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    When using pliobond 20 in the tubes, I have found that you need to use the whole tube, mix and then coat the crank seal because it separates in the tube and the tube splits long before you can get it mixed. I now just consider it part of the cost of replacing seal for the 6.30 for a tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astjp2 View Post
    When using pliobond 20 in the tubes, I have found that you need to use the whole tube, mix and then coat the crank seal because it separates in the tube and the tube splits long before you can get it mixed. I now just consider it part of the cost of replacing seal for the 6.30 for a tube.
    I use the can, didn't know it came in a tube.
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    Better shelf life in the tube, mcmaster has it
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    If you have to use the whole tube shelf life is not really a concern is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    If you have to use the whole tube shelf life is not really a concern is it?
    Yes, I had a can and it would evaporate before I would get 2-3 seals done or the lid would get stuck. tubes are cleaner and I can stock 5-6 and always have fresh glue on the shelf.

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    Mine seem to last several years.
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    Digital propeller timing indicator, smart level snaps in aluminum bar gets taped to propeller blade .
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    Hand cable splicing clamp kit. Stainless steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Hand cable splicing clamp kit. Stainless steel.

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    if you want bloody fingers! Nice kit though.
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    I am still looking for a Kearney swager, even just someone who could roll swage my cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    I am still looking for a Kearney swager, even just someone who could roll swage my cables.
    spruce does it in Arizona, just need to give them the lengths and prices are not horrible...

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    Watched my old boss hand weave some cables. Friend cheated and swedged a new cable to the braided end on a Bucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Watched my old boss hand weave some cables. Friend cheated and swaged a new cable to the braided end on a Bucker.
    I had to do it in A&P school. Haven't done it since.

    If anyone wants the kit, make me an offer I can't refuse.
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    I would love it but it is your tool and I wouldn't want to insult you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I would love it but it is your tool and I wouldn't want to insult you.
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    I suspect many of you already know about this great tool. But for those that do not, this tool is the cats ass. It clamps internally in the headphone and mic jacks and let’s you tighten the nuts holding the jack in place. They work really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    I had to do it in A&P school. Haven't done it since.

    If anyone wants the kit, make me an offer I can't refuse.
    That would be quite the skill to have


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    Cool

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    That would be quite the skill to have
    The kit is gone, you are out of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    I am still looking for a Kearney swager, even just someone who could roll swage my cables.
    Charlie, do you have all the ends? I can swage em but don't have a lot of the ends in stock ........ I can roll threads on brace wires too if needed
    ......... It doesn't cost any more to go first class! You just can't stay as long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Aero View Post
    Charlie, do you have all the ends? I can swage em but don't have a lot of the ends in stock ........ I can roll threads on brace wires too if needed
    Yes, the fuselage cables have been light crimped with my hydraulic crimper, should all be over tolerance. I am a year or more away from aileron cables so they will be in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Watched my old boss hand weave some cables. Friend cheated and swedged a new cable to the braided end on a Bucker.
    At the ski area behind my place, they use an old boy who is licensed/qualified (who travels to different areas, much in demand, being a rare breed) to not only inspect every inch of the lift cable, but also hand splice. Saw him do it once, the splice was many feet long. I hand splice barb wire, same concept.
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    I hand splice barb wire
    I'd like to know more about that, could you add some detail please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Misch View Post
    I'd like to know more about that, could you add some detail please?
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    When my boys were in Scouts the Pioneering Merit Badge taught some basic splices of rope. The first photo below is called a short splice. It might fit through a pulley. A long splice would be the same knot only longer.

    An eye splice hangs in my workshop that one of them kept. The Star Ferry in Hong Kong uses huge rope (Maybe 3" in diameter) that terminated with an eye splice. It holds the ferry to the dock. When I think of splicing wire rope I visualize the technician using the same methods.
    Animated Knots.
    https://www.animatedknots.com/short-splice-knot

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    We have a rotating floor "Carousel" hanger that we build a few years back replacing a row of hangers that blew down in a micro burst.. The floor is cable driven much like a overgrown trim setup with a 3/8 diameter 165 foot long spliced cable.. The splice is either 30 or 60 foot, cant remember exactly.. The guy that did it used to splice cables for logging operations in the Pac NW.

