What did you do on your airplane project today?

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  1. Sep 27, 2017 #81

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    Sketched out a new turtle-deck attachment. Solved three problems in one, so yay!
     
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    Saber sent me the 4" extension I ordered and I got that mounted as well as the prop, but it won't track within spec, soooo... Off it comes and I'll turn it 180 and try to track it again.
     
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    Moderator Note: Split out the "baffling baffles" side-bar discussion to its own thread.
     
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    Is it a G engine? The very early O-290s and O-435s went through a cylinder development, but it got figured out. Gs got a lot of leftovers.
     
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    Picked up cheque that ends my inhabitation of my old hangar.

    Signed a little paperwork... Still trying to decide... Big clamshell door or a pair of 20x14s with a sliding center mullion. Now I gotta give the contractor a bigger cheque...
     
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    These are popular around here: http://www.hortonstackdoor.com/stackdoor.htm They take up some of the opening space, but you save on the cost of the support structure required for bi-fold and swing-up doors.


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    Yeah they had an option similar, don't remember the brand but it was more expensive than the rest of the building...

    Torn on this one, don't love the options... Just know I'm not doing sliders.
     
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    I don't know where your hangar will be, but mine just had the eye of a hurricane pass by a few miles away. Everything held up just fine. A neighbor wanted to build his own sliders, but decided not to when his contractor told him that the design of the sliders would need to be approved by a PE and shown to meet the building code. Had he built sliders like he had done for a hangar in another state, he would have had lots of damage.

    Design and build it strong enough for the environment.


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    Southern Alberta, I worry about hail more than anything. With where it's located on the airport - it will be well sheltered from wind.

    Old hangar had sliders, but I'd like to do a little more on mouseproofing this time around. And... Button to open! :D

    It's being built more for a place to build and temporary Mooney home until a house on the runway comes up at the air ranch (months? Years? Decades?)
     
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    Paint prep
    KIMG0202.jpg KIMG0203.jpg KIMG0204.jpg
     
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    Working on control stick stuff right now. I'm drinking a beer and listening to some Louis Prima. It is awesome.
     
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    That made me think of my English friend who used a beer tap handle for the throttle lever on his Breezy.


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    Filled in the survey sheet from BRS for my Expedition. Dang, I really had to think about stuff for the first time in a while. I hope I didn't hurt myself.
     
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    Installed and had to remember how to twist safety wire. IMG_3383.jpg
     
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    How much ground clearance will you have for the propeller?


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    A bunch. It's a 62x68. With the tail down the blue bucket in the pic would slide under. I had to add lumber to get it to be close enough to track.
    I'll try to measure later.
     
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    Received and poured over great information from a potential engine vendor. Great stuff! Got it filed into my electronic design notebook, for reference when the time comes.

    Decided that I'm going to need to build a crude cockpit mockup before I commit to a particular style of seating. Need to sit down in it and see whether it really works.

    EDIT: Started sketching out the beginnings of the cockpit mockup.
     
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    Did a "Z" bend in my #5 baffle for the Rocket; washed, preflighted and flew the RV-8 in anticipation of flying the ship to work tomorrow. Once a year we have an employee car/airplane show and this is the only time I get to land my own airplane on AF Plant 42's enormous runway. It takes 15 minutes to load up, warm up and taxi on each end... For a 7 minute flight!
     
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    un-packed spruce order, Checked/changed/W&B seat back location on drawing. "Need to sit down in it and see whether it really works."
     
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