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    P-51 Mustang Replica Tehnical Question

    Nice troll...I think you have several on the line. Play them slowly so they don't break off.
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    Ballast - Weighted Tailwheel

    I was test flying a Rans Coyote for a friend and it needed a little more tail weight. A big Crescent wrench did the trick.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    That guy may be really smart but he is not a very good "public speaker". Hard to listen to.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Ultralight, huh? Something tells me the reporter doesn't have a full grasp of the subject.
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    "They" is probably the BRS company and perhaps Cirrus. Are you saying that because there are some specific limits on parachute effectiveness that they are ineffective in all circumstances?
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    Part 103 Ultralight New Guy

    I flew an Airbike for several hundred hours and it is still one of the best planes I've ever flown. But, as to being legal....? Mine had a Rotax 447 and weighed 305 lbs and a top speed of 75 mph. Stalled north of 32mph. Legal enough for me!
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    A practical UL trainer....or not?

    So, I should be seeing two place Quicks and such with N numbers? My point...they aren't anywhere to been seen!
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    A practical UL trainer....or not?

    Grant you that, if you can find one. I haven't seen one flying in years in this area. Wonder where they all went....there use to be a bunch.
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    A practical UL trainer....or not?

    While training in a plane that is 3 times heavier and faster than a UL is an option it doesn't actually give the same experience. A guy showed up at our UL flight school who was a former fighter pilot and airline pilot. He couldn't get the hang of landing a UL and would have busted the plane if...
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    A practical UL trainer....or not?

    So you're saying better to just put the student in a single place plane and let him fend for himself?
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    A practical UL trainer....or not?

    https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/electroair-electric-ultralight-to-offer-remote-piloting/ Aeromarine’s Electrolite Part 103-compliant ultralight combines electric propulsion and full fly-by-wire to provide a remote piloting capability intended to make flight instruction possible. Conceived...
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    Low and Slow......and quiet ?

    I like this approach to Low, Slow, and Quiet.... Electric – Aeromarine-LSA
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    Me109 85% replica

    I found this one that does use a 582. Who knew these were out there. BF 109 Mecklenburger UL | Light Aircraft DB & Sales
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    what ignition systems are people using for VW engines?

    When I was flying my Sonex I noted something interesting about the Aerovee engine. It uses dual sparkplugs...primary with mags and secondary with electronic ignition. In cruise flight if I turned off the electronic ignition the CHTs would drop about 10-15 degrees running on just the mags.
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    Me109 85% replica