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  1. wltrmtty

    7 Stages of Grieving When You Screw Up Your Airplane

    DANG IT!!! You got me. Yes, I confess, I screwed up an aileron, I fear, and am waiting for my Tech Counselor to look at it and approve my 'new approach.' HA!!
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    7 Stages of Grieving When You Screw Up Your Airplane

    1.SHOCK & DENIAL – When you realize you’ve made a mistake on your airplane, you will react with numb disbelief. You may even deny you’ve screwed up and try to drive on. No, you screwed it up. It’s better to accept it now. 2.PAIN & GUILT – Once you’ve accepted you screwed up, shock and denial...
  3. wltrmtty

    What is an inexpensive aircraft?

    Based on the above parameters, I'm not sure how this is a poll. It appears to be a statistical exercise (IMHO).
  4. wltrmtty

    Inexpensive Homebuilts... Why?

    I don't see my rationale as an option in the poll: "My mission profile doesn't call for a high dollar airplane" or, "I just want to get back to the basics of sport aviation." That's why I'm building a Pober Junior Ace.
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    Baby boomers flying high in light aircraft!

    Based on the statement at the bottom of the graph, this is for the Sport-Pilot certificate. If so, the Sport-Pilot is more desirable for the Boomers considering the medical requirements. How many are Boomers with a Private switching to the Sport-Pilot?
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    How to properly stress relief

    So, there are some tube and fabric factory planes out there - American Champion Aircraft, to name one. I wonder what their process is?
  7. wltrmtty

    How to properly stress relief

    I'm building a tube and fabric plane and will be at the welding stage in a couple years, so I appreciate this discussion. While at OSH this year, I was talking to a volunteer in the Homebuilders Hangar about O/A welding steel tube fuselages. This man has decades of experience. He told me that...
  8. wltrmtty

    Pober Pixie vs Baby Ace

    This is what I asked Chris Kinnaman about at OSH. He suggested I use the Monocoupe-style gap seal (as previously mentioned).
  9. wltrmtty

    Pober Pixie vs Baby Ace

    In case anyone is interested: Hi Terry, I have copies of "Techniques of Aircraft Building" available for $16 + $3 postage. We take checks payable to Acro Sport Inc. Our address is: Acro Sport Inc PO Box 462 Hales Corners WI 53132 Thanks, Chris Kinnaman Acro Sport Inc EAA # 36270
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    Pober Pixie vs Baby Ace

    I visited with Chris Kinneman of Acrosport after his Forum at OSH 2016 and he told me to use the aluminum gap seal on my Pober Junior Ace. He said it's like the gap seal used on the old Monocoupes. I checked out the Monocoupes on the flight and they are just as he described. 2024 T3 0.020...
  11. wltrmtty

    Pober Pixie vs Baby Ace

    Ah, yes. I will have to get that one. Many thanks!
  12. wltrmtty

    wood question

    Ditto what Kevin N said. I buy my wood from Wicks - it's always good stuff and the customer service is excellent.
  13. wltrmtty

    Pober Pixie vs Baby Ace

    Is this the book, "EAA Aircraft Building Techniques; Wood", or is there another one?
  14. wltrmtty

    Leveling the Build Table

    I used 1/2" marine grade plywood with cross supports on 24" centers. I think that will work fine. I've used MDF for smooth and flat surfaces on special fixtures like my drill press table (I put the table on the floor mounted drill press, not the drill press on the table, just to clarify), but...
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    Leveling the Build Table

    My father in-law and I used the same approach to mark the lines for the drop ceiling in our basement - his idea. It worked like a charm. Not quite precise enough for leveling a build table, IMHO.
  16. wltrmtty

    Leveling the Build Table

    Thanks, nestofdragons. I'll try that. BTW, you live in a part of the world with some great history. I'd love to visit some day. Cheers!
  17. wltrmtty

    Leveling the Build Table

    I'm building a Pober Junior Ace. The 8' table is for building the ailerons. I'll add another table the same size for the wings and fuselage for 40" x 192".
  18. wltrmtty

    Leveling the Build Table

    The table is 40" wide x 96" long. I have the table top dead flat, but it's off level by 0.6* along the length and 0.5* along the width. Will this be a problem or should I shim the legs? Thanks
  19. wltrmtty

    Mechanical Engineering vs. Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs

    It looks good to me. You will find that companies will hire you to work side-by-side with any Mechanical Engineer. Check the Wisconsin Job Center ads for Engineers and technical. Most if not all ads will state a requirement as "Mechanical Engineer or equivalent." Frankly, with this degree you...
  20. wltrmtty

    Mechanical Engineering vs. Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs

    I have a BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree. As mentioned before, the Engineering Technology degree is more application oriented and the Mechanical Engineering degree has a higher level of math. If I were looking for an MET program, I would want to make sure it has Trig through...
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