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    Interesting hangar door for the north country.

    Interesting hangar door for the north country.
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    Isn't Norman Wells Up river from Fort Good Hope? ...

    Isn't Norman Wells Up river from Fort Good Hope? ;-) Last I knew the water flows down stream. Those places were stops on one of my early trips to the far north.
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    That is certainly not a "dent". I thought you...

    That is certainly not a "dent". I thought you were talking about that light spot at the top of your photo. That is a sharp crease from one side to the other. Altogether different from what I thought...
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    Nice ! Is that a data plate restoration or a...

    Nice ! Is that a data plate restoration or a total EAB?
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    You really should take another look at it. It is...

    You really should take another look at it. It is a very easy system to apply.
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    This type of mod (not just on the -12) is only a...

    This type of mod (not just on the -12) is only a band-aid fix for an airplane that needs more vertical tail area. All it does is to BS the FAA into approving an installation. The ventral fin is...
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    star gloss...

    star gloss
    https://www.conaircraft.com/aboutstargloss
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    Do those clamps have the antirotation pins? You...

    Do those clamps have the antirotation pins? You can see them welded to the clamp without removing it.



    If the exhaust is the same length from the cylinders to the muffler, I would continue to...
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    Any long unsupported pipe being subject to heat...

    Any long unsupported pipe being subject to heat and vibration needs support to prevent cracking of where it is plugged in (muffler). Hot aircraft stainless steel exhaust system components are...
  10. Do you have a good volt/ammeter? I've found this...

    Do you have a good volt/ammeter? I've found this Davtron M475VAA to be excellent. Accurate to tenths of a volt/amp. Reads alternator output amps, amperage flow to/from the battery and system volts. ...
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    Does Desser actually make tires? I thought they...

    Does Desser actually make tires? I thought they were only a distributor.
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    Make certain that at least one of the clamps is...

    Make certain that at least one of the clamps is not tight. If they are both tight either the clamp or the rod will break. ​This brace serves two purposes. One is to help keep it from hitting the...
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    This aileron is pushed out to the tip of the wing...

    This aileron is pushed out to the tip of the wing with a full sized rib at the tip. Notice there are only 3 hinges. The inboard hinge is the same location as Piper's middle hinge and is where the...
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    Good question. What happens when the flaps are...

    Good question. What happens when the flaps are lowered on a stock Cub? Do they disturb the air over the horizontal tail? Are they the cause of the different trim requirements? Does their flow...
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    Before I do it I would measure the angle...

    Before I do it I would measure the angle difference between the two struts and the bottom of the wing. I think I would want a more positive angle of attack on the struts than the wing.
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    Try it between the fuselage and the horizontal...

    Try it between the fuselage and the horizontal jury strut. Hmmm? another project?
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    Like this? Giuseppe Bellanca was a smart...

    Like this? Giuseppe Bellanca was a smart aerodynamicist. Perhaps a few ribs to give it an airfoil shape rather than just a flat slab.
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    Those and the shovels on the ailerons. :evil: I...

    Those and the shovels on the ailerons. :evil: I wonder how many Huskys have been wrecked by the shovels snagging on the bushes? Sort of like landing in too tall grass only sideways?
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    Other than using the correct bend radius, how is...

    Other than using the correct bend radius, how is bending Ti done?
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    That's not mine, but I did have access to one...

    That's not mine, but I did have access to one like it. It's amazing what one can do if he has the right tools.
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    Like peanut butter. ...

    Like peanut butter.

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0016/3620/4589/products/Cincinnati_Brake_Press_2048x.jpg?v=1579897606
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    It's like molasses in viscosity and color and can...

    It's like molasses in viscosity and color and can be diluted with petroleum. Fuel oil, avgas, kerosene etc. I use 100LL. Thin it or not to suit your application.
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    I have never worked with titanium at all. I'm...

    I have never worked with titanium at all. I'm certain it must be bendable. 1/4" would be quite stiff. Press brakes do a nice job of bending. Doesn't someone make gear legs of titanium for Cessna...
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    Look for some flat stock and bend it in a press...

    Look for some flat stock and bend it in a press brake.
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