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    Pulled the under seat storage box off the mold...

    Pulled the under seat storage box off the mold today. Didn’t turn out great but it’s acceptable. I used 2” pink foam board to make the mold. Under vacuum the ends of the foam board compressed a...
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    I tried my first three dimensional carbon fiber...

    I tried my first three dimensional carbon fiber piece. It snaps over the cargo door sill and covers the rudder cable and a pulley below the door. Fabric will wrap over the sill so I put 8 layers of...
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    Still working on the carbon fiber floor. I made...

    Still working on the carbon fiber floor. I made carbon fiber 3/4”x3/4” angle, 13’ of it, cut it into smaller pieces and bonded those to the floor sections using West Systems Six-10 epoxy. The...
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    Check Professional Plastics. They had 4’x8’...

    Check Professional Plastics. They had 4’x8’ sheets of Kydex in a number of colors. I went went with a light gray for the lower half of the sidewalls and a white for the upper and ceiling sections. ...
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    Mounting the antenna straight up is one thing but...

    Mounting the antenna straight up is one thing but when was the last time you saw a wreck that crashed in a way that left the antenna straight up? Not trying to start an argument here, just curious...
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    54977 Finished the cargo area floor. The hole...

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    Finished the cargo area floor. The hole is an access panel for elevator cable pulleys. It now has a CF cover plate. On the list for interior CF is the under seat storage bin, fuel selector...
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    No skill, just hours of YouTube University study...

    No skill, just hours of YouTube University study and a phone consultation with Ted Waltman.
  9. Thread: Oiling tubes

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    If TubeSeal is available from Spruce they are...

    If TubeSeal is available from Spruce they are hiding it well. I have corrosion X so I’ll use that.

    I do plan to put it on floats so want that extra layer of protection. I built in a provision...
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    I laid up and vacuum bagged the forward two...

    I laid up and vacuum bagged the forward two carbon fiber floor panels yesterday. Pulled them off the table this morning and spent the rest of the day trimming and fitting them into position. Still...
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    Oiling tubes

    I searched the site for information on oiling the tubes and it sounds like TubeSeal is the desired product. However, when clicking on the links (all from old posts), searching the internet,...
  12. Steve, How thick is that aluminum ventral fin...

    Steve,

    How thick is that aluminum ventral fin in the photo you posted?
  13. Thread: Montana floats

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    Received this today from Montana Float Co.: We...

    Received this today from Montana Float Co.:
    We have only put our 2400's on a Smith Cub and a Northstar Cub which may be too much for a PA-18.
    Our 2200's built are $43,300. The kit is $27,800.
    The...
  14. Thread: Montana floats

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    Montana floats

    Does anybody know the status of the Montana Float company?

    I plan to put my experimental PA18 on amphibious floats in a year or two. There are some positive comments about them on this site but...
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    I have a Precision Airmotive Silver Hawk servo. ...

    I have a Precision Airmotive Silver Hawk servo. I haven’t read through the manual yet so don’t know if they recommend turning the fuel off after shutdown.
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    Fuel selector valve

    Iím starting to run fuel lines in my experimental PA18. Running a Titan Extreme 340, fuel injected, headerless fuel system. What Iím looking for is input on fuel selector valves. I know Dakota Cub...
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    Prep process was glass bead blasting, clean with...

    Prep process was glass bead blasting, clean with compressed air, primer, black then clear powder. Owner says they do 20 to 30 per year.
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    I got a good look at the float fittings today and...

    I got a good look at the float fittings today and found one spot on one side deep in that angle that looks a bit thin. Everything else looks good. I’ll use an airbrush to coat the thin spot.
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    Steve, Thanks for the heads up. That’s a...

    Steve,
    Thanks for the heads up. That’s a really tight angle so I can see how it might get missed. I’ll look it over and report back.
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    5463754638 Got my airframe and all associated...

    5463754638

    Got my airframe and all associated parts back from powder coat today. I think they did a great job. I haven’t found any spots that were missed. Business name is All Resistant...
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    yup, tabs welded in and a mounting plate...

    yup, tabs welded in and a mounting plate fabricated and powder coated.
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    So, I think I’m done with the fuselage! Today I...

    So, I think I’m done with the fuselage! Today I cut a couple nut plate tabs off that I didn’t like the position of and welded on a few new ones. I also made and welded on handles on the upper door...
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    Had a slight delay on the project, it snowed 11”...

    Had a slight delay on the project, it snowed 11” here. Not much by other geographical standards but here it’s a big deal. Work could have easily progressed but instead I built a luge run for the...
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    Drawing 12183, figure 12, shows the angle at 22.5...

    Drawing 12183, figure 12, shows the angle at 22.5 degrees.
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    That’s what I was looking for, thank you!

    That’s what I was looking for, thank you!
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