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    Replied via email as requested.

    Replied via email as requested.
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    Moving On From Project

    After some thought I've decided to move on from completing my Super Cub project. As someone that has loved aviation for nearly 30 years and dreamed of having my own airplane, it's not a decision I've...
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    Here are some pictures of the press dies I made...

    Here are some pictures of the press dies I made to flatten the end of the leading edge. I set up a 3 degree slope on the milling machine and made each half of the die. The intent is to press the tube...
  4. Thread: TIG filler rod

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    Looking at their website here...

    Looking at their website here it looks like the "ER70S-14" might be their product name. The description calls it ER70S-6. Lincoln Electric calls their ER70S-6 "L-56." I doubled-checked AWS A5.18 and...
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    That‘s good to hear! It sounds like I won‘t have...

    That‘s good to hear! It sounds like I won‘t have any major interchabgeability problems if I need new pieces.
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    I know this is really late to the ball game but...

    I know this is really late to the ball game but I'll add what I know from my interaction with their fuselage and empennage tubing for future reference of anyone reading this thread. I believe they...
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    I like those pointers, Charlie, in particular the...

    I like those pointers, Charlie, in particular the one with the spacer. I'll need to incorporate that.
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    I do have access to a Kurt vice. I'll need to...

    I do have access to a Kurt vice. I'll need to double check the depth but I think it might even be greater than 1". I like that idea but I think the challenge would be getting both leading edges on...
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    I like that taper. I'm going to see what I can to...

    I like that taper. I'm going to see what I can to duplicate that.
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    Good point, Skywagon! I'm going to put some...

    Good point, Skywagon! I'm going to put some thought into it and then set up a jig/clamp so that I can get consistency.

    Drawing 12769 states to flatten to 3/8" an area on the outboard portion of...
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    Ah! I didn‘t realize this was an original piper...

    Ah! I didn‘t realize this was an original piper thing. I‘ll take a look at that drawing. I like the idea of 2x4s and a C clamp.
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    Stabilizer Leading Edge

    Im about to start jigging up the stabilizer of my PA-18 build and the kit presented me with two options for the outboard portion of the leading edge. I can either keep the leading edge diameter the...
  13. You're correct in general that diameter and pitch...

    You're correct in general that diameter and pitch would vary the amount work the propeller is doing and thereby affect horsepower and fuel consumption requirements. But that would only be minimally...
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    Generally a beefed up region transfers the load...

    Generally a beefed up region transfers the load to a less beefed up region. It looks like it's all about finding that envelope of structural limitations and designing structural members to handle...
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    Great input! I‘ll look at the weight difference...

    Great input! I‘ll look at the weight difference on that rear tube and make a call for myself on which I‘d prefer.

    Does anyone have a good method for notching the angle for the 1.5“ axle in the...
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    Thanks, Olibuilt. It‘s interesting for me to see...

    Thanks, Olibuilt. It‘s interesting for me to see that „heavy duty“ isn‘t a precisely defined term. Given the reputation of Atlee I‘m prone to believe that 1.375“ is an adequate beefed up landing gear...
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    Marcus, I"ll add that to this post if I hear...

    Marcus, I"ll add that to this post if I hear anything from the manufacturers or other sources.
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    Thanks, Dirthog! I just checked and found the...

    Thanks, Dirthog! I just checked and found the info here: https://fadodge.com/main-landing-gear-1-14-axle-3-extended/. I haven‘t heard from the other manufacturers but have a hunch that 1.375“ is the...
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    I agree that the LLC is not likely to offer any...

    I agree that the LLC is not likely to offer any real coverage. Piercing the LLC veil thereby exposing the member to liability is a pretty standard event in law from what I understand. With the amount...
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    Heavy Duty Landing Gear Specs

    I'm looking for the tubing dimension of the front and rear tubes of the "heavy duty" landing gear for the PA-18. Looking at manufacturers that sell this nominal type of landing gear, I haven't been...
  21. Thread: TIG filler rod

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    Charlie, no worries. I read a lot of older...

    Charlie, no worries. I read a lot of older threads for information and gain value from the discourse. I just wanted to add some of what I found from the AWS and other sources. At the end of the day...
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    I wanted to tie up a few loose ends on this...

    I wanted to tie up a few loose ends on this thread and add some more information that I found in case anyone references it in the future.

    The yield strength of 4130N is 63,100 psi. The yield...
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    Thanks for the recommendations, CharlieN and...

    Thanks for the recommendations, CharlieN and akavidflyer. To be clear, using ER70S-6 on any joint to include the entire fuselage, is OK. Is that correct? This includes the use of MIG ER70S-6 for use...
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    I've been researching this recently as although I...

    I've been researching this recently as although I prefer ER80S-D2, I'm having trouble finding it in diameters less than 0.035". For me, I struggle to get into the roots of acute angles with the...
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    Great recommendations! Thank you all!

    Great recommendations! Thank you all!
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