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    Name that tiny airplane

    Nah, nothing like the Nipsy Tipper.
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    Sun n Fun 2021

    I guess by the control inputs he had to use to keep from hitting Terra Firma. Don't know if you can adjust the wing rigging, or if that problem is exacerbated by the propwash or other things being out of whack.
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    Sun n Fun 2021

    Seems that flying a Kolb requires a fair amount of strength (and surprise). An airpark neighbor of mine required both in controlling his Kolb on his initial fright...I mean flight. He required a lot of aileron force to fly it at first. He remedied the problem with a very large rudder trim tab. A...
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    Anyone here living in an Airpark Community?

    Bought a lot with a hangar and built a nice house and a shop/office in the hangar at 0TX6 Elm Creek Airpark just south of Seguin, TX, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Big difference from where we were living in Houston. Love it and never looked back.
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    Picking a Plane

    And free peanuts and a cold Coke plus a crummy magazine.
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    Picking a Plane

    Well, you could take up Chinese checkers. They can be "entertaining" and the price is right. Otherwise, spend the big bucks and at least have some fun, if you disregard the wallet. You only go around once, and the kiddos will blow the inheritance in a New York minute without giving it a thought...
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    Sign of the times

    He may be low class and wealthy, but he's still a prick.
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    Sign of the times

    And And chickens. Cows can produce a lot of methane too.
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    Sign of the times

    Got the Dodge out of Houston a few years ago and bought an airpark lot at Elm Creek Airpark (0TX6) about 35 miles east of San Antonio and about 5 miles south of Seguin and it's pretty quiet here, except for the coyotes, snakes, deer and other wildlife. Their noise don't bother me none, but...
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    Using Epoxy To Seal Wooden Wings and Fuselage

    I don't see why not. I'd sand the mating surfaces first though. As in laying several fiberglass parts, doing it all at the same time is best, but sanding cured fiberglass cloth then adding additional plies is an accepted method too.
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    Using Epoxy To Seal Wooden Wings and Fuselage

    I used marine varnish on my Corby Starlet, but I recently saw an R/C video of a guy adding alcohol to his West System epoxy to thin the epoxy material as he was covering his model with very light glass cloth. Food for thought. On another wooden plane I built, I covered the ply covered surfaces...
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    Aviation funnies

    Under the stars ... with mosquitoes swarming your back.
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    Aviation funnies

    But it doesn't have to be that high...
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    Inexpensive solo cross-country machines?

    I flew my Corby Starlet from Houston to Oshkosh once. It IS a long trip in such a small single seater, but it's fast, at least. 1835 cc VW and it's still in my hangar. It's the oldest and first of type to fly in the US. Fun little bird, nimble and quick, just like a fine sports car.
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