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  1. David Moxley

    special ??

    Continue on today with center section, made the remaining inboard Spar , alined everything and drilled center section cap strips to the center section spars. Need to get some more sheet metal fasteners that are long enough , 1” to pull all the Strips up tight before riveting , this is going to...
  2. David Moxley

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    Finally finished up the center section cap strips, took longer than I thought it would. There are so many hole to drill, each hole was drilled 3 times. Finished Aloding the last of them today. Made 1 center section spar also today. Here the pictures.
  3. David Moxley

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    Friday we had some weather come through here , starting in the early afternoon, so I didn’t get all the pilot holes drilled in the center section cap strips. Power went out at the house at 9 pm, and was off for 24 hours,50+ mile an hour wind, and a low of 8’ without the wind chill, Burr! Back at...
  4. David Moxley

    For Sale Piper J4e Project

    What is the price, location??
  5. David Moxley

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    Yesterday day I remove the bulkhead from the fuselage jig that the center section cap strips will be attached to , and attach it to the layout table to see how it looks. Then stood there for a couple of hours measuring . Here are a few pictures. Still need to finish polishing the edges of the...
  6. David Moxley

    Cindy the DragonFox (Highly Modified Kitfox model 1) comments

    Your project looks great man 👍! Make it the way you want it! Screw all the negative comment people have about what you are doing! There is alway going to be some wise @ss with a remark, that may be nothing more than a couch potato! that’s never even attempted to do anything other than make...
  7. David Moxley

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    Yesterday morning I picked up the center section cap strip from the machine shop that cut them out of a 4’x12’x1/8” sheet of 2024 T3 for me on a CNC router table. I can’t get over how nice they look and came out They are a perfect fit from the drawing I took to them. I couldn’t imagine trying to...
  8. David Moxley

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    Today I final finished all the cap strips! Got to thinking about how many hole I drilled & D-burred? So I did the math, couldn’t believe it ! Total holes 6,432 , total holes D-burred 12,864 ! No wonder it took me so long. They turned out real nice, a thing of Beauty Ha ha! Don’t want to do...
  9. David Moxley

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    Yesterday I received the rest of the cap strip material ,and bandsaw cut the to ruff shape , then started belt sanding them to final shape yesterday. Today I finished up the belt sanding , then polishing them, got them done and started laying out the rivet hole spacing until I burned out...
  10. David Moxley

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    Friday the aluminum sheets arrived , wasn’t expecting it till Monday. Luckily my friend a couple of hangers down has a forklift, came in handy lifting the 950 LBS pallet out of the shippers truck! A friend of mine just happened to show up when all this was taking place, and helped me unpack the...
  11. David Moxley

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    I have been making cap strip’s for the outer wing panels the last 2 weeks. Must have drilled 1000 holes it feel like, and de- burded on both sides! Ran out of material to finish making the cap strips. Everything to continue on with them hasn’t arrived. Everything about 3to 4 weeks out . Material...
  12. David Moxley

    Polen Special, anyone?

    Here is the article that describes better, hope it helps.
  13. David Moxley

    Polen Special, anyone?

    Here is a Quick sketch of the brake . It works quite well, and is worth the Effort to build . I have a 4 foot tinsmith box and pan brake that is none adjustable I bought new 15 years age, it is worthless for bending aluminum there’s no adjustment for setback.
  14. David Moxley

    Polen Special, anyone?

    The last couple of weeks I have been busy laying out the center section and outer wing panels. Started out working on the floor, that got old fast! So I built a table that is 23 feet long in a day. About killed me off, but it done. Order all the materials needed to build the center section &...
  15. David Moxley

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    The The Today I built a 23 ft table that I have the center section & outer wing panels layed out on. I just had to get it up off the floor. It about killed me off , but it’s done! I think I’m going to take tomorrow off & recover from this two day building spree I’ve been on ...
  16. David Moxley

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    Yesterday I built a 8 ft sheet metal brake that I going to need to bend the spar webs channels for the center section , and outer wings. I found this inexpensive brake on the EAA web sight that a person build. I’m pleased with how it worked. Here are 3 test samples in the picture of metal that...
  17. David Moxley

    Polen Special, anyone?

    Hello BJC Landing gear will be retractable, and I’m aware of the limited space. It’s not impossible, just another challenge to make it work correctly. Build a airplane is solving a series of problems at sometime do you want to pull your last good hair out!! It will be for high altitude, nothing...
  18. David Moxley

    Polen Special, anyone?

    Hello Todd. Tailcone is a slightly lengthen Midget Mustang , the turtle deck is no higher than a Midget, firewall is in the shape of a PA-30 twin Comanche, all the bulkheads & firewall I built . Bulkhead are 0.40 , skins are 0.32 everything is flush riveted. It will be a Close copy to the Polen...
  19. David Moxley

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    Progress has been a little slow lately do to the holidays & weather , and family. Today finally finished fitting both sides of the longerons in the tailcone , and riveted them to the bottom skin.
  20. David Moxley

    Mooney appears to be in big trouble

    I have had to chase wires in my M20M , and yes it fun! You need a magnifying glass to read the numbers, be they are on each wire. Ya lots of fun, right!
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