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    I second a stop at the War Eagles Museum at the...

    I second a stop at the War Eagles Museum at the Doņa Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa, New Mexico - surprisingly good!

    Tucson has the International Wildlife Museum as well as Old...
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    Talked to the company - interesting to learn from...

    Talked to the company - interesting to learn from one of the manufacturer's tech reps exactly what the difference is between the PC680 and J16. (Hint: I went with the PC680.)

    Question:

    Since it...
  3. Thread: E Books

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    Gang, These are excellent books with Cubs as...

    Gang,

    These are excellent books with Cubs as their main characters, but not available in e-book...yet. Hence, am requesting that everybody go to amazon and put in the requests that they become...
  4. Try http://www.de-aircraft.com/other.html D&E...

    Try http://www.de-aircraft.com/other.html

    D&E works fine for me.
  5. Thread: O200 or O235

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    The rings on an O-290D2 are Full Keystone (full...

    The rings on an O-290D2 are Full Keystone (full wedge). The rings on most O-320s are Half Keystone (half wedge). Even so, the rings should seat and not drop compression like that...

    The O-290 is a...
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    Oliver, I've used a Brother PT-2700 (now the...

    Oliver,
    I've used a Brother PT-2700 (now the PT-2730) to do everything from transport category to puddle jumpers. I use black on clear or white on clear mostly, with white on black used a lot on...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wrz20iLAEA A...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wrz20iLAEA A 17:35 minute video of the Brodie Landing System. Apparently sea trials/testing back in 1944. A bit slow in parts, but interesting nonetheless.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZpTm5LgHQA&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZpTm5LgHQA&feature=player_embedded#!
    video about Brodie Device

    These"carriers" were mentioned in various books and some of the guys who flew L4s in WWII and wrote...
  9. Thread: Safety Vest

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    Thanks, MTV! Found them at...

    Thanks, MTV! Found them at http://www.eaglesafety.net/Flotation/eagle_enterprises_safety_solutions_inflatable.html Just need to contact them now...
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    What DW said about mission for the plane. Might...

    What DW said about mission for the plane. Might be worthwhile to take a look at Just Aircraft's SuperSTOL. The Bearhawk Patrol is a good solid aircraft with an impressive cruise speed (compared to a...
  11. Thread: Safety Vest

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    Alex, a couple of questions: 1) Where did you...

    Alex, a couple of questions: 1) Where did you purchase the Sterns orange Nomex vest? 2) are the green vests also Nomex? Thanks, Tom
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    If you have to use rivnuts/rivet nuts, recommend...

    If you have to use rivnuts/rivet nuts, recommend you use only the keyed type and install them with a tiny dab of good adhesive (T88 or similar; super glue works okay too) carefully applied under the...
  13. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_DiscussionBoardTop...

    http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_DiscussionBoardTopic.aspx?boardid=147&id=1235&forumid=178&topicid=3074
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    Lev-O-Gage II - about $15. Just cut off the top - see link above.
  14. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    An easy and not too expensive way to get your...

    An easy and not too expensive way to get your jack screw set up is to just order it from D&E Aircraft http://www.de-aircraft.com/other.html Comes with yoke and jack screw. That's where I bought...
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    Lowrider, There's a Stinson L-5 in the hangar...

    Lowrider,

    There's a Stinson L-5 in the hangar next to mine that has the type of tailwheel you're talking about. Adds complexity and weight. I suggest going with a titanium tube spring and a Bob...
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    Nestor used one in his Slepcev Storch design....

    Nestor used one in his Slepcev Storch design. I've seen them on some other aircraft but can't remember where, either. A coil over with an adjustable rebound would be worth pondering....
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    Great video! Looking forward to the next one. ...

    Great video! Looking forward to the next one.

    Please give us more info about the drone and time lapsed camera stuff! PLEASE!

    Tom
  18. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    Thanks for the link Skywagon8a. Lowrider, ...

    Thanks for the link Skywagon8a.


    Lowrider,

    The O-290-D2 is the only -290 engine I'd consider. In this day & age, I wouldn't ever consider a ground power unit even if it was free. Your I.A. is...
  19. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    Hi Lowrider, Yes, the initial cost of top of...

    Hi Lowrider,

    Yes, the initial cost of top of the line Corvair is up there with a used Lyc/Cont, but when it's time to rebuild/overhaul it becomes a lot more economical, however, you can't go wrong...
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    Hi Clint, Various reasons, really. In a...

    Hi Clint,
    Various reasons, really. In a nutshell, simplified, the Luscombe has a NACA 23012 airfoil and only 140 sq. ft. wing area vs. 170 sq. ft. for the Bearhawk LSA. The Tcraft has +/- 184 sq....
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    Nice! Keep after it! Tom

    Nice! Keep after it!
    Tom
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    The thing that gets my attention is that we have...

    The thing that gets my attention is that we have local LEOs thinking they trump FAA authority and jurisdiction. The FAA sure seems to be allowing it's authority to be usurped a lot lately....
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    Thanks for the update, Larry. Understand they...

    Thanks for the update, Larry. Understand they want more inherent pressure to aid "break in". Was wondering if that might've had something to do with it. Standing by to see if they'll actually send...
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    Just the fact the we have some local law...

    Just the fact the we have some local law enforcement thinking they have the authority to shoot at/shoot down an aircraft of any sort is extremely disturbing and should be cause for great alarm for...
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    I used Keystone Instruments (Lock Haven, PA...

    I used Keystone Instruments (Lock Haven, PA 17745) and was quite happy with them. DG, Turn Coordinator and Attitude Gyro in Feb. They're on Darrel's list in this thread. Price depends upon what...
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