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    I'm still waiting to hear back from my other...

    I'm still waiting to hear back from my other friend...he'd most likely know.
    John
  2. There is a stretched pacer group on facebook....

    There is a stretched pacer group on facebook. They're pretty active. I'd check them out, for starters.
    John
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    I can run it by another friend who worked there,...

    I can run it by another friend who worked there, too. I'll see what I can find for you.
    John
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    One I redid back in the 90's582525825458255

    One I redid back in the 90's582525825458255
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    I know of a set that was built in the valley...

    I know of a set that was built in the valley here. I need to go up there and talk to him anyway, so I'll see if he's got the drawings you need within the next couple days.
    John
  6. I've never done one on a small opposed engine,...

    I've never done one on a small opposed engine, but I've done hundreds on radial engine cylinders. Pratts were usually pretty good, but the bigger Curtiss Wright cylinders always seemed to twist. The...
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    Absolutely correct! I forgot to mention that!!!...

    Absolutely correct! I forgot to mention that!!! Good catch, Oliver!!!
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    As said before...NO heatgun!! You can't control...

    As said before...NO heatgun!! You can't control the temperature. When fabric is over temped, it loses it's tension and never returns. I doubt that's what the initial cause is though. I've seen this...
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    I did find this in FAA-H-8083-1B Weight and...

    I did find this in FAA-H-8083-1B Weight and Balance Handbook, about responsibility....

    "Requirements
    Regulations do not require periodic weighing of privately owned and operated aircraft. Such...
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    Steve, it varied. Some were a LOT different from...

    Steve, it varied. Some were a LOT different from what was claimed, and I think that was from additions and subtractions of installations in the past as well as (if not more so than) paint...
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    When I worked in a paint shop we always weighed...

    When I worked in a paint shop we always weighed after as well as balanced surfaces as applicable. I'd definitely expect it if I had an aircraft painted.
    John
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    A lot of what I've found over the years,...

    A lot of what I've found over the years, especially with somewhat larger aircraft than Cubs, such as 206, and even more so in twins... Entries that will say something to the effect of "removed ADF"...
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    Just go down and get a sanding belt dressing...

    Just go down and get a sanding belt dressing block from Harbor Freight. Quicker and easier than anything else you'll use.
    John
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    Our wolf/bear fence is 8 wires....4 positive, 4...

    Our wolf/bear fence is 8 wires....4 positive, 4 negative. Touch any positive wire and you'll realize that you don't have to touch the negative wire to get a shock. Plus you wont pick up a coffee cup...
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    It's not how many wires, but how hot the charger...

    It's not how many wires, but how hot the charger is!! Our wolf fence will arc about 1/4", and you wont be able to pick up a coffee cup with that hand for a few days. GOOD grounds and GOOD chargers...
  16. I just sent you a PM with an email for a guy that...

    I just sent you a PM with an email for a guy that says he can help you.
    John
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    I'm getting rain right now...supposed to be an...

    I'm getting rain right now...supposed to be an inch by tomorrow morning. We'll take it!! But I do need a few weeks more of some good drying weather...we're just getting going with hay right now....
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    We're still doing good for grass on the range,...

    We're still doing good for grass on the range, but we've purposely got more range than we really need. Gives us a bit of reserve for years like this. We did get out of our #2 range unit a couple...
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    I was going to suggest injecting glue with a...

    I was going to suggest injecting glue with a "diabetic syringe" . It works very well with thinned glue.
    If you remove the glue with an eraser, you will be fine, as you're sealing your fabric with...
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    With a deep reach squeezer.

    With a deep reach squeezer.
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    If that wing isn't partial plywood, it looks like...

    If that wing isn't partial plywood, it looks like there was a spanwise glued seam that let go..... Like Bill says, almost 50 years old..... John
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    Yes, single cover has and still does work very...

    Yes, single cover has and still does work very well. Double is much stronger, usually as light or lighter, and way faster than laying finish tapes on a wing.... and I like the look of it. Just in the...
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    Yep, definitely try the Staggerwing Knot. Only...

    Yep, definitely try the Staggerwing Knot. Only thing I'd have done different is double cover, but I'm bias there.
    John
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    Here's a chart that DuPont sent out a while back,...

    Here's a chart that DuPont sent out a while back, showing the temperature relations of certain colors. There are variables in all this, as in the formula of the paint, so it's not absolute in...
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    In the same breath.... I've followed a $5000...

    In the same breath.... I've followed a $5000 annual that was absolutely NOT airworthy! They'd worried about all the cosmetics and do-dads, and forgot to look at the corrosion in the main spar carry...
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