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  1. narfi

    How many airplanes do we need?

    in the realm of dreams.... thats too far for non stop no matter how fast you go, maybe 1k range +reserves? Enough room that at least 3 do not feel squeezed in. (the 4th should be comfy for local sight seeing flights) At least 750lbs of people and bags with full fuel. (each person can step on the...
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    How many airplanes do we need?

    yes my wife told me she wants to go 6-8 kts in comfort and picked the next build for us, http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/solitaire-1490
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    How many airplanes do we need?

    hmm.... I need one that goes from Alaska to the east coast........ Also fast and economical, but in addition to that I need luxurious comfort for my wife and family.
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    Made the cutting templates and form blocks for the rest of the horizontal and elevator parts this weekend. Still waiting on the .016 :( Sent an email to Roger asking for more parts to make. Roughly 6hrs Total time spent building: 17 hours Total Cost: $8276 Airplane + consumables + project...
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    Long term integrety of Epoxy

    Hey! Dont tell me what not to think!!!!...... hehe :)
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    Long term integrety of Epoxy

    I saw a headline last week they have invented a "super cool" white much like they have the venta black or whatever the name of the super black is. The super black is extremely good at absorbing color(light(heat)) and now the new white is extremely good at rejecting it. I dont know any specifics...
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    That is a very good idea, we have a tire bead breaker at work that works that way, very effective.
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    hehe, a year ago I weighed 264, got down to 172 this spring in the first serious attempt at dieting in my life and have held a steady 180 since. I feel great, but have lost my position as the designated tail sitter when moving planes around in the hanger, and I can no longer solo push the twins...
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    yeah those work great on aluminum, we have one at work, and I have one ordered but was on the backorder list from ACS. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/kitbuilderkit.php If I get in a bind I can borrow stuff from work, but I don't really want to get in the habit of it when I don't...
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    Epoxied the separated peice back together as well as solid backing plates for the female peices. Cut them down to within a few mm of the specified OD so there shouldn't be any issue fitting inside any rib flanges now. My fear of strength seems unfounded, even cut down they seem pretty stout...
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    I think I was asking too much of the little circle cutter attachment for the dremel. The plastic threads started giving and I ended up with wobbley holes with steps in them......... Made myself up a redneck circle cutter for my little handheld router (bigger router showed up and is mounted in...
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    Well broke the 1/8" router bit i was using with my dremel to cut circles so ill count my 5 minutes today as 0. Think I have some at work I can borrow to replace till I get some ordered, will check tomorow. Married 15 years today so grilling steaks to celebrate :)
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    How do you know? :p:p:p:pilot::pilot:
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    Narfi's Scratch Built Zenith 750 Super Duty

    Been busy in life and aluminum still hasn't arrived.(i have a couple sheets but the first parts Roger gave me to make are all .016 and I dont have that) Turned 41 yesterday, been yelling people im ready to start the second 1/3rd of my life now. Made it out to the tent yesterday for an hour and...
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    Thread AWOL.

    I have nothing personal in this discussion, but I can understand the frustration on the parts of the members, as well as the need to not overly burden moderators. Could it not be automated in the forum software to send a message to anyone subscribed to a thread when it is deleted w/ the reason...
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