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    Aircraft Spruce is a good source, but it might...

    Aircraft Spruce is a good source, but it might take a while. I waited several months from first inquiry last year for two sets of spruce spars.

    There is a mill in Port Angeles worth checking out....
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    I'll find that interesting. I was shaping some...

    I'll find that interesting. I was shaping some polystyrene boards into flap shapes with an idea of getting some empirical data on a rig in the back of a pickup. I may never get to that project, but...
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    Exactly! My material budget and tool/equipment...

    Exactly! My material budget and tool/equipment budget are running neck to neck.

    Vic

    Sent from my SM-J320V using SuperCub.Org mobile app
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    Get a couple of books by Tony Bingelis: The...

    Get a couple of books by Tony Bingelis: The Sportplane Builder and Sportplane Construction Techniques.

    I also found Dave Russo's book very helpful:



    Construction of Tubular Steel Fuselages'...
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    Yes, I'd be interested in the whole lot. PM me...

    Yes, I'd be interested in the whole lot. PM me when you uncover them.

    Thanks!

    Vic
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    Mike, I watch your videos and realize I have a...

    Mike, I watch your videos and realize I have a long way to go in this fabrication game. Very nice.
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    That would be cool! Vic Sent from my...

    That would be cool!

    Vic

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    Right. Wag used to have them...I saw them in an...

    Right. Wag used to have them...I saw them in an old catalog. They quit stocking them, probably because they were hard to make. I ran across some references about cracks showing up in the bend-- --...
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    That sounds interesting. I haven't tried that....

    That sounds interesting. I haven't tried that. Maybe I'll give it a try this long weekend.
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    Thanks for jogging my memory. It caused me to...

    Thanks for jogging my memory. It caused me to remember that I met a guy who is a pilot for an aeronautical machine shop that subs work for Boeing and others. He told me if I needed something made up,...
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    Lift Strut Attach hurdles

    Before I assembled the wing, I wanted to get some hardware in order to locate it on the spars. I looked at the Lift Strut attachment fittings and decided I ought to just buy them because of the...
  12. That's common on boats with compound curves....

    That's common on boats with compound curves. Sometimes you just need to stand away a bit and move the line to what looks right.

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    Same here. Lot of places I knew. Spectacular...

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    I like road trips with a purpose. It feels good...

    I like road trips with a purpose. It feels good to have a supply of stuff to work on.
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    I just saw 4 aircraft over Bozeman MT--none over...

    I just saw 4 aircraft over Bozeman MT--none over Helena, on ADS-B exchange
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    Unintentional at first, but before I hit post I...

    Unintentional at first, but before I hit post I saw it.... ;)
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    I'm trying to get educated enough to weigh the...

    I'm trying to get educated enough to weigh the options. Assuming in the neighborhood of 12 feet from approx. midpoint of flap on one wing to the other. That's not a fixed idea, but a starting point....
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    Drag tube through the tank. Is Javron the only...

    Drag tube through the tank. Is Javron the only one holding to the old setup? I'm probably going to do the same thing.
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    Things are getting tight in my little shop

    Having gotten the ribs completed (sanding and finishing, plus cove reinforcement remains), I felt like laying out some spars and marking locations. I see I'm going to need to do some rearranging of...
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    That's what I was thinking. Turn down an...

    That's what I was thinking. Turn down an oversized pipe if necessary.

    At least, that's what I'd do when I'm in the time is not worth money mode.
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    My grapes finally took the hit last night. Low of...

    My grapes finally took the hit last night. Low of 19 F and now a balmy 30 F in tropical southeastern Washington.
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    Looks that is what they are doing: "Notice : ...

    Looks that is what they are doing:

    "Notice
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    We are servicing home built aircraft only."

    http://www.aeromatic.com/

    Also, looks like they have them working on O320 abd O360 engines.
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    I'm still checking on things. One question...

    I'm still checking on things. One question though: it doesn't have shoulder straps. I think there is support in the superstructure to attach something, but I don't have a fuselage drawing.

    I...
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    It looks like it once was in Madras. Why should...

    It looks like it once was in Madras. Why should that make me be careful?

    PM me if you'd rather.

    Thanks,
    Vic
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    I have to admit that was one of the first things...

    I have to admit that was one of the first things that started tugging on me. That and it reminded me of my first car: a 1938 Buick Special.
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