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    donjohnston reacted to Voidhawk9's post in the thread 10/23 Raptor Video with Like Like.
    This would be an ideal moment for the project to slip quietly into history. No-one was harmed (financial investors aside!), and no-one...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    Not one of those... points has any relevance on your commenting about another users post being the "most ridiculous of 2021". What is...
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    donjohnston reacted to berridos's post in the thread 10/23 Raptor Video with Like Like.
    The fence didnt looked crushed. From my point of view the fence showed abrasion and only to half of its depth. That wingtip touch was...
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    donjohnston reacted to PPLOnly's post in the thread 10/23 Raptor Video with Haha Haha.
    Landing speed is about the same...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    I really don't think there's any problem with the wing. Not draining the oil to look for chunks of metal is almost a crime.
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    "New engine is going to cost about $5,000." Doesn't sound like an IO-550 to me.
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    donjohnston reacted to Voidhawk9's post in the thread 10/23 Raptor Video with Like Like.
    I don't disagree at all, but that would be a change in methodology for this test program.
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    donjohnston reacted to Marc Zeitlin's post in the thread 10/23 Raptor Video with Like Like.
    There is always a non-zero chance, but it's close enough to be zero as to not warrant concern. Numerous canard aircraft have touched...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    Calibrated it? :rolleyes: Although I suppose it's possible that the Garmin has a means of adjusting the static pressure. Then again...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    I was wondering about the Jet-A vs. diesel so I posted a question. IIRC, the consensus was that while a street diesel would run on...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    There's quite a few airports with auto fuel. I don't think that I've ever seen a diesel pump at an airport though.
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    So that's the issue?!?! 50 year old engine technology. Well I'll be. Here I thought it had more to do with crazy expensive...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    Neither did I. I said "relatively" flat. As in: compared to traditional aircraft. One guy (pilot) I took up in my Velocity had never...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    I only have experience in Velocity's, but I assume LongEZ's, Cozy's, etc. all land the same way. Relatively flat. I'm on the ground at...
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    donjohnston replied to the thread 10/23 Raptor Video.
    No, I was not testing a new design. Not sure what prop clearance has to do with stall testing. I can't see how another 5,000' of...
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