Mr Wittman’s Tailwind is a good example of ply glued to ribs than covered with fabric no stitching. Lotsa planes with ply leading edges covered with fabric and no stitching. I never heard of stitching fabric glued over ply especially cause I was worried about the ply to rib glue joint. If I understand what it is you’re talking about.While gluing on the ply I can do the bottom and flip the H stab over and see the way the glue pushed out from rib edges and get a good idea of seating of the ply into the glue but unfortunately this inspection can not be done with top piece after bottom is mounted. Today I cut the first 2 pieces of 1 mm ply and I must say it is thin wood nearly cut able with scissors. In truth I'm rather confused on why the H stab is covered with ply because the elevator is built in the same method and has fabric only. I always let weight gain enter my mind when adding material per plans. I will do as Pops directed on doing the fabric but I still have a few butterfly's inside regarding the long term contact of ply to ribs.
Tell me about your panel labels. I know not what type or where to get them. What's the process to get professional labels on an instrument panel? Thanks.Filler/shim of roll bar base is curing.
Almost finished installing primary power system wiring.
Panel is painted; awaiting labels and installation.
Starting to wire the fuel pumps so I can get that area closed out.
Got a couple of wire supports to install behind the panel so it can hold everything else up.
To cold is easily fixed.Did a Vegas trip over the weekend and it looks like my fairing realignment gained a few knots. Running right at 199 KTAS now and the ball is only slightly out with the airplane loaded to max weight.. Adding the viscosity valve to override the vernatherm has also proven effective at dropping oil temps. Looks like it dropped about 15 degrees and now I'm too cold.
I'm just doing what Paul Dye describes here: Tip: Getting Your Panel Labels Straight - VAF ForumsTell me about your panel labels. I know not what type or where to get them. What's the process to get professional labels on an instrument panel? Thanks.
looking at the Sig Koverall? they have a cement that brushed on and then was heat activated (I think that is what I read) ...it seems that Oratex has a cement you brushed on and was heat activated....and I was curious if they were the same..... you purchased from ACS what process are you going to finish with?Sig fabric
Not sure if they are the same? I'm going to finish temporarily with Minwax Polycrylic (2-3 coats) and fly. Don't really care what it looks like to start and if I find a tree or the ground at an unfortunate angle, all the work put into paint will make me cry. Can always make it look pretty after. Yes, I'm just starting to learn how to fly.looking at the Sig Koverall? they have a cement that brushed on and then was heat activated (I think that is what I read) ...it seems that Oratex has a cement you brushed on and was heat activated....and I was curious if they were the same..... you purchased from ACS what process are you going to finish with?
not the paint...but which process....Polyfiber, Stewarts,.....I think there are others ? or maybe I misunderstood...you are just going to paint the raw fabric?.....Minwax Polycrylic
Try Props Inc. Their website is also not working for some reason. But, here's their FB page: Log in to FacebookLooking for the diameter and pitch being used on 0-200 powered Tailwinds or similar performing aircraft?