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    10/23 Raptor Video

    I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, and wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, tell that its sculptor well those passions read which yet...
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    "Remember Where You Were This Day in History"

    So that's where they do unusual attitude training. It all makes sense now.
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    Lock 2+ year old topics

    The youngsters today don't think there is anything good in the world, so your point, as they say, is moo. This boomer prefers it the way it is, Those who forget history, or are just annoyed by it and want it to go away, are doomed to repeat it. Heh, I just described Facebook's business model...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Lol, so that's why I cant watch the news, talk to people, or read this thread too much, Everything is contradictory in the "information" age.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    I used to go to an annual type gathering, one year a non type aircraft had a problem and crashed into a motel, fortunately with no ground injuries. The next year at the same gathering, I was standing next to someone's plane and a couple came up and started admiring the plane and asked who's...
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    Lol, never argue with a Pendant. He enjoys it, if you get my drift.
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    My 13B engine configuration (tentative)

    Tracy's design philosophy included having some gear lash to help with the torsional vibration. This might have just been rationalization for using the planetary ;) IIRC he had about 1/2" lash at the prop tip and measured it periodically. This is all from my poor memory so take it with a grain...
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    UMM OK

    I suspect the reason that we are not allowed to discuss business practices is that too many engineers make their living going from one project like this to another.
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    Recommendations for Solidworks list of initial settings, mods, automations, parts libraries, plugins and tools to improve aircraft design capability

    I will attempt to avoid a snarky response and just say that the best way to learn is to start designing something. This will lead you to the specific features that will be useful to you. Use google, there are a multitude of videos on nearly every subject you can imagine. Get a good recent...
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    My 13B engine configuration (tentative)

    Lest anyone infer anything from this, John Slade died of cancer.
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    Molding your own engine mount isolators

    Try the homebuilders store..... McMaster-Carr
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    I guess if everyone involved can sleep at night it doesn't really matter.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    So I guess the moral of this story is that Peter had a viable business model after all.
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    10/23 Raptor Video

    None. The canard configuration is a compromise to allow more effective packaging/styling, at the cost of higher "stall" speed and some other quirks.
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    Uh huh....

    Years ago Gordon Baxter wrote a column about doing aerobatics in a aerobat, Then trying the same thing in a standard 150. Both doors popped open at the bottom of a loop.
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    "Beast One" - the next generation Microjet

    I would love to see a "cartoon" looking single seat version of a B-70 with a 6 pack of the RC turbines... I wonder if I can fit them on my E-racer
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    Sidestick control vs control yoke vs panel-mounted control wheel

    The forum is populated with better mousetrap types. I am slightly surprised that there hasn't been a thread on the pros and cons of control helmets.
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    How does this wing work?

    With the proper sensors, you could tune the handling balance of the car by adjusting those, they might need 4 slots for the proper authority. I was unaware that they could not optimize the downforce for all conditions, sounds a bit WWF to me ;) When I was doing track days we used to just...
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