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don january

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invested into this wheel for my tailtire.jpgI 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
 

Mcmark

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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?
 

Kyle Boatright

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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...
 

John wadman

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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.
 

John wadman

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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.
 

John wadman

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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.
 

gtae07

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Last night I built seat backs (been working ob miscellaneous interior tasks to put off decisions and purchases for equipment just a little longer). Today I built a simple painting table from 2x4s and chicken wire with my son's "help".
 

proppastie

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so... got that back on the bench...
is that really your wing and are you actually working on the plane? Seriously you have so much linked it is hard to see the tree for the forest....maybe I just missed the link that has only your aircraft progress.
 
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