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  • Posted in thread: Acroduster 2 vibration, low end aviation, etc. part 3 on 08-18-2017 at 02:09 PM
    A couple of suggestions.You can use an engine hoist to lift your prop on and off. That's what I
    use to lift the 55lb Hartzell. Tie some webbing on either side of the hub and around the hook
    of the hoi...

  • Posted in thread: New Toy... Not a Biplane, so forgive me. on 08-17-2017 at 02:34 PM
    Float flying is a stunning amount of fun. I try and do that when I need a BFR.Best of luck, Wes

  • Posted in thread: How to flatten 4130 tube ends? on 08-16-2017 at 04:58 PM
    Plan for the cracks. Drill through the tubing an inch and a half or so back from the end. Saw
    cut from the end to the holes. You have pre-stop-drilled. Compress the end of the tubing in
    your vise from...

  • Posted in thread: S2 Canopy for Skybolt? on 08-16-2017 at 04:53 PM
    Copying the S-2 canopy mounting hardware will bring you into the world of S-2 lost canopies.
    Not a happy place. Take a look at how Extra does it.You want the canopy to move aft just enough
    so that whe...

  • Posted in thread: Why aren't there more Ultimates? on 08-16-2017 at 01:47 PM
    The Ultimate arrived at a time when the competition world was moving to monoplanes. And there
    were some business hiccups behind the design. And today, try Google-ing "Ultimate Aircraft" or
    "Ultimate b...

  • Posted in thread: Chris' Acrosport 2S. Part 5 on 08-15-2017 at 03:22 PM
    Hop over to the Kathy Jaffe Challenge in a couple of weeks and you can watch how some other
    folks attack to sequence and maybe get some pointers.One aspect of competition acro is that you
    have lots of...

  • Posted in thread: BFR in a Stearman on 08-12-2017 at 10:39 AM
    A John Mohr story. A neighbor was a captain at the same airline that John Mohr flew for. Once
    upon a time they were paired for their 6-month recurrency check. They climbed into the sim and
    Mohn was fi...

  • Posted in thread: Electronic ignition on 08-10-2017 at 07:36 PM
    Not sure about leaving power behind. My airshow performer neighbor reported that those guys
    tried electronic ignitions and went back to magnetos. The report was that at full power the
    magnetos made mo...

  • Posted in thread: NAS titanium bolts vs AN bolts on 08-10-2017 at 09:56 AM
    Two problems. One - we are talking about an acrobatic category certificated airplane. Owning
    that was a choice and with that choice comes the requirement to use factory spec parts.Second,
    knowing the ...

  • Posted in thread: Pitts S1C base to final speed on 08-09-2017 at 12:33 PM
    "...then a line up on final that was about 20 degrees short of straight in ..."This makes
    control towers that have both left and right patterns in progress unhappy. I have found that I
    mix with the he...

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