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  1. steveair2

    Wood Construction Resources

    http://www.woodenaviation.com/
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    Facetmobile

    Glad to see you making progress Mr. Wainfan. I really enjoyed your forum at Oshkosh a few years back. I built a Thing 3 you designed a few years ago. I converted it to electric power and added landing gear, canopy and elevons. Too scared to fly it at the moment. Keep up the great work.
  3. steveair2

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Thanks guys, I feel bad for the builder JD. JD is the last remaining member of the four or five man build team. Almost twenty years build time to see fatal crash on second or third test flight.
  4. steveair2

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    I was wrong with my Monday morning speculation. Jim took off to the north and lost power during a right turn out. Wings rocked and he regained control with nose down attitude, he didn’t have enough altitude to recover.
  5. steveair2

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    This is Jim and builder JD just after first flight a few weeks ago.
  6. steveair2

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Thanks guys, Yes, Jim usually wore a yellow chapter 280 t shirt. I suspect that since he was downwind for the active he tried to turn base.
  7. steveair2

    Crashes in the News - Thread

    Hello group. I'm asking for prayers for our EAA chapter 280 president Jim Ireland. Jim died a few hours ago test flying a recently completed Falconar P51 replica. The airplane was powered by a Chevy LS V8 and apparently lost power and spun in with full fuel. All I know is they had issues last...
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    LEXLD94SE

    Yesterday, while I finished welding both main landing gear struts; Jim worked on the framework for the upper cabin section.
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    LEXLD94SE

    Today we welded the last two doublers onto the left shock strut attach fitting, and did some finish welding on both landing gear struts. Jim notched the new carbon fiber seat to fit into the seat back gussets. We tried out the new seat, it's great. At the end of the day we had to put the mock...
  10. steveair2

    LEXLD94SE

    Today was cold and certainly not the best conditions for welding. We used a propane torch to pre and post heat the welding. My welding was not going the best for me today, I've been working a lot and was very tired. We welded the doublers on to the right lower shock strut attach fitting, then...
  11. steveair2

    LEXLD94SE

    Today we fit and tacked in the lower left shock strut attach fitting. Jim cut out the four shock strut attach fitting doublers. Jim bought a new set of cylinders and pistons. He got all four cylinders, pistons with rings and wrist pins for two hundred and sixteen dollars. Try doing that with...
  12. steveair2

    looking for flying wires on a biplane

    I'm planning on using these from AS. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/cableassy.php
  13. steveair2

    LEXLD94SE

    Yesterday after our EAA chapter 280 meeting, we made some progress on our landing gear. We're working on shock strut attach fittings. We used 1/2" electrical conduit to make mock up solid struts. I got home a 2:30 am.
  14. steveair2

    The big video topic

    Mike tells a bit about putting a 780 cubic inch Lycoming into a Carbon Cub.
  15. steveair2

    Aluminum Tube & Gusset Airbike / Legal Eagle / Parasol Thread

    The Johnston Aviation Tiger Cub would be a good inspiration for a design like this. Plans are currently available. http://www.tigercubaircraft.com/ul.html
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    LEXLD94SE

    Yesterday after our EAA chapter 280 meeting, we cut fit and tacked in two horizontal braces into our landing gear.
  17. steveair2

    LEXLD94SE

    We had another great EAA chapter 280 meeting today. Our chapter president Jim announced that we have acquired a Schweizer sailplane that was once owned by Neil Armstrong. After the meeting we took it easy due to the heat. We did some welding on the landing gear components. We also were...
  18. steveair2

    LEXLD94SE

    Yesterday, after our EAA chapter 280 meeting; we made good progress. I got home at 3 am.
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