kyleb's Recent Activity

  1. kyleb replied to the thread What’s the secret trick for getting a plug into a child proof socket?.

    I see your mistake there. You were careless. You let your mom see you undertaking mischief. I bet you learned something from that and...

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM
  2. kyleb replied to the thread Sporty's In Store Purchase Fiasco.

    Gift cards also suck because of loss rates, expirations, and faulty cards or a mistake in activating the card when purchased.

    Jul 15, 2018 at 12:23 PM
  3. kyleb replied to the thread New Lap Record at der Nürburgring - Nordschleife.

    You might be surprised. The current cars with the turbocharger are pretty quiet.

    Jul 14, 2018 at 4:37 PM
  4. kyleb liked Zeldman's post in the thread Survival gear..what do you carry?.

    Add one 45 automatic pistol, a box of bullets, a combination bible/ruskie phrase book and a pair of nylons and you can have a great time...

    Jul 14, 2018 at 3:37 PM
  5. kyleb replied to the thread Survival gear..what do you carry?.

    My brain, a cell phone, and a credit card. ;-) I figure I'm a covered for anything I'm likely to come up against.

    Jul 14, 2018 at 3:37 PM
  6. kyleb replied to the thread Oshkosh - 2018.

    We like the breakfast sandwiches at the Subway at the intersection of homebuilts and warbirds...

    Jul 14, 2018 at 3:25 PM
  7. kyleb replied to the thread I did the unthinkable....

    My hangar is a killer at 2x what Bryan pays. All-in, my fixed costs are about $5k/yr on insurance, hangar, and taxes. After that,...

    Jul 14, 2018 at 8:06 AM
  8. kyleb replied to the thread Piper Tomahawk 125HP upgrade. Any difference in performance?.

    There aren't many around, and I haven't flown one, but on a 1670 lb gross weight airplane, the additional 13 hp should give you ~205 fpm...

    Jul 14, 2018 at 7:44 AM
  9. kyleb replied to the thread Why is the Lancair IV-P so dangerous?.

    The really early ones had two stall strips fairly close inboard. Later, they added 2 more (and retrofitted the older airplanes to...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 11:08 PM
  10. kyleb replied to the thread Why is the Lancair IV-P so dangerous?.

    And don't forget about the DC-10's cargo door and also its vulnerable hydraulics. I think those issues resulted in a total of 4 fatal...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 6:43 PM
  11. kyleb replied to the thread Why is the Lancair IV-P so dangerous?.

    A number of early 707's crashed due to an inadequately sized vertical tail. Boeing ultimately retrofitted all of those aircraft.

    Jul 13, 2018 at 6:17 PM
  12. kyleb replied to the thread How to navigate thunderstorms?.

    For scattered puffies in the Summer, I stay visual and on top of the haze layer. That allows me to see the cells from a long way away...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 6:14 PM
  13. kyleb replied to the thread Long Term Care Insurance.

    The other issue becomes your non-LTC spouse. It is fairly easy to burn through $200k/yr with the expense of personal care and an...

    Jul 13, 2018 at 5:47 AM
  14. kyleb replied to the thread New Lap Record at der Nürburgring - Nordschleife.

    We need an ongoing F1 thread. Sunday's race was awesome...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 10:14 PM
  15. kyleb replied to the thread This guy didn't even try to stop it.

    It would be interesting to see what, if any, damage the rear spar, rear spar attach fittings, and fuselage bulkhead suffered.

    Jul 10, 2018 at 9:21 PM