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  1. Thread: Rotisserie jig

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    The attach points I described will work well,...

    The attach points I described will work well, keeping the aircraft level with a little ballast in the keel to prevent fuselage from getting away from you as wagon described.
    I have never had a...
  2. Thread: Rotisserie jig

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    Sweet spot on cub firewall is about 4” below...

    Sweet spot on cub firewall is about 4” below upper engine mounts.
    Couple more photos:
    outboard end of wing support, all thread and nuts/washers to adjust stand off.
    65147


    Use a sawhorse on...
  3. Thread: Rotisserie jig

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    Don’t over think it. 2.5” ID pipe receiver with...

    Don’t over think it.
    2.5” ID pipe receiver with 2” pipe inside, gives enough slop so no binding when you spin it.
    make some wing holders to slip into receivers when you’re done with fuselage.

    ...
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    These are pretty sweet: 64778

    These are pretty sweet:
    64778
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    I’m assuming, like everything else, there’s good...

    I’m assuming, like everything else, there’s good and bad powdercoat jobs,
    Application technique, quality of materials, surface prep etc..
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    I think the real question: do they ever achieve...

    I think the real question:
    do they ever achieve flight?
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    Fwiw, Just took this opportunity to wipe...

    Fwiw,
    Just took this opportunity to wipe polytone overspray (sprayed a month ago) off cub exposed tail cluster (sprayed 3 months ago with Eastwood “rat rod black” urethane) Happy (relived) to report...
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    Full cure time for most urethane paints can vary,...

    Full cure time for most urethane paints can vary,
    typically listed at 30 days.
    Consult spec sheet for product you are using.
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    My experience with saber’s bolts: saber heat...

    My experience with saber’s bolts:
    saber heat treats them but doesn’t do a really good job straightening them after. You need to spend a few minutes checking and straightening them prior to...
  10. I’ve seen a similar issue with Acme main gear...

    I’ve seen a similar issue with Acme main gear bolt/heim tolerance, resulting in a “klunking” sensation when taxiing over uneven terrain
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    I was able to contact Joel this afternoon. As...

    I was able to contact Joel this afternoon. As mentioned, he is familiar with aircraft, holds an A&P certificate and has hauled helicopters cross country!
    A Great resource.
    Thanks for the info.
    Doug
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    Do you have contact info for Joel? thanks

    Do you have contact info for Joel?
    thanks
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    Thanks all for the suggestions, I’ll see where...

    Thanks all for the suggestions,
    I’ll see where things go with potential purchase.
    maybe by mid January I’ll have people clamoring to volunteer for this mission.
    Expenses paid opportunity to wallow...
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    Fuselage shipping cross country

    Iím considering a project purchase, not a cub, single place rotorcraft, located in Michigan, shipped to California.
    20í long x 7í tall, includes several smaller components, Iíll load, pack and...
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    Is the plane already covered?

    Is the plane already covered?
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    If there’s room, and it’s practical, you may also...

    If there’s room, and it’s practical, you may also consider clamping a metal heat shield to exhaust.
    even a 1/2” air gap will provide big drop in temps. Also act as a stand-off for scat tube.
    maybe...
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    EAA provides a very useful home builders packet...

    EAA provides a very useful home builders packet containing instructions with all FAA forms - sample forms filled out for dummies like me, builders log, timeline for submitting forms etc..
    $13...
  18. Treat it like a carrier landing, touch down with...

    Treat it like a carrier landing, touch down with full power and full aft stick, if it feels ok back off power and stop. If not, keep in full power till you stop. If you lock your brakes you can...
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    Structural integrity of fabric relies on a fabric...

    Structural integrity of fabric relies on a fabric to fabric bond, thus the required overlap.
    If solvents aren’t cutting too deeply into powdercoating as to compromise it’s integrity I don’t think...
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    When reusing leading edge skins, drill all new...

    When reusing leading edge skins, drill all new holes when fastening, will make for a stiffer wing, as old holes tend to wallow out a bit over time
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    63568

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    What’s mounted above the dash?

    What’s mounted above the dash?
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    Are you replacing fairlead due to wear? or to...

    Are you replacing fairlead due to wear?
    or to thread new cable assy?
    Suggested earlier was to make new cables in place.
    sounds like you’re beyond that phase though.
    It may sound intimidating but...
  24. Need to be pretty clean, lumps and bumps of...

    Need to be pretty clean, lumps and bumps of glue/fabric will show thru with new covering.
    if you’re dealing with tail surfaces they need to be throughly inspected for corrosion inside and out if...
  25. What covering system was used on the fabric you...

    What covering system was used on the fabric you removed?
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