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    Forming Plexiglas / acrylic

    i've seen acrylic bubbles formed with oven elements and compressed air
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    Airshark II

    I love the air shark. would have built one if I could have. Had to settle for an Adventurer 333. Please show us some pictures of the interior.
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    Down-Home Vibrometer

    I was thinking of doing something very similar to detect flutter. embed one in a control surface, using an arduino with a lcd display, calculate and show the frequency of the vibration. This Arduino can send a signal to my Annunciator Arduino, which plays a warning mp3 on the intercom.
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    Hirth F-23

    Warp drive propellers links a static thrust calculator on their page. It uses degrees and distance from the propshaft to measuring point. No doubt it is specific to their props. Unfortunately the link is broken at this time.
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    Does your auto-conversion airplane have over 500 hrs TT?

    My Auto engine conversion is over 200 hp and just turned 11hrs( on ground testing). First flight should be end of October. I'm still discovering the characteristics of the engine installation, lately starting after it sits for several months. Once I got the fuel to the pump, It ran perfectly...
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    Air Adventurer 333

    wow, the buccaneer has come way down in price. I agree. this is the first time I have seen a flying one under 100k.
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    Air Adventurer 333

    skills needed/learned cloth covering wings. Fiberglassing, minor welding I've done is a manual door latch, could do it without welding. foam cutting for the aileron balance horns. creating brackets and handles, panel and accessory wiring. Creating inspection panel covers. windshield...
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    Air Adventurer 333

    Hollman was the engineer. The mods are pretty minor. Don't use the wing tanks and the flutter problem goes away at the speeds this plane flys. There were updates to the manual for balancing control surfaces. The hardest mod is replacing the bowden cables for control surface movement with...
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    Lowest cost AHRS EFIS/6 pack replacement?

    makerplane.org is an opensource project to do exactly what you are describing. It is a developing product that has the basics working and several accessories.
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    Here is the latest build update of unleashed Experimental float plane build for anyone interested in different builds of seaplane

    nice. if you hinged it on the inside and made it more of a U shape you can retract the front gear in further
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    Four runner CF-4

    I'd go with an aluminum v6 or v8 over the corvair. There are packages already developed for the LS series, so you won't be spending too much time developing a powerplant nor too much money.
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    AutoPRSUs engine discussion

    apples to apples, your comparing the cost of a new engine with, lets say about 1500 hours left to the cost of an engine with 200-500 hours left. And you may not know the condition of the engine. A $5000 overhaul is rare, so you'd better be lucky. I would gamble on a new engine, you know what...
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    Is it me or does Foreflight/flight planning apps just suck for VFR?

    I like flyQ. I use the efb on my ipad and the insight on my iphone. FlyQ insight doesn't give me much more info than the moving map, but I was thinking that projecting it on a HUD would be better. I use an ADS-b in box I made and have the traffic on the moving map. ForFlight is too expensive...
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    Electric Remote Fuel Valve

    you just gave me an idea on how to control my heat/defrost temperature. I have this an8 valve regulating the coolant going to the heater core, but I can't reach the valve while flying. I could use a servo. This could work for you also but not as elegant a solution as the Andair product.
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