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    I recall studying the regs in detail when I was...

    I recall studying the regs in detail when I was re-doing my -12 ten years ago. And I determined that "IFR certified" and "IFR legal" are two different things. I determined that I can be "IFR...
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    Haha! Yeah, I'm not so highly experienced as a...

    Haha! Yeah, I'm not so highly experienced as a lot of guys, but to gather some info I want to glance at an instrument - not study its "fine-print". On the other hand everything is in one place,...
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    Yeah, probably. I've never used one so hadn't...

    Yeah, probably. I've never used one so hadn't thought of that. Thanks.
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    That tension callout on pg 8 isn't clear to me. ...

    That tension callout on pg 8 isn't clear to me. "62 lb, +- 2 lb". How is one supposed to measure that?
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    It'll be interesting to see what Dynon does...

    It'll be interesting to see what Dynon does...
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    Yeah, could be. Unfortunately I don't know...

    Yeah, could be. Unfortunately I don't know enough to offer an opinion on that! Oh wait - "fortunately". Ha!
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    Near the trailing edge the top and bottom...

    Near the trailing edge the top and bottom contours of the wing are very nearly linear. So there's really no shape to play with there. If I'm understanding you correctly - - -
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    I don't have any advice that might be considered...

    I don't have any advice that might be considered sophisticated, but - - I've owned this plane for more than 45 years, and have changed diaphragms twice. Once because one ruptured on a short...
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    Super-12.com. Steve has the tooling for this...

    Super-12.com. Steve has the tooling for this gear. Superb workmanship.
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    Actually, I gave that considerable thought as I...

    Actually, I gave that considerable thought as I was wiring the plane. I bundled wires that were anywhere close to the compass behind the panel such that their magnetic field vector would be...
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    Ah, ok. I originally had the vert card...

    Ah, ok. I originally had the vert card compass in the panel, and it swung within a couple degrees in all quadrants. But gradually over time that changed. "North" was always to the left and...
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    Well, that was partly in jest - I used to own and...

    Well, that was partly in jest - I used to own and operate a machine shop, but since I sold the business I'm mostly back to being "innovative" - or borrowing friends' machines. I do like your post!
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    Sorry Gary, I'm not familiar with the...

    Sorry Gary, I'm not familiar with the terminology??
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    My vertical card compass is very close to...

    My vertical card compass is very close to accurate. I use it as a cross-check from GPS track, and to get an idea of wind direction / speed. It's between tubes near the left-fwd spar fitting...
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    By accident (aka science?) I came up with a...

    By accident (aka science?) I came up with a pretty good waste oil burner, in a plain ol' barrel stove. Just a container set on the bottom, with a relatively large height to width ratio - 2:1??. ...
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    Very cool. But - - - what should we...

    Very cool. But - - - what should we neanderthals with only hacksaw, hammer, and vise do?
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    Stewart, it's just 7th grade science - probly...

    Stewart, it's just 7th grade science - probly before that, but that's the lowest grade level I taught - science is about trying stuff to see what happens. That's where.

    You were asking about...
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    Check the TCDS. Or Bob Turner would know.

    Check the TCDS. Or Bob Turner would know.
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    FWIW, not much probly, my mag compass is very...

    FWIW, not much probly, my mag compass is very close and I maintain a paper chart subscription for my area.

    My primary is GPS, but iike backups for when the electrons rebel. Or go AWOL
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    Flew today for close to an hour. The oil never...

    Flew today for close to an hour. The oil never got above 160, and I have a vernatherm. It's in the low 40's outside. I think tape over the cooler is hard to improve on!
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    Larry - Maybe do some reading regarding...

    Larry - Maybe do some reading regarding Skew-T charts. Might be helpful - maybe??? You have the background to understand that stuff, but I don't.
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    Normal cruise downwind. Into the white arc...

    Normal cruise downwind. Into the white arc (below 80) for half-flaps on base, then gradually to three-point attitude or maybe slightly faster and full flaps on final. Modulate sink with power. ...
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    I don't think accuracy (true AOA) is very...

    I don't think accuracy (true AOA) is very important. But it seems that consistently and correctly indicating near-stall conditions with varying flap and slat deployments would be important - i.e....
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    I wonder if the probe needs to be out front of,...

    I wonder if the probe needs to be out front of, or at least close to the leading edge, to be accurate or at least consistent?
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    Bob, you sure have a way with words at times!:lol:

    Bob, you sure have a way with words at times!:lol:
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