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    Excellent writeup!! Thank you Ted! John

    Excellent writeup!! Thank you Ted!
    John
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    Welcome Mike...good to see you here! John

    Welcome Mike...good to see you here!
    John
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    He told us he's not designed the wings yet. They...

    He told us he's not designed the wings yet. They will be designed according to the aspects of the aircraft when the fuselage is complete.
    John
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    Very nice!!! Looking forward to the build. John

    Very nice!!! Looking forward to the build.
    John
  5. I've been biting my tongue.... too many "tennis...

    I've been biting my tongue.... too many "tennis shoe" annuals.
    John
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    And it IS totally dependent on what system it's...

    And it IS totally dependent on what system it's covered with. You can't just mix systems or use auto paint.
    John
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    That is how the one in Bellingham was, except it...

    That is how the one in Bellingham was, except it was on the left struts.
    John
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    Yeah, it's Bill. I think the quality of PMI's...

    Yeah, it's Bill. I think the quality of PMI's has gone down everywhere. I attribute a lot of that to the fact that the older ones were also actual mechanics that had worked in the field. Seems most...
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    Yeah, we were just fine. They were actually...

    Yeah, we were just fine. They were actually pretty easy to get along with, and for the years I was there, any gripes they had were mostly legit. I'm still personal friends with my old PMI from there....
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    I remember in about 88, when I was working in...

    I remember in about 88, when I was working in Bellingham, WA, a Supercub came through with a bike strapped to the struts. Just so happened that the feds were doing a 135 inspection on us that day...
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    If they bump up the weight restrictions on LSA,...

    If they bump up the weight restrictions on LSA, the Tcraft with STC SA1-210 gross weight increase and 85hp engine, will be tough to beat for payload! A skylight gives a little more visibility in...
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    I'd be cutting fabric....especially when you say...

    I'd be cutting fabric....especially when you say there was damage from a "firm landing in a gusty crosswind". Start at the back and work forward. There's a lot that has gone on in there, and I'd want...
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    We've also used the decal removal wheels that go...

    We've also used the decal removal wheels that go in a drill, but they're not always ideal either. The sanding belt cleaner block is the old standby.
    John
  14. I guess I come from the opposite direction....

    I guess I come from the opposite direction. Although I think it's GREAT that you're encouraging him, and he likes being there, I personally feel it's important to teach him from "the word go" that...
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    Amen to that!! I used damaged ribs to do the few...

    Amen to that!! I used damaged ribs to do the few repairs I did, but I did buy new end ribs.
    John
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    Not a big deal Dan, but you can wipe it down on...

    Not a big deal Dan, but you can wipe it down on the inside if you want. Try to use less and spread it more with the foam brush. It needs to be thinned to get the penetration through the weave of the...
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    I think Mike has some good pictures in one of his...

    I think Mike has some good pictures in one of his albums...
    John
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    We went the route with a vertical card compass in...

    We went the route with a vertical card compass in the panel of our 185. Took forever to get it even somewhat useable. Finally used some "mu-metal" on the wiring harness to simmer it down, but even...
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    Give it some time, I've not had any problems over...

    Give it some time, I've not had any problems over a long term application. The adhesive will stay tacky for a long time, but eventually it gets better. It was one of our concerns as well, years ago. ...
  20. I did a prebuy on a Bonanza one time with "no...

    I did a prebuy on a Bonanza one time with "no damage history" and pulled a bucking bar out of the leading edge, and I'm pretty sure it hadn't been there from day one!
    John
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    https://www.wirecare.com/interest/car-audio/genera...

    https://www.wirecare.com/interest/car-audio/general-wire-cable-protection/2-1-ultra-clear-pvc-specialty?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIivCu4srf6AIVEfDACh1Xmw-1EAAYASAAEgL1EPD_BwE
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    Which is actually the old system! When we...

    Which is actually the old system! When we developed this system, in the 90's, we sealed the fabric with the diluted Ekobond (which was called Cecobond back then).
    John
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    I shoot poly on everything...have since the 90's....

    I shoot poly on everything...have since the 90's. They both shoot the same, the only difference is the Ekocrylic is easier to sand and buff and not quite as flexible forever like the Ekopoly is. You...
  24. I've been seeing a lot of these online and they...

    I've been seeing a lot of these online and they look pretty nice! Wish that option would have been around before I built a dedicated booth.
    John
  25. Yep, with a solvent borne paint you should be...

    Yep, with a solvent borne paint you should be worried about vapors. I've seen pictures of problems, but never had any myself. Back in the day of nitrate dope, Taylorcraft finally built their paint...
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