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    Are there plans for a scratch builable amphibious aircraft

    Way off topic but it would make a good separate thread
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    Are there plans for a scratch builable amphibious aircraft

    Getting a drivers license is more than just riding around with a licensed driver next to you. Consider a drivers license to be X squared, then a pilots license is X cubed. Essentially the process is the same which is probably why John Q citizen is apalled to find out that someone is allowed to...
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    Are there plans for a scratch builable amphibious aircraft

    lol you have to earn your drivers license too and look how bad some drivers are! In fact the general public would be stunned to find you can get your violence license in 35 hours. And honestly you can get the equivalent of many state’s teenage drivers license in about eight hours when your CFI...
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    How To Calculate Arm Of Baggage Compartment, Fuel, and Seats

    Easy enough. “ Don’t you hate it when someone says that“ Do you know where the datum point is on your plane ? You simply measure from there to the center of the load or area you are interested in. It’s generally in the front area of the airplane sometimes it’s even located in a point...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    It concerns me the plane was loaded and hauled backwards , when I did heavy haul I would do my best to avoid that. It didn’t always cause problems but it did enough that I would make a shipper sign a statement on the bills “ Shipper loaded on transport backwards driver advised forward facing...
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    Homebuilt Aircraft Component Factory - A good idea?

    I have thought of a similar idea. A factory set up with jigs ,welders shears etc. all set correctly and ready to go. Molds And the products they are designed for held at the proper temperatures close at hand . Best of all experienced instructors on hand. The thought comes from the fact that...
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Now that looks like it should’ve been a Star Wars fighter
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    Raptor Composite Aircraft

    Lol yep it’s a patch work of laws. Do you need to get an oversize load in to Manhattan? Show up at the bridge between 130 and 1:45 AM. No problem except that New Jersey was a daylight hours only state. Need to take a high load around Chicago? No problem operate between the hours of midnight...
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    And the results are in! Using a small RC airCraft propeller And a carefully calculated arm to measure forces. I can detect no significant difference between the propeller stalled , or freewheeling and the cardboard disk which bent in half. My personal biases may have affected the outcome...
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    Well I decided that to be fair I should cut a disk of cardboard the size of the propeller.
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    Good idea I think I can put this together pretty easy Propeller With washers on each side of it a bolt through it a yardstick with bolts and washers on each side of that Tighten everything down stopped propeller. Tighten everything down stopped propeller. Loosen up the propeller so it free...
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    Nope You were disregarding the differences between the shape of a propeller and the shape of a rotor blade if you turn a rotor blade 90° to the flow of air it will have very little drag and will not rotate If you could feather a propeller fully it would do the same But a fixed pitch...
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    lol trying to tell me a propeller and a rotor will behave the same? In point a fully feathered prop would NOT be the same as a fully feathered rotor. different shapes I think the situation between an auto rotating helicopter or Gyro And a stalled or feathered or freewheeling propeller is...
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    Do the math and you will find the free wheeling prop to be using the least least energy .
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    The Prop windmilling on RX1/Apex engines

    I think we are not clear on the terminology and the differences. There is a stopped propeller there is a free wheeling propeller That doesn’t drive anything and there is a windmilling propeller that drives an engine . I suspected the stopped propeller and the free wheeling propeller are very...
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    Coordinated turns

    If it’s amateur built is there any chance the wings flaps and ailerons are not the same size from side to side?
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    Wat type of flap is this

    In my flight school we had an instructor who admitted to hitting the same bird twice. Mind you we had to get him pretty well drunk later that night before he admitted the truth. Apparently him and a student were chasing geese and in a step down spiral turn managed to hit one with The wing...
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    Who would?

    Any time something has passed through a few hands without being used I’m pretty leery of it
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    Who would?

    Yeah I didn’t get his point about barnstormers either I can’t to see where you bought that engine making any difference. The comment about LLC seemed a little needless to me the only purpose of any corporation is to escape liability
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    Who would?

    his shirt is your biggest problem with this ?
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