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Freedom Vs. Tyrrany


1/ Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.


2/ At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions.


3/ Fear of death is only rivalled by the fear of social disapproval. The latter could be stronger.


4/ Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago. Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser.


5/ Anything and everything can and will be politicised by the media, government, and those who trust them.


6/ Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations.


7/ Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people. Even many who are vocal critics of the government.


8/ Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather to commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong.


9/ Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviours – for better or worse.


10/ When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it.


11/ People who are dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative.


12/ Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said ‘safety’ is merely an illusion.


13/ Hedonic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to ‘normal’.


14/ A significant % of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated.


15/ ‘The Science’ has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West. This religion has little to do with science itself.


16/ Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right thing, rather than actually doing the right thing.


17/ Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees. Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians.


18/ If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt. You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment.


19/ Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach.


20/ It’s easier to fool a person than to convince them that they have been fooled.


Bonus thought: 21/ Most people are fairly compassionate and have good intentions (this is good)

As a result, most people deeply struggle to understand that some people, including our ‘leaders’, CAN have malicious or perverse intentions (this is bad).”


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Conneticut trip


Ground Run.

Galley light master,  RH console not labeled clearly.

PBK2  INTERMITTANT.  Works when you tap on it.

Exterior light check.

Dark cockpit dimmer check.

Intermittant rushing noise in headset ICS.  is there a 3 crew hs plugged in?

#2 hf innor knob drags Outer knob.  Clean, tighten knobs with a small gap

Bezel eexit sign back bulkhead loose.

push button cover  at Auto prctlurization  control head Missing.












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Aeronca Champ N82258




Aeronca N82258 in various states of disrepair, during the term of a  8 Year restoration:






This is what happens when the paint process goes horrably wrong. This is the result of not sanding the primer after the last cote of primer. An .AVI shows the paint peeling right off. We followed the STC exactly, and applied the first color coat over the last primer coat with no sanding. This is not wise, as we now know. Airtech markets its product as process that requires little sanding. While it is true that you are not required to sand as as much as Stitts, it still requires the coats to be “scuffed”.

The Ailerons, and Elevators/Stabilizers, (not the rudder) installed on a spit for painting.

We built a paint booth (Larger) from discarded metal studs and plastic sheeting. The intake is a 24″x24″x1″ AC filter with a box fan. (lowerLeft corner of the picture). The outlet is a filter connected to 1/4 of a LARGE cooling fan.  This evacuates the booth, as well creates a draft in the hangar that cause overspray to go west out the doors. Interestingly, the outlet fan filter FILLS up every time we paint. No overspray anywhere in the hangar though……


These are the cable fairleads

that will provide a cosmetic closeout for the rudder cables as they exit the Fusalage  under the stabilizers.

This is the wing installed on the completed spit (larger). Copied from a comercial design, The rollers (larger) are metal lawn mower wheels with the tires cut off. The hoop is 1/2 inch electrical conduit bent with a conduit bender.
The wing spit is a complete success, allowing the wing to be coated fully on both sides without a 1 day wait for paint to dry. If we had to do it all over, 1″ conduit would have been stronger.  Also, the rollers could have been lower, allowing the wing to be 3 inches lower to the ground.

Here is a Sectioned (larger) gear oleo and strut.  We used this for a reminder of how all the parts came apart!
The Gear Case Frames almost ready to paint.  We included the tabs for the snare cables, even though the AD is complied with……


This press ended up not being required, as the gear did not need to be “Pulled” apart.


We disassembled one brake at a time, as they are quite complicated.  Brake OutsideAssembled,   Inside Exploded.


Here is the Fuselage before (Larger) Powdercoating, and one picture after (Larger) powdercoating



Later in the process:





Other intresting Champ Stuff:





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Link to complete article by Mike Meyer.   Hi Mike!