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  1. 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...
  6. 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...
  12. 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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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is my...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it is my understanding that instruments for an experimental do not require TSO approval. Isn't that why so many experimentals are flying with nothing but a non-TSO'ed...
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    OK, I'll be the one to ask, since I'm obviously...

    OK, I'll be the one to ask, since I'm obviously "clueless" here... What the heck is a "cub clue?"
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    I don't know him personally, but have met him and...

    I don't know him personally, but have met him and heard him talk at several forums. He is a bit of a showman, in my opinion, but makes some valid points, if you can sift the wheat from the chaff. ...
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    I clarified CourierGuy's statement above... :-)

    I clarified CourierGuy's statement above... :-)
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    I'm in 100% agreement with Crash on this point......

    I'm in 100% agreement with Crash on this point... I would have preferred to use non-ethanol MoGas if it were reasonably available around here... But none of the airports (within range) carried it...
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    Since the OP appears to be now operating an O-200...

    Since the OP appears to be now operating an O-200 engine...

    If you want to get anywhere near "book" performance with your O-200, you will need to learn to lean the engine. In cruise flight at...
  20. Yes, shape and chord matters when it comes to...

    Yes, shape and chord matters when it comes to propellers.

    I think I've told the story before, but I had a Grumman Traveler with a brand new McCauley cruise prop. During my annual inspection, the...
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    Hmmm... I wonder if the FAA has really...

    Hmmm... I wonder if the FAA has really considered the long-term implications of this idiotic decision by an overreaching, overzealous beaurocrat... If the FAA can revoke someone's DPE status for...
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    I agree with your "fooling yourself" comment,...

    I agree with your "fooling yourself" comment, 100%.

    One of the great things about most of these "gizmos" (and their myriad of functions) is that you can disable everything you don't want to see. ...
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    If you're landing with no obstacles to clear, I...

    If you're landing with no obstacles to clear, I would agree that flying as close to stall speed as the wind conditions will allow, and using power to control the last few feet of descent may well...
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    When I was flying the 7ECA (no flaps), I made a...

    When I was flying the 7ECA (no flaps), I made a point of explaining to any passengers (including other pilots) that I would be using a slip on final approach to scrub off any extra altitude. I would...
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    The actual makeup of the fabric is "proprietary"...

    The actual makeup of the fabric is "proprietary" so they don't publish the "recipe." It does have UV protection built in, and they've got test panels sitting out in the sun for years and years that...
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