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    For the small plane A&Ps out there

    I know a guy with a Harmon Rocket that he uses for all kinds of backwoods flying. That guy brings it places some Husky pilots wouldn't.
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    Garmin GTN 650 Software Updates

    If it's in an experimental you can download the updates and do it yourself. If in a TC'd aircraft, no.
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    For Sale Dual Pmag Setup

    These are sold pending payment.
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    For the small plane A&Ps out there

    The vast majority of "available" homebuilts are not advertised - they are stashed in hangars and shops and backyards. You mentioned the Bearhawk in another post - the "cheap" functional equivalent has existed for decades in the form of the Bushmaster or Javelin conversions of the PA-22. I have...
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    For Sale Dual Pmag Setup

    Dual 113 Pmags fresh from Emagair IRAN service, complete with factory Lycoming drive gears, hold down clamps and gently used wires. Add plugs and go. Both units 325 hours TTSN. $2400 for the pair shipped CONUS or $1300 each. Mike 661- 816- one eight four niner
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    another Autoflight gearbox failure - this time after 34 hrs

    "Big money" is a relative term. Going through something similar with the governor failure on my Rocket. In my case, I hired an aviation attorney to draft a demand letter, and that produced an enforceable settlement agreement. That cost about $2500 bucks, but I had HUGE leverage on the shop...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I do formal flight test for a living, and getting through a test series "as fast as possible" is exactly the WRONG attitude.
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    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    The knot I was shown is none of those on the aero electric site, bit it's so tight it will snug up a big bundle just like a zip tie... And I can do it almost as fast.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Two seats went out in the video.
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    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    I don't know what kind of knot it is. ...other than *PFM * Pure #@$king Magic
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    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    I'm talking old school waxed string wire bundle lacing. Takes 5 seconds to demonstrate, but there are not enough words in the English language to properly describe it.
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    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    Fiddled with baffling and wiring on the Rocket all weekend. Spent over an hour fitting a piece of aluminum to seal a 1 square inch hole on the back of the #6 cylinder. It was tight before, but this takes baffle sealing to a new level. If my dyno HP numbers are even remotely believable, I'll...
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    Steve Henry's 2.5' take-off

    There are days here in Mojave where my 65 hp Taylorcraft could do a 2 foot takeoff roll. I call those occasions "drinking days". A short takeoff into a hurricane headwind is about as valid as the RV guys bragging about a 200 knot groundspeed while flying in the Jetstream with a 75 knot push...
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    Could I do this aviation job?

    Its probably the "fault" of the internet in general - there is so much BS out there that you dont know what to believe. But this forum in particular has some really sharp examples of "no BS", and they contribute regularily at no small effort. We have people who are subject matter experts on a...
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    Could I do this aviation job?

    Oh I am... Deeply ashamed that I waste my time trying to help the militantly "helpless".
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