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  1. Rockiedog2

    Parts Wanted Wanted to buy a set of Corbin Baby Ace Model D

    Think I have that. Will check when I get home and get back to you Joe Spencer
  2. Rockiedog2

    B52 average flight altitude

    I only flew 2 OB(oil burner) training missions but best I remember the 250kt was waived. Seems like 300 kt. The OB designation came from the thing smoked like hell. Later it was changed to something more politically correct. The low levels were nuclear profiles... they did a quick and dirty on...
  3. Rockiedog2

    B52 average flight altitude

    Vigilant1 knows
  4. Rockiedog2

    B52 average flight altitude

    Only 43 missions It was my turn in the barrel I was an OV10 pilot 185 missions. Got drafted by SAC Not good
  5. Rockiedog2

    B52 average flight altitude

    Guam-SEA 488k TOGW 35K cruise altitude .86 mach Return after 6 hour fuel burnoff and 22K bombs released 41K cruise alt/.91 mach B52G
  6. Rockiedog2

    Using Epoxy To Seal Wooden Wings and Fuselage

    According to T88 tech dept many years ago, it's ok to glue to old cured T88 that has been prepped(smooth, no dust etc) with new T88. I've done a lot of it but would rather go new wood to new wood. Making repairs, mods etc sometimes we have to. Never had a problem with what I've done of it. It's...
  7. Rockiedog2

    Using Epoxy To Seal Wooden Wings and Fuselage

    Poly Fiber EV 400 is what I use. Thin, soaks in, light, one coat and fabric glue won't attack it. Best stuff I've found.
  8. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    Hopefully not OT. When experimenting with my LE and after adding the VGs I bent the pitot as shown in the pics which did get the IAS more accurate at the higher AOA/slower speed. The crude AOA shows the pre VG stall AOA and the after VG AOA. Interesting stuff. Well, I thought so. .
  9. Rockiedog2

    How do I know?

    Maybe 40 years ago the Fed came out with a getoutajail free program. A no jeopardy inspection and "helpful" correction of improper logbook entries. So my paperwork typically not being the best I bit. The nice Fed showed up and looked over my Acrosport 2 logbook. He got visibly agitated when he...
  10. Rockiedog2

    How do I know?

    Same here Dan. Been tweaking and then sittin waiting on the strip to dry up or the wind quit blowing. If not for that I would have had the list done long ago. Sorry, didn't mean to get OT
  11. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    >>>Calibrated airspeed is equal to true airspeed in standard atmosphere at sea level. Right. GPS no wind stall speed corrected to sea level TAS is CAS. I do those tests at 1000MSL. At average conditions around here the correction to sea level standard day isn't really readable on my small...
  12. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    Right. Somewhere I read that the correction table is for what they couldn’t calibrate out. I call myself doing the same thing Cessna did. So, no worries. I know precisely what my airplane is doing at any given time. Yeah, I tested it over and over and over. And I ‘m still experimenting and...
  13. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    I have in my POH a statement that Vso is 46 mph CAS, IAS is 39 mph. Similar to the CAS/IAS table in the C150 manual and others. I've never seen any specified requirements for EAB as to difference in CAS/IAS. If anybody knows please post it.
  14. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    No argument with any of the regulatory points. However, I disagree that without calibrating the ASI for a given condition we don't really know what the plane is doing or how it's performing. There are a number of operational options for determining that we meet, for instance, LSA maximum cruise...
  15. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    'low approach' at wide open throttle down the runway Charlie you won't mind if I don't do that...it would shed the wings or flutter the tail or both LOL
  16. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    Agree about the static. I’ve hooked up a long plastic tube and go fly and move it all round looking for an accurate speed. Finally settled on the plug with a hole drilled in it. That’s what the last several got.
  17. Rockiedog2

    Adjusting Airspeed for Altitude

    At 1K MSL mine stalls at no wind GPS ground speed of 46-47 mph box pattern average(TAS). IAS is 39 same conditions which in my case that's also CAS cause that's close as I can get it and will have to be good enough for government work. This is my sixth homebuilt and the first couple I tried to...
  18. Rockiedog2

    Surface paint - is orange peel a bad thing?

    A cross coat is 2 coats 90 degrees to one another. A half cross coat is one coat either direction...I go the long way.
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