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    1. Rules of Conduct / HBA News and Announcements

      In an effort to keep HBA a fun and inviting place, please read the Rules of Conduct thread prior to posting here on HBA.
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      Latest: Move to Xenforo akwrencher, Mar 25, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    2. New Member Introductions

      A place to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We want to hear from you!
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      Latest: Hello from Squamish BC Canada! Riggerrob, Mar 25, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    3. General Experimental Aviation Questions

      If you have general questions about Experimental Aviation or are new to homebuilts and have questions about how to get started - this is the place. For more Technical questions please go to the appropriate forum below.
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      Latest: Suggestions on four-seater Little Scrapper, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    4. Hangar Flying

      This area is for people to get together and shoot the breeze, tell stories, share experiences, and generally hang out with other aviation nuts.
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      Latest: USMC plywood resupply drone Wanttaja, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    5. Rules and Regulations / Flight Safety / Better Pil

      Are you new to flying or have years of wisdom to share? Post all your questions and comments about the laws that govern our sport as well as becoming better and safer pilots.
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      Latest: Crashes in the News - Thread D Hillberg, Mar 25, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    6. Upcoming Events and Trip Reports

      Fun things to do or places to go with our completed aircraft.
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      Latest: Mini-max featued at Oshkosh 2019 theecoop, Mar 23, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    7. Member Project Logs

      A place to log the progress on your homebuilt aircraft or restoration project. NOTE: Only the creator of a thread in this forum can reply to it.
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    8. For Sale / Wanted

      List everything you may want to buy, sell, or trade. Kits, tools, jigs, completed aircraft, etc....
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      Latest: As Seen On BARNSTORMERS Daleandee, Mar 26, 2019 at 12:11 AM
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    9. Supplier / Manufacturer Announcements

      Manufactures - Please post product news and updates here.
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      Latest: Cubby Aircraft Factory in South Africa dougwanderson, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    1. Aircraft Design / Aerodynamics / New Technology

      Aircraft design, structures, and emerging technology that may or may not revolutionize our sport.
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    3. Workshop Tips and Secrets / Tools

      Let’s discuss tools, setting up a workshop, or ways to make building more efficient.
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    4. Tube and Fabric

      Rag wing construction questions and answers are posted in this forum
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      Latest: Mike makes parts Little Scrapper, Mar 25, 2019 at 2:58 AM
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    5. Composites

      Anything and everything about composite construction.
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      Latest: High Temp Resin Recommendations BoKu, Mar 25, 2019 at 10:04 PM
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    6. Sheet Metal

      Interested in sheet metal construction? This is the place to be.
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    7. Wood Construction

      Let’s get back to our aviation roots. Post your questions and comments on anything related to building wooden airplanes.
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    8. Firewall Forward / Props / Fuel system

      Let's talk engines, engine mounts, props, and plumbing. * Note * For specific questions about 2-Strokes and Auto-conversions, please see those areas.
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      Latest: Engines to replace the dominance of Rotax GTX_Engines, Mar 25, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    9. Auto Conversions

      If it involves using an auto engine in your plane, post it here.
      Latest: Bob Hoover's HVX VW Engine Mods. Pops, Mar 25, 2019 at 12:48 AM
    10. 2-Stroke Aircaft Engines

      All 2-strokes, all the time.
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      Latest: Cost to have 503 checked? Dana, Mar 25, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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    11. Latest: The state of the Art? John.Roo, Mar 23, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    12. Instruments / Avionics / Electrical System

      Radios, altimeters, pitot tubes, static ports, batteries, GPS, etc....
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      Latest: FADEC with Garmin G3X Touch Scheny, Mar 13, 2019
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    13. Finishing Techniques

      Sanding, painting, polishing, pin striping, upholstering or anything to do with dolling up your plane.
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      Latest: HVLP turbine for Poly-Tone? 13brv3, Mar 11, 2019
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    14. Completions

      Let’s motivate our fellow builders. Whether they were completed yesterday, or 40 years ago, post your completed pride and joy here.
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    1. The light stuff area

      If your plane weighs less than you do, this is your area!
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      Latest: Minimalist Glider dew777, Mar 23, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    2. Warbirds / Warbird Replicas

      Building or flying a replica Warbird? Want to?
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      Latest: FW-190 - 50% AVI, Mar 16, 2019
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    3. Rotorcraft

      Helicopters, Gyroplanes, etc. Every aspect of the world of rotorcraft can be discussed in here.
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      Latest: Hillman Hornet N8063D info or pics. Hoverlover, Mar 24, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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    4. Bush / Float flying

      This area is for folks who take their airplanes off-road or on the water.
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    5. Classics

      Classic aircaft chit chat.
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      Latest: Chilton DW1 Build VP1, Mar 5, 2019
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    6. Soaring

      If you prefer to have only one chance to make a good landing, talk about it here.
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      Latest: Todhunter Blue Wren motorglider BBerson, Mar 20, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    1. HBA Help, Feedback & Suggestions

      Let us know how we are doing here at homebuiltairplanes.com. Have a suggestion for a feature, a new category, or anything else? Is there something we could be doing better? Let us know here.
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      Latest: Was there a major HBA update yesterday? akwrencher, Mar 24, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    2. Test Forum

      If you’re using a feature such as smiles, avatars or links for the first time, try posting them here first to make sure they work.
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      Latest: Video test vanselm66, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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