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  1. Turd Ferguson

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I've been amused for many years at the number of planes that have lights.
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    Magneto identification

    Those magnetos were very good in their day.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Cessna added a drooped leading edge to the outboard wing panels in 1973 which gave the underside of the wing some undercamber just aft of the leading edge. That change which Cessna called the "Camber-lift" wing made the 172 almost idiot proof. Very docile stall and nearly impossible to spin.
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    Magneto identification

    Slick 400 series, possibly 447's.
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    LSA Weight to be 3600 Pounds soon !!!

    Have to have held any class of medical after July 14, 2006.
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    LSA Weight to be 3600 Pounds soon !!!

    The doctor has no say over your privilege to exercise BasicMed option. However, you would need to obtain a Class III FAA medical at least one time before you could proceed. If I wanted to go that route I'd contact Individual Assistance - AMAS and ask how to proceed. The initial consult is $70...
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Mechanic: "We need this plane taken to the hangar" Harrison Ford: "I'll do it........"
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    Repairs to wing fabric?

    Lowe's and Menards here has MEK. Home Depot is still stuck on MEK substitute, which I would say is as good if not better than MEK and safer to handle.
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    Repairs to wing fabric?

    If it is branded fabric there will be an ink mark every couple feet with the brand name. Can see it from the inside.
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    N numbered Ultralight??

    BTW, you can absolutely buy a flying Legal Eagle UL and get an n-number for it with no documentation. It just won't be experimental - amateur built.
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    N numbered Ultralight??

    No. It’s either a plane with an n-number flown under airplane rules or an ultralight operated under FAR 103.
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    60 Years of Popular Mechanics saved from the dump

    More than 60% of the current Popular Mechanics pages are advertisements. I'd much rather read back issues from the 50's thru 70's.
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    I think a lot of interest can be explained by the slow motion train wreck metaphor.
  14. Turd Ferguson

    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    according to FAA JO 8130.2J, the FAA has carte blanche on what to inspect as the reg 21.193(c) is cited which says: “c) Upon inspection of the aircraft, any pertinent information found necessary by the FAA to safeguard the general public.”
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    WRT physical inspection of the aircraft: FAA AIRCRAFT INSPECTION FOR AMATEUR BUILT CERTIFICATION The FAA will arrange with the applicant to make the aircraft available for inspection to determine, at a minimum, the following: - The ID plate meets the requirements of FAR 45.11(a), as...
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