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    I am seeing a few benefits to the way Bob did the...

    I am seeing a few benefits to the way Bob did the attachment of his ribs, alignment being a big one but monitoring overall spacing of the spars as well. My wing will have no theoretical twist built...
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    I find it very hard to believe that is for real.

    I find it very hard to believe that is for real.
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    I am getting more interested in the way Bob B...

    I am getting more interested in the way Bob B uses the angle material to attach the ribs to the spas. I had not been a fan of that but I have fewer skilled hands around to help with the work than I...
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    Glass over foam is still a viable way to build...

    Glass over foam is still a viable way to build things. Here I am 34 years ago building a wing.
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    Later in that project we started wrapping the parts with Peel Ply, Dacron sail cloth which...
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    As I am working on the top of the cabin I want to...

    As I am working on the top of the cabin I want to move forward with the mounting for the skylight and top of the windscreen. This will be forming quite a few curved and stepped thin sheet metal...
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    Yah know, I have studied hard all my life, done...

    Yah know, I have studied hard all my life, done more than most people learning on every job. Now here I am in my mid 60's in another project and just now reading through the document Gordon linked...
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    I fitted a tube today, well that sure does not...

    I fitted a tube today, well that sure does not sound like much. Well this tube spans what will be the aft end of the top cabin skylight, it has 3 bends and four miters fitting the longerons and...
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    From the way I read it charter flights are not...

    From the way I read it charter flights are not restricted. I am sure many companies would like to cash in on this.
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    A friend of mine just cleaned out a storage unit...

    A friend of mine just cleaned out a storage unit of a Ducati guy who recently passed away. Most of the parts were from the early 2000s. There was a set of Campy wheels but they were later, wider...
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    Did you find thinner rings for your pistons?...

    Did you find thinner rings for your pistons? These being more suitable for the unleaded gas.
    I have more knowledge of the round case Ducks than the later square case motors.
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    Interesting, 9309 is not most recommended for...

    Interesting, 9309 is not most recommended for structural applications. What are the actual bonds to be made with this?
    Similar thoughts about 5200, it is a sealant and not a structural adhesive. I...
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    Here is a link I would not touch.

    Here is a link I would not touch.
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    Wow it has been some time since I have been able...

    Wow it has been some time since I have been able to work on this. I have when I had a chance do some updating and cleaning up of some drawings. A few lathe turnings for control system pivots for...
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    I would think in this plane's case more than...

    I would think in this plane's case more than 24.5 is needed and would be a safety factor to have it. Clearly it does not appear to be a trim issue since the lack of elevator authority is over a wide...
  15. Yes they are great birds, I get a chance once in...

    Yes they are great birds, I get a chance once in awhile to get a shot off over here.
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    I would move the wing forward to balance the...

    I would move the wing forward to balance the plane out. That alone would help allot with the feel of the plane. Then if you chose to run a controllable prop you get all the power it could make quite...
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    Decades back an IA I almost worked with, he was...

    Decades back an IA I almost worked with, he was frustrated about a plane he was putting back together, he kept saying the elevator cables were the wrong length. He was so frustrated to the point when...
  18. Thread: NE Summer Fun

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    Yes, we are hours away from the first of winter...

    Yes, we are hours away from the first of winter arriving :smile:
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    All the homebuilts I have built in the past have...

    All the homebuilts I have built in the past have been low wing with lifting canopies. Over the decades I have grown a fear of being trapped inside. A year or two back when an RV got off the side of...
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    Interesting, when I looked at Kathryn's I read it...

    Interesting, when I looked at Kathryn's I read it as 201BS, but yes I stand corrected. My error in I somehow was shocked when I thought I lost another friend who does travel out that way. I am glad i...
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    It is the same exact aircraft, take a look at the...

    It is the same exact aircraft, take a look at the N number.
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    Composites can be nice to build but to do it...

    Composites can be nice to build but to do it right there are allot of tooling and consumables to make a part right. The old fashion hand layup or the layup over foam the way Rutan's designs were...
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    I was going to bring up that was back in 2013....

    I was going to bring up that was back in 2013. Unless I have not seen otherwise it has not gotten into other hands and been finished.
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    there has been something about this one that has...

    there has been something about this one that has been bothering me, This picture was taken as I was loading to go out to Osh in '17. I am in the blue shirt.
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    I took his statement to be about cruise speed,...

    I took his statement to be about cruise speed, which is faster with aft CG. Yes stall speed can be slower as well.
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