• ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    Leave them be. They won't hurt you...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    And what is this "interstate transportation of firearms"?? Is it illegal for us to drive over a state line with a firearm now?? Or does this only apply if you are committing a crime? (Of course everything is a crime these days...)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    Reported for whitesplaining.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    IIRC, Rand said he would voluntarily term-limit himself to two terms. So unless I'm mistaken about this (or Rand goes back on his word), he won't be running again ...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    This fuel pump is rotary but it's an auto pump. Being an "experimental" aircraft, it could be used... https://www.cbperformance.com/product-p/3193.htm
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    Good idea but I wonder about the one way valves after a couple of years of use. A spinning turbine type pump would provide boost but if it failed the fuel would still flow. If I can find one of these that's what I'll use. Perhaps at Oshkosh I'll find someone who can point me in the right direction.
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 AM
    It's a homebuilt Safari 400 with a Lycoming HO360. There is no fuel pump as it's gravity fed. If I rebuild it there will be some fuel delivery improvements for sure. It worked great for 340 hours though... I wonder if there's a zero resistance fuel pump for a gravity fed system. Something that will allow fuel to flow by gravity means when the pump is off but give a very positive boost when on. A turbine type pump would work in this manner.. This one might work but it really doesn't say what mechanism is involved. http://www.chiefaircraft.com/fct-478360.html?gclid=CIes6fD709QCFQS1wAodMTEBgA As long as fuel can flow through the pump with the pump off then I could have the best of both worlds. I can have the pump on when flying but if the pump fails for some reason the engine would still run normally and a fuel pressure gauge would indicate that I'm running on gravity feed and need to have the pump serviced...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    It's not like bringing the Feds in would accomplish anything, anyway - except to remove the ability to deal with such problems even further away than it already is from the people who are actually affected (thereby insulating the problem even more from any effective means of redress). You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Danke again. That's exactly what I thought when I read the OP.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    IOW: The odds of Hillary going to prison have increased from "a snowball's chance in hell" to "when pigs fly" ...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Great! If I rebuild it one of these will be on the list of modifications. If I had some way of seeing weather fuel pressure was lower than normal I certainly could have set down sooner at a better site.
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    Thanks to you and everyone who has sent me well wishes. There certainly could have been a worse outcome. On the plus side I now know that even I can do an emergency auto-rotation when required...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    You can bet on that. Also I'm wondering if there is a fuel pressure gauge that will show pressures in the .01 - 2 lb range... I have not tried that yet but the tanks are secure now with caps in place and all under cover. The tank that had the cap off was drained to the opening when on it's side and the other tank was leaking small amount of fuel from the vent but I'd guess there is at least 15 gallons remaining (out of the 40 that was in there after fill up). I actually tried to crank it up last night but the battery was too weak and I have other things on my mind right now (like our trip to Alaska Saturday). Just looking at the pics the guy at the factory says it can be rebuilt for between $40 - $80k. If I could be sure it would be near the $40k mark I just might do it. It's not worth much as it sits.
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 AM
    I know people from South Africa. We seem to be going down that same path...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 AM
    You can bet I'm kicking myself for not checking that cap. Something so damn simple! The intake is quite a way from the tank but I've been researching "gravity fed" systems and you only get about 1 psi fuel pressure for 30" drop and on my system is maybe a 40" drop so 1.25 psi is not a lot of pressure for 180 hp. The system has worked perfectly for about 340 hours (TT Airframe) but with that low of a pressure it wouldn't take very much of an "issue" to cause the pressure to drop to the point that fuel flow gets cut to maybe .5 psi. I would think that trying to feed an engine developing maybe 90 hp at cruise with .5 psi would do just what I experienced. Power cut followed by power surge (as the float bowl gets another gulp of fuel) and instant bowl exhaustion and etc. I reviewed the gopro video and the engine was still running at low speed after I came to rest. I instantly shut off all switches and fuel shut off so the engine was not running for more than maybe 5 seconds lying sideways. I do not have any recollection of the engine running while I was shutting off everything but the audio is there. Yup. Fuel exhaustion is one of my pet peeves even. For that reason I never feel comfortable with less than 1/2 tanks. Even when I bought this chopper there was another fuel injected version right next to it but I wanted the fuel management to be as simple as possible so I opted for gravity fed...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 10:57 PM
    War on Us From another thread (underline emphasis added): http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?511885-Sessions-chooses-12-cities-to-receive-more-manpower-to-fight-crime If you are not a government official - or you don't have a costume & badge issued by them - then you are the enemy ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 10:36 PM
    Yeah, well, SERVICE. AND. PROTECTION doesn't come without a cost. Some things are just UNFORTUNATE BUT NECESSARY. Even things that are NOT INTENTIONALLY MALEVOLENT. The important point here is that Charleena Lyles did this to herself ...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 06:31 PM
    Very good guess. I'm guessing it's a related problem. When we came back to the site with recovery equipment and trailer I noted (and photographed) the one gas cap dangling from it's chain. I thought this is mighty strange since the impact with the ground was very minimal and it didn't even bend the landing struts or do any damage on the belly of the chopper. The only reason there's damage is because it nosed over and the rotors impacted the ground. The movements were slight enough that I did not get a sore neck, sore back or even a scratch (except for the thorns against my bare legs as I hiked out). So why would the cap come lose? Well, it's my fault that I did not check them after fueling (as is common and I usually do). I don't believe the cap was completely lose as then the outside of the polished aluminum tank would show scratches where it was bouncing around. What could have happened is it was put on crooked, with only one dog engaged allowing the fuel to be sucked out the top of the tank as I was flying forward. Since my engine is gravity fed this might have resulted in lower than normal fuel flow to the engine (perhaps after a certain number of gallons were sucked out). None of this can be or will be proven since there was no property damage or injury so we are treating it as an "incident" rather than an accident (no NTSB investigation). Even if I could prove that's what happened one of the guys who helped me recover it was an FBO operator in the past and he stated it's the pilots responsibility to make sure the fueling is done properly. Ultimately I should have checked... PS. The factory has seen a pic of the damage and they say it might be repaired for a not too insurmountable sum. I will consider it.
