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  1. I wonder how in the world he would claim he knew...

    I wonder how in the world he would claim he knew those people were not abused... He may have believed that to be the case. He may have even strongly believed that to be the case. But unless he was...
  2. The EAA runs the Young Eagles program, and their...

    The EAA runs the Young Eagles program, and their requirements are pretty basic: valid PPL or higher, current for carrying passengers, has completed the Youth Protection Program training course...
  3. On the other hand, the fact that the Young Eagles...

    On the other hand, the fact that the Young Eagles program is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association should be a clue that the flights might well be conducted in experimental aircraft... ...
  4. Wow! That was a surprise! The quoted section...

    Wow! That was a surprise! The quoted section above is from the "Prohibited Activities" section of the BSA Policy document. The way I read that, flying is a prohibited activity, regardless of the...
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    I've got no beef with the guys that trailer their...

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    There's the "inspection" and then there's...

    There's the "inspection" and then there's "correcting issues"... The last IA I used had a flat-charge for the inspection ($595 for a Champion 7ECA, IIRC), assuming I brought the airplane in already...
  7. The footnote on your PAPR clearly states "the...

    The footnote on your PAPR clearly states "the above FP ID Mismatch field can be disregarded when no flight plan was filed for the associated flight." So, unless you were on a flight plan at the...
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    Not at all my experience with helicopters... ...

    Not at all my experience with helicopters... Sure, they could fly once you were moving forward - but that's not "flying" in a helicopter... It's that whole "hovering thing" that makes you a...
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    I was stationed in S Korea back in the late 70's....

    I was stationed in S Korea back in the late 70's. One of the Cobra pilots in my unit spend almost his entire 13-month deployment building a beautiful RC helicopter – a model of the Bell 222. That...
  10. Our chapter has a few "interesting" planes that...

    Our chapter has a few "interesting" planes that everyone wants to fly in... Probably the most-requested one is the "Stagger-EZ" that just looks "too cool for school" (according to the 10-year-old...
  11. My local EAA chapter wasn't doing Young Eagle...

    My local EAA chapter wasn't doing Young Eagle flights when I joined (~10 years ago). I inquired, and was told there had been some bad experiences, and the leadership was "against it." I spoke to...
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    I don't agree that ADS-B Out has no benefit to...

    I don't agree that ADS-B Out has no benefit to the equipped airplane. As Skywagon8A himself points out, it is a benefit to the equipped plane if OTHER airplanes "see" him and are able to "avoid"...
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    The attachment links aren't working for me, but...

    The attachment links aren't working for me, but the pictures look great! It's hard for me to fathom only 1000 hours for any Bearhawk build. You are THE MAN! (I had over 1000 hours into mine when I...
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    Belite has a true "vane-type" AOA in their...

    Belite has a true "vane-type" AOA in their Radiant line of instruments. I purchased one, but have not yet installed it, so I can't give a full-on pirep. I'm putting it on a mount that will place...
  15. Here's a link to an AOPA article...

    Here's a link to an AOPA article that discusses a technique for "automatically" establishing "max trim glide," which is very close to best glide airspeed – and without having to do a lot of mental...
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    My airplane stalls around 28 mph, so landing in...

    My airplane stalls around 28 mph, so landing in strong winds can be "sporty" at best. So whenever there's a stiff crosswind, I also use the "diagonal across the runway" to get on the ground with...
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    Well, not quite PFM, but it can seem pretty...

    Well, not quite PFM, but it can seem pretty close...

    For systems that have pitot/static, magnetometer, and GPS, they take the airspeed, GPS ground speed, magnetic heading, and GPS track, apply...
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    Ignorance is bliss... until it isn't. ...

    Ignorance is bliss... until it isn't.

    Personally, just as with weight and balance situations, I'd rather know what's going on.

    I think part of the challenge with "good instrumentation" is...
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    Very cool! You should be very proud of this...

    Very cool! You should be very proud of this accomplishment. Seems like just yesterday you were starting the build, and I've followed the entire process. Great job, and great way to document it. ...
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    I live in a small town, and my (rural) street...

    I live in a small town, and my (rural) street address is a Private Road, so USPS cannot legally deliver to the house, only to a mailbox on a post at the nearest county-maintained road. That's about...
  21. It's a challenging area, for sure! I'm the...

    It's a challenging area, for sure!

    I'm the Young Eagles coordinator for my local EAA chapter. The EAA allows for 8-18 year olds to participate in Young Eagle flights, and that's what's covered...
  22. My local DAR told me the same thing... I elected...

    My local DAR told me the same thing... I elected to keep the "traditional" strobes that came on my airplane instead of replacing them with LED position lights that would have been "non-approved." ...
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    Having just completed the first "condition...

    Having just completed the first "condition inspection" on my experimental light sport, I know EXACTLY what Steve meant here about pushing one outside and lighting it on fire...

    It wasn't when I...
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    The difference between sitting outdoors in Alaska...

    The difference between sitting outdoors in Alaska versus sitting outdoors in the South is the number of thunderstorms that are likely to pound your aircraft with hail. Here in the greater Dallas...
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    I believe the rivet line you are seeing is where...

    I believe the rivet line you are seeing is where the aluminum skin attaches to the spar extrusion, not the splice joint itself... The leading edge "D-extrusion" is a single, solid piece.

    As for...
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