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Is the photo storage here ok or not?

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Airpark Open House in New Hampshire

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Is the photo storage here ok or not?

I am not a very computer literate person. I can work the thing and do basic system updates and such, but don't really know the ropes...............Starting a month or so ago every time I click on a photo link in this forum group my Norton Security allows the picture to flash up for a fraction of second then displays a warning that a known hazardous website has been blocked. If I try again the block happens immediately, not even the flash of a picture. I followed the "info" links in the Norton…See More
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A GOOD DEAL on HID lighting!!!

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 11:31am 2 Comments

Hi Gang-------

For this week only, LoPresti Speed Merchants is offering a bunch of things at Sun N Fun show prices. You can get the deal in person at Sun N Fun or by calling them at (877) 565-1731 or (772) 562-4757 and mail order from the factory. I just ordered a pair of their SkyStruck HID lights (one for taxi, one for landing) for $375 for the pair. Normally, they are about $300 each. Single units are going for $199 this week, by the way.

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At 3:47pm on April 30, 2015, Gene Kujawa said…


Thank you for your comment on my hinge vs flex hinge question.


Gene Kujawa

At 4:46pm on March 23, 2013, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi Bob-  Wanted to let you know my throttle quadrant should arrive any time. Rock Baxter is making a custom one to clear my console bell crank space.  Can hardly wait to finish the console area.  Another question- are you going to the cc# 25 in Leesburg, Fl or Sun-n-Fun.  If so, I have a couple of things I would like to discuss with before you go.  But not on ZAC discussions or profile pages.  My email is


Have a great day and stay warm up there

Fred Schutt

At 5:56pm on February 15, 2013, Frederick Schutt said…

Hi .Bob-  I want to thank you for your hard work on the info on the throttle quadrant questions that I had.  This should be just what I need to give Rock Baxter.  I'll send him some drawings of my planned console- clearances that I'll need for the aileron bellcrank and the info you gave me.. We met at corvair college #17.  How is your engine and airframe progress doing?


Thanks again-Fred Schutt -Aspers, Pa

At 1:48am on August 30, 2010, Jonathan Porter said…
Hi Bob, if you let me have your e-mail, I will send you an invite to the Medicine on the Move ning - it is like this site, but invitation only to allow more open discussion about the challenges we face in HAL operations. Thanks - and keep on flying safe!
At 7:20pm on April 16, 2010, Blaine Schwartz said…

Thanks for your comment on the fuel lines. I have a buddy who is an A&P and watching me build my 750. He wouldn't fly with the rubber lines. I will be ordering braided ss very shortly. I see where you are going to use a Corvair engine. That is my choice as well. How far along are you?

Blaine Schwartz
At 12:43am on March 7, 2010, Phill Barnes said…
Hi Bob
A while ago I drew a design for a fellow xl owner who was not happy with how his pedals fell to the floor when he took his feet off them. So I had a bit of a think and came up with the following design. I thought I'de post it here and not in the Q&A forum. No offence taken if you don't like it.


At 10:03am on February 16, 2010, Jock Struthers said…
Thanks for your recent comment on my painting blog Bob, it would have been much easier to have just sent it all to the paint shop and written out a big cheque, but I want to keep to a budget and do it all myself - so many new skills picked up on this project. (Already I have son and my brother wanting me to help them paint their boats next!)

I have now painted the flapperons and slats, next the wings. Good job its summer and I can sit outside in the shade as I do the preparation.


Jock Struthers, NewZealand
At 8:15pm on December 12, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Bob, it's a bit tricky going back for Medical, you want to make sure the AME will pass you. Denial is not a good thing, you lose all privileges including Sport Pilot. It is best to let it expire when the time comes. Seems like you already have that plan in mind since you are building a Light Sport aircraft. My next hangar neighbor is retired Air Force, Earl Pitts, he's 80 something and he finally got tired of jumping through all the hoops, bought a Thorpedo and let his medical lapse.

I do have Grove gear, it is gundrilled and I used their lightweight wheels and brakes. It saved 13 pounds, about $100 pound is what I figure. I deleted the landing gear from my original order with ZAC. My goal from the beginning was performance and that meant keep it simple and keep it light. I occasionally make the right decision.
At 6:22pm on December 12, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Bob, I've been watching the mailbox for the letter from the FAA. I was Light Sport legal about a year ago after my Cardiologist released me. My Medical had actually lapsed when the condition was discovered. The story is more twisted, I presented the short version.

Now that I have a current Medical, we're in the same boat, but I need to provide a cardiac status report, echo, etc. before my Medical expires to the FAA at least a month before my next Medical exam with an AME. Basically, I need more data. I can choose to let my Medical lapse and still be Light Sport legal. The key is to not have been denied or suspended.

I used to think Sport Pilot was for old guys ;-), not for me, I was only 50.
At 7:15pm on November 23, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Bob, I agree with your thoughts on brakes. With the upgrades, it gives me a chance to address those things I didn't mostly because it was my first airplane. It's a steep learning curve.

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