    This is a link to a video I did of the hanger and posted to FaceBook.. Its public access so anyone will be able to view it and don't have to be a FaceBook member..

    https://www.facebook.com/stevesaircr...72969243528637

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ID:	60736I couldn’t find a suitable fuel sender for my SC clone tanks. This is a Moeller marine fuel sender (part number 35722-10). The bracket has been cut and opened 40 degrees, putting the pivot point in the center of the tank, which should increase the accuracy of the gauge. Standard SAE bolt pattern, standard 35-240 ohms. Cost: about $40.
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    Best funnel ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Misch View Post
    I'd like to know more about that, could you add some detail please?
    Saw a YouTube video on it, nothing I figured out myself! You cut it right behind the barbs, unravel the strands, and weave it back together. Takes a minute or so and seems to be full strength. I've also used nicopress sleeves (3/32") in the past, when I had an excess of them, before knowing how to splice.
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    Hi Mike,
    I can't see any of the pictures you post. Just round circles with a - in the middle. I would really like to see the jigs etc.
    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by astjp2 View Post
    Best funnel ever!
    Why not simply screw the oil bottle directly on to the filler neck? That's what I do when the top cowling is off.

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    I just slide it in, the phillips bottle will not let it spill, I used to just screw in the 15W50 bottle but there was always a chance to spill if not careful, now its not an issue.

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    I was having trouble clamping a fitting to a round tube in order to weld it in place. The Vise Grip kept slipping off so I modified it. It works great now.
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    porta band pro…works very nice
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    While Tig welding on my project plane I have found that quite a bit of out of position welding is required. Sometimes it is not possible to have the variable foot pedal in a good position. I tried torch mounted controls of the roller or slider types but found they were hard for me to use. I have used the “Tig Button” for about 5 years and have been very pleased. You only have to vary the pressure on the button rather than move something. The small Tig Button is either velcroed or taped to the torch handle. Dave, the owner, is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. A good guy to deal with in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboflying View Post
    While Tig welding on my project plane I have found that quite a bit of out of position welding is required. Sometimes it is not possible to have the variable foot pedal in a good position. I tried torch mounted controls of the roller or slider types but found they were hard for me to use. I have used the “Tig Button” for about 5 years and have been very pleased. You only have to vary the pressure on the button rather than move something. The small Tig Button is either velcroed or taped to the torch handle. Dave, the owner, is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. A good guy to deal with in my opinion.
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    Very interesting. I struggle with the traditional hand controls as well and pretty much rely on a foot pedal. I will have to check this out. Thanks.

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    I have become very good with crazy positions such as welding roll cages into race cars for 47 years as well as tube work of airframes longer than that granted I used a gas torch for the first years. I commonly would have my knee or side of my foot on the big bulky pedal. I no longer have much dexterity in my right hand and my left hand never really learned much in life. To me that button control looks great. I had not paid attention to the fact they are variable, that is cool. Might still be a challenge for me to roll the torch around a cluster but far easier than a slide control which I am prone to moving the torch when best not to.
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    porta band pro…works very nice
    A bunch of YouTube's on the $99 Harbor Freight portable band saw with a lot of happy user. Normally $129 but was on sale last week. From the scrap in my metal pile and a couple hours tinkering I have an awesome metal cutting band saw.

    Just buy some better blades, the HF ones are junk

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    Just make a bracket and cutting table, I know, my welds suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboflying View Post
    While Tig welding on my project plane I have found that quite a bit of out of position welding is required. Sometimes it is not possible to have the variable foot pedal in a good position. I tried torch mounted controls of the roller or slider types but found they were hard for me to use. I have used the “Tig Button” for about 5 years and have been very pleased. You only have to vary the pressure on the button rather than move something. The small Tig Button is either velcroed or taped to the torch handle. Dave, the owner, is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. A good guy to deal with in my opinion.
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    I got a Tig Botton about 2 years ago, best investment yet for working around in a fuselage. Still use the pedal when working at the bench, but the button for most everything else.

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