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    My thought was similar. Use a standard blue bulkhead fitting and machine off the correct flare connection and tap that spot out for a smaller fuel drain valve.

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    dgapilot…you may have found the solution. Thanks!

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    I did what dgapilot said , I took an AN804-6D fitting , cut off one flared end and drilled and taped for 1/8" pipe Click image for larger version. 

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    mated the wings to fuselage today to see if anything I moved would conflict with cable routing. All worked out ok.

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    Held the Pstol flaps in position. I was not aware that the trailing edge extended beyond that of the ailerons.

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    Need some help here…both my aileron cables contact the upper surface of the wing. The cable eye and the swage drag. Suggestions???

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    when i built my wings, i used a hammer to fix that problem. ok, i better add, dosent take much and if done right it looks like it belongs there. and its been a long time, but i cant remember if i used a piece of tubing to hit on or some type of bodymans bar to make a nice rounded shallow dip. ask jay, im curious to what he says.
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    Yeah, I've seen that. One fix I've seen is to beat down the interference. On the exp here, I had Steve make swaged fitting, and moved the turnbuckle to the interior of the fuselage. Might have to get some more cable - - -

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    Once covered, Lay a punch flat on wing and tap with a hammer. First dent on the wing to get it out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vj88 View Post
    Once covered, Lay a punch flat on wing and tap with a hammer. First dent on the wing to get it out of the way.
    Do it before you cover, then the fabric can be stuck into the dent without dinging the fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
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    Need some help here…both my aileron cables contact the upper surface of the wing. The cable eye and the swage drag. Suggestions???
    Also make sure your aileron bell crank is tweaked towards the pulley first so the turnbuckle is pulling the aileron horn straight rather than offset. I believe the number 3 degrees is shown on the drawing.
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    Fabricated the ELT ground plane today. It’s 471 square inches. Mounting instructions call for a minimum 452 square inches, double that preferred. I could attach vertical sections but will probably not do that at this time. It’s in a place I can get to so could add area later if testing indicates a need.
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    Started fabric work a couple days ago. No experience with this so it’s slow going. Left side to go, then tapes and inspection rings.

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    Making slow progress on fabric work. Stitching done on elevators and stabilizers. Still applying finish tapes.
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    Watch out for the the excess glue or crooked glue line, it tends to show through the topcoat (in my case..)


    Awesome work. Your big baggage door is amazing!

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    Thanks Olibuilt, I hope it doesn’t. The guy putting on the Stewart’s class said it won’t show through as long as it’s wiped off. We’ll see.

    I was researching Bill Rusk’s thread trying to get answers to a couple covering questions and had to laugh at myself. In one post Bill says he had 45 hours into covering the fuselage and it should be ready for paint the next day. Damn. I have 245 hours into the fuselage and tail surfaces and am ready to paint…I think.
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    Been doing some painting. Metallic silver, metallic blue, midnight black pin stripe and 3M vinyl stripe that looks and feels like carbon fiber.

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    Looks awesome!!!

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    Not making much progress lately…spent some time at the AK cabin and have had visitors (family) at home for a week. Will be on the road for the rest of September so the cub will be on the back burner until October.

    Daughters boyfriend is a graphic designer and cut me a paint mask for a checkerboard tail. Paint is metallic blue like the accent color on the rest of the plane. My daughter will be doing the tail art, still in the design phase.

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    Made a little progress today after a few weeks off. Got these mounted up and holes drilled. Next task is to make all the inspection hole covers and get those painted.

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    Very nice,looks to be on the downhill slope about to pay off.
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    I made paper templates for all fuselage opening/inspection covers. Then used those to cut Kydex blanks which I glued to a piece of melamine.

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    Did a carbon fiber lay up over the Kydex and vacuum bagged.

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    Cut the individual covers out of the panel, trimmed, sanded and drilled. The covers fit perfectly over the grommets which fit into the recess from the Kydex templates. These will get removed, coated with a UV protective and then painted to match the metallic silver fuselage color.

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    For those folks that noticed there seems to be no way to remove the cover over the aft stabilizer tube…you can see in this photo that the front upper part of the cover is a separate piece. That piece will be permanently attached to the grommet just to give a finished look. Also, yes I know that opening is upside down. My upper longeron is located at the top of the fuselage, not through the middle like Piper designed. So the aft stabilizer support bracket mounts under that longeron instead of over. To allow the elevator horns to be inserted into the openings the openings needed to be inverted. And, the rectangular cover had to be moved up to allow access to the control cable attach points. That rectangular opening is only on one side of the vertical fin.
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    Wow! Looks fantastic! Thank you for posting, its fun to follow along.



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