed today in Bozeman due to thunderstorms on his route toward Sheridan. He’s moving the plane from Seattle to Virginia.

    To the point: After...
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    Hmmmm, would this be the former Canadian Bo...

    Hmmmm, would this be the former Canadian Bo Bennett, who was once an Olympic gymnast? If so, haven’t heard of or from him in a long time. Glad to hear he’s well……he is a class character, and a heck...
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    WTB: Original PA-12 tanks were made from terne plate...

    Original PA-12 tanks were made from terne plate and joints were soldered, I believe. If those tanks didn’t leak, fine, but many that were removed from the plane and re installed leaked because the...
  21. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    Actually, those are some Huge flaps. ...

    Actually, those are some Huge flaps.

    Interesting looking gear as well. Look at this photo, zoom in on gear attach, it’s got some sort of shock system where the gear attaches.

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  22. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    The thing I don't like about the Rans S-21 is the...

    The thing I don't like about the Rans S-21 is the very short wing. Randy explained during the design process that he wasn't comfortable making the wing longer without going to two wing struts per...
  23. Thread: Van's RV-15

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    So, you guys are critiquing the LOOKS of a new...

    So, you guys are critiquing the LOOKS of a new plane, based soley on a short video..... Interesting.

    I've seen enough of Van's designs up close and personal that I'll wait to see the "finished...
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    It is entirely possible they were landing at low...

    It is entirely possible they were landing at low tide.....HUGE tides thereabouts, so should have been a lot of beach showing. Problem is, unless you're on your game, those steep beaches can be...
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    There’s a lesson here for us all. Pre flight...

    There’s a lesson here for us all. Pre flight checks can save lives. What a terrible loss. RIP to a great aviator.

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