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    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    After my convo with S/W, I looked around on the internet for sources of the TiO. I ended up purchasing from Pantai Chemical USA. They are in GA ( I live in FL). I actually made the purchase through their eBay store. It was inexpensive and I purchased an 8oz package of pure white, for less than...
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    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    In planning for the finish work on our Ridge Runner 3, my brother in-law and I have been doing quite a lot of research on the use of latex. We wanted to get away from the toxic, hazardous and expensive spate of systems currently used (our pocket are not bottomless). During our research I made a...
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    I like your attitude! I wish it was reversed however! What makes this such a pain in my "tush" is that Stace Shroder (hope i spelled that right) does not support the builder. He has made so many people angry at his lack of builder support that I am surprised he has any business at all. I truly...
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    I left you a message but only got your voice mail. Hope you can call me back. Tom
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    Looking for someone in or close by FL. who can fabricate engine mount.

    Well, lets see, I excel in many areas, welding is not one of them. It frightens me to think of myself trusting my skills for this task. We have our measurements of the firewall and the factory Jabiru measurements that part is easy and a no brainer. It's getting the thrust angle and center of...
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    Looking for someone in or close by FL. who can fabricate engine mount.

    We have tried Sonex. Unfortunately, they could not/would not. Still looking.
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    Looking for someone in or close by FL. who can fabricate engine mount.

    Jabiru 2200 engine mount to fit Ridge Runner 3. After some major number crunching and head scratching, my build partner and I have decided "not" to use a Cont. 4A084-4 for our Ridge Runner 3 project. We have decided to use a Jabiru 2200 (which we have, rebuilt and ready to go). Since there are...
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    Ron Dixon and the Minicoupe

    Well I think I just might. I sent him an email after I read this thread. It was nice to have him reply and catch up. He is hoping to make it to FL after this Covid mess is over. He's no spring chicken. He is being careful. He has been through a lot in the last few years. He lost his Wife Ann to...
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    Ron Dixon and the Minicoupe

    I was surprised to see this thread come up and then find that it is an old thread as well. Ron Dixon is an old friend of mine. We met back in 1990 at a EAA Chapter 4 meeting and have been friends ever since. Three or four times a week Ron would ask if I wanted to go flying. He knew I would...
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    Motor mount for 4A084-4

    Thanks for the input guys. Eddy, thanks for finding that post. I did a serach of the forum but did not run across this one. I like the mount.
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    Motor mount for 4A084-4

    Well I have to make a correction to my post above. The guy designed it with two mounting hole on each side for a total of four. I have attached more photos below.
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    Motor mount for 4A084-4

    Getting close to being ready to hang the engine on our Ridge Runner 3. I keep looking at the engine mount my brother in-law had made for us and I am not satisfied with this thing. It is all made of 1/2 inch 4130 and is a bed mount design. The guy that fabricated this thing for us designed it to...
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    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    You can't beat Burt Rutans solution for asymmetrical thrust, I think the Boomerang is gorgeous..
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    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    I like efficiency. I would like to make it a hybrid (Battery/Gen). I'm not looking for hot shot flying. I think a 70% scale in a mix of Composite/Aluminum would be the easiest to construct. I have just always thought the Viking was sexy. I would make some needed changes for slower landing...
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    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    For over thirty years I have wanted to build a scale version of the S3A Viking using Ducted Fans. Now that battery and motor technology is improving exponentially, It might be possible to see this dream come to fruition.
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    I can't believe there are not more here on this site that have not said the Staggerwing. I would kill to own one. I had the pleasure to fly in one and I will never forget the tone of the P&W and the smoothness of how she handled. What a dream machine ......
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    By chance do you have a digital copy if the manual? The one we have is a photo copy of a photo copy. So much is missing and it came with the kit. Any help would be more than appreciated! Tom
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    Now that is a Cowl!
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    Firewallon Ridge Runner 3 or other clones

    The Plexiglass route is what we came up with also. Just not looking forward to the assemble and disassemble process three or four times.
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