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    Yes traditional private aviation is so far out of...

    Yes traditional private aviation is so far out of reach of the average joe that's it's not even on the spectrum of attainable pursuits. Add to it the headaches of dealing with the FAA and why would...
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    They're still out there but you need to look in...

    They're still out there but you need to look in different directions. I have a kid in his first year of college, his group project is to build an autonomous hovercraft that will have to complete a...
  3. His stories sound more like embellished airline...

    His stories sound more like embellished airline legends with a sprinkle of truth.
    I fly with many GenY new-hires at a large regional and can say I've not really seen any of that type behavior. Do I...
  4. Thread: 737 Max

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    He’s a Vanity Fair writer who did some flying at...

    He’s a Vanity Fair writer who did some flying at one time, not the aviation authority he sells himself as.
    He also wrote articles praising Airbus and their design for saving the “miracle on the...
  5. Thread: Reno Air Races

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    Carson, Minden, Truckee, Fallon would be the...

    Carson, Minden, Truckee, Fallon would be the nearest airports with tie-downs and rentals cars. You can land and park at RNO but not sure about getting a tie-down and cost, I see them using the...
  6. I wonder if the ACO office or DER will want...

    I wonder if the ACO office or DER will want engineering data with a repair plan? That could get really expensive.
    How about I submit>
    1) replace wing with serviceable wing.
    2) Sandblast and...
  7. This one is going all the way to REK, almost 11...

    This one is going all the way to REK, almost 11 hours.
    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74589
  8. Yes I'm finding this out with the Pacer project I...

    Yes I'm finding this out with the Pacer project I posted about on the other site. Reg denied twice. First time because previous owner checked destroyed. It wasn't wrecked at all, just had a runout...
  9. Experimental?

    What? What category, amateur built, exhibition, research?? I thought this was exactly what the FAA did not want to happen.
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    Not a bad price. They really are the ultimate...

    Not a bad price. They really are the ultimate cross country machine, I think we could get down to 18gph with power pulled way back and still do 150mph.
    Make sure those fuel selectors are snapped...
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    I had a '60 model with a partner, we were just...

    I had a '60 model with a partner, we were just time building and each put over 300 hours on that thing. I was the A&P and he was the instructor so a good arrangement. We had a similar panel so just...
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    42681https://news.yahoo.com/small-plane-crash-land...

    42681https://news.yahoo.com/small-plane-crash-lands-top-idaho-tree-pilot-161337676.html

    Whoops, not FB but you get the picture, I'm sure it's on FB somewhere.
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    In your house even! I hadn't thought of that. I...

    In your house even! I hadn't thought of that.
    I like the my radar app on the phone, it shows TFRs in bright yellow.
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    You got lucky, flying into MSP the other day...

    You got lucky, flying into MSP the other day approach ATC was desperately trying to contact a VFR type who blundering around KSGS oblivious to what was going on.
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    That's a good point, I can't remember if they are...

    That's a good point, I can't remember if they are one yet, most likely yes. I think I remember reading about the bushmaster mod on the PA20 where they just heat them up and bend'em down some to use...
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    Buy an Experimental?

    Just looking for some thoughts here.
    I ran into a "barn find experimental" clipwing cub recently while picking up another project (PA20). This is a amateur built supercub with clipped wings and...
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    Very nice! Reminds me of that single seat PA14.

    Very nice! Reminds me of that single seat PA14.
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    I don't know, it's a lot of money to tak a chance...

    I don't know, it's a lot of money to tak a chance on getting it certified EXAB. Maybe if the wings were built up and assembled with everything well documented you would get credit for that.
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    Beautiful project but...experimental...

    Beautiful project but...experimental certification will be a nightmare correct?
  20. 4128241283 A slat deployed in cruise VS a...

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    A slat deployed in cruise VS a clean wing.
  21. Your slats will work fine unless you start...

    Your slats will work fine unless you start dogfighting Cessna's.
    I'm more interested in why yours stay open some in cruise. I wonder if lowering the wing incidence 1 degree would see them shut and...
  22. As a lead mech at the US Navy adversary squadron...

    As a lead mech at the US Navy adversary squadron when they still flew A4 Skyhawks slats still give me nightmares. See they worked the same way these simple aerodynamic slats on cubs work, aerodynamic...
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    PA 18 95 model appears all over in the Piper...

    PA 18 95 model appears all over in the Piper Supercub parts manual, may be where it comes from.

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    The Beaver has a 125gal water tank hanging...

    The Beaver has a 125gal water tank hanging between the floats that can be refilled from lakes on the go, they talk about it more in depth in the video. It doesn't sound like much water and it's not...
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    My dad an myself stopped in there one day (by...

    My dad an myself stopped in there one day (by car) as my dad wanted to introduce me to one of the pilots he knew. We got a full tour of the operation and planes! Great bunch of pilots and first class...
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