Originally Posted by firefox
Ice Out Party 2013-1.pdf
At this rate well be lucky to be flying floats by the 4th of July!
What a difference a year makes!!!!
Originally Posted by mike mcs repair
not sure if this is what jasons rear seat shows..
but if you make it so it pins/locks top of cross bar as it also locks into floor, seat back can be weaker because it picks up the strength of cross tube, and cannot bow far....
kinda like how the bottom pins overcenter/lock in my -12 seat bottom....
This is the coolest back seat option I have seen so far. Thank you Mike for sharing it with us...
Originally Posted by Lars Gleitsmann
yeah isn't it great that we can just built stuff like that and fly it !!!... There are so many countries where it would be "not only no, But Hell NO !!!" to any project like that, or where the cost of getting it legal would exceed the cost of materials!
The big reality check of this project will be the word of the engineer on the wing-strength, if they are not up to it I have to go get a smaller engine.
At Least I know for damn sure which Fabric I use on it.
Guess I should
In keeping with yesterdays post this picture shows the layout of my "temporary" table to build all six tail pieces. I was still at the "do I want to do this" stage and did not want to spend my time building a table like I now have. This does show you can take some scrap lumber and old plywood and make a form surface. The underside of the plywood was shimmed at various locations to achieve a flat surface between the various plywood scrap pieces.
The elevator and rudder required different
Swedging the stabilizer tube the old fashioned way. This little tool is made from a bolt with the head cut off, a couple of nuts and a stack of oversized flat washers. The nuts are tightened and then the center two washers are ground/sanded on a belt sander to the "swedge" dimension you want. The outer washers on each side are ground down to the original size. The whole thing is tapered on each side of center so you can tap it in and then "hog" the hole a little by moving the handle in an arc each