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    I think that the AMA got a slow start on this...

    I think that the AMA got a slow start on this issue. Ultimately, they got their act together and started pulling the right levers and pushing the right buttons to defend their memberships interests....
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    I suppose that one in a position to enforce the...

    I suppose that one in a position to enforce the rule would suggest that even though a flyer is not a member of a recognized CBO, they would be obligated to adhere to the safety code of a recognized...
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    I don't know if that language suggests that it's...

    I don't know if that language suggests that it's signed, sealed and delivered. The use of the word "would" leaves wiggle room. Use of the word "will" would have been much stronger.

    "7...
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    Actually, it looks to be applied upside down. ...

    Actually, it looks to be applied upside down. The number on the tape is 128. It's possible that that's an inspector number.
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    I had had the same thing happen on the original...

    I had had the same thing happen on the original install of the gear. I had one blind nut come loose. Was able to get a small screwdriver in there to take up space as I tightened it. Not sure what...
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    +1 on the video. I'm hoping that you pulled that...

    +1 on the video. I'm hoping that you pulled that windscreen and hooked up your ailerons and flaps before flight. :D I about have the wings done on mine. As far as the struts go, I'm going to put...
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    After spending so time looking at the manual...

    After spending so time looking at the manual yesterday, I think I know how I'll modify the struts so that they can collapse for transportation/storage of the wings.

    1. The "L" brackets attached...
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    According to FedEx, my plane will arrive on...

    According to FedEx, my plane will arrive on Tuesday. The struts will be one of the initial things I'll be working on. My thinking is to find a way to adapt the strut hardware that Hangar 9 uses on...
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    I did some hunting and found that...

    I did some hunting and found that www.gravesrc.com had stock. Ordered one today. Tower is showing unavailable until April. I want to be flying it in April! Had to pay full price ($449) plus...
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    I'd appreciate some help from anyone who has a...

    I'd appreciate some help from anyone who has a 33GX or any of the Horizon guys that monitor the thread. I need the dimensions from the firewall to the drive washer (preferably, in the backplate...
  12. Thread: Analog servos

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    I have many airplanes that use Spektrum receivers...

    I have many airplanes that use Spektrum receivers and use both Hitec and JR analog servos powered by 6V NiMh batteries. I have not witnessed any issues with servos and receivers not playing nice...
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    We in Chicago are routinely subjected to the 30nm...

    We in Chicago are routinely subjected to the 30nm notam whenever Obama & Co. come back to town. Fortunately, the duration lasts only for a few hours. Our club shares the concerns of many others on...
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    Down and Locked started out as the Robart...

    Down and Locked started out as the Robart supplier for the electrics, I've since learned (from a reliable source) that they are no longer a supplier. Not sure of the exact point a switch was made.
  15. Thread: "experts"

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    In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (the...

    In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (the author) indicated that his studies showed that one has to practice a discipline for 10,000 hours to be considered an expert. What punches a hole in that...
  16. We got some nice press from the Chicago suburban...

    We got some nice press from the Chicago suburban newspapers.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140627/news/140628608/
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  17. Raylon: Thanks for sharing the pictures. We...

    Raylon:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. We should have more pictures up soon.
  18. Dave, Chris & Jeff: Thank you all for the kind...

    Dave, Chris & Jeff:

    Thank you all for the kind words. We had as great a time hosting the event as you had participating in it. We are grateful to all who attended. We had 54 pilots attend with...
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    One thing to consider with the foam option is the...

    One thing to consider with the foam option is the weight. Generally, the best flying conditions for training are days with low wind. With a three-pound foam airplane (the Apprentice), you're going...
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    Biker: I have this airframe from Slipstream in...

    Biker:

    I have this airframe from Slipstream in the 30cc size. I encourage you to take a good hard look at the engine box and beef it up if needed. On my maiden, my DLE30 almost shook the...
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    Nice job hooked! The plane looks great. I like...

    Nice job hooked! The plane looks great. I like how the DLE-20 fits with minimal cowl cutting. Look forward to hearing how it flies.
  22. We're now up to 22 pre-registrations. Not bad...

    We're now up to 22 pre-registrations. Not bad considering there's still being 3 feet of snow on the ground in Chicago. :mad: Among those schedule to join us is Lewis "The General" Patton. Lewis...
  23. Those in the jet community likely know Dave...

    Those in the jet community likely know Dave Murray. He's got some mean hardware himself! Dave's in for the event as well.

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  24. Excited to announce that Carl Bachhuber has...

    Excited to announce that Carl Bachhuber has committed to the event! Carl has built and flown some legendarily LARGE models. Here are some photos of Carl and his aircraft at a past Fox Valley Aero...
  25. Ahhhh. A WWI buff. You'll have plenty of...

    Ahhhh. A WWI buff. You'll have plenty of company. We're expecting plenty of WWI hardware at the event.
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