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  1. Thread: Wind

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    Wind, and especially a crosswind, can make it...

    Wind, and especially a crosswind, can make it hard to taxi, especially with a high-wing plane with tricycle gear. Holding aileron against the wind while taxiing in a crosswind is important, as is...
  2. The OP has made this claim several times. It's...

    The OP has made this claim several times. It's not true. If you infringe someone else's rights and make money. the owner of those rights can recover the money you made in an action for restitution....
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    Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2? Apparently the...

    Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2?

    Apparently the first allied fighter able to fire its machine gun forward. Introduced in response to the "Fokker scourge" as a stopgap until a synchronized machine...
  4. The key post in this thread is Pilotdude's No....

    The key post in this thread is Pilotdude's No. 49, where he explains that he's going to "serve" the Chief Justice of the United States with a letter explaining his grievances. This, he thinks, will...
  5. Yes, and it's a shame that thread was deleted,...

    Yes, and it's a shame that thread was deleted, because Pilotdude gave us a lot of useful information about himself. Such as how he was going to make $1.8 million by reporting overpayments to air...
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    Well, you're right about that. So isn't it sort...

    Well, you're right about that. So isn't it sort of dumb to say that these events shouldn't be promoted? I've seen, and participated in, a lot of these. Never seen an injury, or even a close call. So...
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    The only question that matters is whether...

    The only question that matters is whether paintball shootdowns are unreasonably dangerous. The ones I've participated in aren't, and I've never seen any evidence to the contrary. Certainly a picture...
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    Fortunately, planes that aren't hit by paintballs...

    Fortunately, planes that aren't hit by paintballs never crash.

    Seriously, does it make any sense at all to suggest that people shouldn't engage in modeling activities that can lead to crashes?...
  9. Yet another example of why a Vanessa rig is a...

    Yet another example of why a Vanessa rig is a good way of locating the cg. Doesn't matter what the plane's geometry is or whether it's right side up. And you can leave your plane on it all day long....
  10. There is no such thing as "the CG at the wing...

    There is no such thing as "the CG at the wing tip." The plane has one balance point. You want it to be at the leading edge of the bottom wing (which is also where you marked the top wing).
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    If this is the SR Batteries Eindecker kit, the...

    If this is the SR Batteries Eindecker kit, the tail isn't scale. It was enlarged to improve the flying characteristics. Which is not to deny that some manufacturers can get the CG very wrong. Never...
  12. One of the many extreme and foolish things about...

    One of the many extreme and foolish things about the FAA "interpretation" is that it subjects models to rules more stringent than the rules for some full-scale aircraft. There is no requirement that...
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    I think I know the answer (though my source says...

    I think I know the answer (though my source says Bockscar, rather than Enola Gay). But I am flat out of questions, and in any event I don't want to hog the thread. Good question, though! Off the top...
  14. No airports in their area? In a lot of places,...

    No airports in their area? In a lot of places, including the county where I live, it may be impossible to find a field suitable for flying that is not within five miles of some airport. And even if...
  15. Have you checked the FAA's website to see whether...

    Have you checked the FAA's website to see whether there are other airports within five miles of your field? Until I checked, I would have bet that there were only two airports in the county where I...
  16. That's nice for you. One club where I sometimes...

    That's nice for you. One club where I sometimes fly is within a couple of miles of a guy with a runway in his back yard. He flies there just a few times a year, The FAA's interpretation gives him the...
  17. This makes sense to me. Section 336 got into the...

    This makes sense to me. Section 336 got into the law because Senator Inhofe wanted it there, and his fellow Senators obliged him. The reason he wanted it may have had something to do with the fact...
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    Carl (or Karl, as sources differ) Bode it is!...

    Carl (or Karl, as sources differ) Bode it is! According to Ewald Rohlfs' German Wikipedia page, Bode and Hanna Reitsch succeeded Rohlfs as the pilots of the Fw-61 helicopter when Rohlfs took on the...
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    Ewald Rohlfs is a very good guess (though he does...

    Ewald Rohlfs is a very good guess (though he does have a very brief Wikipedia page in English, and a somewhat longer one in German). But he's not the pilot I am looking for. You've definitely earned...
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    ]Is "he" , actually a "She"?[/I] No, but...

    ]Is "he" , actually a "She"?[/I]

    No, but you're getting close! She flew the same aircraft indoors that he did.

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a pilot. This may be a tough one, because

    1. He...
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    Today's clue: Looking for a pilot. This may be...

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a pilot. This may be a tough one, because

    1. He doesn't have a Wikipedia page, either in English or in his native language.

    2. Which seems odd, as he set a number...
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    Today's clue: Looking for a pilot. This may be...

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a pilot. This may be a tough one, because

    1. He doesn't have a Wikipedia page, either in English or in his native language.

    2. Which seems odd, as he set a number...
  23. Don't assume that the only airports we have to...

    Don't assume that the only airports we have to worry about are the ones shown on the sectional charts. In my county, there are 13 airports listed on the FAA website. Only two of them are shown on the...
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    Today's clue: Looking for a pilot. This may be...

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a pilot. This may be a tough one, because

    1. He doesn't have a Wikipedia page, either in English or in his native language.

    2. Which seems odd, as he set a number...
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    It's correct. (I should probably have said "the...

    It's correct. (I should probably have said "the language of his country" rather than "his native language," but I have no reason to think they are different.)
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