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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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    11-11-2020, 06:46 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    I think the first I heard about arc welded fuselages was Fleet in the later 20s, the airframe was welded up in two sections, then moved outdoors to...
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    11-10-2020, 04:14 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    Yes good points, I did not want to go into the many ways to shape an electrode. The Tig torch can easily preheat and post heat the work area. The...
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    11-09-2020, 08:55 AM
    Allot more sand than when I go there.
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    11-08-2020, 04:22 PM
    Dang I should get over there and learn the lake bottom better when in my boat.
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    11-03-2020, 11:19 AM
    Way back in time I moved a number of planes on a boat trailer, Lite duty such that the axle slides back for balance, Wood structure crosswise at the...
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    11-02-2020, 01:28 PM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    In the long run you will be happier with the #9 torch when working in the tight V between tubes, and Lincoln has a very flexible cable that makes...
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    11-02-2020, 10:27 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    Yes, 70. You want to keep the welded joint as ductile as possible. You may want to get some .035 as well since you will want some in the future, the...
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    11-01-2020, 05:55 AM
    CharlieN replied to a thread Weld Quality in Tips and Tricks
    Filler rod diameter is not a "given rule". It is a developed desire. The rod diameter has to do with more than one function, one is to cool the weld...
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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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