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Doug G.

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About Doug G.

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    Master Star Fighter
  • Birthday 11/15/1949

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    Fargo, ND
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    Aviation history through WWII, American history, creative writing, EAA esp. Young Eagles
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  1. Let's talk about grounds. Again.

    Antiseptic, In the original post you stated that when you first checked the ground resistance was a tenth of an ohm an after you worked on it it “dropped” to a third of an ohm...what is wrong with this picture?
  2. Low Cost ADS/B solutions

    I have installed this (although it is the single band unit - the dual did not yet exist) and received an MRA from FD USA for this unit and antenna, the replacement GPS antenna/receiver, and the Dynon transponder.
  3. Favorite weather app for planning?

    Foreflight and MyRadar and AeroWeather. MyRadar shows area weather conditions like icing, turbulence, IFR, etc. on a variety of map bases, even a Sectional if you want to pay a little for it. AeroWeather gives Metar and TAF + wind direction and components for that airports runways for both Metar and TAF. You can group local airports or set up a list for an expected flight or a common route. I also use 1800wxbrief.com for in depth and sometimes to file. You can set a reminder to close. Every now and then I embarrass myself by forgetting to close my plan.
  4. Merry Christmas & Happy 2017!

    It has been a year already, but the sentiment still is the same. God’s blessings.
  5. Won’t take the place of my D2 Charlie. Which reminds me...I have a lightly used D2 Bravo for sale. PM me if you are interested.
  6. CTLS landing for beginners

    I used 0° for a long time but challenged myself to start using 15° first when it was fairly calm and now use it the except in stiff crosswinds. Now I am working on full flaps in calm conditions. The slower speeds mean less wear on tires and brakes and a bit more control once the nose wheel is down and, of course, it is very helpful and sometimes necessary for short field. I would encourage you to work at all configurations. Slightly different note - there have been a couple of in air fires (not FD) in the area so at my last BFR the CFI showed me a 45° spiraling dive that brought us down at near Vne and over 2500 fpm without exceeding legal angles. He said it is taught to airline pilots. I should add that it was a calm and smooth day. Interesting and fun stuff.
  7. Cabin heat

    Kent has retired and Stanton is no longer much help with FD airplanes. (I have not heard of him doing any work on the side.) Kent was really good but I don’t begrudge him retiring. I do miss chatting with him on occasion.
  8. It was a good foundation for me. I had experience with engines and electronics. I had none with the rules and regs of LS or some of the specifics of Rotax and airframe. Having said that I have spent a good deal of time talking with folks on this forum. And lots of calls to FD, Roger, and others with experience. The classes were great but I took more Rotax classes. Joining Rotax Owner was also very helpful. It ain’t easy and there have been times when I would have liked to let someone else do it. But, it is a part of the fun too. If I took it to a local A&P I would have to spend time and/or money getting them to know FD and Rotax. And even then I would wonder if I could trust them. (“I taught him all I know and he still don’t know nuthin’!”) 😎
  9. Does this get you to your repairman Certificate?
  10. Wingtip Repair

    They haven’t offered one for a long time, have they? Doesn’t anyone teach carbon fiber repair except FD?
  11. Wingtip Repair

    I have been trained in and done fiberglass repair. How much different is carbon fiber repair? (Especially for small repairs.) FD requires training for LSRM folks, but no longer provides it. Where can I get the training, if I need it? Thanks
  12. Hobbs vs Tach time

    My Dynon has Hobbs which does not agree with the physical meter.
  13. 2018 CT’s

    It does not mention autopilot, for instance.
  14. 2018 CT’s

    Priced with 7" Dynons not Skyview. I wonder about some of the other options.
  15. I am surprised Bernoulli has not come up. So I guess I just did.😎