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  1. cattflight

    FOR SALE: Ballistic Recovery System (BRS1800)

    FOR SALE: BRS6-1800 Softpack Ballistic Recovery System. Never installed. All components included. Same parachute and rocket system used in the RV-6/7/9 BRS but without the RV-specific mounting assembly. Can be modified to fit an RV or any other aircraft requiring an 1800 lb capacity chute...
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    Trailing edge sraightness: what's the tolerance range?

    Hi Folks, Been many months since I visited HBA as I have been happily working away on my Glastar project. I purchased an in-progress kit from the original builder so I have been doing my best to pick up where he left off on various elements. On the ailerons in particular, he had labeled the...
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    iPad app for replacing panel-mounted nav/comm/txpndr?

    So I see the proliferation of iPad apps for managing flight plans, moving maps, Wx, even system monitoring & management, but I have yet to see anyone present an application that mimics (or better yet, improves) the in-panel nav/comm/transponder functions that currently require hardware eating up...
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    New builder RE-introduction...

    Well gang, I suppose a re-introduction and an "official welcome" is in order. I am now the proud and equally intimidated owner of an in-progress Glastar kit! I want to thank you all for your advice, perspective and unwitting knowledge transfer as I've lurked on this site and others for a year or...
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    Cozy MKIV or Glastar project

    Interested in a Cozy MKIV or Glastar project in any state of completion. For Glastar, all parts must be included in kit even if unfinished. Please IM me with any details and photos. Prefer a project that has some form of builder log and original licensed plans or kit invoice in hand. Thanks!
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    Reference data for qty & types of Experimental aircraft flying?

    I am trying to gather some data about current quantity of flying E-AB aircraft. Focusing on the 20-25 most popular kit built and plans built aircraft, and this number does not have to be pin-point accurate (+/- 10-15% is probably fine for my purposes as it's just for a light market analysis)...
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    Recommendations for preparing a nearly-finished surface for a structural bond.

    Pursuant to some of the ideas offered here, I am looking for some feedback. Without asking you to read the entire thread in the above link, suffice to say some smart folks recommended adding "blisters" to the outside of a per plans Cozy fuselage to solve my interest in increasing elbow and hip...
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    What is this thing in front of the canard?

    In the attached photo I circled what appears to be a small airfoil just ahead of and below the canard on this Cozy. Anyone know what this is? I haven't seen it on any other canard aircraft.
  9. cattflight

    Epoxy Heat Box: Fish tank heater?

    Maybe this belongs in Workshop/Tools but I wanted to narrow the focus to Composites. I see a lot of folks putting a light bulb in their insulated epoxy heat boxes. Hs anyone used an electric fish tank heater instead? With the built-in thermostat, seems it should work as well. Any issue with...
  10. cattflight

    Cozy MKIV: Rounded Fuselage Concept (caution: LONG!)

    Folks,Posting this here to test the waters before I ask the same of the Cozy Builders Group. Because this is conceptual in nature, I want to avoid the common "stick to the plans" response that often occurs on those forums...especially around the concept of widening the fuselage. I find this...
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    Mating RV wings and tail section with homebuilt composite fuselage?

    Folks, While researching this idea a few weeks back I came across a HBA post asking if anyone had ever built a composite version of an RV-8. My question is similar....yet different: What do you experts think about the idea of mating RV-7 or RV-9 wings and tail group to a homebuilt composite...
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    Prisoners training horses? How about A/C construction?

    I just saw a CNN HLN story about Prisoners who have been training horses. I wonder whether I can start a program that gets Prisoners to build experimental airplane parts or sub-assemblies?! Maybe sell them at a cut rate due to the labor savings and consider the proceeds a donation to a victims...
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    Would YOU do it?

    Or maybe the thread should be entitled "should I do it?" Here's my very real scenario. Bear with me...:nervous: I am inches away from purchasing the Vision aircraft plans from Pro Composites but I am a bit concerned with ougrowing the 2-place airframe quickly. We are really in need of a good...
  14. cattflight

    Heating AND Cooling workshop/garage?

    Hey gang. I have a tandem 3-car attached garage (right hand side is 2x as deep as the main garage and the main area is approx 18x18) for a total of approx 525 sq ft with 11' ceilings. The garage is sheetrocked and I am assuming it is insulated but I am not the original builder - but logic says...
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    Mile High newbie checking in...

    Hi folks and a Happy New Year to all! I wanted to take this opportuity to introduce myself. I am a 40+ yo PP-ASEL transplanted from New York to Denver about 9 years ago. I learned to fly about 4 years ago and got the bug to build an E-AB from my CFI-turned friend, and Lancair 320 builder...
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