Emory Bored

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About Emory Bored

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  • Birthday 05/02/1950

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  • Location Sparks, NV
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  1. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Our Website is Live   

    Good work.  Contractors most often put very little effort into that sort of thing but I think it will pay.  Though we've given up for now, a few months back we had decided to move 60 miles down the road into more open country and build.  In the end we never could find a piece of ground that wasn't covered with outlandish CCRs so we gave it up.  In looking for a builder we finally found one after cruising neighborhoods and peeking in windows.  They were retiring and taking no new work.  Others I could tell from a lifetime in electrical construction didn't measure up plumb you know?  The photos in our gallery would prompt negotiations thats for sure.  
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  2. Emory Bored added a post in a topic It’s Alive!!!   

    That really is a fine looking airplane.  What is that raised lump on the port cowl?
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  3. Emory Bored added a post in a topic ANR Hedset - is it worth it?   

    Lightspeed Zulu 2. I am more or less profoundly deaf with expensive hearing aids.  They work very well with the Zulu 2 set.  I must admit though that the price was frightening.  If one is on a tighter budget there are other less expensive ones available.  I flew three 3.5hour legs one day with no discomfort at all.  That's saying something.  4 stroke engine.
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  4. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

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  5. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    I'm just guessing Fred but I think that the 912ULS only transmits 95hp to the propeller.  
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  6. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Luga Propellers   

    Thanks. I choose thrust out of the hole I think.  Smooth is nice though.  Hard to tell.  At least with the Luga you can kind of afford to try both blade shapes on the same hub and whatnot. 
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  7. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

    I've always wondered about the delivery motives on those aircraft.  If I ran the effort to equip Stalin with some airplanes it would make sense to me first to send all my very best pilots into combat in Europe and the Pacific.  Then, wanting to save as much money and time as possible I would build a string of airports at distances apart from each other that closely aligned with the range of the aircraft being ferried to Russia, then I would take those pilots that weren't especially fit for combat and put them in the cockpits of airplanes that I didn't particularly want and send them to their dooms over the top.  I imagine that that scenario is probably a factor; not the factor. 
    A careful read of any one of dozens of histories of command decisions during WWII will suggest a peculiar cold efficiency to their methods.  Also, all of those airplanes were widow makers.  The only ones the pilots (several of whom I knew personally) really liked were the P-51 and the F-6.  Corsairs, P-40s and many others were horrible beasts. The P-38 early was a death trap until they figured out counter rotating props to eliminate the critical engine.
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  8. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Avid Flyer Mk IV Major Change and Upgrade   

    Agree.  Bad prop for the C and when used on the 912 they will tear up the sprag clutch too.  They sure are easy to repair and maintain though.  Lot's of thrust too.  Good prop on a belt drive PSRU. 
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  9. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Yamaha RX1 Engines   

  10. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Finally starting new hangar!   

    Maybe it's time to buy orange juice futures?
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  11. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Why He Likes Kitfox   

    That is indeed ultra fun.  I have a friend who was the technical producer for a local television station at one time.  I'm going to forward it on to him for a dream see.  
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  12. Emory Bored added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Why He Likes Kitfox
    This is a V-Log by a local guy here.  I've never met him but I think he's got an interesting perspective on bush flying and has made some videos to help us understand how to evaluate a landing spot.  I didn't buy a Kitfox as it turns out because I never could find one that met all my criterion at the same time.  They sure were in the mix until my Rans showed up.  My wife's famous bush pilot uncle always said; "buy a good airplane at a fair price and learn to fly it well".  So take a look here. 
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  13. Emory Bored added a post in a topic Kitfox 3 Bushplane Project.   

    Livin' the dream.  My wife and i spent a good part of last Summer looking at property to put a house and strip on.  We have over 320 days a year here when the sun shines at least part of the day.  What we don't have much of is water, and land that does have irrigation rights would gobble up the budget too quick.  So we remain in an HOA and rent a hangar.  Oh well.  It sure is nice to see somebody who's broken away from the world a bit.  Good on you. 
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  14. Emory Bored added a post in a topic kitfox vs Avid on landing roll out stability   

    Both very good videos for any taildragger pilot to know and understand. 
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  15. Emory Bored added a post in a topic kitfox vs Avid on landing roll out stability   

    That's a separate thread probably but a very good one to start or re-start. 
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