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    Steve, I tend to agree. The owner wasn’t...

    Steve,
    I tend to agree.
    The owner wasn’t patient enough to break in the new tire but can’t blame him, insurance ended up buying him 2 new tires,
    Im just disclosing what I know about its origin...
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    For sale one 35” ABW

    Low time 35” bushwheel. Excellent condition.
    Mfg date Oct 2012.

    The mate to this tire was damaged by a runaway pilotless airplane on the field.
    A new replacement was fitted but did not match and...
  3. Thread: 35s

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    I agree with most of this, however the part about...

    I agree with most of this, however the part about finding a mechanic that agrees with you; not so much.
    Yes, it’s good to have a mechanic you can work with, but a (good) mechanic has basically two...
  4. Thread: Brake Lines

    by Oliver
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    Look up “Russell brake lines” plenty of options...

    Look up “Russell brake lines” plenty of options to choose from.
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    Did you end up selling your old cooler? Doug

    Did you end up selling your old cooler?
    Doug
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    This style of shoe, may look goofy but are...

    This style of shoe, may look goofy but are purpose built for backcountry travel in steep terrain, exaggerated cleats for travel in inclined frozen snow or wind slab.
    Depends on your mission. Not...
  7. Thread: Ohhh Boy!

    by Oliver
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    Yea, Oh Boy is right! As Ozak said “bushwheels...

    Yea,
    Oh Boy is right!
    As Ozak said “bushwheels and crusty snow don’t play well together”.
    almost spent the night!
    53955
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    YouTube “alumaweld brazing process” done with an...

    YouTube “alumaweld brazing process”
    done with an oxy acet torch. (Still need to purge)
    ive tried it on thin aluminum, typically lap joints.
    im sure it would work well where structure is not an...
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    Water makes a bit of a mess, purge with argon...

    Water makes a bit of a mess, purge with argon slowly from the bottom up.
    argon is heavier and will displace air. You can also use argon to pressure test it, if it leaks you won’t have to purge again.
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    A simple repair for a qualified welder. if he’s...

    A simple repair for a qualified welder.
    if he’s not familiar with welding on fuel tanks you’ll be buying a new tank, he’ll be putting a new roof on his shop.

    looking at the photo, doesn’t look...
  12. Thread: Cargo Net

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    I’ve sewed nylon web with on a regular Singer...

    I’ve sewed nylon web with on a regular Singer household machine with no problem.
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    Where’s that cool strip?

    Where’s that cool strip?
  14. Thread: Cargo Net

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    Depending on your requirements, it not difficult...

    Depending on your requirements, it not difficult to make your own.
    Most hardware stores carry nylon webbing and fasteners.

    Measure, lay it out with a dab of hot glue at intersections to preserve...
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    FS: Oil cooler still avail?

    Oil cooler still avail?
  16. Thread: Floor boards

    by Oliver
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    yes, during inflight relief I believe almost all...

    yes,
    during inflight relief I believe almost all of my weight is supported by that area ;-)
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    Re screws, the oval head “pk” stainless are great...

    Re screws, the oval head “pk” stainless are great for attaching sheet metal to ribs, use plated steel screws when attaching to spar cap. Stainless screws will strip and break off in if used in spars....
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    I’m with Steve on this technique. Though I have...

    I’m with Steve on this technique.
    Though I have found it best to fabricate your own needle for this operation.
    piece of welding rod (or coat hanger) pound one end flat and drill a hole for thread....
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    Velcroed on top of x brace, but gets warm there...

    Velcroed on top of x brace, but gets warm there due to sun/skylight when parked and triggers internal cooling fan frequently which really burns up the battery.
    maybe need to re-think location
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    For a Pa 18 seat frame? I have a couple sets...

    For a Pa 18 seat frame?
    I have a couple sets avail.
    whats “cheap” though?
  21. Put it back on the front where it belongs

    Put it back on the front where it belongs
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    To your question about moving forward with the...

    To your question about moving forward with the fuselage:
    A finished fuselage from a reputable source will add value to the final asking price, will defiantly pay for itself.
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    Scratch built? When you’re done, add up all the...

    Scratch built?
    When you’re done, add up all the parts, consumables and pay yourself $5/hr and you still won’t break even.
    Definitely a labor of love.
    The pure joy of flying something I rebuilt is...
  24. Thread: Loose Fabric

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    Don’t overthink it, No iron, Just tease it with...

    Don’t overthink it, No iron, Just tease it with a heat gun, go easy at first, you’ll see effects right away, take your time.
    that’s a funny area to work with when covering, if the aluminum is a...
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    Reported that he climbed up the front side of the...

    Reported that he climbed up the front side of the wing, maybe via engine cowl?
    As far as the 45 min. The country is undergoing a shift to “re imagine” police tactics, a new hands off way of dealing...
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