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  1. skippydiesel

    Prop Balancers

    Follow up report - Checked nose wheel for "free play". very slight side movement. Snicked up the axle nut to remove all play. In flight low frequency vibration GONE!! BM functioning ? cant tell. Is this good? Your guess is as good as mine.
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    Rotax 912 ULS

    Follow up report - Quite a while since I did the temporary installation of the resistor. So far so good - tacho steady as a rock. Might be time to make the install permanent. My thanks to all advisers/commentators particularly Scott
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    Probably need a very fancy/complex flap arrangement.
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    Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

    A beauty without any doubt !!
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    Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

    I would suggest - in this conversation (not my real life philosophy) function follows form or if you like beauty befor practicality.
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    Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

    Non can compare with: in prop fighters, the DH Hornet & in jet airliners, the Comet - unfortunately I must concede to the Cessna Citation in business jets
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    Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

    Great - Love it all - More
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    L2 Mechanic

    Yep!! Lean to do it yourself - satisfaction and savings guaranteed.
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    Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

    Not sure what your list is about. Of the largely "functional" aircraft nominated only Lancair & Glasair would press my aesthetic button - dont forget the P51 was designed to meet British specifications. You could have nominated the Boeing Super Constellation - a work of aviation art if there ever was one, but a rarity on that side of the pond. I like almost all aircraft. Some are fast, some slow, only a few are works of art. Of the latter most originate to the east of the Atlantic.
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    Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

    Oh come on!!! - to name just a few - DH 88 Comet, Spitfire, DH Mosquito, DH Hornet, DH 106 Comet, VC 10. DH 114 Heron, Concord, most of the modern Euro fast glass ultralights AND SO ON ------------
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    Wow! If it all comes together you will have one hell of a big bang for the buck ,even though you did leave out a CS prop which will add a big chunk. My guess, with conventional engine and CS prop will be north of $200,000, no idea what a turbine will set you back. Good luck!
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    Just wondering - what do you estimate your fly away (including registration but not insurance) cost is going to be ???
  13. Random thought (dangerous) - Seems to me, that aircraft produced/designed on the Right side of the Atlantic tend (strongly) to be more aesthetically pleasing than those from the Left. What say you??
  14. You still interested in acquiring my old IC-A20??

  15. skippydiesel

    Torque seal

    Try cheap nail polish - whatever colours take your fancy. Can be found in most chemists, Big W's & "ElCheepo" stores, etc.