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    WW1 wood grading (non spruce)

    There is a long thread on this Wood Construction Resources
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    Looking for advice - stress cracks on canopy trim

    It's been over a year since the canopy on my project was finished (by Others) - it was glued on the frame with Sikaflex, per many RV builders. But the lower trim pieces on either side of the canopy at the upper longerons were riveted on, with STAINLESS rivets, and they have stress cracked pretty...
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    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    Thanx delta, try this http://eaabuilderslog.org/?blproject&proj=7fZQxebwn
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    What did you do on your airplane project today?

    Lots of recent progress documented here http://eaabuilderslog.org/?s=wlawrence
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    Airplane For Sale Sonerail IILT on Facebook Marketplace

    http://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/3411980815739216/?media_id=4&ref=share_attachment Clearly has flown, looks to be all there. Wings should IDEALLY be attached with industrial taper pins, but bolts will work.
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    Want a Kohler Twin to mess with? Facebook Marketplace

    http://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2072650682913391 I've seen several similar deals, this one is in Edinburg VA. For hop-up parts, see Midwest Super Cubs or Zach Kerber. Ace Aviation and Lonestar Hovercraft have reduction drives, Competition Propellers and Universal Hovercraft have hubs...
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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    No way that will make Part 103, but those all look like good changes, albeit adding weight.
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    Fuel Trailers

    Apparently Harbor Freight Jerry Cans are quite good. I'm thinking of mounting TWO on racks on a hitch ball mount, to keep Mogas out of the back of my HHR. I'm perplexed why you can't buy such a thing, but it should be pretty easy to fabricate. Leaded AvGas is going away, but a true drop in...
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    EMT Conduit connectors for projects: Maker Pipe

    This is way cheaper than the unistrut and associated connectors I used to make my weld-free engine test stand. For non-flight hardware that does need to be somewhat robust, I like the looks of it.
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    Aircraft for the common man, homebuilt or kit....

    I think for a single place, a Hummel H-5. Good plans, the tricky (welded) bits are available from the new owners, easy to fly, nice speed range (lo to high), plenty of power with a full VW conversion. Pulled rivets, all aluminum. Tri-gear available for the usual spam can driver. You MIGHT be...
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    Sonex Onex, Tom Cruise and an opportunity..

    I think I might know this plane. And it's builder. If the name "TJ" is in any way associated with this sale...that tells all. Before you pull the trigger, make SURE you can get it insured. Or, figure out if you're OK with it NOT being insured, at all - no liability, no hull insurance. In the...
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    SDS Ignition

    I just noticed Ross has updated the VW page of his web site with nice detail pictures of Peter van Schalkwyk's full EFI system on his Waiex. I like the way he's handled the crank trigger bracketry - the "flying magnets" are on a McMaster Carr split shaft collar on the prop hub, and a short...
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    Thoughts on project planes

    Picture http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/SmithRon/13185L.jpg Judging from the images, at least 6 were built.
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    SDS Ignition

    Pictures please, in particular, how you dealt with the Hall Effect sensors and the "flying magnets". Direct Message me if you don't want to post publicly. I'm close to pulling the trigger on SDS to supply an ignition for my Sonex.
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    Bending without a brake

    Sonerai spars, as far as I can recall, use overlapping flat bars as the "flanges", hard riveted to a .040 sheet web. The flat bars were arranged so that they "tapered" the "flanges" in a step-wise manner.
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