# Recent content by Aviacs

1. ### Mitchell Wing

None or sporadic cell signal here, land line does not call long distance. email works well for me. e h m c o f a b at g male dot com smt

6. ### Wanted :186 cu in, Radial Y ; (30 hp) @ 1,300 rpm -- !

Beyond this You tube from 2008, & references from 2nd or 3rd parties, i can't find anything about the company or the airplane. Do you have better info or contact information? smt
7. ### Someone finally built a manned "drone" and its worse than anyone expected

Article states that drone is remotely controlled. No indication that package/person/passenger can "pilot" it from inside. Though potentially, they could carry a transmitter/controller with themselves? smt
8. ### The future of Wood.

A few weeks ago i linked some of these posts to a sawmill in the PNW that saws high grade QS DF. (i know the principals) Suggested some connections with EAA tech counselors out there for on-site advice. Linked some commercial current sources/retailers. They are intrigued, will see if anything...
9. ### The future of Wood.

Be sure you can ID the sapwood in cypress, and don't use it. Shrinkage & expansion of the sapwood are awful, it takes a compression set, and will mold & rot if it gets damp. That said, i used to occasionally use a lot of cypress for millwork. Recently cut some of my last 8/4 x 10" x 16' boards...
10. ### The future of Wood.

Keep in mind that Dougals Fir is not a true fir. The fir i have seen in HF (Hemlock Fir mix) , or SPF (Spruce Pine Fir mix) has -not- been Douglas "Fir" around here. East coast, upstate NY. That said, there are a number of Firs that should be reasonable options. Some lighter and close or...
11. ### Who made the better Merlin?

Did you fly it at Elmira/KELM when we still had airshows/ Warplane museum/ B17 Fuddy Duddy? There was one with a big photo of "Marge" on the side like Dick Bong's that flew in the airshow. Planes like the F4U or one of the Mustangs or Texans and Harvards would go down the flight line with...
12. ### Small shop Mill

MT + B & S will not "slip more readily" than R-8. If drawbar retained (as would be in a mill) the tapers lock so much better than R-8. In fact a common complaint of those systems is how difficult they are to remove. It's not uncommon to hear of a mill with such a taper (Jarno or B & S) that...
13. ### Small shop Mill

For perspective regarding round column mill-drills (also see my post #12): I've always wondered who in Taiwan was familiar with Fehlmann, but the entire family of mill drills out of Taiwan and now China is based on the late 1950's Swiss Fehmann Picomax design. These always cost about twice...
14. ### Small shop Mill

What's wrong with 3PH? Better power delivery (smoother) and instantly reversible with simple switchgear. Cheaper starters. No capacitors. Just get a surplus 3ph motor, stick it in the corner and pull start it for rotary conversion. No- to very low cost. Sorry, was typing a little slower...
15. ### Small shop Mill

Is the question whether it is possible for anyone to get by with only one? FWIW, don't get anything that is too small to _reasonably_ put a 6" Angloc style vise on, unless you are mostly a watch/clock/lock maker type. You will always be struggling with work holding. It will be difficult to...