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    So sorry to hear about your Pops. I pray you...

    So sorry to hear about your Pops. I pray you will find peace and solace, remembering all the good times you had together.

    I lost my dad 13 years ago, and sometimes it seems like just yesterday. ...
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    While actually in flight? Or just to have with...

    While actually in flight? Or just to have with you after you land?

    I used to fly Army observation helicopters. Trying to use even moderately-powerful binoculars in flight was an exercise in...
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    I had one of those "Moonbeam" quartz-halogen...

    I had one of those "Moonbeam" quartz-halogen lights on a Grumman Traveler I used to own. The light output was absolutely amazing – during the brief periods when it actually worked. The power module...
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    Here's a neat experiment in support of...

    Here's a neat experiment in support of WireWeinie's "faraday cage" argument: Find a nearby "big box" store that was built with "tilt-up concrete walls." Those walls are poured with rebar laced...
  5. Next time you're at (or near) sea level, take...

    Next time you're at (or near) sea level, take note of your EGT reading during full-rich takeoff. That reading becomes your "target EGT" when leaning for takeoff and during climb at pretty much ANY...
  6. Ironically, in a "GPS blackout" situation, the...

    Ironically, in a "GPS blackout" situation, the guy using an iPad / iPhone may be worlds better off than the guy with only an IFR WAAS GPS... Since around the iPhone 5 era, Apple devices (and most of...
  7. "When I was airplane shopping and saw a nice...

    "When I was airplane shopping and saw a nice airplane with an updated panel it just made me think how much weight I could save pulling all that stuff out."

    Interesting viewpoint... But one of the...
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    The only rationale I've heard for mounting relays...

    The only rationale I've heard for mounting relays "sideways" is in aerobatic aircraft, where high negative-G maneuvers could cause the "plunger" to close at a very inopportune time. For the "rest of...
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    Every once in a while, I like to intentionally...

    Every once in a while, I like to intentionally fly a REALLY tight pattern just to see how steep an approach I can make using a max-effort slip. I'm always amazed at just how well you can scrub off...
  10. There are two potential issues with sole reliance...

    There are two potential issues with sole reliance on and iPad...

    Issue #1) Overheating / shutdown: This used to be a more common occurrence than it is today. I've learned to keep the iPad in the...
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    Jonathan Battson flies an older "A" model...

    Jonathan Battson flies an older "A" model Bearhawk 4-place that he built. He has won the STOL competition down in New Zealand every year for the past 3-4 years, against all comers in the 2500+ GW...
  12. Now that right there was funny - I don't care who...

    Now that right there was funny - I don't care who you are...

    Personally, if I'm IFR, I wanna see a flight attendant, extending a drink toward me...

    But seriously, although I'm instrument...
  13. Done! Thanks for the heads-up!

    Done! Thanks for the heads-up!
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    My church is the disaster relief center for our...

    My church is the disaster relief center for our part of the county. A few years ago, when a F4/5 tornado tore through the area, I was part of the team going out and determining what people needed,...
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    People in Texas: "What is this 'long underwear'...

    People in Texas: "What is this 'long underwear' you speak of?"
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    Kind of fitting that the post got truncated like...

    Kind of fitting that the post got truncated like that... given what we've been going through.

    Bottom line is we made it through with no perceivable damage to the house. A couple of the attic-run...
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    I'm back online after our internet connection...

    I'm back online after our internet connection (and phone line) went down over a week ago. Using the "hot spot" on my cell phone to get access, now that I've got a full 1 bar of cell coverage. Feels...
  18. Thread: Cgr 30-p

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    And those "screen alerts" work well and are...

    And those "screen alerts" work well and are easily visible - IF the gauge is directly in front of you, or somewhere well within your normal scan pattern.

    Where the warning lights help (a lot, in...
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    Yep - those are the standard category, type...

    Yep - those are the standard category, type certified aircraft that meet the requirements to be flown and operated by a Light Sport pilot. While they do meet the eligibility rules to allow them to...
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    I am unaware of an aircraft category called...

    I am unaware of an aircraft category called "CLSA" unless you're referring to a standard type-certified aircraft that otherwise meets (and has continuously met) the requirements for operation by...
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    Actually that's not quite true... There are...

    Actually that's not quite true... There are multiple types of aircraft that qualify under the Light Sport rule. Only S-LSA (Special - Light Sport) fall into the category you're talking about. And...
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    I purchased a similar digital level, but in a...

    I purchased a similar digital level, but in a more "elongated" (6") form that would allow me to attach it to the prop with a couple of elastic bands so I can set the pitch on my ground-adjustable...
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    No manufacturer or manufacturing process is...

    No manufacturer or manufacturing process is perfect. Bad parts from suppliers (or even bad internally produced parts) sometimes make it into production series engines. But it's not like Lycoming...
  24. Thread: Zoleo

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    I didn't see it, but do they offer any sort of a...

    I didn't see it, but do they offer any sort of a "tracking" feature? I checked the knowledgebase, and found no mention of either "tracking" or "breadcrumbs".

    To me, that would be a non-starter...
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    Years ago, I was flying an Army OH-58A through...

    Years ago, I was flying an Army OH-58A through one of the MOAs around Edwards AFB. The controlling agency for the MOA contacted us, and said there were some fast-movers launching, and asked if we...
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