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  1. Somewhere in my slide film pics I have plenty of...

    Somewhere in my slide film pics I have plenty of shots when I was moving planes on a boat trailer, Champs, Cubs, C140, and my real J4 etc. I slid the trailer axle all the way back, welded up a...
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    Talking with my wife on this, we thought the last...

    Talking with my wife on this, we thought the last we heard this was rolled back to the 10K amount.
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    With the way things are going in this country, I...

    With the way things are going in this country, I am glad I am old. Not as old as many but not starting out into this life.
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    Drats, Most all the tinwork I have been cutting...

    Drats, Most all the tinwork I have been cutting the past few days I am using a set of BOSCH 0 601 500 034. I bought mine right after high school, they were a week or two pay back then, Still work...
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    The US tools ones have a variety of sizes but I...

    The US tools ones have a variety of sizes but I do not see a choice of L&R.
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    https://www.ustool.com/sheet-metal-tools/metal-cut...

    https://www.ustool.com/sheet-metal-tools/metal-cutting-snips.html
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    A bit more done on dee windows. I decided I will...

    A bit more done on dee windows. I decided I will utilize the same sheetmetal on the inside support at least on the aft portion. So I laid out what I think I wanted, trial fit them and went ahead with...
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    I have washed with a garden hose many times. On...

    I have washed with a garden hose many times. On fuselages that do not drain well. I rig a 5Gal pail with a small shop vac hose both in and out. Use a vac to draw from the pail and then suck from the...
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    And the left side, no upper door here but there...

    And the left side, no upper door here but there will be a stringer terminating up near the top of this piece.
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    Rear of Dee, I started with a cookie box to make...

    Rear of Dee,
    I started with a cookie box to make my template,
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    I laid the outline of the tube structure onto a sheet of 0.030 Galvanized steel. Then laid a side window to match the outline...
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    Is this mid spar or near an end?, can this be...

    Is this mid spar or near an end?, can this be near a tip where is has minimal consequence? I had thought your wings were built up already?
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    The ripples I put in the lower window frame,...

    The ripples I put in the lower window frame, careful work with pliers essentially takes them out. Essentially like using fluting pliers pressing the high part back down. I expect once the fabric is...
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    I used to own a set, someone decided they wanted...

    I used to own a set, someone decided they wanted them. I should get a new one since I will have a whole lot of trimming once the wings get started which will hopefully be later this year.
    I do have...
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    This may be just a little thing, I kind of wanted...

    This may be just a little thing, I kind of wanted to slim down the lower retainer strip on these windows. Got to the point I was realizing the bottom strip will be a quarter inch above the door...
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    Yes, you use 309L filler rod.

    Yes, you use 309L filler rod.
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    The past few days I made the 304 Stl forward and...

    The past few days I made the 304 Stl forward and lower retainer strips for the right side Dee window, This morning I have welded the strips in place.
    I expect the rear and upper formed window frame...
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    Locally the C-130s have been quite active with...

    Locally the C-130s have been quite active with low level practicing. My house is a touch under 1300' hill the north side of my land is about 1900. It is cool to watch a flight of 6 go by in view out...
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    A few pics, 59404 59405 59406

    A few pics,
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    Being frustrated with the project I am on that is...

    Being frustrated with the project I am on that is passing 15 months with 3 or 4 to go, I repositioned the fuselage of my J4 build where it is stored and am now able to pick away at it. Yesterday...
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    Different airfoils will react, well differently....

    Different airfoils will react, well differently. Attributes such as pressure differences on upper / lower surface in the aft portion of the airfoil. Relationship of trailing edge velocity difference....
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    I have looked at that image of the throttle and...

    I have looked at that image of the throttle and my mind sees a frightening scenario.
    There are ways to mount that throttle to the airframe and not the door which would greatly reduce the chance of...
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    I watched that a day ago, touching to say the...

    I watched that a day ago, touching to say the least.
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    The mouse died 40 years ago, The industry...

    The mouse died 40 years ago, The industry preventes development.
    Where did Continentals development project with Honda go? It worked but the industry is designed to prevent change.

    We need more...
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    I have been running 103 unleaded in road race...

    I have been running 103 unleaded in road race cars, the fuel has been out there for decades.
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    I stumbled onto that seal a month ago and was...

    I stumbled onto that seal a month ago and was thinking it would be better than corner seal, Glad to see someone else finds it to be the right thing, guess I will go with it.
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