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    More problems for the "B Team" from ST. Louis

    it all depends on the standards of your maintenance,when it comes to deep overhauls. Our airlines used several different firms for C checks, citing cost savings and the results were rags found in the fuel tanks, items not wirelocked or sealed, lifed items not changed out and a litany of other...
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    Flight testing...

    Use your AH correctly. Try climbing at a pitch attitude and holding. 3 degrees up or 5 up. Trim it out for the pitch and accept the airspeed.
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    Flight testing...

    Do timed legs over a known distance. Set up a triangular course and do legs of 20 orc40 or 60 nm and do the maths thereafter. Fly 2 minute holds. Fly timed climbs.
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    Flight testing...

    Forget crow hops or fast taxiing to test the brakes. You are just asking to ding the prop. All you need to do to prove that the undercarriage works is taxy at no more than walking pace and do figures of eight. That will induce side loads and test the steering ability of the tsilwheel assembly...
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    The rise of FrankenEngine - An engine for the VP-21

    Amateur. Shudda mixed some oil in the Jet A and saved his pump. Allegedly.
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    Flight testing...

    what type of aircraft? what engine?what prop? you can find any amount of test protocols on the Net. I'm guessing the 250 hr one will be a proven beast and will not, hopefully, throw up any surprises. Taxy it first and do get time on type,if you can, with an instructor. If not, then conduct your...
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    He comes across as rather dismissive of the builder's community in Lelystad in his video.Things like that can come back to bite you. he must have been a joy to teach to fly...
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    The rise of FrankenEngine - An engine for the VP-21

    A "shaky Jake"...just what you need to cause your aircraft to vibrate apart in flight.
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    The propellers plane of damage ?

    from my apprentice days, a colleague left a chuck key in a lathe and started it. First came the bang of it hitting the frame of the lathe and being thrown off,followed by the two cracks of it passing thru a window and then ramming itslef into a door 50 yards away, after having narrowly missed...
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    one of the Youtube clips shows it flying. I just typed in his name and got various videos of one of his many trips.
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    that orange aircraft looks very clever.In fact, both aircraft appear to be well thought out. they appear to have a Subaru with a belt reduction.
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    yes,that Dutch aircraft that looks like a furniture van......Moustique looks like a mouse'snose.
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    Interest in a modern incarnation of the Farman F.455 Moustique?

    It has finally arrived! a cabin monoplane that is uglier than a VP-2.
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    Volksplane VP-2 Mk2 wing project

    Pity.it looks like a fine piece of work,worth continuing.
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    Volksplane VP-2 Mk2 wing project

    Bump....anything further on this, fritz?
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