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    Experimental Aircraft Accidents Decline

    Can anyone quote how many hours are flown in this past year sample? 44 fatals sounds high w/o knowing what to compare to.
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    Industrial V-twin Heath Parasol

    Is there any chance of using an aluminum flywheel available from the race Manufacturers.
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    Thank you, Dale. I spent the last few hours reading & watching your aircraft. Terrific.

    Thank you, Dale. I spent the last few hours reading & watching your aircraft. Terrific.
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    I know that I know nothing, but, I can't find the address to your website. I came thinking it...

    I know that I know nothing, but, I can't find the address to your website. I came thinking it may be hidden. But still cannot find it all those other hyperlinks came up- 404 no such thing, in different words. Will you write out the address for me? BTW, the "Kitplanes" hyperlink took me to a...
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    Can wonder woman have her plane now?

    Remember in Star Trek 4, (I believe), Scotty needed some large panels of "transparent aluminum". So he fired up the 'quaint' computer with a mouse that had to be manipulated by hand, not voice control, and gave the man the formula for TA.
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    Scrapper, I received that envelope today. I'm going to get my welder set up and get my scraps out. I've moved twice but I know where they are. I'll take a picture or three and let you know how it all comes out. Thanks very much.
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    That is definitely the one. Thank you.
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    Cool, or Cool Beans?
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    BTW, if any of you were at Oshkosh back in '74-'75 there was a Skybolt that won a Reserve G.C. I think it was. Painted White with Orange & Brown in Stits 'Wet Look' colors Boy did it shine. It was owned by a Doctor (natch), from Fullerton, CA. or near there. I was at his place one time. I know I...
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    Reviving a hangar queen?

    If you find your DC-3 I have a manual of operating procedures that was photo copied back in the early 70s. My dad was called in to inspect a 1937 model. I think it was the 1st or 2nd year produced. Nice old plane. My 1st time in one. It had ferry tanks instead of seats. I got sidetracked.
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    This is for little scrapper. I don't see a place for texting. or email addresses either. Please send instructions, please. Contact me so I can send/text my actual address. Thanks, Spike
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    I appreciate your taking the time to educate me in TIG. Plus the last bits for me.
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    So I should buy (or order) .040" sticks like you had in one of your videos? It amazed me how much I learned from them. Thank you.
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    Thank you. That explains a lot. I figured that the industry had come up with a way to utilize TIG or it wouldn't be used. I've only welded with acetylene. And that was a few years back. I'll try it again and see what I remember. I still have "o" & "oo" tips. You gave me a great idea about using...
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    Video series on TIG welding thin wall aircraft tubing

    I remember back in the 60s it was bad to heli-arc a/c tube (4130) CM. Now Heli-arc is called TIG. In M/C (chopper) forks it would snap about a 1/4" to 1/2" from the weld. Has something changed? The long forks had an ability to flex w/o remaining bent. Was there a difference in welding process...
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    Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread

    No I was not told that it was a SUPER Heath. Just that it was a Heath. Homebuilt. I do remember reading that the fuselages built in the factory were welded steel tube, but not the ones that were for home construction from parts. It was my feeling that he felt it wasn't safe for a home welder to...
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    Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread

    No. I was at Fla-Bob airport back about 1974 Working on Steen Skybolt aircraft. and was walking the back line of hangers. I stopped in at Marquart's shop and in the rear of the shop he had a wood fuselage that was held in compression by wires & brackets. No bolts through the wood members. It...
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    Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread

    Not to muddy the waters, but the Heath Parasol was a wood frame with brackets that were wire braced. Keeping all the crossmembers & longerons in proper placement. But that was the ones that were part of the 'kit'. Factory used the o/a & steel tube fuselage. Or am I mistaken?
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