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    06-21-2017, 05:10 PM
    Can they say it any more plainly than this? They regard you and me as the enemy, by default. War on Us Reported
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 04:53 PM
    Today I had an "issue" with my helicopter which resulted in it being destroyed... I'm crushed, of course but not physically hurt. I was flying it back from getting fuel at a nearby airport when about 10 minutes into the flight the engine started surging. The throttle became completely unmanageable so I put it into auto-rotation and picked a spot between the trees that looked reasonable from the air. Unfortunately when I got to within 50 feet of landing I saw it was a downhill slope which is not how you want to land a helicopter. I touched down with very little vertical velocity and maybe 10 mph forward speed (which is fine on flat land). Due to the rather steep slope down the helicopter rocked forward and flipped. I walked away but the helicopter needs total rebuild now... It was always my dream to own my own helicopter and I lived it for a year even though I never quite got my rating. I had just been signed off for solo flight yesterday and today the engine quit and I had to land. The training saved my life as I was able to get it on the ground with no vertical velocity which meant no injuries to me. Now I have to make the decision whether I want to rebuild it or not...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 03:57 PM
    Sure, and don't take it personally when I tell you there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. One thing I've learned after years of listening to the "experts" is their "statistics" are usually at the very least, exaggerated... So when I see "statistics" or "science" conflicting with my own personal experiences, I believe my gut before the experts. I lived in the 60's. I have personal experience in that subject. If you have "statistics" that conflict with my personal experiences, sorry, but I'll believe my experiences long before I'll believe your "science".
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 08:58 PM
    Soon actors won't be needed anyway. The re-animators can bring back Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant to play in all new movies... Soon you won't be able to tell the difference between real or Memorex...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 08:36 PM
    Wow! You're so smart with your scientific jargon... I guess that means you won and I'm totally off base... Thanks for being the genius we need to set us straight!
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 01:59 PM
    Don't know if such exists and is really not necessary. Look at what he taught. Look at the fact that he supported Ron Paul...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 05:56 AM
    And where's your proof of that?? I'm part of the peace movement. Are you saying that describes me? Osan and I certainly have different views of what happened in the 60's. Perhaps you guys were Nixon types which would explain your hatred. I really don't know. This generalization of the movement is extremely narrow for a movement that included millions of people with no single motivator. As I stated before, Leary was perhaps the most likely "representative" of the movement and he clearly taught that you should "question authority - even mine". That means he questions the authority of the Marxists as well as the establishment...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 09:11 PM
    You have my sympathies and prayers...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 09:08 PM
    Posting one's religious belief is meaningless if that belief is that nothing you do will change your destiny...
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  • ChristianAnarchist's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 07:53 PM
    It's the same then with the "Ron Paul" movement. That is one of the two greatest movements I've seen in my lifetime (the other was the peace movement in the 60's). The Ron Paul Liberty movement has been transformed in the most part to the MAGA Trump, Trump, Trump movement. A far cry from what Ron stood for but it's the same as the peace movement. It was based on "peace" and "questioning authority" and it morphed into Marxism. I'm not going to bad mouth the movement started by Ron and I'm not going to bad mouth the movement of peace. People are responsible for taking a good thing and distorting it. Even so, the ideas of peace, love and liberty are still here smoldering. It will take some wind to fan them into raging infernos again...
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When most people are exposed to the idea of a society organized without taxation, they often jump to the conclusion that the services provided by government would no longer exist. After it is proposed that these services would still exist, but they would be provided by voluntary organizations, they assume only problems and chaos could ensue. Warlords, crooked arbitration, justice for only the rich… surely these are unavoidable consequences of a society without taxation!

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by Wesker1982 on 04-17-2012 at 05:21 PM
Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State’s inhabitants, or subjects. – Murray Rothbard
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by Wesker1982 on 08-12-2011 at 02:51 PM
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by Wesker1982 on 06-03-2011 at 04:39 PM
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