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Forum: Kit Building
07-31-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By stankinator

I, stankinator, certify that I have inspected...

I, stankinator, certify that I have inspected this aircraft, found all repairs and alterations to be satisfactory, and hereby approve it for return to service as of 31 July 2015. Shoot, should have...
Forum: Kit Building
07-05-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By stankinator

I'm planning on screwing the canopy in place so I...

I'm planning on screwing the canopy in place so I can remove it to get at the camera, but I just thought it would be cool to hinge it. Is there anything that could act as a good latch for that, or...
Forum: Kit Building
07-04-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By stankinator

Thanks again for all the help, guys! It's about...

Thanks again for all the help, guys! It's about a day from being in flying shape. I still have to solder the Y-pushrod for the flaps (which is currently held in place by a wheel collar as suggested...
Forum: Kit Building
07-02-2015, 03:44 PM
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Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Those of you who have used the Dubro Semi-Scale...

Those of you who have used the Dubro Semi-Scale tailwheel (I'm thinking of KaP2011 and Calvinman), how do you attach the bracket to the rudder?
Forum: Kit Building
07-01-2015, 06:19 AM
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Posted By stankinator

Thanks KaP. I've flown this one before (EDIT:...

Thanks KaP. I've flown this one before (EDIT: and I did love how it flew) and I've noticed the flex from the Master Airscrew. I bought a wooden prop for it - don't remember the brand and I'm at...
Forum: Kit Building
06-30-2015, 10:41 PM
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Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Making more progress! Aside from a small handful...

Making more progress! Aside from a small handful of covering tweaks and patches (and the obvious lack of a canopy), the exterior is DONE!! The airplane needs perhaps a few days more work on its...
Forum: Kit Building
06-06-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

I've made more than a few mistakes in the...

I've made more than a few mistakes in the covering and it's just a long and tedious process, and today happens to be my birthday, so I think I'll take a break from it for a while. Hopefully I'll do...
Forum: Kit Building
06-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Kit Building
06-02-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

And now for an update on my US: pretty much...

And now for an update on my US: pretty much everything is done now save for covering and the flaps (need a servo/pushrod installation, but the torque rods and servo bay are in place already). I...
Forum: Kit Building
05-04-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Here's the manual. I couldn't find the acceptable...

Here's the manual. I couldn't find the acceptable CG range in it though. It says something about CG marks, so I presume they're cut into the wood or appear on the plans somewhere.
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Forum: Kit Building
04-14-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,083
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Posted By stankinator

I used the same techniques, inspired by the same...

I used the same techniques, inspired by the same source. Except mine was all done after someone else did the initial construction, so the wings are remaining not sheeted among other differences.
Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

What weight fiberglass should I be using? I put...

What weight fiberglass should I be using? I put on some 1.5oz after I read high weights are generally unnecessary, but it doesn't look like it's going to do much.
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Yeah. That was the only part that really worried...

Yeah. That was the only part that really worried me. I don't know if it's a full sixteenth, but if you run your fingers over it you can feel a dip in it where it's been sanded too much. I'll put...
Forum: Kit Building
04-08-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

I'm trying to put on a few bits of film a day, so...

I'm trying to put on a few bits of film a day, so hopefully it'll be ready by the first of next month.
Forum: Kit Building
04-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Didn't quite get it done. The control surfaces...

Didn't quite get it done. The control surfaces on the wing still have to be rigged and covering put on, but that's all.

I am a bit worried that I sanded too aggressively--there are a few spots...
Forum: Kit Building
03-31-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

I cut the ailerons out and guess what--the wing...

I cut the ailerons out and guess what--the wing has already been rehinged! I couldn't figure out why one cut was taking so long, then I realized I was cutting through a hinge that had already been...
Forum: Kit Building
03-31-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Doing it right now. I spent the yesterday with a...

Doing it right now. I spent the yesterday with a bunch of sandpaper and acetone trying to get the color out of the wood. There's still some there, but it almost looks like regular wood now. I'll add...
Forum: Kit Building
03-30-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Can someone post a picture/textual description of...

Can someone post a picture/textual description of the aileron pushrod servo and how it's mounted? I Imagine I don't want to cut through the center rib beneath where it used to be.
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Thanks! We'll see how that goes this afternoon.

Thanks! We'll see how that goes this afternoon.
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

They're the CA kind. I know I could do the...

They're the CA kind. I know I could do the re-covering with the control surfaces in place - I was hoping to not have to do that, as I've never put covering on an airplane before, and I was hoping to...
Forum: Kit Building
03-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

How do you mount the servo for the flaps? Would...

How do you mount the servo for the flaps? Would it be sufficient to glue some hardwood blocks to the underside of the glassed balsa? Also, I've heard heat may be able to overcome epoxy, and if I can...
Forum: Kit Building
03-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

I'll take some measurements and see what else is...

I'll take some measurements and see what else is at the LHS, but I think I'll probably go with the Du Bro gear unless it's really short. Get that nice 'composite' Extra-ey look.
Forum: Kit Building
03-27-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Ooh. I hadn't so much considered the height. ...

Ooh. I hadn't so much considered the height. With that it'll look a bit like the Cessna 150 tailwheel conversions that always sit super nose-low. Probably no option but three-pointers, then.
Forum: Kit Building
03-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

I found a place that has gear in stock, so I'll...

I found a place that has gear in stock, so I'll be stopping there Monday. I'd like it as wide as possible though-if that Yak gear is wider than 15" please do send me the part number. I'd also like it...
Forum: Kit Building
03-26-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 247,650
Posted By stankinator

Thanks! I just bought most of the parts I'll...

Thanks! I just bought most of the parts I'll need (LHS didn't have a few, but those will be at the LHS where I'm spring-break-ing), so hopefully I'll be doing both conversions. Not sure I'll be...
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