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    saltwater landing gear

    Here's a few pics my friend sent me.
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    saltwater landing gear

    Right. I'd only go for a day or two at a time and could splash down in Lake Whatcom before returning to BLI. Dan
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    saltwater landing gear

    Thanks, Ak. The epoxy is I mentioned would be for the wood only. Other points well taken. Dan
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    saltwater landing gear

    Thanks for the feedback, guys :-) I believe the marine alloys of aluminum today would be much better against corrosion than steel. For one, I wouldn't have to rely on a finish, like on steel, that may hide corrosion. But sticking with the original steel gear would be much much simpler, and if I...
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    saltwater landing gear

    Hi! I'm planning on building an Osprey 2 and thinking about making it saltwater worthy. The plans have 4130 gear. I know of one flying boat with aluminum 6013t651 gear and would think about replacing steel with that aluminum. Is it a simple mathematical ratio problem? If steel is twice as...
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    Wooden Aircraft Building Resources?

    Hey, Gary :-) Went through your berg a couple times years ago on the way to Harrison Hot Springs. I'll look you up to check on your project if I get up that way again. Haven't got any wood yet, still in the information digesting stage. Speaking of which, I bought the EAA book called...
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    epoxy weakens at moderately high temps?

    Ah, yes.... Post curing. I really work with fire her class so vergara this item. Checkout the link and search for post cure on that page. Below the link is an excerpt. http://www.systemthree.com/sys3news/category/technicalresources/ Resin Properties In foam or balsa cored epoxy/fiberglass...
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    epoxy weakens at moderately high temps?

    I've been looking for the best glue and moisture barrier for wood. Planning on building an Osprey. Below is from the Falco construction manual dated 2002. 'The principal limitation is that epoxies soften with heat, and the room temperature cure epoxies used on boats and homebuilt airplanes...
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    FAA penalty for flying over gross; changeable gross weight?

    thanks for the input, Dana. Could you provide me with some links or references? I googled all over the internet and found really nothing. Dan
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    FAA penalty for flying over gross; changeable gross weight?

    Hello! I'm looking at building an Osprey 2. I know of one person who reported getting the stall speed down to 52 mph with VG's. I am a sport pilot and would entertain the idea of building it to comply with those standards. The specs suggest a gross of 1560, but I would cap it at 1440, the light...
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    Wooden Aircraft Building Resources?

    Thanks :-) FYI, the Falco main site has the manual and drawings free to download. I think the owner has recently retired and put it up for public use, IIRCC.
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    Wooden Aircraft Building Resources?

    Hey, guys! I am looking at getting plans and building an Osprey 2. It's mainly wood, with some fiberglass and fabric, I believe. I don't know much about working with wood so am looking for resources. Maybe certain plane newsgroups (the Osprey isn't very active) or wooden boats, etc. I could...
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    Amphibians

    Can't remember why I didn't look too much into the Volmer. Maybe because it doesn't have folding wings. I don't want to tackle the design of that mechanism, but if you do, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for the suggestion, though. Dan
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    Amphibians

    Yes, that's certainly an option, thanks! FWIW, there was a Glass Goose kit advertised on Barnstormers a few weeks ago. Turns out it was Seahawker kit which he was knowingly misrepresenting as a GG, which has decent flying characteristics. The designer of the GG made dozens of changes to the...
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    Amphibians

    Thanks for the 601 link. I'd been there years before, but hadn't realized or seen there was Osprey stuff there. And from the little bit of feedback concerning removing the wings, it's not a 20' project, but doable to bring home for the winter.
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