What did you do on your airplane project today?

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  1. May 31, 2019 #1281

    don january

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    invested into this wheel for my tail tire.jpg I hope it does the trick got most of the tail feathers smoothed out and ready for fabric and worked on the other 20 things yet to be done. Been thinking hard on main gear and you all may think what the F@%#.:) Its my trike that inspired me. It boils down to 2 Oleos on each side instead of 1. More to come
     
  2. Jun 2, 2019 #1282

    John wadman

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    Started priming wing two.
     

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  3. Jun 3, 2019 #1283

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    No, but very much in the ballpark. Do you have a surveillance camera stashed in my hangar?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2019 #1284

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    The jig just had that look.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2019 #1285

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    So I managed to get an escort out of the SFRA (read ring of death) on Monday, and the fan kept turning across the Chesapeake (I did have concerns) and the Cubby is in its hangar at ESN.
    Spent the day on the squak list and am going back tomorrow to pick at some more.
    There is the Potomac Antique Aerosquadron fly in on Sat that I’m hoping to fly out too.
    Hope to pickup gear leg for Tailwind on Fri and start assembly of fwf next week.
    What can go wrong?
     
  6. Jun 6, 2019 #1286

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    Always runs rough over water
     
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    It certainly didn't help the RV-10 project, but I put 20 hours on the RV-6 in the last 10 days, completed its condition inspection and got its transponder re-certified. All while not missing time at the paying job...
     
  8. Jun 6, 2019 #1288

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    Always Runs Rough Over Water? Is theat part of the ‘ARROW checklist’?
     
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    69F464E0-78BE-46B5-BBB1-FF4502364165.jpeg Working on the fiberglass windshield frame. I laid it up on a waxed piece of Formica on plywood. I actually drew with a sharpie the outline right on the Formica. The layup schedule is one layer of 8 oz boat cloth, two layers of chopped strand mat and a final layer of 8 oz cloth. I then cut out the three pieces with a 1/16” disc on my grinder. I cut the hole corners with a small hole saw and then finished the cuts with the grinder. I sanded each edge on the bench top combo belt/disc sander to get them straight. This photo shows them being glued back together with the correct angle. The duct tape didn’t hold well. I made sure to clean each piece well before taping and gluing to get good adhesion. Maybe the duct tape is old and has been in the shop humidity too long. Don’t know, but two quart paint cans solved the dilemma. Heat curing in sun speeds this phase up.
     
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    69F06F3A-A347-4588-830D-4A18AB024DFB.jpeg I made these cable exits out of a single layer of 8oz fiberglass cloth. They seemed slightly flimsy but will work fine. I used them but made the ones for the other wing with two layers instead of one. Much better, twice the weight, but firmer. We get these poster board advertisements in the mail all of the time from realtors etc. I cut them up and folded them into the shapes and then laid the glass cloth on them as molds. Don’t even have to wax them, just soak the part in 8266358F-4354-4DF5-8497-3FFB9BAC8F88.jpeg hot water once the polyester resin cures and they will peel right off. Somehow the print is drawn into the resin but I haven’t gotten print through in the paint. You can always buy a sheet of white poster board I suppose.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2019 #1291

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    I'd like to see what you could do with tomato flames...
     
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    I just found a solution to cable exits. Nice job.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2019 #1293

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    230EE6A8-CC97-434A-8E03-F51D7C606FB9.jpeg I glued the frame to the cowl flange with thickened epoxy and am now ready to trim the flange and clean things up a bit. I need to bond a narrow strip of wood to the trailing edge of the frame for added stiffness and to able to sand the edge soft.
     

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