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    Sticky: I wish a few weeks back on one of my B-17 rides I...

    I wish a few weeks back on one of my B-17 rides I wish I had my camera in hand when I had just gotten up front into the nose of the plane and onto the bombardiers seat to look out the nose and see we...
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    I recently worked the EAA's most recent B-17 tour...

    I recently worked the EAA's most recent B-17 tour which was just 16 miles from where 909 crashed. During the multi day ground tour there were many people who were at BDL at the time of the crash as...
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    Sticky: Looks like the event was spectacular this year,...

    Looks like the event was spectacular this year, curious to see what direction this group goes to continue the energy and camaraderie that John brought together over the years. And Peter, that...
  4. Thread: Flightradar24

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    I expect they do but I thought the question at...

    I expect they do but I thought the question at hand was referring to Flight Radar 24.
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    I should add that I am not at any controlled...

    I should add that I am not at any controlled fields so my experience is limited.
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    How long a torque tube, just across the fuselage...

    How long a torque tube, just across the fuselage driving the inboard of a flap? Or out to the outer or middle flap hinge as well?
    The length is quite important in this case.
  7. Thread: Flightradar24

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    I am a "feeder" for FR24. This means I have an...

    I am a "feeder" for FR24. This means I have an ADS-B receiver here at my house in the hills that transmits data to Flight Radar. Nice system. The data is 1090 and MLAT but correct that our 978...
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    Every airport I have been a rotorcraft is to taxi...

    Every airport I have been a rotorcraft is to taxi out to the runway for departure and taxi back in from the runway after it's landing. The departure and landing and taxi do not require ground...
  9. Thread: 737 Max

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    It has to be interesting when the regulators are...

    It has to be interesting when the regulators are trying to keep up with advancing tech. How do they regulate what they do not know. Heck that makes it's own problem.
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    I hope so, that is what they fly on. The engines...

    I hope so, that is what they fly on. The engines are limited to 41" MP on 100LL but could pull 54" back in the day on 130 Oct.
    On that NTSB speech one uninformed speaker stated the engines were...
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    Yup, that will be a long carer for that kid.

    Yup, that will be a long carer for that kid.
  12. Thread: J-4 Cub Coupe

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    If you are just cutting length I use an abrasive...

    If you are just cutting length I use an abrasive wheel. They will cut with a good saw as well since most spring steel is not all that hard. But some are on the outside.
    I prefer a 6" thin wheel...
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    For what I see there is no direct problem with...

    For what I see there is no direct problem with the longerons that you are working with. But for the local loads where the aft float fittings would be added should you choose to reinforce the area I...
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    How close are Aeronca springs? A few years ago I...

    How close are Aeronca springs? A few years ago I was looking at Die springs to see if there were any current "off the shelf" springs available, I did not come to a conclusion but found that having...
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    On my J4 lookalike project I went up to 7/8...

    On my J4 lookalike project I went up to 7/8 longerons and most diagonals went up a diameter.
    The bending strength and especially the compression/ buckling resistance is many times stronger with a...
  16. Way back in time I was restoring a '35 cabin Waco...

    Way back in time I was restoring a '35 cabin Waco that had gone over on it's back. Originally this plane had an aluminum firewall which I wanted to reproduce. Having recently built two Experimental...
  17. The carbon matrix itself is fire resistant but...

    The carbon matrix itself is fire resistant but the resin matrix is not. There are formulations available that can perform the task but you will spend allot more than the few hundred for a sheet of Ti...
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    The Chinese might be able to do it right but it...

    The Chinese might be able to do it right but it is clear the students and Indians couldn't.
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    Does no one remember all the Airbus's that shed...

    Does no one remember all the Airbus's that shed their rudders. Airbus got away with claiming pilot error for a long time and way too many deaths until one Canadian pilot who lost the rudder at...
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    Sticky: I should try to stop by on my way down country...

    I should try to stop by on my way down country where I will be working a B-17 event but the timing will be off a few hours, oh well.
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    But they do not hold a candle to us tenured greys.

    But they do not hold a candle to us tenured greys.
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    Here are two shots taken at my event two weeks...

    Here are two shots taken at my event two weeks ago.
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    As with Sky's provided image, yes to controls on...

    As with Sky's provided image, yes to controls on both sides. As such if one man went down the other can take over.
    I probably did not get my description right.
    Each man has a specific flight duty,...
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    No just the one. Yes I think info about loosing...

    No just the one. Yes I think info about loosing #3 is not correct. Witness at airport and transcripts were stating #4. I agree the transcript was hard to decipher due to who did the edit cuts. I look...
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    It is my belief #4 was shut down a feathered....

    It is my belief #4 was shut down a feathered.
    The witness on the ground claimed #3 and the plane was not climbing. He is probably not aware these tours fly low, they do not climb high and they do...
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