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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub junkie View Post
    The Patrol has a different tubing layout in that area. The LSA has one less bay to reduce weight. I made my rear stick removable on my Patrol so I can build a cover for the stick boot and carry a bicycle.
    Great looking work Bearhawk Builder.
    You load that bike from the side baggage door of your Patrol, or main door? Pilot seat flip forward?

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    My front seat has a self designed tilting back. (I copied atlee dodge cub design) I didn't build the plans side cargo door. It's nice sized for camping gear etc. but a bicycle has to be loaded from the pilot door. Patrols and BH LSA's can both be built with pilot doors on both sides. My current bike is an old mountain bike that I take the front wheel off to fit in the back. This is all being done in the workshop with no wings installed. Sorry to freeload on your thread BH Builder.

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    No worries. Put up a picture of your Patrol, sounds like you scratch built.

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    I'm about to close this one out, not much more here except waiting on the seats and the mixture lever so the lower cowl can go on. The customer took the wings down to VirginiaClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	46345 a few months ago thinking he could get those done faster down there and I could focus on the fuselage so he'll come back up and pick this up and do the final rigging etc. Too bad, I was looking forward to flying this a little during shake down. Anyway, Catto prop is mounted and all the paint is done. It's all Stewarts and yes it does shine!

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    Slight hijack....I know a couple people who've recently done some Stewart System for the first time,
    they weren't able to get a good glossy finish.
    Any tips?
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    Here's my take on Stewarts, I'm obviously a fan but understand that some really detailed people have struggled with it. I don't really know the trick. I make sure everything is clean, don't use rags, cloths, paper towels, tape, masking, hoses etc that might have any silicone or oil based films on them, many towels do. Many new hoses have all kinds of petroleum in them due to the manufacturing process. Clean, dry air. My set up is by no means high tech, just a 50 gallon compressor, a good water separator and a last chance filter on the gun. Filtered air coming in and plenty of air flow although I could use more.
    Mix by weight 4:1:1, mix in the catalyst and let sit for 10 min to propagate, then mix in the distilled water. Strain through a filter into the Devilbiss Finishline 4 gun. I use the DeKups system for easy clean up.
    Wipe down with alcohol and let fully dry, use a waterborne tack rag right before spraying.
    Spraying is fast, light, tight overlap fog coats all at once up to color saturation. Once you've achieved full color wait until it's tacked off with no transfer to your finger. Sticky but no transfer. This is typically 30-45 min. At this point it looks like crap - dry, dull, until it starts to tack off. It begins to flow and gloss out. Come back when tacked and spray one medium/heavy coat with the gun mixture turned up 50 percent or so more than the fog coats, tight overlap. Walk away and clean your gun. Sometimes I go back and spay one more wet coat but it will be an hour or so later. This job is just one final coat and there's really not a lot of paint on it. I was talking with Stewarts the other day and they have a weight calculation per s/f that shows how much weight you can save using this method. Forgot the numbers but maybe John knows.
    I wish I had a magic formula but that's all I know. Really is not hard to get good results in my opinion although I know others feel differently and they have good reason to. Make sure everything is CLEAN.
    I hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    Slight hijack....I know a couple people who've recently done some Stewart System for the first time,
    they weren't able to get a good glossy finish. Any tips?
    To clarify, I think they were having trouble getting glossy results painting the sheet metal.
    FWIW they've done LOTS of paint work, but almost all stits poly.
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    Oregon Aero does a great job, they make you suffer but great results when you finally get the seats. I had stick boots made too.Click image for larger version. 

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    Bearhawk LSA

    Nice rudder. The whole plane looks great. Saw your next project at crow island.


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    That interior is very nice. Looks wider than I would have expected.

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    31” wide cabin. Pretty nice for big guys.
    Tom, I cheat using vinyl for the checker, masking that sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhawk Builder View Post
    Oregon Aero does a great job, they make you suffer but great results when you finally get the seats. I had stick boots made too.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice work!


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