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    Hunting season. Something(s) will appear!
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    I have found this Mag drill to be very handy Click image for larger version. 

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    this one is about car work, but could easily apply to making airplane metal work, simply, he explains things well... only watched a couple of his channels videos so far, but hope the rest are this informative...


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    Anyone tried super glue-baking soda repairs for composites?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2qph...ature=youtu.be
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Anyone tried super glue-baking soda repairs for composites?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2qph...ature=youtu.be
    I haven't used superglue, but I did mix some baking soda with epoxy to make it fire-resistant. Initial tests looked promising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Anyone tried super glue-baking soda repairs for composites?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KU2qph...ature=youtu.be
    Years ago used for minor prop nicks (following manufacturer recommendations), worked well and lasted. A little permanent marker to improve color matching.
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    How was it to sand flush?

    Interesting technique!

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    Iirc ( it's been awhile) I think I used a file on it. I don't recall there being any significant difficulty to it.
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    I need to learn how to fix chips in my CF prop. Whirl Wind told me to fill the chips with gelled superglue and touch up the paint. No mention of sanding but I can't imagine how to get a good result without. Warp Speed says to use 5 minute JB Weld. Interesting stuff.

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    Found this windshield wiper arm puller at a tool vendor at Sun & Fun. Works great with a longer round head scew installed for pulling those stuck fuel valve handles.
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    A tool, sort of, the BalanceMaster I have 13 hours on now is a no brainier re: prop Nick's/ balancing are concerned. Well worth the 10 Oz's weight, Rotax app.
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    I have tried some Cherry Q self plugging 1/8 inch rivets but am having problems with the stem pulling all of the way through leaving an open hole. What am I doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboflying View Post
    I have tried some Cherry Q self plugging 1/8 inch rivets but am having problems with the stem pulling all of the way through leaving an open hole. What am I doing wrong?
    Not sure what you are doing but I got these from Wicks years ago as self sealing for oiling tubes. Do t know the part number but can send you some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboflying View Post
    I have tried some Cherry Q self plugging 1/8 inch rivets but am having problems with the stem pulling all of the way through leaving an open hole. What am I doing wrong?
    Hole in rivet gun is too big


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    I bought the actual cherry tool and it helped reduce the problem. Go figure.


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    I am building some flaps which required longer cuts than my shear would make. I took the sheet metal and sandwiched it between two layers of my MDF bench top and screwed them together pinching the sheet tightly. I then scored the sheet multiple times with the tool previously suggested by someone here using the mdf edge as a guide. It took about 10-12 passes to separate the piece but it worked like a champ.Click image for larger version. 

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    You can also use that clamping technique to create bend lines as needed.
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    I have had trouble welding small tubesClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	43688 distortion. I needed to make some flap pulley attach points that I could pass a bolt through. So I placed an aluminum rod through the small tube and clamped the base to a larger aluminum rod to act as chill blocks. The process worked well without distortion and after tig welding the rod just slipped out.
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