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    They do, most common with stainless and Ti. Seen...

    They do, most common with stainless and Ti. Seen with aluminum, not as often with the simpler alloys in steel. I have capped the ends of steel tubes just to reduce the air exchange and with flat...
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    The amount of Pre and post heating a weld has...

    The amount of Pre and post heating a weld has more to do with the duration it took to perform the weld and the mass, in this case the thickness of material. The goal is to achieve evenness in the...
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    One thing this thread and similar have done is...

    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 of mixing without the mask on. When I can I mix...
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    Nothing is simple anymore. :sad:

    Nothing is simple anymore. :sad:
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    Or just a worse BMEP.

    Or just a worse BMEP.
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    Sure, March of this year, 52522 52523 52524...

    Sure, March of this year,
    52522 52523

    52524 52525

    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 but not gotten any further.
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    This auto fuel issue, we talking about fuel with...

    This auto fuel issue, we talking about fuel with ethanol or Non ethanol? Or is this to do with other traits of the fuel?
  8. Thread: Prop strike!

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    I back up dialing the crank simply to try and...

    I back up dialing the crank simply to try and tell if the crack slipped.
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    Ryan, your tail wheel looks rather similar to...

    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 outside the box, do not fall into the damn box, you...
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    My opinion about the shallow Vee selected for...

    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 build the Vee to be integral weldment with the...
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    I like the gear, nice to see you are not stuck in...

    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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    I am one who has little desire to fly behind an...

    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 was born.
    I do not believe in the "flew around...
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    I have a bit different opinion about internal...

    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 the harshest environment out there with the...
  14. Thread: Weld Quality

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    In mine the water pump is the noisy part. I had...

    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 the same noise since '86.
    I modified my cooler...
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    I got a notice of that when it happened, all...

    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 obviously works. If only they had brakes or reversers. I...
  16. Thread: Weld Quality

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    It is interesting how important the need for low...

    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 not low enough. Having the arc shut off long before...
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    My first Tig work was on a huge Hobart followed...

    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 I do recall especially the Hobart, minimum arc...
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    :-P I have spent many hours on very similar...

    :-P I have spent many hours on very similar adjustable seats.
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    The left, arn't those the alignment shims?

    The left, arn't those the alignment shims?
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    I am currently using the Lincoln gloves, Just...

    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 and they are what most recent welding on my plane...
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    Those look good, I see Zoro tools has them, I...

    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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    On a similar subject, Tig Gloves. Many years back...

    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 no longer on the market. I have bought a few other...
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    I have a Thermal Dynamics 190 Tig machine. If it...

    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 ever worked with. When running the arc and machine...
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    Ahh superb, a history of evolution from the early...

    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 tools to get the job done.
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    I think the first I heard about arc welded...

    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 mate the two sections together since they did not...
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