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    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Good luck with that compressor, I would not want to try to inflate a car tire all the way up with it. Out of curiosity, how long is the reach of the...
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    11-29-2020, 01:08 PM
    I live with MEK and have so going on 50 years. I have a 1 gal can near where I am working and a near full 5 gallon I keep the smaller one filled off...
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    11-29-2020, 07:53 AM
    Humm, my wife and I were commenting about a pair of real thick and useless to us canoe paddles that found their way here, they are rather light...
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    11-28-2020, 05:50 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread E-Cub in Cafe Supercub
    Across the pond, England that is, are a few very high performance electric track cars. These are AWD with separate motors each corner. Each side of...
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    11-28-2020, 03:37 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread E-Cub in Cafe Supercub
    The battery in a Tesla is around 1200#. I have not looked recently, is that electric Beaver in service now? last I knew it had about 4k# of...
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    11-28-2020, 02:51 PM
    That to me is a contamination from the underside, either a cleaner that left a film or something like that which is not compatible with the Ranthane.
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    11-27-2020, 04:43 PM
    They do, most common with stainless and Ti. Seen with aluminum, not as often with the simpler alloys in steel. I have capped the ends of steel tubes...
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    11-27-2020, 03:46 PM
    The amount of Pre and post heating a weld has more to do with the duration it took to perform the weld and the mass, in this case the thickness of...
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    11-23-2020, 04:02 PM
    One thing this thread and similar have done is make me aware that I need to keep my air supply on for the full job. For decades I have done my share...
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    11-23-2020, 03:28 PM
    Nothing is simple anymore. :sad:
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    11-23-2020, 11:50 AM
    Or just a worse BMEP.
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    11-23-2020, 11:43 AM
    Sure, March of this year, The TW on this is temporary, it is actually a nose wheel from a Long EZ. I have machined a few parts for my TW...
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    11-23-2020, 06:55 AM
    This auto fuel issue, we talking about fuel with ethanol or Non ethanol? Or is this to do with other traits of the fuel?
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    11-22-2020, 11:23 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Prop strike! in Cafe Supercub
    I back up dialing the crank simply to try and tell if the crack slipped.
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    11-21-2020, 04:54 PM
    Ryan, your tail wheel looks rather similar to mine and I would not change your main gear, fly it first and you decide. Like me your experience is...
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    11-20-2020, 12:29 PM
    My opinion about the shallow Vee selected for this build, it is very similar to what is under a J4. If I were to do something different, I would...
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    11-20-2020, 10:46 AM
    I like the gear, nice to see you are not stuck in a box. Also nice to see from your shop you are clearly able to do the job at hand. :up
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    11-18-2020, 05:15 AM
    I am one who has little desire to fly behind an engine that was designed when my late father was born and last had any technical improvements when I...
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    11-17-2020, 09:08 AM
    I have a bit different opinion about internal regulators. My background has been a mix of aircraft and road race and rally cars. These cars are about...
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    11-16-2020, 05:54 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    In mine the water pump is the noisy part. I had to replace the motor once since it let smoke out so I realize the noise is in the bronze pump. Been...
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    11-16-2020, 05:44 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Oops, darn it... in Cafe Supercub
    I got a notice of that when it happened, all electrics out, all hydraulics inop. They had just raised the gear so the emergency extend system...
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    11-15-2020, 11:08 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    It is interesting how important the need for low current is with what we do here, one would think 10 amps is a very low current but in reality it's...
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    11-15-2020, 08:22 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    My first Tig work was on a huge Hobart followed by building Flat track motorcycles with a big Lincoln which was probably the same as that. One thing...
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    11-12-2020, 03:07 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    :-P I have spent many hours on very similar adjustable seats.
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    11-12-2020, 02:37 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    The left, arn't those the alignment shims?
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    11-12-2020, 01:31 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    I am currently using the Lincoln gloves, Just came in from the shop taking them off as I sat down. They are pretty good, kind of a universal weight...
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    11-12-2020, 12:02 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    Those look good, I see Zoro tools has them, I will order a few pairs so they will be here tomorrow.
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    11-12-2020, 09:49 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    On a similar subject, Tig Gloves. Many years back I bought a batch of 10 Anchor brand 130 gloves. They last quite a long time, long enough they are...
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    11-12-2020, 09:38 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    I have a Thermal Dynamics 190 Tig machine. If it were not for the pedal and cables it would weigh under 20#. It is the sweetest welding rig I have...
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    11-12-2020, 04:55 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    Ahh superb, a history of evolution from the early years of Mig to the Syncrowave. There are earlier and later but for hand welding these are real...
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Date of Birth
April 18
About CharlieN
Biography:
Started both flying and working on planes in 1970 doing weld repairs to the rusty tubes on a PA17 in trade for lessons. Official first solo in '72 with 7hrs in the book. Collage for me was at Embry Riddle. I have road raced motorcycles, raced cars which for the past 25 years I build road race cars for my living. I have spent years restoring planes as well as having built 6 planes with much of my own design work in them. I am currently building a J4 look-alike, a clean sheet design. This is my 7th plane and fully my own design.
Location:
Down low in the hills of Vermont USA
Interests:
To damn many, but I spend my time designing and building anything that can move.
Occupation:
Custom Fabrication
Aircraft Owned/Flown:
C150N, Q1, J4A
Home Airport:
KRUT

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