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    That's basically the practice--most use heat. But...

    That's basically the practice--most use heat. But I don't think it is the axle you are bending. It's the tubes attached to the axle that actually bend a little.

    Heating up the axle itself sounds...
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    I just looked it up. Pretty cool notation in...

    I just looked it up. Pretty cool notation in magenta: 5640 04

    Probably don't get a lot of Bonanzas calling ahead.
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    Good reminder. I read about a couple of...

    Good reminder. I read about a couple of commercial Cessna pilots struggling with that before they figured it out. I recall it was a close call for them.
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    Stuff of nightmares! When I got my plane out of...

    Stuff of nightmares! When I got my plane out of annual I think I checked control movement 4 or 5 times. I trust my IA a lot, but I still don't trust anyone that much.
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    So now you give me an idea to put in a small...

    So now you give me an idea to put in a small baggage compartment near the tail. My shoulder bag typically weighs 15-20 pounds. I often bring it on trips. Might as well put it to good use if it would...
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    I like having them. Just not the surprise at them...

    I like having them. Just not the surprise at them setting themselves while in use.

    Mine operate from a pull cable attached to springs going to the cylinder. Moving the link on the chain down one...
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    Little details (Parking brake)

    In my occasional free time I'm learning the ways of my side-airplane: the Commonwealth SkyRanger 185 (with a C-90, I might add).

    It is sort of a challenge with its big tail and small rudder, and...
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    Thanks for that. I hadn't looked at Bearhawk. ...

    Thanks for that. I hadn't looked at Bearhawk.

    But this morning I looked closely at my Commonwealth SkyRanger. It does almost the same thing that you describe. Painted tabs on a painted frame;...
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    I'm in the same camp. I have 4 spirit levels that...

    I'm in the same camp. I have 4 spirit levels that have passed the 180 degree test to that level of precision.

    Not to get off topic, but I like my Mitutoyo Vernier caliper, too. I consistently get...
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    I like the idea. As you described this I thought...

    I like the idea. As you described this I thought about my Commonwealth doors. They overlap from the outside with a rubber seal. Simple. I don't know why I didn't consider that approach given I was...
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    Looking for ideas: door frames

    So I shifted gears and started bending sheet metal for the door frames. I finally figured out how to do the backward bends with the things I have, but then the gnawing started....

    The plans say to...
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    Thought of you, SJ. This was parked in front of...

    Thought of you, SJ. This was parked in front of Interstate Aviation in Pullman WA, yesterday.

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    Float fittings etc.

    So another month goes by. The new normal is not really normalized, but things plod along.

    I finished up the control stick torque tube assembly. Long ago I was thinking of simplifying it to one...
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    Just looked. $40 for a 2X4 sheet of .028. ...

    Just looked. $40 for a 2X4 sheet of .028.

    https://www.piedmontplastics.com/products/kydex
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    Thanks for those references. I learned something...

    Thanks for those references. I learned something today: changing seatbelts is preventive maintenance and I can do it on my own plane.

    So many little worries that get answered here.
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    I've wondered about that off and on. Why nitrogen...

    I've wondered about that off and on. Why nitrogen instead of plain air? Sounds like your plan works.

    I pondered that maybe oxygen reacted with oil, but it really didn't sound plausible at these...
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    I've seen Barnstormers do that fairly often....

    I've seen Barnstormers do that fairly often. Leave the name up and everything. I've never heard of any fallout from that.
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    Reminds me of our house painting project 10 years...

    Reminds me of our house painting project 10 years ago. We picked out the paint: sort of a dusty beige with rust trim. Got it mixed up, prepped the house. We had a window of opportunity of a day and a...
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    Aren't those the same as on Christian Sturm's...

    Aren't those the same as on Christian Sturm's website? They come out pretty well:

    http://www.supercubproject.com/drawings/pdfs/A3290445.pdf
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    I did something like that back in the day in my...

    I did something like that back in the day in my rebuilt cars. But it was pure analog: Protractor with a pivoting arm and weight.

    You can figure out Gs using a little math and vectors, or a...
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    Me too!

    Me too!
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    I kicked the idea of carbon fiber around, too,...

    I kicked the idea of carbon fiber around, too, but I keep coming back to flammability. It seems really hard to find fire-resistant epoxy.

    I once gave a burning burial to a 16 foot boat I had built...
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    I like that! (Well not really, but I'm willing to...

    I like that! (Well not really, but I'm willing to try).

    I had a cystoscopy without anesthesia. Talk about embarrassing.
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    Shrug on the perforations. I lost a childhood...

    Shrug on the perforations. I lost a childhood best friend at 55, and three other good friends in 2019 through 2020 to this. None of them liked doctors. They fought hard after the fact and lost.

    I...
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    I think it was your 2017 post that prodded me to...

    I think it was your 2017 post that prodded me to get checked out. Now I'm on the 5 year inspection plan.

    Keep at it!
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