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    Awesome! You have built 2 complete planes in the...

    Awesome! You have built 2 complete planes in the time it has taken me to scratch build something that is getting close to resembling wings. Very nice. Congrats!
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    John, Working with a partner makes a lot of...

    John,
    Working with a partner makes a lot of sense to me now. Another set of eyes and functional brain would have kept me from making some mistakes. You are absolutely right on the pile of raw...
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    Pete, The picture that you have referenced is...

    Pete,
    The picture that you have referenced is the outboard end of the port side spar. I’m not the best photographer and because I have aileron ribs only, it is unclear. The rear spar attachment...
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    Wings Coming Together

    Things are coming together. Did a light rear spar beef up at rear strut attachment point. Yes, I tried to copy for the most part what Javron does. Looked like a good idea, shouldn't make the wing...
  5. Thread: Lowrider LSA

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    The curse of being handy. I know guys who aren't...

    The curse of being handy. I know guys who aren't handy, hire everything done but seem to have all the time in the world. They always say, "I wish I could do that." My response, "You can, but be...
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    Update

    All ribs, nose ribs, drag wires, fuel bay tube, etc. installed. Trammeled wings, everything squared up nicely and easily. The only trammel points I already owned were for laying out ductwork and...
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    The wings I am slowly building are similar to...

    The wings I am slowly building are similar to yours Oli. Thanks for your testing and posting. I don't fully understand everything that is going on here, but I know how to copy something that...
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    John, I'm sure a guy with your experience...

    John,

    I'm sure a guy with your experience could do a much better job than what I did. I'm a hack at best, just wanted something light for a finish that wouldn't rust up immediately. I also...
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    That's awesome Glenn! Here are better pictures...

    That's awesome Glenn! Here are better pictures from a few years back of two of them they run. I believe they extended the big one. They have a third that I don't have a picture of. I thought it...
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    Wow Glenn, I am always amazed at what people know...

    Wow Glenn, I am always amazed at what people know here. At first, I wasn’t sure what you were referring to with the B-12 question. The snow machine in the picture is not mine, but again an awesome...
  11. Thread: Plating

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    Roughly 8 months in MN weather.

    Hung this test plated part on the garden fence last fall to see how long it would take to rust. About 8 months so far, still looks good. Should have hung one from the rear bumper of my truck for...
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    More little pieces...

    My South Bend 13 lathe is 72 years old. I noticed I had some movement in the headstock bearings when I first started playing with it and feared the worst. I had about .004 up and down in the front....
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    Necessary distractions

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    Time flies after half time.

    Daughter retired from...
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    Just noticed my spar stiffener is missing on...

    Just noticed my spar stiffener is missing on picture one. I haven't forgotten it.
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    The drag with drag wires

    I know some people are using some ribs similar to mine. Mine are basically a copy of a Carlson aileron rib with some diagonals added. Once I got my drag tubes installed and put the drag wire pulls...
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    Better see if a box of “Grain Belt” will fit in...

    Better see if a box of “Grain Belt” will fit in there before cover. “Castle Danger” and “Bent Paddle” as well. You never know...
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    I hope that’s right John. That’s exactly what I...

    I hope that’s right John. That’s exactly what I did. Stretched a string fom 1st drag strut hole location to #5 to determine distance off bottom of spar for #s 2,3,and 4. Going to need to take...
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    So far so good

    Going against what I know is probably sound advice, I'm going to have to take 10.375+- inches off of my 17' spars. They will be roughly 193.25" long from attachment bolt to the end. The reason is...
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    Pics

    Pics
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    Thanks Pete. Will likely have to ask more...

    Thanks Pete. Will likely have to ask more questions when I get to that. Last aileron rib will be the last outboard rib. Won't be in the same place as a standard wing, further outboard some. Spars...
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    Gonna be tight in here for a while...

    Cleaned up everything from the plating tonight. Fished my spars out from under the bench and finally got them unwrapped. They aren't antiques yet, but I've had them for a while now.

    Pleased on...
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    Moss Boss alternative zinc test Moss...

    Moss Boss alternative zinc test
    Moss Boss is a roofing product for controlling moss/lichen? growth on cedar and asphalt shingles. I bought some from Menard's, a local big box home...
  23. Thread: Plating

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    Moss Boss alternative zinc test

    Moss Boss is a roofing product for controlling moss/lichen? growth on cedar and asphalt shingles. I bought some from Menard's, a local big box home improvement store in this neck of the woods. This...
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    Probably a better way to do this. It was...

    Probably a better way to do this. It was requested I pull these plating posts out of my thread to make them easier to be found.

    Sorry,

    Jim
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    Today, 01:17 AM #214...

    Today, 01:17 AM #214 Jim A.

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