I'm actually working on my own stuff for a change. 1942 Aeronca L3B. Second wing is in the silver stage, should be done next week. Then reassemble the engine and bolt the whole thing together and fly it. First time since 1952.
One landed at 7S5 last spring other than gloss instead of drab finish looked very close to original military. He was looking for the original type of radio transmitter & receiver to go in itI'm actually working on my own stuff for a change. 1942 Aeronca L3B. Second wing is in the silver stage, should be done next week. Then reassemble the engine and bolt the whole thing together and fly it. First time since 1952.
A quick flight to Australia?Flew with the wheel pants and gear fairings on. No intersection fairings yet. Gave me another 20mph on the top end, and the extra air fixed by CHT problem, at least in cruise. Top speed is now limited by engine RPM instead of CHT. Around 150KIAS have to throttle back to keep RPM under 2700. Top out 160 or so. Prop (Catto three blade) is labeled 3000, but I'm not racing or anything so try to be nice to my engine.
However it turned my nice ball in the center plane into one that needs a bit of right rudder in cruise. Guess I didn't do as good a job as I thought on alignment. Second flight with just the gear fairings and no pants still had the problem, so it looks like wheel pants are Ok. Will need to adjust fairings.
Also at long last cleared for aerobatics in my plane, so got some of this from my video camera:
Oh? ....Do tell!So, when you have something to fly the other projects tend to slow somewhat....
Normal press brake (why they don't call them a bender or folder ....)in order for this to work...and I seem to remember your other posts it's working....it need Precision CNC mill,punch,laser,or water-jet to cut/drill,...precision bending ( Amada for example)