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  1. Chris In Marshfield

    Oshkosh 2021

    Not sure I could handle all you rabble rousers twice in a day. Especially @mcrae0104. He's a wild man.
  2. Chris In Marshfield

    Oshkosh 2019

    #bestcoffeeever
  3. Chris In Marshfield

    The A-4 Skyhawk

    A friend of mine in Central Wisconsin was an A-4 jockey during the Vietnam War. Boy, has he been through a lot. Wrote a book about his adventures. He still suffers from complications with Agent Orange. https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Dark-Thirty-Samuel-Brantley/dp/1555716245
  4. Chris In Marshfield

    So I though I would buy some books from the EAA.... silly me

    Sure hope I can return to mine sooner rather than later!
  5. Chris In Marshfield

    EAA Chapter membership

    For our UL chapter, to be a member with privileges, you have to be a national member. It’s in the bylaws. Want to join the chapter, join EAA. Want the newsletter, join EAA, join the chapter. Want to come to the Christmas party, join EAA, join the chapter. Want to use our tools, join EAA...
  6. Chris In Marshfield

    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    It had been over shrunk before we got the project, so things are kinda wavy in places. We’ve done what we can within reason to straighten things out. But the fact of the matter is that it’s a slow chunky plane. So anything we do isn’t going to matter much in the grand scheme. Have fun...
  7. Chris In Marshfield

    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    We got the wings stripped and repaired any rib damage. We laced the ribs together (why didn’t we think of that before?) and recovered in light fabric. Shrunk it to about 250-275°F and it feels great. Wrapped the ends up and getting them ready for winter storage. Getting too cold around here...
  8. Chris In Marshfield

    Is wearing a personal chute with a bail-out system acceptably safe compared to an airframe chute?

    I thought we were supposed to fly the plane to the crash site. I mean, isn’t that what the majority keeps telling Cirrus owners? :grave: Jokes aside, I think it would be very valuable to get that kind of training. I haven’t done it but think it would be very enlightening.
  9. Chris In Marshfield

    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    So, we stripped both wings and will be doing thorough inspection of both and all the joints. We know we have at least one repair to do. We've ordered lightweight fabric and will re-wrap when we can find some warmer moments, especially watching out for overshrinking. Appreciate your...
  10. Chris In Marshfield

    Quicksilver MX Sprint II Project

    Inspected the rudder, elevator, and horizontal stab today and verified their assembly against the factory manual. Three thumbs up.
  11. Chris In Marshfield

    Quicksilver MX Sprint II Project

    So I picked up a Sprint II project from the estate of one of our UL chapter members recently. For the uninitiated, it's a 2-seater SBS with a Rotax 582 and wire-braced single-surface wings. It also came with a composite 5-blade prop - Kiev, I believe. The wings were re-covered and have been...
  12. Chris In Marshfield

    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    Thanks for the heads up. We'll be meeting to discuss and that's a good data point.
  13. Chris In Marshfield

    How much fabric shrink is enough?

    The Double Eagle project continues as we’ve started (re)covering the wings. After gluing and shrinking the wings, we’re seeing distortion and actually found a rib that was previously fractured from the last project caretaker. So we realize it’s too tight and will be rewrapping them. So I...
  14. Chris In Marshfield

    New guy here, howdy!

    I certainly endorse Matt as ”The Cygnet Guyl :cool:
  15. Chris In Marshfield

    The big video topic

    That was a great way to spend breakfast. Thanks Andy!
  16. Chris In Marshfield

    Fisher Flying Products Announces New Electric Propulsion Systems

    Nothing triggers the masses quite like an electric aircraft new release. :pilot:
  17. Chris In Marshfield

    Legal question about copyright

    As a member of the Howard Foundation, I have access to the factory drawings for the DGA series of airplanes for purposes of keeping it alive or manufacturing parts if needed. When I asked the president of the Foundation if I could build a replica from plans, he replied “absolutely not”. Guess...
  18. Chris In Marshfield

    Show off your HomeBuiltAirplane stickers!!!

    It was just the Byron-Bill-Andy-Chris club all week. :pilot: Oh, the stories that were told...
  19. Chris In Marshfield

    Canopy/nose cone/wind screen type thing for Quicksilver Sprint 2-place?

    I asked a friend who’s a sled driver if he had a heated suit, and he told me no. Just really good gear. “Fat kids sweat when too warm” he said. 🤣 He gave me a couple good brands to look at. I’ll try my ice fishing gear first, although it’s stupid heavy. If it’s too bulky, I’ll look into a...
  20. Chris In Marshfield

    Canopy/nose cone/wind screen type thing for Quicksilver Sprint 2-place?

    No doubt it would be. I’ll tell the guy in Alaska who bought it last year he should fly it extra in the winter to keep me warm. :)
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