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  1. dcstrng

    Wanted Hannaford Model D-1 PLANS (Rose Parrakeet)

    These would apparently be D-sized if anyone has a lead on them... Thanks...
  2. dcstrng

    Gary Richmond

    Gary, a long-time contributor here who sometimes commented under the moniker of topsaddle, flew west earlier this week after an illness. Until the past couple of weeks, he had continued to work on his Wag-Piper creation which he called Wagzilla – Gary was a big man and was building his bird to...
  3. dcstrng

    Making a radial engine of VW parts

    Maybe this has been posted, but it dwarfs any project I've ever attempted -- this guy has way too much talent and time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyRJeZ6s8uM
  4. dcstrng

    Budapest Airshow 2014

    This may have been posted before -- if so, please dump it... https://www.flixxy.com/budapest-airshow-2014-highlights.htm
  5. dcstrng

    Larson 11 -- Anyone recognize ?

    The other evening I ran across this single-place, highwing on YouTube, described as "Tailwind type aircraft with aluminum wing and A-65..." Neither Google nor Forum (TW or HBA) searches found much of anything additional, other than it may be N112WT registered to a Greg Larson of Milwaukee...
  6. dcstrng

    P-51 Mustang, A Very Cool Story

    Cannot attest to the authenticity except that this was passed along to me as apparently authentic… =================== This 1967 true story is of an experience by a young 12 year old lad in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is about the vivid memory of a privately rebuilt P-51 from WWII and its...
  7. dcstrng

    ExperCraft -- picture loading

    Not sure if this goes here, or if it even belongs in HBA, but is anyone else having trouble loading pictures into their ExperCraft logs... I think there has been a glitch for them in the past, but for whatever reason I can't load pics to mine and wondering if others may have a solutions...
  8. dcstrng

    Saberwing...

    I just happened to notice Bill has posted two new vids of the now flying Saberwing... Doesn't appear to be LSA which leaves me out, but after his W8/W10 bird it appears that he went right back to the shop and got this one flying -- I believe its been languishing for a couple of years as we all...
  9. dcstrng

    Automated cockpits may negatively impact pilots' thinking skills

    Researchers from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in US studied how the prolonged use of cockpit automation negatively impacts pilots' ability to remember how to perform these key tasks. "There is widespread concern among pilots and air carriers that as the presence of automation...
  10. dcstrng

    Aerial Refueling over Afghanistan‏ -- just for fun...

    That's where it's at !! A retired Navy buddy of mine (Captain - Ret) and I chuckle from time to time how grand it was... we got to play with some really neat toys back when we had real jobs... Clearly never did this (was Army air crew on what is now referred to as a SAR), but was a...
  11. dcstrng

    Boeing -- Global Demand for Pilots, Mechanics

    Based on “surging aviation demand in emerging markets”, Boeing predicts that airline fleet expansion around the world will drive what it calls an “exponential increase” in demand for pilots and mechanics over the next 20 years. In its Pilot and Technician Outlook just released this week, Boeing...
  12. dcstrng

    3rd Class Medical Reform still alive...

    See all at: Medical reform moves forward - AOPA The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced July 31 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Huerta would not...
  13. dcstrng

    Docs Vigorously Oppose Driver’s License “Medical”

    “The tone of the discussion [during the discussions leading up to the AMA vote] verged on disrespectful to pilots. One AME, he said, asked during his testimony, `Have you seen those guys hanging around the airport? You need me to make sure they are safe to fly.’ The comment, McCoy said, was...
  14. dcstrng

    New high for Auto-conversions ???

    Question: what aircraft built by a major manufacture’s skunk works is powered by two converted auto engines and can stay aloft for four days… Hint: Wingspan: 150 ft, Cruise speed 150 kts+/- Maximum ceiling in excess of 65,000ft. Yah, I’d guess it would be a bit pricey, but...
  15. dcstrng

    SNF LSA Safety Conference billed "A Good First Step"

    See: LSA Safety Conference "A Good First Step" - AVweb flash Article Representatives from the FAA met with industry advocates at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday to discuss a variety of issues that have arisen regarding light-sport aircraft since the category was created 10 years ago. "We had a very...
  16. dcstrng

    $100 @ flight user fee proposal is back...

    See: White House budget contains user fee despite opposition - AOPA On March 4, the White House released its fiscal year 2015 spending plan, which included a $100-per-flight “surcharge” to pay for air traffic control services. “We are disappointed...” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “With...
  17. dcstrng

    FAA -- Myth Buster

    See: FAA uses website to explain regulations and use of unmanned aircraft | Wichita Eagle In 2012, Congress passed a law tasking the FAA with developing a plan for “safe integration” of unmanned aerial systems by Sept. 30, 2015. That integration will be made incrementally. The FAA expects to...
  18. dcstrng

    TIG Filler for 4130…

    For the run of-the-mill 0.035+/- wall 4130 tubing, what size TIG filler do folks use… I’m guessing 0.040” ??? The 1/16” stuff looks a little heavy… I’ve got both, and ER80sX as well as ER70sX -- the 0.040 consumes fairly quickly, but appears to behave better in the thin wall… Thanks…
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