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    ...crunch, crunch, crunch....mmmm goood...

    ...crunch, crunch, crunch....mmmm goood popcorn...

    Man, this made my Monday better! Good 'ole days...
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    I've been involved in fed regulation development...

    I've been involved in fed regulation development my entire 20+year career. It really unfolds the same with a little character difference between the agencies. While FAA has extended the comment...
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    Keep in mind guys, the FAA is require to respond...

    Keep in mind guys, the FAA is require to respond to every comment posted at the Federal Register. Typically, they bunch them together of like kind and respond to like questions out of efficiency,...
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    Well, comment period extended by 60 days. ...

    Well, comment period extended by 60 days. Perhaps we should comment to the FAA to this affect, no?

    Seems like people are really dividing up into 2 camps, but this camp doesn't sem to be formally...
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    BV eloquently stated my position as well, except...

    BV eloquently stated my position as well, except that loking through goggles shouldn't be a big deal IF it's within line of sight and at the traditionally approved field areas, perhaps even with a...
  6. I to fly Futaba and jets and watch these trends. ...

    I to fly Futaba and jets and watch these trends. I just filter out the useless responses, put "maybes" by iffy comments and listen closely to the respected ones in this hobby. These trends start...
  7. Andy's not a troll/trolling. Keep in mind we've...

    Andy's not a troll/trolling. Keep in mind we've had problems with 2.4 transmit and receive issues in the past and it's us in the hobby that seem to discover them at the loss of an expensive model. ...
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    Nice... Love the way the announcers prepare a...

    Nice... Love the way the announcers prepare a lot of the commentary ahead of time or the translator's VERY good... It's actually a bit more entertaining.

    Suprisingly smooth/nice/easy flyer for...
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    I thought it was " ok - neat" until I saw it at...

    I thought it was " ok - neat" until I saw it at the Houston Rally - it's pretty fine. And that's some serious-quality composite work. I mean, whoever's laying these things up has obviously done...
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    It'll spin and you'll get road grime in it. Soft...

    It'll spin and you'll get road grime in it. Soft foam inserts. Doubt he oil wold be spun obu t the grime would really be bad for the bearingsr
  11. Yup. Ya' know, you never really leave, I think....

    Yup. Ya' know, you never really leave, I think.

    Actually bought JR's old Discovery jet from him last summer and am re-habing it. Not it bad shape at all and very tidy installation.

    Just...
  12. Soldering to the connector without much to grab...

    Soldering to the connector without much to grab onto was my single biggest concern. So, I used a jeweler's loop, x-acto knife and number 58 drill bit to dig down into the insulator carefully,...
  13. That's different than the one I've got, but...

    That's different than the one I've got, but essentially correct. Different fittings, etc. What did that come off of?

    I actually developed a pretty good method of repair and validated the pump...
  14. well, just fixed it using a jewelers loop number...

    well, just fixed it using a jewelers loop number 58 drill bit and micro soldering.

    seems really really strong and meters correctly so we'll see. still looking.for used parts as this is a low time...
  15. Anybody got a good RAM750 pump laying around?

    Looking for a good used RAM/FTE 750 fuel pump. The terminal just broke off mine...

    I know they're available new, but not looking to dump that much into this age of engine.

    thanks,
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    Whatever you do, don't get the Ace hardware...

    Whatever you do, don't get the Ace hardware tubing. May be ok for light g loading, but it's usually "Plano" aluminum, whatever that is. T-6 tempered 7075 or 6061 tubing in thick wall should be...
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    AMAZING blog - thanks for sharing that with us...

    AMAZING blog - thanks for sharing that with us Joe.

    I learned more in the hour or two I was on there than I have in a long time spying in on RCU. It's really great to see real building from the...
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    If in US, I'd say spring air retracts.

    If in US, I'd say spring air retracts.
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    It's such a scam. The more important question...

    It's such a scam. The more important question is, "Is there fun to be had here with no risk?" Hmmmmm...
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    Now THIS is what RCU is for! Ahhh... my day...

    Now THIS is what RCU is for!

    Ahhh... my day just got more better fast for me.
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    You know, Bob helped a friend of mine out the...

    You know, Bob helped a friend of mine out the same way with a Ram 750+ that I now own.

    You got to give him props for staying in there and helping us out. He certainly isn't making any real money...
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    RE: 20 mm aluminum wing tube

    You can also look at the steel supply or farmer's supply shops in the area. That's where I get my tubes in 6061 or 7075 and both with a T-6 temper.

    Typically, by the foot and VERY reasonable....
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    RE: Fire Extinguishers for turbines?

    Wow. Really?

    Halon and other similar clean agent gaseous systems work by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire and by displacing oxygen. CO2 is strictly by displacing oxygen. Halon...
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    RE: Fire Extinguishers for turbines?

    Halon is not banned for use, just production.

    Im a professional fire safety engineer and industrial hygienist, coincidentally. If a fire marshal was "looking for halon" he doesnt know the...
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    RE: Fire Extinguishers for turbines?

    A little clarrification here -

    HALON isn't carcinogenic. It's specifically used because of it's toxilogical characteristics/safety. The Permissible Exposure Limit is actually pretty darned...
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