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    Michael
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    Charlotte

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    Long-EZ
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    Q200 Varieze

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  1. When I see this sort of change from the plan - (and in this case proven not to be a good solution) - I wonder how much of the rest of the plane had deviations like this.
  2. Interesting trim design. Wonder if anyone makes nylock wingnuts.... (is that a spring under the wingnut to apply pressure on the washer?) I am having fun sealing tanks now... Hope to get it on the second shot! So I guess "Tin can November one two three four frank taxi 4 runway oh too, will be taking it after a brief runnup" REALLY gets your eye twitching!
  3. On all of my certified airplanes the oil cooler is behind #4 cylinder on the engine. My concern is a 45 degree elbow off the oil cooler vibrating (even with a flex hose). I would guess an adel clamp would support - either on the airframe of the hose prior to the fitting - even on the engine mount. (which there might be - but we cannot see it in the photo). I have a friend with a Tecnam that has the oil cooler on the cowl just behind the port front opening - he has had to replace the oil cooler 2 times from the vibration issues
  4. I like the idea - not keen on flex on those hoses between the engine and that cooler.
  5. Like modeled after Steve Carell's or Owen Wilson nose... for instance....
  6. @Kent "Proof" was same as @EmptyBox posted above about "Flight Aware" and showing between different cities with flight characteristics of a VariEze. To me - this could have been spoofed by someone putting the transponder in another similar speed plane and making the trip(s). But when I presented _this_ proof to FAA - they said "Just because it has flown - does not constitute that FAA has ever issued a CA" and they went on to say they know MANY planes (espectially away from major cities pef FAA statements). (of course the flight I showed them was from 2 major cities....). Bottom line - if FAA does NOT have CA in their records - the plane does not have a CA! (I have heard of one person buying a plane and seeing "the" AC - but was a doctored document that he found out AFTER the sale!). So ladies and germs, part of pre-buy should be a complete review of what records FAA has on file - you can get an uncertified version of them pretty cheap. It matters not (in FAA eyes) what log books say or what "paperwork" has in the airplane - if they do not have it - plane does not have it.
  7. I can attest to the FAA does not care if the plane shows a flight... That in their mind is just a plane that flew illegally (without an AC). I have a plane that has been flying and bought and sold 7 times. I have flight aware "registration" of to/from many times... FAA said this does NOT indicate AC was ever on the aircraft. I even attempted to use logic (yeah, wasting my time in bureaucracy) asking if they REALLY thought at least 5 pilots flew this plane WITHOUT AC?!? Their stance is firm: If we do not have it in OUR records - IT DOES NOT EXIST. So I have to go thru the AC application and efforts before I fly this plane.
  8. Velocity https://www.facebook.com/groups/Aircraft.for.sale/permalink/4486265224786390/?sale_post_id=4486265224786390
  9. LOL! That is EXACTLY what I was thinking - I was going to offer him a station wagon. M.
  10. OMG!!! I can hear Klaus' voice explaining what you just said Kent!!!! LOL!!!! (I missed the "." before the "1" above the first time I read it too - which made it absolutely hilarious in my head!!!). Klaus knows a think or two about getting these things to perform for sure!
  11. that is strange - my understanding the MAP is a diaphragm so that cavity between the bung on the engine where you pick up pressure - to whatever gauge it is should be an air pocket... 2 thoughts... 1 - a VERY small leak 2- plumbed so that gravity is not your friend. (combined). IF the residue of where the bung is on the engine allows fluid (from the walls) to somehow cover the pickup point.. Maybe even (rather than a leak) just heat and cooling (expand contract) could pull this into the line... (then gravity does the rest...). Does the line descend just as it leaves the engine MAP point? I would think a small line is better than a big - just to provide more immediate reaction? (and not take up space in the airplane (and weight))
  12. Well Professor Google has something different to say... https://www.emcstandards.co.uk/cable-shield-grounded-at-one-end-only I will research more - but one of the reasons I recalled is if your primary grounding strap to whatever becomes compromised - having it grounded at both ends makes THAT the grounding strap... I need to read more... somewhere in all the opinions is the facts (and maybe reasons to do it either way...)
  13. I believe there is something about not grounding both sides of a shielded cable... (something I recalled from Bob Knuckles talk or book...)
  14. 100% agree - would like to add one VERY significant factor (knowing you personally) - STRESS plays a HUGE roll in our heath. Our feelings influence our eating habits, our sleeping habits, and our life as a whole.... I have not seen a Dr. in over 10 years (other than my 3rd class) and my optometrist (as I cannot get contacts without a recent exam (eyes have not changed in 20 years - same prescription). I have dedicated 2 hours every day (probably longer than I NEED to, but it feels sooooo good) to meditate (not contemplate - actually just take a good look at myself and what is going on in noggin as if I was looking at myself in a mirror.) I am amazed at how I react thru the day so differently than before. I am recognizing right now that the job I am doing is impacting my health (too many hours, not enough good feeling that I am getting stuff done, and not getting ANY build time!!!)

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