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  1. Thread: Floor boards

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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?
  6. 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...
  9. 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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    Cant find the earlier thread on this nor my old...

    Cant find the earlier thread on this nor my old photos, to recap:

    Remove old light, cut wires and press them into the end of a wine cork. press the cork into existing hole, should be a snug fit....
  12. Thread: Exhaust Leak

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    Larry, Im guessing a J3? Can you post...

    Larry,

    Im guessing a J3?

    Can you post photos of suspected leak areas/streaks?
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    Please report back with results when you’re ...

    Please report back with results when you’re powered up.
    They can be finicky in certain mounting positions when mounted externally. Internally may pose some issues.
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    Found one, thanks! doug

    Found one,
    thanks!

    doug
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    I think an earlier thread covered this topic...

    I think an earlier thread covered this topic pretty thoroughly.
    I had posted some pictures of the process; first performed on a surplus bent a rudder I had laying around.
    minimal amount of material...
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    Really good point, I’m thinking goggles are...

    Really good point,
    I’m thinking goggles are cheaper and easier to replace than intergrated face shield.
  17. Thread: The big slip

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    but be aware that the plane (cub) will behave a...

    but be aware that the plane (cub) will behave a bit differently with a guy in the back.
    I took a long time GA pilot up once as px who thought we were nuts for flying so slow.
    At 4000’ got slow and...
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    Found this product, decent reviews and relatively...

    Found this product, decent reviews and relatively inexpensive.
    Ill share thoughts on it after I try it out.

    52768
  19. Thread: Pilot Shoes?

    by Oliver
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    This has been discussed re clothing. When I...

    This has been discussed re clothing. When I depart to goof off in the backcountry I leave with the mindset that there’s a remote chance I’ll be walking home.
    If I think it’might take me all night to...
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    I’ll speak to Polyfiber process. Reinforceing...

    I’ll speak to Polyfiber process.
    Reinforceing patches, inspection cover “doilies” etc are cut from fabric that has been preshrunk.
    If an iron is hot enough to shrink a patch it will also soften...
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    Zook, you can make a temporary enclosure in...

    Zook,
    you can make a temporary enclosure in your work area.
    build a rectangle - 25’ x10’ out of 2” pvc pipe, suspend it from the ceiling, attach visqueen plastic to create curtains all the way...
  22. Thread: Got Wood?

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    Back in my early days.....

    Back in my early days..
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RIDIIlyiV2U
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    John, Thank you, very generous offer, love to...

    John,
    Thank you,
    very generous offer, love to meet some time!
    doug
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    I’m not advocating any of the above - creating...

    I’m not advocating any of the above - creating your own system, round vs flat etc..
    Interesting to what others have done/are doing. Take away wherever you wish.

    I have been very fortunate and had...
  25. Thread: New Windows

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    Window material same thickness as previous?

    Window material same thickness as previous?
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