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    Experimental Soaring Association 40th Western Workshop

    Might fly in to KTSP as well. Any chance to bum a ride from downtown to the glider port? Thinking about riding a bike, but don't feel like taking my life in my hands on that road.
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    Wing attach bolts in tension

    Sorry, late to the conversation. I'm not sure I understand this. I'm pretty familiar with the design. The struts have bushings welded to the ends. Bolts go through the bushings which puts the bolts into double shear (no significant tensile loads that I know of. All the wing bolts act in...
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    Wing attach bolts in tension

    Ahhh... bolted joints. For an intro to bolted joints, see the website Bolt Science (A Tutorial on the Basics of Bolted Joints). A couple notes off the top of my head: 1. Bathtub fittings at the wing root means that each individual joint sees mainly tension/compression, but also shear and...
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    Selling wooden propeller

    And from a war zone, makes it even more impressive.
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    Selling wooden propeller

    Mine arrived in the mail yesterday. Looks great. Thanks!
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    What approach speed to use floating

    1. I don't see the difference "new" vs 50 years old will make as far as landing configuration goes. Maybe my gap seals and hoerner wing tips make a significant difference though. Maybe someone can prove me wrong and post a video where you stop in 1150 feet starting at 1.5 wingspan above the...
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    Lack of twin engine E/ABs

    I can see a twin for a seaplane. If it is a single an has a pod, then you get a lot of pitch changes with throttle settings. If it is behind the wing, air is disturbed around the fuselage, pressure changes above/below wing, and you now have a fuselage boom which I don't like.
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    Lack of twin engine E/ABs

    How about 4 turbo Aerovees? 400 hp and span loading. If you have a problem you still have 300 hp and total replacement is 12.5k.
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    What approach speed to use floating

    POH at my typical weight and DA says a ground roll of 550 ft and distance over 50 foot obstacle of 1150 feet. With no wind and moderate braking (not going for maximum brake wear), I stop in about 1400' from threshold (no wind). The ground roll distance seems somewhat reasonable if you're...
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    What approach speed to use floating

    Had mine ice over once. My instrument instructor had me flying partial panel at night half the time so it didn't worry me much. My current plane has pitot heat though.
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    What approach speed to use floating

    Gotta love all the new gadgets, but you're saying is true, IMHO. If they go for a sudden pitch up, the AOA goes from greenish to red in a heartbeat, so not much use in that case. However, if you are dragging it in on the back side of the power curve and don't like to do math, then it could...
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    What approach speed to use floating

    I might add that as a general practice, I use a dip stick to measure the number of gallons in each tank before flight. I'll note it down as say 20R and 17L and switch to the right tank before start. After start, I start a countdown timer on my EFB (Avare). When it is at zero, I may or may...
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    What approach speed to use floating

    6 lbs/gal * # of gallons
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    What approach speed to use floating

    Dad used to tell the story of when he was in Navy flight training. He greased on his first landing. When they got out the instructor yelled at him, "You will land with 2 g's! TWO G's, mister". So next time around he set it up the same and the last second pushed it forward a bit and...
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    What approach speed to use floating

    Is this a trick question? EW + PAX wt + 6*Gal Remaining + baggage = Weight As to flap settings, I'll land with less flaps in gusty conditions or if I want to do a wheelie (aerodynamic breaking) down the runway cause it looks cool. One notch before turning in the pattern is a little safer to...
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