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  1. Robby

    For Sale Falcon XP project

    Have just about EVERYTHING you need to build a Falcon XP. Anyone interested, please private message me and I can explain / describe further and go into what has been done, what needs to be done, what needs to be re-done. There is FAR too much to list here, some items are negotiable ( actually...
  2. Robby

    paint removal from aluminum structual members ( Weedhopper )

    I need to remove paint from most of the aluminum structural components of a Weedhopper. The paint is chipped / flaking off badly and I suspect the aluminum is not anodized so simply removing the paint, for the time being, would be fine with me. I may paint it again later, just 'depends'...
  3. Robby

    transportation and material source questions

    Have a couple of quick questions - Transportation - is it possible ( and practical ) to transport a disassembled Weedhopper in a pickup truck ? It seems I've seen pictures or heard of this done but would like to know for sure before I 'leap' !! ( I've seen a lot of pictures of & done a lot of...
  4. Robby

    2 place ultralight

    A question for those who know FAR more than I do and are FAR more up to date on rules regulations restrictions etc. Is it still possible to build and legally fly a two place ultralight ??? If not, OK - I heard that it simply can no longer be done - but if that is incorrect and it is possible...
  5. Robby

    Paint removal from aluminum

    Gentlemen ( & Ladies ) I need to remove old paint from some aluminum components ( ailerons, rudder etc ). The paint is in god condition but I have no idea what type of paint it is. Also, there is some 'foam' nearby so chemical removal, at least the chemicals that I a have used would have to be...
  6. Robby

    safety wiring/rewiring control cable turnbuckles

    Not sure if this is the place for this question, if not, please move it to the appropriate forum. Does anyone here have an aircraft that has turnbuckles on some/any of the control cables and the turnbuckles are routinely ( or somewhat regularly ) 'disassembled' and 'reassembled' for any reason...
  7. Robby

    Determining drill size for rivet removal

    I have different sized rivets to remove and would like to know if there is a tool or a template or a method ( bat wings, frog eyes and a cauldron ? ) for determining the correct drill size to remove a rivet given that one knows nothing about the rivet except what it looks like ?? Or is the...
  8. Robby

    Second Chanttz - back in business

    This may be old news to some of you but I just found it !! - not sure when they 'came back' but - Second Chantz is back in business - they 'left' in 1996. hopefully, they can service my system - theirs' - last serviced in 1996 !!! Second Chantz Home
  9. Robby

    WHAT are these connectors called

    Not sure if this question is in the right place but ............................. Gentlemen, I've googled everything from 'swivel connectors' to 'ball connectors' to' those swively movable thingies on the ends of pushrods to allow movement !!! :roll: Nothing, zip, zilch, nada !!! :ermm: WHAT...
  10. Robby

    Drill size for rivet removal

    I'm probably overlooking something very simple but here goes - I have to drill out some rivets ( actually a LOT of rivets ) and in some cases. there is no access to anything except the head of the rivet. The rivets are various sizes. Now. It there a tool or trick ( or pixie dust and a secret...
  11. Robby

    To inject or not to inject - that's the question !!

    Looking for advice, viewpoints, opinions and experience. On a Rotax 503 do you advocate using the oil injection system ( it's already on the engine but can be removed ) or going with mixing the oil and gas and scrap/remove the oil injection pump/system ?? Which ever you choose, would love to...
  12. Robby

    replacing plastic pulleys

    Ok, I've looked but with no success. Anyone know where i can get plastic ( not sure, nylon, Delrin, something - all I know at this point is that they are white !! ) pulleys - 'bout 1 1/4" diameter with ball bearings instead of just a bushing ???? They are used as control cable guides, if that...
  13. Robby

    Rivets in ceconite wing covering

    'K - here's the issue/problem Am in the process of removing old ceconite from wings with ribs made from foam ( styrofoam actually !! ) with aluminum caps and in some cases aluminum sides. The original cover was riveted to the caps and then the rivet heads were covered with ceconite tape. I can...
  14. Robby

    Aluminum oil tank

    Need some help here. I need to have fabricated an oil tank to hold somewhere between 3/4 and 1 gallon of oil for an oil injection pump on a Rotax 503. Because of the aircraft design ( I can go into that if anyone's interested - might even get a better idea of how to do this !! ) the...