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  1. Anticept

    batteries again

    The 20 dollar chargers suck. Either they don't float charge, or they don't fully charge an AGM battery.
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    Stick Shake

    Is the stick shaking from slop or can you feel it when you put a very slight pressure on it?
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    No fuel crossfeed.

    I'm not sure how I had missed this topic, because this is a subject that I know about. Air and surface tension in lines is well documented. An air obstruction requires more pressure to dislocate than it takes to simply cause fluid flow in a hose.
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    Question on Matco nose wheel

    Since the matco front wheels are deep groove ball bearings, I am in agreement with roger. They can take some sideload, being ball bearings, but too much will accelerate wear on the sides of the races.
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    New Floats from MS

    If there's no basis for the bad press, then they could very easily start a lawsuit with Rotax. Rotax did the same thing to Silent Hektik's voltage regulator. Silent Hektik responded with a cease and desist and threatened a lawsuit, and Rotax backed down. Source: Silent Hektik when I suggested they try working with rotax to replace the crap ducati regulators, and the response was definitely one which they said have zero desire to ever work with Rotax because of what happened a couple years prior over this.
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    CTsw Detailed Model from FDM

    I have one of these. Works quite well.
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    Overthinking the Pattern

    R-22 or R-44?
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    Overthinking the Pattern

    NOTAR or not? Piston or turbine driven? How many rotor blades? There's always an argument to be had
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    Grounding while fueling

    Static electricity is also governed in part by capacitance, and CT's are not exactly capacitors. So any charge that may be built up will be gone before you even realize you've touched the exhaust as well.
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    Airplane Taxes

    I would like to be clear: I am not implying libertarianism is about being inactive, just demonstrating one of the more extreme ends, just like the use of force can be excessively applied on the other end of the spectrum. Regarding your example of interpersonal vs government proxy for mandating who pays for college, or really any such example like that: indeed there are similarities. However, I will place in front of you a bit of history. Once upon a time, the idea of education for all was scoffed at. It was said that it was impossible. No way it could ever happen. Then during the enlightenment era, public education became a thing. We saw dramatic growth in the decades following, as it expanded horizons for everyone. It raised the financial floor of what was possible for the common man. But it had to be funded, and thus taxes were enacted. There's lots of examples of good intentions gone bad, and lots of good intentions that turns out great. I'm a person that does feel that it is actually justified to use /some/ force to solve social crisis. It does seem backwards sure, but it's going to come down to whether your highest values are placed in the individual or in the collective. For me, the answer is somewhere in the middle. Aye, utilitarianism can also be used to justify atrocities, which is why earlier I specified that a person's needs, the collective good, then a person's desires would be the ideal order of priority for distribution of resources, but I also recognize that it's also incompatible with a lot of human tendencies and drives, which is why I also threw in "reasonable". That in itself would start a great debate, but I'm pointing it out to help you understand my position a bit better. While typing this up, I was reminded of a philosophy that i think is much more appropriate to my view than utilitarianism: Social Liberalism.
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    Airplane Taxes

    Unfortunately, and this is another reason for eminent domain, individuals will price the value of their property knowing full well that the government has the fiscal means to pay nearly any price they name. I'm NOT libertarian. I take some of the concepts of it, but I also believe that inaction is also harmful to a society, and thus to myself. I believe some of the problems we have right now stem from the general "it's not my problem" attitude. I strongly, strongly believe that represents one of the worst views our culture has developed. That's what leads me into altruistic egoism. If my neighbor is suffering and I chose to ignore the problem, and he steals from me to survive, I will not judge his morals any less. I will still be upset with him, and I will still seek recourse. But if I have the means to lend assistance, and he becomes a better person as a result, then we both are better off. His decisions which lead him to his suffering are indeed his, but ignoring the problem will not help, and tossing him in jail just means that now I'm paying for his room and board /anyways/. It's why I also believe in social safety nets. We're fallible individuals. We're not perfect. But either we need to be helping people be better individuals, or take up eugenics instead of half-assing it like we are today. In the current system of just passing the buck (it's not my problem!), it is costing us a fortune in partial solutions.
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    Airplane Taxes

