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Old 10-31-2020, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
Ask and ye shall receive!


if we are typing biblically.
Thou shall not crash this plane.
The creation will groan and weep.
It is as beautiful as Eve with no make up.
Even the rocks will cry out.
Ok sorry.
I'm done.
Old 10-31-2020, 08:37 AM
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Well guys our electrical company had their worse disaster on record with the recent ice storm. I'm without power, phone, or internet since Monday with no end in sight. There are still 161,000 without power and that is just one electric utility. I have a generator allowing us TV, refrigerator, and freezer, lights. I'm online right now because I'm at my son's house checking email for the first time since Monday.
Old 10-31-2020, 01:30 PM
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Are you kidding me? I didn't notice, was she on a motor***le?
Old 10-31-2020, 01:46 PM
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Speaking of Corsairs, I finally got the Clear coat on mine afer sitting a few years. I know a few places got a bit scarred up, but I was done tinkering trying to get it perfect only to have to wait fora decent day to spray, every time I do that, I wind up damaging it, so just said F it and did it. This is the one the 120R3 is going into.





I sprayed it out in the garage, and brought it down into my shop to cure, so it is a bit smelly in here, that with a beer and I'm feeling a bit, um, happy? I used automotive clear coat so it should be plenty fuel proof now. It's dry to the touch, but very soft and will take a few days to harden before I can handle it again. Next up is to fit the flaps and ailerons, I can air brush clear on them later, then I have to move all the motor mount T-nuts to re-center them for the Radial, and can start installing the radio gear and everything else. Spraying the clear was the biggest hold up, just finding the time when the garage is empty. Now that that is done, I can go full bore finishing it.
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Good job, looks great. The cockpit detail is very nice, got a pilot figure selected?

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Old 11-01-2020, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
wow, I received an Email from them, telling me they do not have the cylinder in stock.

Jim
This is my shocked face

Old 11-01-2020, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Monty Python
Thank you, i've seen and heard one fly here it makes the hairs on your arms stand up, a beautiful sight and saito radial sound.
Where is "here" out of curiosity?
Old 11-01-2020, 03:58 AM
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Have any of you had plans printed at a local print shop, I was shocked at the price. This plan is 51" x 31" and the price was $85.00 plus tax. They are much sharper than my picture indicates. The wing is built and the fuse is about half done.Yesterday I built a new addition onto my work bench where my big band saw sat. I got rid of it and kept the small one. The lathe will sit on the new part. Having the lathe and the saws near each other was not a good idea. The lathe will now have its own 2 gallon vacuum cleaner.


Old 11-01-2020, 04:24 AM
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$85 plus tax? Ouch! I had no idea.
Old 11-01-2020, 04:26 AM
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Maybe the big plus helps, they roll them and do not fold them.

This is an expensive month with renewing AMA and flying field dues and drivers license, personal property taxes. Whew..
Old 11-01-2020, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Maybe the big plus helps, they roll them and do not fold them.

This is an expensive month with renewing AMA and flying field dues and drivers license, personal property taxes. Whew..
Become a CD and run one event a year and your AMA is 1/2 price
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Thanks Andy, I've observed that those CD's have their hands full, it doesn't look like fun.
Old 11-01-2020, 05:17 AM
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The new lathe home, I will build drawers for the two openings you see below it. New Craftsman tool box, strictly for lathe accessories.
A Saito high compression 65 we talked about earlier.



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We were able to print plans at work but now retired . Those benefits are missed!

Decided not to support the AMA drone organization any longer. No dues for club or drone magazine

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Old 11-01-2020, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
We were able to print plans at work but now retired . Those benefits are missed!

Decided not to support the AMA drone organization any longer. No dues for club or drone magazine
Where do you fly after that decision Gary?
Old 11-01-2020, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Where do you fly after that decision Gary?

At a huge, well groomed but private field north of here.

It even has a 1/4 mile dirt track with stands and lights.


Old 11-01-2020, 09:47 AM
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$85 ouch! I usually get a pretty good deal going to Staples or Office Depot. I have a architectural printer for over their 36" wide limit but have never paid over $50 and he throws in a PDF original and enhanced electronic copies if he is reprinting from a paper copy. Power is suppose to be back on late next week.
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Office Depot is where I had mine printed up. Up to 36" wide by however long it needs to be. I think I have spent ~$150 for at least a dozen sheets. It's the scanning that is expensive, they weren't able to give me an accurate price and even they thought it was too high, so will have to check back later to find out how much it really costs to scan in some plans. I want to duplicate the Liberty Sport plans on PDF so I can transfer the Fuse parts into the Laser program. I tried from whats out there, but they aren't vector, but image, and can't import image.

The clear came out pretty good, will have a few places to touch up with the airbrush and then wet sand and polish to blend, but overall it looks very good. It will be totally fuel proof now, 2K Clear holds up to quite a bit. I may even ceramic coat it, then lets see any over that fuel cause issues. LOL




Still have work left on the canopy. I used Latex samples for the base colors, and it takes several light coats inside the canopy before it is fully filled in, so a few left to go. The flap also covers up where the whit on the belly doesn't match the fuse, so only noticed when the flaps are down.
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Are you kidding me? I didn't notice, was she on a motor***le?
She left this thread awful quick, maybe she was.
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Yessir, those FA-65 Saitos are sweeties, the carbs on the early versions are a joy to operate.

I recall taking an entire Sunday morning doing hair splitting, watchmaker level work salvaging an early 65 carb for a fellow, local flyer. Shared the details here only to be told I wasted my time, should have been far easier. Then took the rest of the day to explain why the easy way simply would not work. That was the toughest part of the day





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I remember, fine micro machining on that fuel inlet. Wow, look at the brand spanky new 50. Sweet.



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Old 11-01-2020, 05:26 PM
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Flaps done, Ailerons done, and motor mounted. Will have to relocate the mounting lugs since it is not centered in the cowl, but no big deal, I have 10/32 T-nuts, which are tight on the mounts, may switch to a metric T-nut, or stay 10/32 and open the holes a little.


Flaps down

Flaps up

Finally on its feet.


Going to do a preliminary balance on it to see where it lands. Seems a bit tail heavy at the moment, but want to verify.
Old 11-01-2020, 05:52 PM
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A lot of work today acdii, looking sweet.
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Thanks. I have to go dig around for the stars and bars, I have them somewhere.
Old 11-01-2020, 06:42 PM
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Hmm, not bad at all. May need a Higley to get it balanced, but looks good at the moment.



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