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  1. Wayne

    New and starting construction of a RW19

    Welcome Oscar!
  2. Wayne

    Planning the adventure of a lifetime and hello from Germany!

    Hi Wayne, from another Wayne :) Your plan is exciting and will be the trip of a lifetime, no doubt about it! I grew up in the UK (been here in the US over 30 years now) and I'm still amazed at how huge this country is. That said, you take these things one step at a time and with enough of that...
  3. Wayne

    Certification of Vertical Take Off Vehicle

    PM Sent Dusan, she and the project manager are looking forward to connecting. Thanks to you, and everyone, for assisting these youngsters!
  4. Wayne

    Certification of Vertical Take Off Vehicle

    OK excellent points folks and I will relay them all. I do think that they need to determine true scope of the project - as one poster mentioned. I don't want to smother any innovation with over regulation but do acknowledge this needs to be handled properly and will convey that.
  5. Wayne

    Certification of Vertical Take Off Vehicle

    Folks - One of the young ladies who came up through my EAA Chapter, and who used to hang out at the maintenance shop here on the weekends, has gone to a major university to pursue Aeronautical Engineering. I'm super proud of her because she liked being "hands on" as she felt it would help her...
  6. Wayne

    PLEASE IGNORE ME For Sale Continental REM IO-360 & Prop

    Hi folks - we have available, in the Chicago, IL, USA area the following motor and prop that were donated to the local museum who now seeks to find them a new home. ENGINE Rebuilt Continental REM IO-360-CB7B, 6 Cylinder Year: 1997 Serial Number 236526-R Engine hours 367.2 PROP MTV-9-D-C 1995...
  7. Wayne

    "Beast One" - the next generation Microjet

    This is a fantastic contribution Scheny - thank you very much for sharing! On the note of being "small and light weight" - having just returned after 4 days "on the road" bringing the Light Sport back from Florida to Chicago - how do these lighter aircraft fare as far as pilot comfort goes in...
  8. Wayne

    Boat, Plane. Plane, Boat.

    Sir - I have nothing but respect for you, your endurance and attitude are awe inspiring. I am not sure if building or flying is more important to you but I can absolutely add my vote to you flying for the fun of it. Below is a video of me flying a Paramotor (unfit and very overweight) that...
  9. Wayne

    EAA Chapter membership

    When I ran the EAA Chapter at our airport (retired 11/2020 to focus on some other youth related aviation initiatives) I didn't ever stress membership or dues. Bear in mind the new President, VP, Treasurer and board are running around trying to make the Chapter properly run now. I am HORRIBLE...
  10. Wayne

    10/23 Raptor Video

    Gosh - if I was not in a hurry to get back to Chicago after 3 days on the road bringing a Light Sport Airplane (Paradise P1 I mentioned to you all before) home I would stop by and see the plane after reading about it all these years. As I type I'm holed up in Macon, GA and will be hopefully...
  11. Wayne

    Selling wooden propeller

    Meglin - Starrtit is referring to the Continental A65 engine, which is 65 horsepower.
  12. Wayne

    Hi All

    Hi Ken! Welcome to the forum! You can indeed learn to fly in a normal certified aircraft like a 172 up until you are ready to solo, at which point you would have to get a medical per FAA regs. There are variances available for certain colorblind conditions but it sounds like you might not be...
  13. Wayne

    Paradise Aircraft

    Hi all! Just following up on this thread since you were so kind to respond to me when I posted it. I saw and flew the plane today - nice little bird to be honest. It felt very solid compared to the Zenith Cruzer at a similar empty weight - more like a 172. Nicely coordinated as well. With the...
  14. Wayne

    I have an idea, what do you think ?

    My only question is “Why have you not started already?!!! Daylight is burning!
  15. Wayne

    Fisher Flying Products to spin off company offering electric propulsion system for the light plane market, starting at $10,000 for 25kW

    It’s great that we are pushing forward and we all know that early adopters at the front edge of the innovation curve will carry a significant chunk of the time and money investment to get us there - eventually. In my non engineering mind the push to electric power needs to drive an entire...
  16. Wayne

    Strengthening & Saving EAA Chapters and Investing in the Future: Making the Case

    Have to be brief - Headed to the airport so don't have much time, and didn't read every word of this thread but in EAA 461 we have at least generally achieved the goals in the OP, particularly in the realm of youth engagement. That said I am actually resigning as EAA 461 President for 2021 to...
  17. Wayne

    Paradise Aircraft

    Hi all, One of the guys here at the airport is looking to add a Light Sport aircraft on lease back to the Flying School to be used as a primary trainer for both Private Pilot and Light Sport. The aircraft is manufactured by Paradise in Brazil. Here's the link for the specific aircraft P1 |...
  18. Wayne

    Deburr using drill and 400 grit sandpaper?

    With thousands of holes ahead of you (don't ask me how I know :D) I would say get good with a large sharp drill spun quickly and lightly between the fingers or a deburring tool and just go with it. Your perception of a properly deburred hole will change from "every hole has to be 1,000,000%...
  19. Wayne

    Wanted: Right Hand Slick Magneto/150 Seats

    Hi everyone! We have finished up rebuilding a really nice Continental O200 for an early 150 (manual flaps) we may have our apprentices restore over the Winter at the shop. Since the bird didn't come with Mags or Seats we are in need of them. When you have a moment could you let me know if you...
  20. Wayne

    Thinking about a father/son project

    More than happy to help Narfi! I'll see if I can talk to Roger over the next day or so and will send private message when I have an update.