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  1. This is the type of scenario we use in our VMC...

    This is the type of scenario we use in our VMC and IMC talks. Things can get serious fast. I can just see the reaction when ATC chooses not to allow a deviation and the next call from the pilot is...
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    There are plenty of lubricants available today...

    There are plenty of lubricants available today that would not harm the rubber.

    When I make a pivoting joint, the bushing material will be an engineering plastic, Teflon, Delrin, UHPDE or such....
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    Current task, Machining the pivot tube for the...

    Current task, Machining the pivot tube for the tailwheel. This will support two angular contact ball bearings so when in flight the lack of friction will allow the most tactle feel of the rudder. Is...
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    He stuck that landing.

    He stuck that landing.
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    I will be there full week.

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    I had not thought about the Cessna screens, my...

    I had not thought about the Cessna screens, my build is 44 wide at the front of the doors and 46 at the rear.

    For fitment of the horizontal you can put some curve to the longerons so the last bay...
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    A few thoughts, what you do at the lift strut...

    A few thoughts, what you do at the lift strut mount you do with both spar positions. Keep the geometry the same so you do not cascade out from there.
    At your shoulder height, work at developing a...
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    Bob, on your masters I would expect yes they...

    Bob, on your masters I would expect yes they would need welding. If not welding then some fabricated brackets made. The J3 are all above the floor with the pedals swinging sideways. The J4 has the...
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    The weather should be nice that morning, will...

    The weather should be nice that morning, will ring you closer to then.
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    Would love to see it, Curious if you get a bit...

    Would love to see it,
    Curious if you get a bit from the guy out West.
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    Here is an image of the firewall structure with...

    Here is an image of the firewall structure with the engine mounting provisions.
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    Yes but if you look at the image above that you...

    Yes but if you look at the image above that you will note the mount swings out to the starboard side. Another view.
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    The fuselage was built such that the mount hangs on two vertical fasteners...
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    Sure all the hard to get at finicky spots to weld...

    Sure all the hard to get at finicky spots to weld are what I have to do. Where is that 30 something Tig expert when I need one,I used to be him way back in time.
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    Those winding valleys they play in are not for...

    Those winding valleys they play in are not for everyone. Curious if he just got a turn wrong or was it windy. Could be many other reasons too.
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    It ain't pretty but it's well a tool that...

    It ain't pretty but it's well a tool that represents my firewall.
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    The cross cut was done with a utility knife, what I am doing here is depressing the center of the FW to make room for...
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    I am in the process of rough forming the edges of...

    I am in the process of rough forming the edges of the FW now, the curve of the upper radius is 6¾" which happens to be spot on for one of my tube bending dies. One frustration is I appear to no...
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    I want to form the curved edges of my mock-up...

    I want to form the curved edges of my mock-up firewall since this will be in use for some time. So I need some round wood discs that I can replace the top of my drafting stool that just never seems...
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    Not sure, it has been way too long since i have...

    Not sure, it has been way too long since i have looked at my original and for some reason I do not have pictures of the front tank. It is here, but I bet Glenn G. "Cubdriver2" can answer that best....
  19. DC-3 passing over the house going east to west,...

    DC-3 passing over the house going east to west, After the 70th year of the Berlin airlift I presume they are done over seas and on their way home.
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    An old piece of aluminum flashing comes in handy...

    An old piece of aluminum flashing comes in handy to visualize the firewall.
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    And WD-40 will remove duck tape.

    And WD-40 will remove duck tape.
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    No productive work done other than detail design...

    No productive work done other than detail design studies. I have set a seat in place. last time a seat was sitting in this the frame sub assemblies were held together with bungees and tie down...
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    After a 3 point roll it landed outside. Always a...

    After a 3 point roll it landed outside. Always a good feeling when you can step back and see it.
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    Back up front today. I made the outer pedal...

    Back up front today. I made the outer pedal mounts and have them partially welded in, These two shots show the machined aluminum tube that is retained with a 5mm threaded rod through the middle. Then...
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    That works.

    That works.
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