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Lazair II by Tony W
Anybody here have any experience with this little plane? I know it was originally sold as a kit but the company is gone. Are plans available? Is it worth trying to build one or are there better options these days? Tony
February 11th 10 10:54 PM
by Tony W Go to last post
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Antenna questions... by bob1234
....here are your wierd questions of the week that are the result of several bored people talking about building airplanes: Can a thin foil tape be fastened to the front of a wooden spar to act as a VHF antenna? The antenna would be encapsulated in several layers of epoxy or spar varnish and...
February 10th 10 01:06 AM
by RST Engineering[_2_] Go to last post
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midair: SR-20 vs Piper Pawnee & Lockheed glider by wright1902glider
Midair over north Boulder, CO today with three confirmed fatalities so far. A Piper Pawnee towing what I believe is a Lockheed glider was struck by a Cirrus SR-20 northwest of the Boulder County airport. The glider was able to release and return safely to the gliderport. The SR-20 appears to have...
February 8th 10 07:32 PM
by wright1902glider Go to last post
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Glaze Ice by Gezellig
On Thu, 04 Feb 2010 07:05:03 +0100, Mxsmanic wrote: Jim Logajan writes: All the information you need to answer that trivially simple question is already available. If it's trivially simple, you can answer it in fewer words than it took to avoid answering.
February 8th 10 03:40 PM
by Gezellig Go to last post
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1946 Ercoupe project by Anyolmouse
Came across this when looking for a small TT. http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/rvs/1580977335.html -- A man is known by the company he keeps- Unknown Anyolmouse
February 6th 10 02:33 PM
by Anyolmouse Go to last post
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Need a box shaped nosebowl by DonMorrisey
I have an experimental Bushcaddy with a Lyc O-235. I also have the standard ACS nosebowl for a lyc: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/mc3a.php My exhaust is a slightly modified Powerflow system. I have just discovered I can't use my nosebowl because it is too rounded on the bottom. ...
February 6th 10 02:56 AM
by Bob Kuykendall Go to last post
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Twin electrics by jan olieslagers[_2_]
How does one charge the battery in a twin? The logical idea seems to have the battery connected to the bus, and both alternators supplying current (and thus power) to the bus. However alternators have a regulator, mostly built-in, that regulates the field so as to produce a constant voltage even...
February 5th 10 07:45 PM
by jan olieslagers[_2_] Go to last post
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SOLVED! A Standard Engine for Homebuilders by Veeduber[_3_]
To All: A change in the alloy of the DuraFix aluminum brazing rods now allows us to install the Fat-Fin modification without fear of having the extended fins warp or fall off. See my blog (bobhooversblog) and Groups specific to VW conversions for more specific information, or contact me...
February 5th 10 07:37 PM
by Peter Dohm Go to last post
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Tail wheels, or is this forum really dead? by [email protected]
On Feb 1, 3:54*am, Stealth Pilot wrote: I believe that the original poster has a problem but is off on the wrong track trying to solve the problem. I may be off on the wrong track, but don't have a problem with 'draggers, in general, or particular. Just have the...
February 5th 10 01:33 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What makes the EAA tick? by Stealth Pilot[_4_]
the discussions on the airsport mag format have tickled up an old question. why is the EAA structured the way it is? is it something to do with american tax law? why is it that in a nation of 250 million the EAA president's name has always been Poberezny? Why the dynastic succession? As an...
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February 3rd 10 06:56 PM
by stol Go to last post
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Glaze Ice by GARY BOGGS
How about get a decent weather forecast before you go flying and don't even think about trying to fly in this kind of weather?
February 2nd 10 11:13 PM
by Dave Doe Go to last post
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W&B-Where do you Measure People Positions by Paul Dow (Remove CAPS in address)
I'm helping a chapter member do the initial weight measurements on his plane. I think we have everything except what point should be used for the seat positions. I didn't see it addressed in the weight and balance section of AC 43.13. What point along the seat is considered the center of a...
February 1st 10 11:11 AM
by Stealth Pilot[_4_] Go to last post
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Making wood propeller? by Oliver Arend
Inspired by a couple of articles on Bob Hoovers blog and the fact that it's likely that my first homebuilt will be slow and VW-powered, I was thinking of making a wood propeller. I have access to a 3-axis CNC lathe which should be long enough for at least half a prop, so that's not an issue. Bob...
(Multi-page thread 1 2)
February 1st 10 11:08 AM
by Stealth Pilot[_4_] Go to last post
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Machine shop source needed/wanted by [email protected]
I'm looking for leads and or suggestions on where I might get some dies made from hardened and ground steel. Think sheet metal bead roller dies, only about 3 inches long. I've never had anything like this made before and thought this might be a good place to start looking. The resulting tool...
January 31st 10 07:17 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Where did they go? by Flash
About maybe 7 or 8 years ago, there was a good bit of ultralight activity on this forum, as well as the ultralight groups. Some guy named Julian (I STR) moved to Henderson, NV, and had a forum of sorts regarding U/L. Anybody have any idea of what became of that bunch? Thanks,
January 29th 10 01:55 AM
by Flash Go to last post
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electric plane by [email protected]
Going commercial soon. http://dvice.com/archives/2010/01/yuneec-e430-ele.php Karl
January 28th 10 09:26 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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AirBike rudder hinge clarification by Monty
To all those that responded to my previous post looking for AirBike plan, thanks. I now have a set for the two-seater. This post goes out to all those that have a set of plans and/or have built one. While studying the plans, I notice on the drawing for the vertical stab that the lower rudder...
January 25th 10 02:43 PM
by Monty Go to last post
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Airbike Plans by Monty
Ok, one more round of it: does anyone have a set of Airbike plans for sale, or know of the German website that was/is producing them (newairbike.com)? Thanks
(Multi-page thread 1 2 3)
January 25th 10 02:39 PM
by Monty Go to last post
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Corvair engine site needed by Pintlar
I thought I had bookmarked the site where a gent had all kinds of data and sources for Corvair engines for adaptation to aviation. Now I can't locate that site. Hope someone one can help me find any Corvair aviation engine site. in advance. . .thanks. PS. Is 100 hp about max one can get out of a...
(Multi-page thread 1 2)
January 20th 10 08:04 PM
by Uncle Fuzzy Go to last post
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revised FAA Order 5190.6B by cavelamb[_2_]
This came in by email this evening. Anybody heard anything about it? R Under new FAA rules, general aviation is about to undergo massive changes, none for the good, apparently. The FAA Airports Division issued a revised FAA Order 5190.6B, Airport Compliance
(Multi-page thread 1 2 3)
January 19th 10 04:11 PM
by Orval Fairbairn[_2_] Go to last post
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