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    Yet another new solar cell technology

    Running on a magneto ??? 🤔 engine driven fuel pump diesel ???
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    Anyone here living in an Airpark Community?

    Trout fishing. Ozark flying. More rivers, springs, and lakes than you count within a 1 hour drive. Looking forward to it. Tired of living with 7 million people.
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    Anyone here living in an Airpark Community?

    Just drank the Kool-aid and signed closing docs on empty lot at 61AR. Cant wait to get building next year I hope.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Many airplanes have this. My Grumman Tiger had a big plaque glued to the instrument panel "Do not operate at 1850 to 2200 rpm" due to the prop harmonics in that particular install and engine combo. Whole point in TV testing is to find those rpms, but some people think they can TLAR it... 🤦‍♂️
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    AVWEB article on the Future of E-AB

    Swift is working on/testing a full 100 octane version of their fuel. Eventually something will shut down the one remaining refinery in the UK still making the TTL additive and that's when things get interesting for a couple of years until someone can ramp up production of the alternatives...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    So I guess Peter is going to be inventing an all aluminum rotary diesel next to replace the Audi engine ? Took a couple of webinars on rotary engines and all good !
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    He's way too deep in sunk cost fallacy at this point to ever take that route. Frankly with the complete lack of resources, tools, shop space, help, and money I think we will get the "indefinite grounding after the first real incident" that I predicted way back when. It was fun while it lasted...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    PM: "Normalcy bias almost killed me, guess I need to be more careful" PM 2 mins later: "Well, there was 8psi of oil pressure until the motor quit, so I'm sure the engine itself is fine" 🤦‍♂️
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Anyone else notice the 1,500 fpm sink rate to maintain 104 KIA on short final ? That thing comes down like a brick in "glide mode"
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Very lucky didnt have a fire with that much oil puking out of every outlet on the cowl
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    Which twin engine British homebuilt was it?

    Keep in mind it's also a tandem cockpit. Engines are much closer together than normal. Vmc might be at or below stall speed.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Today had longest flight yet. 1 full hour. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N352TD
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    No guarantees with that airframe chute. Rear prop, never tested deployment, and never tested whether the attach points would hold.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    "I'm quite happy to run the engine up to 250 in the climb" 🤦‍♂️ another 15 lbs in the back ? talk about weight creep. He must have added a 100 lbs or more to the plane since the last time he weighed it.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Doing donuts in the sky ? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N352TD
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    FAA Approves First Commercial Fully Autonomous Drone

    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/historic-first-faa-approves-fully-automated-commercial-drones-us-skies The Wall Street Journal reports of the new approval: In particular its Scout drones will "operate under predetermined flight programs and use acoustic technology to detect and avoid...
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