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  1. Jay Dub

    Kolb Firefly

    We followed the EAA instructions and wrote "Kit" on the BOS. The kit was only partially finished and never registered. I think that writing "kit" on the BOS may have locked me in but we might be able to redo it and just say parts.
  2. Jay Dub

    New member in Colorado

    There's a lot of confusion about the date for basic med. Some think you have to have had a flight physical after that date but that isn't true: your med certificate had to be valid on that date or after. Because of that I originally didn't think I qualified for basic med because my last flight...
  3. Jay Dub

    New member in Colorado

    Been in Thornton lots of times. I'm up between Cheyenne and Scottsbluff, NE. I had a major medical incident and I could get my medical back with a lot of expensive testing which isn't worth it to me so I'm building a Kolb Firestar. I hope to start painting in a week or two and flying by spring...
  4. Jay Dub

    New member in Colorado

    Hi Bob, Any ideas of what you are hoping to build or type of flying? Whereabouts in CO? I'm not too far from some of CO.
  5. Jay Dub

    Kolb Firefly

    Bryan Melbourn sold the company and the new owners are trying to get stuff out the door. I have a paperwork snafu I'm trying to get worked out for my Firestar but there seems to be an issue somewhere. Nobody can find a bill of sale as the previous kit owner said he never got one (he gave me...
  6. Jay Dub

    Classic Side-by-side Two-seaters as LSA Inspiration

    I'd take a Culver Dart over a Yard Dart anyday. This thread has a lot of cool pictures of the likes I've never seen. Very interesting.
  7. Jay Dub

    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    In reality, for the cost of the entire project, you could spend the extra $150 for the ekobond and it wouldn't break the budget for the plane. I liked the perspective Malcolm, weinerdog guy, used. Would you use his method with 3m glue and housepaint on an $80k plane? Probably not. Would you...
  8. Jay Dub

    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    Stewarts does say theirs is different so it must be, however, the 3m sure acts like ekobond and the MSDS sheets seem to indicate they are very very similar. Even the color is the same but that's no indicator. For certified aircraft you'd need to follow the products listed in the STC. However...
  9. Jay Dub

    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    I'm using the 3m 30nf fastbond glue on Superflite 104 fabric on the Kolb I'm building. That glue is good stuff. Once dry it holds tight. I'm using the Stewart manual as a guide but so far I like it and so little smell. I've done a rudder, vertical stab, and 1 1/2 wings so far. I'm liking the...
  10. Jay Dub

    Anybody have a Gull 2000

    Most folks don't know it but the Titan Tornado was "designed" in 1991 with much help from Guy Truax with a Thundergull sitting right there. Yes I was in the shop for a visit at that time and saw the designing going on. Guy flew the thunder gull a lot in those days and IIRC did a coast to coast...
  11. Jay Dub

    Stewart Systems Alternates/substitutes

    So I'm getting ready to start fabric covering possibly as soon as later in the week. This week I hope to get 2 buddies to come over different nights and we'll verify everything is done and can be wrapped in fabric. I am thankful for the work of many others going before us experimenting with...
  12. Jay Dub

    How to safety turnbuckle that has a pin eye AN165?

    Ron, thanks for showing those. I remember in A&P school reading about the clip version of turnbuckles in the books (and saw those yesterday when I was digging in the books too) but I haven't ever had the chance to work with them. I've done several single and double safetying of turnbuckles...
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    How to safety turnbuckle that has a pin eye AN165?

    HI VB, That was about the only thing I could come up with too that made any sense. I don't love the idea but it should work. It should be better than this that I found on the first Firestar project I got (see attached). Git 'er done! Now you know why I question everything. Fortunately the 2nd...
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    How to safety turnbuckle that has a pin eye AN165?

    Hi cvairwerks. Unfortunately those are not AN165 pin eyes in figure 7-26 but those are the AN 170 cable eyes. The AN165 doesn't have any spare room for safety wire when a clevis pin or bolt is inserted. Cable eyes holes are rounded inside where as the pin eyes are straight walled holes inside...
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    How to safety turnbuckle that has a pin eye AN165?

    Hi Del, yes, I already looked at ac43-13, and the ac65-9a general book for the A&P but I don't find anything on how to safety a turnbuckle with pin eye an165 so that's why I ask. Perhaps my books are too old?
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    How to safety turnbuckle that has a pin eye AN165?

    I have turnbuckles I got with a used kit but I don't know how to safety this style. I know how to safety turnbuckles with an AN161 fork or an AN170 Cable eye. How do you safety a turnbuckle with an AN161 pin eye? Do you not have to worry about that end because it is pinned to a stationary part...
  17. Jay Dub

    Starter Part 103 for a beginner on a budget

    I too am on a budget build myself and I am nearing the end. I would suggest you keep your eye out for an unloved, unfinished plane or kit. I bought a no damage Kolb Firestar that was missing the fuselage but had only 12 hrs TTAF&E with a Rotax 447/Ivoprop for $1k. Later I picked up a brand new...
  18. Jay Dub

    CGS Hawk Desgner/Builder Chuck Slusarczyk Passes

    Hey Jedi, that's a great photo of Chuck as that smile was his trademark usually mixed with a funny comment about something random haha. He'd sure heckle me if he knew I was building a Klob now. That's what he called them since the Firestars looked familiar to the Hawk but came after Chuck's...
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    Looking for CGS Hawk feedback

    I built a Hawk Arrow in 1991 as a nose wheel. Later, I helped Chuck move production from an un-named company to his in-house production in Middlefield, OH. I hauled a few truckloads of material in my truck and for payment I got everything to make mine a tail dragger. It was easy and didn't take...
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