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  1. crusty old aviator

    Rivet nuts in tubes?

    Yes.
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    Rivet nuts in tubes?

    Looking at the photo: you've already installed hard points: just install more where ever you need them, they’ll hold a quadrant fine. Use a 2x2 or larger phenolic block instead of another 1x1 if you’re concerned about strength.
  3. crusty old aviator

    Jabiru 2200 for a Baby Ace?

    I concur. The three engines you’re interested in develop their power at high rpm, so they’re limited to shorter props, which limits them to small, clean, fast airframes. Your Corben airframe requires a longer prop, which limits your rpm, so you need a PSRU between which engine of those three...
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    Jabiru 2200 for a Baby Ace?

    The prototype is a Heath LB airframe with a J3 Cub main gear and a Limbach engine. All three were donated to EAA and Paul told the EAA mechanics to combine them with a pressure cowl. They had a bunch of donated green dope to paint her with. One of the mechanics said she looked like a...
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    IFR capable plane with auto conversion

    Even if there was a bear under the bed?
  6. crusty old aviator

    Wanted 75 hp Continental parts I need.

    Drilled rods are for only the A80’s 5 ring pistons, the A75 has 4 ring pistons, the A65 has 3 ring pistons, and those are the only differences, other than redline.
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    Replica home builts

    Langley aerodrome??? One that will fly or hang from the ceiling? How about the Lee-Richards annular monoplane: that would bring them out of the FBO...
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    Replica home builts

    I can't take much credit for her, other than hauling her across the continent in a Penske truck to rescue her and get her airborne. She was built by Joe Locasto, in Santa Clara, CA. He used Curtiss drawings and scaled them down, and cursed the whole time that he didn't build a 70% or 80%...
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    IFR capable plane with auto conversion

    Every evening, we bring in the bird feeders before they become bear feeders, but they’ve come through in the middle of the day and chowed down. They‘re always welcome here, no matter how hard they are on the feeders. The chipmunks, while cute, are having a population explosion and raiding the...
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    Replica home builts

    as she sits today...hours may vary as she’s flown daily.
  11. crusty old aviator

    Propellor design

    The late Bernard Warnke carved lovely wood props with relatively thin blades that would flex a bit depending on RPM. He called them “almost constant speed” props. I‘ve never heard of one failing on its own. He had quite a following in his day.
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    Replica home builts

    My 3/4 scale P6E has the Olds 215, stroked with an Olds 300 crank (makes it about 265 ci). I’m now modifying a fuel injected Rover 3.9 fuel intake manifold, etc. to fit inside the cowl, and will install SDS efi and ignition systems. The 4.2 Rover powered Bearhawk is in Canada (near Winnipeg...
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    IFR capable plane with auto conversion

    I had a black bear come after me once. Fortunately, I had my club with me and that discouraged him...there are a dozen people in my club.
  14. crusty old aviator

    Beauty

    Why that’s myyyy Great Lakes! I’d just flown in with my wife, M o r g a n F a i r c h i l d (who I have slept with). We stopped for a a a a sex break!, yeah, that’s the ticket! She couldn’t wait until we got home, see, and—what! That *****! She left her shoulder harness hanging out! I...
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    IFR capable plane with auto conversion

    Back in the 80’s, there was a Canadian flying his powered Easy Riser across Lake Erie to an Ohio fly-in. Half way across, he felt the urge to pee, so he got himself situated sideways on the swing seat, got his willy out in the slipstream, and was about to let ‘er rip when his elbow bumped the...
  16. crusty old aviator

    Propellor design

    Whenever you change your prop, on a homebuilt, you are required to again fly the Phases 1 & 2 test programs to prove the new combination is safe before taking passengers and venturing far from home.
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    For Sale Craigslist

    “old” is a relative term, Bille. When I was still in my teens, I was part of the EAA “old boy network” that ran the Oshkosh conventions. When Tom P. started to make it his own, he replaced us, one by one, with people closer aligned to his vision. But that doesn’t make me “old.” I’m a few...
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    For Sale Craigslist

    Fresno? Nobody goes to Fresno anymore...Airplane, 1980
  19. crusty old aviator

    Scrappy’s Landing Gear Wings - Yay or Nay?

    Is this the same goomer who built Draco? I saw that at Oshkosh, all lit up like a Christmas tree at night. I thought, now there’s something a 12 year old would think was pretty cool, then two years later would find quite lame and not give it a second look. Does that mean I have a lower...
  20. crusty old aviator

    N numbered Ultralight??

    Which Pitts vs. which B-737? What “airplane” weighs 35 or 75 pounds? Are you referring to a hang glider? Oh hell, I’ve been sucked OT again...never mind!
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