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    "Chicken switch"

    I am laughing hard at that!

    Love original, some extra crispy, and a the bar-b-que wings...


    Fantastic place to work, with all the machine tools.I found that having the mill and lathe took me two to three times longer to do any project because I was very detailed, and required things to be nice. Prior- cut to size, beat to shape, shim to fit and be done!

    Will we see this bird at the Airman's show?
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    I have no reason to have it at the show. Maybe parked at Hood at some point during the show dates, unless I'm out flying it. I have a friend coming up to fly some aerobatics performances if things work out. If he's here I'll stay in town a little more than usual. And maybe he'll be out flying it!

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    Counter intuitive to some but definitely progress. The engine came off today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Counter intuitive to some but definitely progress. The engine came off today.
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    key word is "ASSEMBLY"....

    all the little important little problem(s) sh1t needs be done, before the pretty sh1t, so as, we don't nick up the pretty final sh1t....

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    Air flow control in the oil cooler outflow ducts. Pilot controlled oil temp in front mounted coolers. Bye bye duct tape.


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    Nice

    glad none of this engine is red. You know what they say about red engines??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Calkins View Post
    Nice

    glad none of this engine is red. You know what they say about red engines??!!
    No Dave....what about red engines?

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    Painting an engine red is like taking bananas on a fishing boat!
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    Its alot worse than bananas on a fishn trip

    only works for superstitious folks.........but it DOES work!

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    Superior didn't offer to paint my engine and I didn't ask. If I painted it I'd have chosen Lycoming gray like I did on my last one. Powder coating the engine compartment parts wasn't my idea, either, but I'm happy with the result. It makes a big impact for the dollars spent.
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    The banana I keep in my pocket. The engine in the plane.

    Gary
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    The airframe is completed enough that it was put on the rotator today. Everything else is covered and painted except the ailerons need paint and the rudder needs fabric. All in all? This is the beginning of the home stretch. There are more custom parts to this plane than most planes have parts. Mike continues to amaze. Today it was last second cable guides in
    impossible places. Outside of the box is an understatement!
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    Anyone else milling their own brake fluid reservoirs?
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    Making progress.
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    all that beautiful work and then wiring simply tyrapped to the frame in the belly where it will chafe and maybe even touch fabric?

    I expect to see a photo with that stuff properly secured soon??!!

    sorry. someone had to see that and say something!

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    No worries, I'm just happy to see fabric going on. We seem to be running out of problems and parts, and that's making me smile.
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    Running out of parts is a good problem to have! Running out of problems is even better!
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    Did you go with the Mackey flaps, standard or the Keller? thx
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    The kit was ordered with 108" Keller flaps. Mine have been extended a couple of inches inboard to the fuselage. Target full flap deployment is 70*. My flap cable is looped like a Cessna so I have positive flap control up and down. When up they're locked up, not held by a spring. Big, split flaps with long extension present some control challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    The kit was ordered with 108" Keller flaps. Mine have been extended a couple of inches inboard to the fuselage. Target full flap deployment is 70*. My flap cable is looped like a Cessna so I have positive flap control up and down. When up they're locked up, not held by a spring. Big, split flaps with long extension present some control challenges.
    Aktahoe discussed issues with his Keller flaps in the thread; Keller Performance Flap Needing more tension Somehow?? Does your revised cable system address these issues? Is that a factory(Backcountry fix) or yours? thanks

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    You can read some of my comments in that thread. The flap control issues were apparent very early in my build so we did what we could to improve on the system. Since then I have heard from Backcountry and they have changed their bell crank to relieve some of the cable tension. I believe they were reacting to pulley attach fatigue issues. My pulley mounts were reinforced early on to eliminate flex.
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    A couple of head scratchers with the BCSC Rev 2 are the pulley sticking down below the belly (I think you SQ2 guys have the same?) and the routing/angle of the rudder cable out of the fuselage. Mike does what Mike does. Make up some dies and press some inspection covers to suit. Nice!
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    What do you do if you don't have a "Mike"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA-22/20-160 View Post
    What do you do if you don't have a "Mike"
    Use your imagination, with Mike's work for inspiration, and say "I can".
    Gordon

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    Build a Carbon Cub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA-22/20-160 View Post
    What do you do if you don't have a "Mike"
    youtube. Hours on treadmill watching how to videos each night. With beer....

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    Back to NoCub's question in post #100.... Change in direction. I was going to use a manual indicator to monitor actual flap deployment in-flight but will use this cool little string potentiometer to display accurate flap position on the G3X display. This is the same position indicator that my trim actuator uses, by the way.
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