• helmuth_hubener's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    This "double standards" thing is a weakness of our wing. If you're fighting, fight! That's it! Don't wring hands and be a git. In war you shoot the enemy, and -- double standard! -- not at me. It's a pretty simple rule: plow down your foes, with friends be cool.
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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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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 AM
    ANGELATC CAN HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO SELL STUFF ON TEH WEBBERNETS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.:)
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 AM
    LIFESKILL: BEGAN EXPERIMENTING WITH ADOBE MUSE. SEEMS INTERESTING. :)
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    Ashkenazi jews specifically-who emigrated to Israel from Eastern Europe in the 20th century and have no ethnic or historic ties to Palestine (now called "Israel"). (but don't let me spoil your ignorant racialist narrative too much) ;)
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Nice! A Sunday School teach who assigns His catechists Satanic lines.
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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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  • helmuth_hubener's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:13 PM
    Oompa, loompa, doompaty doo, Which hump should we assign to treat you?
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    "Affirmative Action" means standards are different, One race is culled hard, and so less deficient.
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    I have no problem with either directable, 'Tis thou for which one is scandal unacceptable.
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  • Original_Intent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    I agree. The shit is already hitting the fan, really has been hitting it for some time. USA as currently constituted is a dead man walking. Like when Wile E. Coyote runs of a cliff but gravity hasn't kicked in yet. Some of us have looked down and are holding up the "Oh, shit!" sign.
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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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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Todd replied to a thread ‘Whitesplaining’ in Open Discussion
    We wouldn't have to mansplain etc.... if so many weren't trying to Douchesplain.
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  • helmuth_hubener's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    Let's all pick and choose (oh-so-so very carefully!) Which acts others do (Wouldn't want to pick wrongly!) We will "have problem with" (strangers must toe lines properly!) Or graciously bless (virtue signaled quite strongly.)
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    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    . Popular historical strategies for dealing with differences have included: brutally enforced conformity, brutally efficient genocide, and making sure to keep the "alien machine" (liberalism) tuned really really carefully. And when I see someone try to smash this machinery with a sledgehammer, it’s usually followed by an appeal to “but racists!” You say we must protect freedom of speech. But would you protect the free speech of racists? You say people shouldn’t get fired for personal opinions that don’t affect their work. But would you let racists keep their jobs? You say we try to solve disagreements respectfully through rational debate. But would you try to rationally debate racists?
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  • helmuth_hubener's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    Keep it up, geniuses. It's war you want? You're gonna get it. NO FRIENDS TO THE LEFT.
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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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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:30 AM
    I'll give you an example. Virginia governor McDonnell was indicted on federal corruption charges and got 2 years and now he's not serving a day. But it sure looked good. And lo and behold our new Guv Terry McCauliff is right smack dab in the middle of similar accusations with as much or more legitimacy. And he will never see one day behind bars because of his huge political ties to the Clinton machine.
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  • Todd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 AM
    Lol. don't hold your breath. People of this stature never go to jail. Every once in a while you get a lower level plebe establishment type who they sacrifice for the sake of optics. They can point and say "See, leaders who are corrupt get punished". Hillary is not that sacrifice.
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  • Natural Citizen's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 07:05 PM
    Dang. That sucks. Sorry you lost your heli. You sure were excited about getting it. But you have your life. Good work to that end. We could have been reading a much different headline here. Ya know? Glad you're safe, man.
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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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  • Natural Citizen's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 06:28 PM
    Dang. Thst's gotta be tough not enjoying food like you used to. Kind of a blessing in disguise about not wanting fast food, though. You're still around, though. That's the most important thing. I'm glad for you. Your inbox was full....
  • Natural Citizen's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 06:16 PM
    Sheeeit. Matt's done some stuff now. Don't minimize that ol boy too much. Especially if we're anywhere in the vicinity of a mirror.
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