    I understand the implications and it definitely fits under that category of "this sucks". However, it would absolutely NOT be healthy for a society to have vast swathes of land to be owned by only a few individuals who choose not to do anything with the land they own. Property tax creates an incentive to develop property for occupation or production. Land is an incredibly, incredibly valuable commodity. Wealth IS often is tied to the amount of land controlled, be it observed from the perspective of an individual, or be it by government. Developed land is even more valuable to a society. That's a big reason why eminent domain also exists. The good of the society should, to a reasonable degree, come before the desires of an individual (but not their needs), and eminent domain is an avenue that the government can use in the process of development. Yes I know it's abuseable and brings a whole new set of problems of its own, and we could go back and forth for days over this, but I really don't want to open that can of worms. I do believe when used properly, everyone benefits. Most tools we have, when used properly, could benefit everyone, and also why I so passionately hate abuse of said tools... it's destructive not only physically and emotionally, but also in faith of the system. Anyways, we also have zoning laws, ordinances, etc which also dictates what you can do with your property. It's not just property tax that dictates what you can do with it. These are all strings that come attached with "ownership" when you purchase something. To help you understand my thought process as well: I am a proponent of Utilitarianism, because I believe in altruistic egoism. Ultimately, I am in the interest of myself, but I strongly believe that I can't reach the best I can be if those around me are not benefiting as well. So again, I DO agree, property tax sucks. But I do believe it's a necessary evil.
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    Airplane Taxes

    No one actually owns land, taxes or not. The person who "owns" it is the person with the biggest guns laying claim to it. This can change from day to day. So taxes or not, you still don't really own it if someone comes along and says that now they do and you can't fight them off. As said, one of the issues in regards to a lack of property tax is that said tax is a discouragement from buying land and squatting on it without developing it. I'd love to see better systems and better ways of taxation and funding public service, but it's what I am aware of at this time.
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    Grounding while fueling

    Big airplanes are usually grounded though. Not necessarily through the fueling system (some trucks do have static cables that drag from the rear axle, not really an ideal ground though, I question the effectiveness), but it could be through things like the GPU. The grounding isn't really just about the fuel. I say should be grounded because it's ideal and covers a lot of bases. Not a necessity for fueling in itself. Bonding though, is a MUST. So we're on the same page.
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    Airplane Taxes

    Ohio does not put a property tax on equipment, but there is a sales tax, which is fair. I don't understand why you would put a property tax on anything but land though. Land is a limited commodity, and property tax discourages large land purchases which are subsequently left undeveloped, and quite appropriate to use it to fund schools. Putting a tax on posessions just makes people not want to live there.
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    Tell me about Decalin

    Just with 100LL
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    Grounding while fueling

    I've done a continuity test to both of my fuel ports to the exhaust. It's 10-20 ohms. The purpose of bonding the aircraft to ground is that it too can have a difference of potential from the supply tank. Flowing liquids do create static buildup as you said, but it's not the only source. Airplanes are separated from the ground with rubber, if they somehow get charged, now you have an issue. You should be bonding /everything/ to ground, or at least to each other, not just the aircraft, or just the funnel, or just the canister. That's why fuel trucks bond to the airplane..the hose is a special type of conductive hose so that the aircraft it's bonded to, and the hose itself, remains at equal protential.
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    Exhaust issues with Rotax

    No interval specified. Use nickel anti-sieze as well. I know copper is standard, but copper and stainless steel are incompatible metals. It's not going to fail necessarily quickly, but still. Nickel often has to be special ordered and isn't cheap, but I find it lasts for quite a while. Applying it ever few hundred hours has been enough for me.
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    New Floats from MS

    The reasons for different floats is because of suppliers. Manufacturers are bailing out on aviation due to the obscene liability. So Rotax has to continually try to find new suppliers for all sorts of parts.
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    Exhaust issues with Rotax

    Lubricate the ball joints and balance your props. The former is even written in the manual and is a cause of exhaust cracking because dry joints sieze up and the heat expansion leads to cracking.
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    having Flap problems? check this out!

    What's the battery voltage when you try to move the flaps? Capacitor in the system still hooked up fine? Not hearing a lot of radio noise? Voltage drop (test for dirty connections)?
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    skyview upgrade?

    The installation is a lot if work. Not the MRA.
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    skyview upgrade?

    It's permitted with an MRA as S-LSA. It's a lot if work though.
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    Float bowl jet

    It is indeed threaded with a slotted head, and super easy to unscrew.
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    Leak around gascolator - 2017 CTLS

    Sure it's not leaking from the threads?