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    Re: Long distande cross country aircraft

    Congratulations, your design shows that you have put a lot of thought into this project.

    For maximizing efficiency and lowering drag, you might consider reducing the slope of the front of the...
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    Re: making gussets with a hole saw?

    Remember that all those millions and millions of die-cut Ringmaster and Flite Streak model airplane kits we all remember fondly had several 1/16 or 1/8 plywood die cut parts in them too. So BBerson's...
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    [For Sale] Zenair STOL 701 Project

    Putting up this notice for a friend. It is not my aircraft, I have no financial interest in this at all. But it is a homebuilt aircraft that should be of interest to the folks on HBA, it meets the...
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    Re: making gussets with a hole saw?

    If you are using wood ribs and wood gussets, then you can probably do it just as easily and quickly with a table saw and make polygons. If wasted material is an issue the polygons are far better. If...
  5. Re: Tube monospar ; strut braced wing and root attachment point/s ?

    The modern state of the art hang glider guys are using a carbon D-spar that combines the vertical shear web & spar cap with the leading edge shaped torsion D cell. It is a fabricated "tube" for sure,...
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    Re: Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

    Definitely the major factor here, same as with the runway confusion at Orange County. Ford has shown himself to be a competent pilot. Maybe not like a brand new AF test pilot school graduate, but...
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    Re: davis da-5

    Never flown a Davis airplane, but looking at the design of the DA-5 I would be pretty confident you can lower the stall speed by a few knots with only a little effort. The stick-on VG's look like a...
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    [For Sale] Re: Kolb Slingshot Repair Project

    This Kolb is a little more desirable for HBA pilots than an old Camaro... The Camaro can beat it in a race of course, but the Kolb can store in a smaller space and it uses a lot less gas :)
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    Re: Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

    There's only a few people who rebuild Kinner engines anymore. One of the most well known is in Santa Paula, CA, Antique Aero Engines, operated by Al Ball and (recently) his son Brad. If they are...
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    [For Sale] Re: Kolb Slingshot Repair Project

    The aircraft has been advertised on the Barnstormers.com website.
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    [For Sale] Re: Kolb Slingshot Repair Project

    Here are the photos as promised.

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    [For Sale] Kolb Slingshot Repair Project

    I just acquired a damaged aircraft, to get some parts that I needed for my Kolb Firestar. Running this up the flagpole to see if anyone on HBA would be interested.

    SOMEWHAT IRRELEVANT BACK...
  13. Re: Tailless foldable ultralight (footlaunchable) sailplane

    The Mitchell Wing has been flying for many years, but lacks the complete folding ability that a modern hang glider has. Perhaps adapt the cage and control system from the Mitchell to your wing?
  14. Re: ATC Privatization Proposed in White House Budget

    Government operated airspace system has public service and public safety as its (intended, stated, hoped-for) first priority. Government has an obligation to provide as many no-fee services to the...
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    Re: Continental O-200 EFI

    You have an 85HP self-launch Jantar??? Wow !
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    Re: Circular runways

    Well, the concept is that you are always able to do the touchdown and initial deceleration pointed into the wind. So that would theoretically reduce the effects of ice and hydroplaning. By the time...
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    Re: Circular runways

    You know, now that I think about it, we might have one or two experienced airline pilots around here...... Any of you guys care to comment? Is this technically viable? All airliners are nosewheel...
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    Re: KR-1 like options?

    Oops, sorry, misssed a couple. Ellen DeGeneres, Martha Raye, Tallulah Bankhead, the entire cast of Will & Grace, Louie Anderson, Sam Kinison, Roseanne Barr....
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    Re: KR-1 like options?

    Not intentionally so. If the rest of us can make fun of ourselves and each other without it being a national catastrophe (Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, George Lopez, Carlos Mencia, George Carlin,...
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    Re: KR-1 like options?

    Everyone on here should take note of lessons learned by more experienced airplane designers, like Dick VanGrunsven. He took a perfectly fabulous little airplane called the RV-3, and "stretched" it...
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    Re: Sonex titanium leg

    Oh yes, Tailwheel Tom, I've already spoken to him :) Has he gotten his PMA reinstated yet?
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    Re: Sonex titanium leg

    We looked at Ti for the main leaf spring landing gear on a Cessna tailwheel conversion that I was once working on. I consulted with a retired aircraft structures engineer that had very very high...
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    Re: Continental O-200 EFI

    I have to severely restrain my comments here, because I'm well aware that some of the people in this discussion know a whole lot more than I do on this subject. I'm not at all any sort of an expert...
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    Re: KR-1 like options?

    Colomban is the master of efficiency, but I see a couple of areas in this photo where he could have made SMALL improvements. There are no fairings on the flap/aileron hinges like airliners have. The...
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    Re: Continental O-200 EFI

    Wow, congratulations. This should be a very desirable thing. I am assuming that there will be a measurable improvement in performance and reliability, fuel burn, etc. when this is all sorted ouit.
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