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    Replica home builts

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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Ouch... BTW, passed the info on to Chapter 670 guys and gals this morning.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Thanks Steve. Jim had poked at me a time or two to come over and talk about my AT-21 restoration to the chapter at some point.
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    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Steve: I know the name, but I’ve been away from 280 since right before they moved off the farm. Is Jim wearing a yellow shirt in a number of the facebook photos?
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    Could I do this aviation job?

    Have a friend that did two tours at Little America. It’s not for the faint of heart. Lots of isolation, limited access to the outside world and you have to be able to tolerate cramped living with very little personal space and good rapport with coworkers. Due to the logistical costs, they...
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    Shear strength for AN parts

    The AN3-AN20 Rev 12, spec sheet gives the installed shear strength on page 4, based on location and material of the bolt.
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    Workshop Overhead Chainfall?

    Most trusses are not designed to handle the additional load. The other thing that you need to look at is required headroom for a hoist. A typical 1/2 ton hoist needs about a foot of headroom. Now add a trolley and you have a need for about 18-24" under the beam. For typical construction, that...
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    Asking for computer technical assistance

    Right click, then Save As....
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    Video game joystick to stick grip ?

    There are a couple of vendors out there that build up HOTAS stick grips already. No need to reinvent.
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    Making an "obsolete" fighter into an unlimited racer !

    The gear actually folds on an angle. It requires considerable hydraulic pressure and flow rates to move. Additionally, it’s designed for a 25+ ton aircraft. The only thing good about it for a light aircraft would be not having to worry about flats on the 32 ply tires....
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    Making an "obsolete" fighter into an unlimited racer !

    Gear folds the wrong direction......inward and forward.
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    Making an "obsolete" fighter into an unlimited racer !

    The Brewster's were speed and acro limited due to wing fitting problems. A little over half the F3A production, totaling a bit over 400 aircraft, were delivered to the Brits. The Navy had taken over Brewster in 1942 and closed the company in 1946.
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    Making an "obsolete" fighter into an unlimited racer !

    Publicly, what I saw was a lack of viable locations and a lack of patrons.
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    Der Kricket?

    Probably like finding hen's teeth....I sold my set back in the mid 90's when I figured out I was too big for the cockpit. I don't think there were more than 1 or 2 ever built.
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    How to transfer 1: 1 drawings from paper to wood?

    Depends on the complexity of the drawing.... Simple part, just redraw directly on the material. Complex part, then using carbon paper and tracing, or a pounce wheel. Super fancy, convert the drawing to dxf and use an x-y machine to directly draw with a sharpie.. Be aware that depending on the...
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