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    The small Continental thread

    My genuine continental engine overhaul manual quotes the C75, C85 angines wit a 3 5/8" stroke, the C90 and O200 with a 3 7/8" stroke
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    Scratch Built Radials

    I'm trying to get Allan's contact details for you
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    My 13B engine configuration (tentative)

    Hi, has anyone ever made a belt drive for a mazda rotary?
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    Belt Drives and design

    Hi,has anyone ever built a belt drive for a mazda rotary?
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    Streamline flying wires and tie rods

    Yes we do. My post was moved and I only now saw it. PM me at [email protected],com
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    Vintage Aero Flying Wires

    There is quite a bit of info on our website. We are approved by the Shuttleworth Trust in the UK, and the only approved supplier to the French Aerospace Museum at Le Bourget. We recently built a set of wires for a 1923 Potez 25, for the French Air & Space museum, some of which were over 15...
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    Ryan ST replica performance data

    Vintage Aero has always used rolled threads, as a cut thread will produce a stress riser at the shank end of the thread, and ultimately the thread will fail at this point and break the shank. A piece of steel is like a piece of wood, in that there is a grain structure running down the length...
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    What was the first airplane you flew in and how old ?

    My Uncle had a Percival Proctor, I flew it from the left seat when I was 13. Flew his twin commanche when I was 15.
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    A4 c skyhawk restoration

    Yes, they were upgraded to have the same armament capabilities as the F16. Litton Industries in Mayland did the upgrades, Dr Dave Manners was project lead. It broke his heart when all his work was scrapped.
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    Is there a 'complete unit' with nav/com/gps/adsb/xpnder?

    Before we get too excited about flying IFR in a RV, try to find an RV pilot who does it regularly. I did a bunch of hours with a buddy in an IFR Cherokee 235, it was all good. The Cherokee got totaled in a microburst. The owner bought an IFR RV6, it was way too sensitive. We shortened the stick...
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    I saw the one George Morse built, it was beautiful, had a Rover V8 in it. I think George also designed it, he was from Watsonville Calif.
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    We did a Bonanza S35 conversion some years ago in San Jose. I recall the engine was a Cont 0470, we replaced it with a Cont 520B2B turbo engine. Got it all hooked up, called the FSDO, for an inspection. We had a test plan all sorted out, monitor EGT's CHT's, TIT's, fuel flow etc for a period...
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    How to answer questions for a medical!

    You can always consult an AME with the intention of seeing if you can qualify for a medical. You are not applying for a medical, you are applying to see if you can pass one or not. If you pass the application to see if you qualify, then you ask the AME to provide the medical. If you dont pass...
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    Fabric repair over latex paint

    Yes, cotton will just soak up any liquid. The paint stripper I used was from an automotive paint supplier, and was the strongest stripper they had - for stripping 2 pot epoxy. It worked extremely well, but softened the glue a little bit. The tapes shrunk to the point I replaced all of them. I...
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    Fabric repair over latex paint

    Not quite so. I had a Luscombe covered with Ceconite 7600 Blue River system. The first water based system. It had a grey rubbery primer that I just couldn't get off, even with sanding. The other issue was the fabric was a bit loose. I poured paint stripper over the entire wing. It shrunk the...
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    Rolled threads or cut threads

    we've been producing Streamline Flying Wires (AN671-676) and Tie Rods (AN701-706) for almost 15 years, all but the earliest ones with rolled threads. The advantage of rolled threads goes way beyond the strength issue. Cut threads leave a stress riser at the shank end of the thread which on a...
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    Corby Starlet Airfoil

    according to the incomplete works of airfoils the corby uses a 43012
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    looking for flying wires on a biplane

    Hi Dana, Not too sure as mostly I get a request for 4 of AN674AC-7200, 6 of AN703AC-4800 etc. We've made just about everything from AN674AC-11000 (yes 11 inches long, rear fuselage streamline wires for a Sopwith Snipe) to 4.6 meters long 8mm wires for a 1923 Potez 25 for the French Air & Space...
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    looking for flying wires on a biplane

    How much us your life worth? Do you want me to quote in these streamline wires: AN674-1/4x28x71.88 PLC AN665-34 R&L 2 EACH AN674-1/4x2871.062 PLC AN665-34 R&L 2 EACH AN675-5/16x24x78.50 PLC AN665-46 R&L 2 EACH Additionally the -46 fittings are normally used for landing wires only and not...