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Rhino

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It's always a good thing when you have an excuse to buy new tools.
 

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My son and I built a new hot box for my epoxy. That is to say, I built the box and he, being 11, decided it was a great day to shoot his pellet rifle in the back yard.
I don't have the door hardware or thermostat, so just put a piece of foam over the front for now. Should have everything needed to finish it tomorrow.
 

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What's the wattage on the lamp and how hot does it stay in there? Lotta stuff to lose if there's a power outage.
 

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What's the wattage on the lamp and how hot does it stay in there? Lotta stuff to lose if there's a power outage.
I'm not worried about the light going out, I'm an a bit concerned about the bulb being a little too hot and damaging the bottles leading to a pool of epoxy on the floor. I have a terrarium thermostat coming that should work very well to control the temp.
 

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I replaced the tailwheel leaf spring on my Hatz. It was a Champ spring which is 1½" wide, after a while it would relax and the tailwheel would start shimmying and gradually get worse. I replaced it with a Citabria spring which is 1¾" wide but otherwise identical, so it should be 17% stiffer/stronger. Went flying afterwards, much better. I can still make it shimmy if I pull the stick all the way back so "don't do that". Hopefully it will hold up better.
 

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First time working on it in almost five weeks, between work and traveling every weekend. Got the (removable) right hand stick wired, assembled, and terminated with a connector.

Next up is the left hand stick, gluing the canopy, finishing the remaining wiring in the cabin area, and wiring the panel/switches.
 
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