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    what can be logged toward repairman cert or A & P?

    As someone who got their A&P this way and has helped several get theirs since, I respectfully disagree with a lot of your post. 1. You only have to prove your time to the satisfaction of the FAA representative signing you off to take the tests.... It is up to them how they want you to prove it...
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    New Guy,

    To follow up what I posted above, some of the kit manufacturers sell 'introduction' kits. Usually a rudder or other simple part. You can purchase them without making a huge financial commitment, and then build it yourself and decide if you enjoy that method and workflow. Since I had suggested...
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    New Guy,

    I don't think you can go wrong with the Fisher plans. Esp. since you stated you like biplanes. Another budget oriented wood option is the Team Mini-Max planes You haven't stated any previous life skills that may cross over, but I am sure you probably would end up more comfortable with one of...
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    Stupid Question:

    Sounds like potential for the practical usefulness of a well worded placard.
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    how is double ender going now?

    And the Skigull And Privateer Industries And the Gweduck And .......
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    Sailed, modified, broke, and repaired the sailboat a while. Evenings are getting cooler so Wednesday night I sanded all the epoxy drips off the work table and dug out some zenith parts. Last night laid out some steel tube for straight support jigs. (Table is on dirt and uneven after a few...
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    Why do you want to fly Alaska ?

    Meeting across the lake for a picnic, Gathering at the beach to go clam digging, Receiving a load of fuel oil, Berry picking near a small remote lake, It can be a dangerous environment, Receiving groceries, Receiving boat building supplies, Shipping cars/vehicles or the lumber...
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    Why do you want to fly Alaska ?

    I don't share much personal info online, but if planning a trip send me a pm and I can link you to our bnb on a remote strip like that where we live. National park and all :) Been a crazy summer for tourism here, way too many people pent up for a year neeeeeding to get out and go somewhere...
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    Why do you want to fly Alaska ?

    Its how I get home :)
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    Stupid Question:

    When building scale models for testing, I am curious how power is scaled. A 1/5th(0.2) scale model is really 1/125th(0.008) the volume(and if scaled for weight mass as well?), correct? (scale cubed, aka in all 3 dimensions) So a plane designed for 120hp would need to be limited to less than...
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    world travelling hybrid aircraft-balloon airship powered by the jet stream and an array of isothermal air motors and solar stirling engines.

    I don't know most of those words.... Are we talking about a lifting body dirigible with enough energy storage devices/capacity to use captured solar and wind for controlled approaches and departures, while being able to capture enough to be a self-contained and self-sufficient 'air base' at...
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    The "Skyflow" cedar strip Flea

    Have you looked at visibility issues with options 2-5? It looks like you may not be able to see much besides the cowling and horizon.....
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    EAA No Longer Has Free SolidWorks

    There were two things I became an EAA member for, one was SolidWorks, the other was the magazine and comic book subscription to entice my son's imagination in aviation. He gets more motivation from hanging around the hangar and flying with the locals than the magazine and comic he barely...
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    Well I should be back on the Zenith in the next week or so (hopefully.....) we are near the end of the rabbit hole we fell down, I had never sailed before or even really seen sailboats up close other than one walk through the docks at Seward this spring, and so our first time was on a self...
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    what can be logged toward repairman cert or A & P?

    The part Turd put in BOLD is all that matters. It is up to your individual Administrator to decide what is satisfactory to them, it is up to you to satisfy them...... It is my recommendation to log everything you do on a daily basis, and have the a&p supervising your work sign off on a weekly or...
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