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    Why not use bladders in fuel tanks?

    I have this weird idea that I got while drinking from a water bladder out in the wilderness. Why not install a bladder inside the fuel tank so that there is less likelihood of air in the gasoline tank? Secondary question I was wondering is about ferry tanks. Why not have a bladder as a...
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    Why don't bush planes have head rests?

    Always wondered when looking at the cubs and the vans and the zeniths, Highlanders etc... I never see them with seats that have head rests. Why?
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    Help a newbie understand IFR concepts

    I'm getting a little confused. On one hand I used to think experimental GA means you don't need certified avionics, but then I'm reading that if you're doing IFR, you'll have to get certified avionics, which are HIDEOUSLY EXPENSIVE. I consider myself about 5 years away from seriously going...
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    Anyone near Juno, AL in middle of July and wants to fly?

    I'm from CA but in AL in July on a cruise. Somehow the idea of paying some commercial outfit to fly around for 45 minutes doesn't sound that interesting. I'd so much rather talk shop and geek out on homebuilt plane stuff. So I figure why not ask around these parts and see if there might be...
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    hmm. D motor f 39 or ULpower 360iS ? Cub style 2-seater (highlander)

    What's a SSSC? Super Stol Super Cub? Seriously Sassy South Carolina?
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    hmm. D motor f 39 or ULpower 360iS ? Cub style 2-seater (highlander)

    Perhaps I'm just too inexperienced, but I worry a lot more about potential carburetor ice causing problems. If I had to choose between not getting off the ground in a place I chose to land in, and having to land some sketchy spot I don't want to go to in the first place.... I'd choose the...
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    hmm. D motor f 39 or ULpower 360iS ? Cub style 2-seater (highlander)

    Both same price range. I like the simplicity of the d motor. A bit worried about the company being smaller. ULpower looks like they're becoming another Rotax but the engines look pretty complex. I just can't make up my mind. I'm not an engine nut. But want to be sure that I can fix...
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    What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatures

    Re: What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatu Aw man. My previous post on engine got lost. Grrrrrr. Technology... Sigh. I'll try rewriting a short version Sounds like draining oil while still warm and then separately "cooking" it warm again before...
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    What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatures

    Re: What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatu Re: cold weather comfort since many posts were about it... Wanted to offer my $0.02 Problem is body constantly releases water which then condensates in the clothes regardless of fabric. Depending on temp...
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    What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatures

    Re: What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatu Thanks all for these interesting posts! I'm collecting stuff I didn't think of: Closing the radiator. Interesting. Makes sense. How does one effectively preheat the oil if you don't have a hanger to plug...
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    What's the not so obvious stuff you worry about when flying in very low temperatures

    So you checked your liquids and the airframe and propeller are perfectly clean. And it's minus 10 degrees as you're getting ready to go, with a nice brisk 10 knot wind... I was wondering if anyone would care to share some not too obvious concerns and issues you faced when flying a plane in...
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    Icon A5 - Pricing and Financials

    I though gut I can save 15% or more by switching to Geico
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    Icon A5 - Pricing and Financials

    I thought I can save 15% or more by switching to Geico
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    Real World engine options, but still on a tight budget

    My feelings about used engines are the same as with used computers and cars. Might get lucky, but you have no idea how the engine was maintained, if anything undesirable has happened, etc... I'm researching options for a UL bush plane, something like a cub or highlander, and would need decent...
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    Highlander kit and Oratex

    The Just Aircraft Highlander Kit apparently comes with fabric. Say I want to use Oratex... will they give me a credit for not buying the kit fabric? I asked them via email but got no reply (can't easily call during business hours due to work circumstances). Thought maybe someone has done this...
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    D-Motor or ULpower

    Yea. Info is hard to come by. People in Europe are using it in gliders a bunch I think. On this forum I don't think many users have any info. I wonder if they had a booth at Airventure last week? Anybody notice? And ULpower, did they have a booth? I dislike the rotax. It looks like a pain...
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    D-Motor or ULpower

    Hey bcmj, are you still a west coast distributor for D-motor? Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone in here has had any experience with D-motor on an E-AB ULS or something along those lines? ULpower is a much bigger company and has extensive engine experience with their background in racing...
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    Repost: what's my kit plane REALLY gonna cost?

    If I wanted to just have a nice afternoon and fly in and out of paved or otherwise tightly manicured landing strips for my $100 burger, I would go wood frame and build an SD-1 or a MiniMax. Those are darn cute planes and seem like a nice project to futz around with for a while. But I'd never...
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    Repost: what's my kit plane REALLY gonna cost?

    I really like post #6. More of a google sheets kinda guy though :) I'll be back in a bit with a more specific mission description and my potential assumed options. Thanks for the insights. Very helpful.
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