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    Got my renewal close to the expiration of my...

    Got my renewal close to the expiration of my policy and it had typos. They had left out a couple zeros in my tailwheel time and it required training plus the price had doubled. I sent it back and by...
  2. Waterborne paint is more than 50% polyester...

    Waterborne paint is more than 50% polyester resin,every single one made and nobody denied it. Poly is a mechanical bond,not chemical. I suspect that's the root of the adhesion problems. If your...
  3. I understand you have skin in the game but...

    I understand you have skin in the game but waterborne is extremely toxic and only mildly better than solvent. It's also not magic or a new special material. In fact it's mostly fiberglass resin or...
  4. I could write a book on waterborne paint failures...

    I could write a book on waterborne paint failures but the two main causes are poor prep work and trapped humidity. All it takes is a humid day to double the dry times and if it doesn't dry correctly...
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    They should also include ruff off airport ops in...

    They should also include ruff off airport ops in the flight test program. Could prevent issues popping up later from real stol pilots plopping it in some butt pucker,which will happen. And a split...
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    That's a double gurney flap and would that be...

    That's a double gurney flap and would that be considered a bandaid? I guess you could design it in but all the helo examples I know of it was an after thought to correct a problem.
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    I hope the speed demons at vans don't lose sight...

    I hope the speed demons at vans don't lose sight of what a bush plane is used for and accidentally make it too fast for real stol work.
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    I know they're almost three years behind but it...

    I know they're almost three years behind but it only takes a few extra orders to put a company in that spot. If you look at what they've done so far making ruffley fifteen hundred kits based off and...
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    Was your first flight not stall practice? I would...

    Was your first flight not stall practice? I would assume installation instructions would call that out as the last step to completion. In reality figuring out your planes new performance parameters...
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    Real close.You could put those in a pile of...

    Real close.You could put those in a pile of Stinson parts and most people wouldn't know the difference.
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    That 12.6 gph at 75% is a guesstimate and it...

    That 12.6 gph at 75% is a guesstimate and it clearly states they can change that information at anytime. Only way to increase efficiency like that would produce Temps and pressures that would melt...
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    If I had to guess the suspension is probably...

    If I had to guess the suspension is probably very similar to a
    Stinson with a pivot point and internal struts.
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    Looks alot nicer up close and seems to have some...

    Looks alot nicer up close and seems to have some good features.
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    It looks like a kit plane. Kinda has that square...

    It looks like a kit plane. Kinda has that square sonex look. I guess there's a unspoken rule that stol planes have to look like jeeps no matter who makes them.
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    The older ones in my shop say the same thing but...

    The older ones in my shop say the same thing but the new ones come with brazil origin. Atleast the last two I bought.
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    Far as I can tell Champion is made in Brazil,k&n...

    Far as I can tell Champion is made in Brazil,k&n in China and Tempest in the USA. Everyone should always buy the Tempest.
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    Pma is just a legal copy of a part and can...

    Pma is just a legal copy of a part and can substitute that part. You can't (stc) a pma of a part if someone already owns said stc for that specific model. Unfortunately you must have permission from...
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    Weight is the enemy and creativity is heavy.

    Weight is the enemy and creativity is heavy.
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    Sucks he left five kids and a beautiful wife...

    Sucks he left five kids and a beautiful wife behind. Can't help but to feel for them. I will say it's hard to quantify risk and I still feel like motorcycles are the most dangerous by far. I think...
  20. You might be suprised at the faa tower coverage...

    You might be suprised at the faa tower coverage and it just takes one quick ping to create a record. In my case being less than ten miles from a military base every ping,call and radar is recorded. I...
  21. Faa records and stores all flight data in...

    Faa records and stores all flight data in controlled airspace and 978&1090 contacts. When your 978 initially pings a tower that tail number is stored and can be connected to a anonymous flight. So...
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