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    steps to make a cowling, and other things

    edit: this is old version of the video... watch the next one instead..

    what happen to the new thread on making cowling doors?/patterns?

    I just made a slideshow of the steps...

    figure this would be a good thread to start, add your tips and trick too


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    The best part of making that cowl was how you utilized the top part of the composite boot cowl. Somebody needs to make a top cowl like that for regular Cubs.
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    I made a J-3 cowl in 1966 out of .032 7075-0. Hammered it into concrete forms. 3500 hours later it is still hanging in there. All edges rolled like the original. I had no idea what I was doing.

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    added a bunch of photos to that video.. version 2... pa-12 and wildcat cub


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    and heres one on baffling


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    I don't know how to edit the threads title, to more of making cowling and other parts....

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    making custom measured gear shims... one shot.. measure, make... done....


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    Good thread Mike. I'll add some pictures of an -18 false cowl I made about 10 years ago.

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    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." Wyatt Earp
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    instructions to do this and drawings to make a jig are here https://photos.app.goo.gl/1oSPijbAAyJ7B7fs1

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    making custom measured gear shims... one shot.. measure, make... done....


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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    …. I had no idea what I was doing.
    Some things never change.
    (sorry, Bob, no offense, but I just couldn't help myself )
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    someone just asked in a PM where I got the teardrops used on lower cowl, so if anyone else needs....

    univair has them(and stoddards)

    http://www.univair.com/piper/piper-b...-pulley-cover/

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    More making stuff. Bored. Someone send me a rebuild project. My shop is empty. This was yesterday and today’s project.
    https://youtu.be/KTbgoWdb5d8


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    someone just asked in a PM where I got the teardrops used on lower cowl, so if anyone else needs....

    univair has them(and stoddards)

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    Unless you are including the shop rate in your suggestion they are very easy to make at home with a block of wood, some soft aluminum and a hammer. This is a very satisfying project which doesn't take much time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Unless you are including the shop rate in your suggestion they are very easy to make at home with a block of wood, some soft aluminum and a hammer. This is a very satisfying project which doesn't take much time.
    Only $38


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    Quote Originally Posted by mike mcs repair View Post
    This was yesterday and today’s project.
    https://youtu.be/KTbgoWdb5d8
    fixed inline video & added one... didn't realize it hadn't worked




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    for making rudder horn fit in rudder


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