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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Newb from Las Vegas!.
    Welcome! I routinely fly my Rocket from the fiery hell of Mojave to the fiery hell of VGT for weekend getaways. Maybe we can tag up...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Spark redundancy..
    Much of the inefficiency of the Lycoming is related to the applied systems, not the basic architecture. Yes, the updraft induction...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Spark redundancy..
    There is much discussion on this subject on this forum, and Ross, who has a lot of skin in the game with both efficient Lycomings as...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Spark redundancy..
    Which part? If the first, its because aeromomentum said: "...We should also not discount the fuel fuel savings of a modern EFI, high...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Spark redundancy..
    You are suggesting that in an aviation application, an auto conversion, by nature of it's basic architecture (high compression, multi...
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    Got the seal compressor hooked up and did an ops check on the jet. Pressure switch shuts off at 155 PSI and kicks back on at about 120...
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    Flew the Rocket for a bit this morning then turned to the jet. Battery tray is in, some of the tricky harness routing is clamped up...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Prop shaft.
    Two very diferent approaches to a similar configuration: My 63 Tempest had a full sized clutch weight flywheel at the engine side and a...
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    "Trade study" is simply a tool used to make decisions. If you pick up two different jars of salsa at the market, compare ingredients...
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    My response was somewhat tongue in cheek (considering this is the "light stuff" subforum), but was meant to illustrate the lack of well...
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    Interesting that one of the most obvious measures of a transportation device's "efficiency" is NMPG, yet that metric is absent in this...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Full Vinyl wrap?.
    I remember a thread on this on VAF. At least a few have done 100% jobs. After that thread I decided to do a partial on the Rocket when...
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Naming Your Mags.
    Alpha and Bravo
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    Toobuilder replied to the thread Russian U-2?.
    Cool. Looks like a long wing Vampire. Some years ago when I was still with the NASA ER-2 program, we took it on a joint deployment...
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    Based upon the initial premise of this thread, the fact that you flew (participated in GA) means you did something positive to save it...
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