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Old 07-13-2011, 08:33 AM
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ORIGINAL: deljon

(I'm old now)Del Johnson
Nothing wrong with old age Del. Old age just gives me more excuses for my screw up

See ya tomorow buddy.

Back on topic; This thread has revived my interest in finishing my own giant spacewalker.
Old 07-13-2011, 08:46 AM
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That is what I intended. The numbers are panel counts not covering order.
Old 07-18-2011, 01:55 PM
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I setup the throttle servo. The nipple for the fuel inlet on the carb is in a bad position. I would like to turn it inboard so the fuel line in inside the cowl. I fear that I will break it or create an air leak. Anyone done this on a Walbro 'type' carb?
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:45 AM
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I've never tried to move a fuel nipple, but in your case it looks mandatory. Before you try, check with B&B Specialties. I believe they sell metal replacements (just in case).
Old 07-19-2011, 06:09 AM
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Gotcha, Huck.

Also, do you have a lawnmower repair shop near you. They might be able to tell you is that nipple is removeable/replaceable, or how to.

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Old 07-19-2011, 10:35 AM
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Thanks guys,  I will try and rotate the nipple now that I know there is a remmedy if I ruin it.
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Well, I tried to rotate the nipple and it broke off at the base. The plastic nipple is molded on a knurled brass stud that is probably press fit into the carb body. B&B has a metal replacement but I don't know how it is installed. I think the replacement is threaded but the carb body is very thin and I don't know if it can be tapped to allow the replacement to be screwed in. Plus, if I pull out the stud will this increase the size of the hole so that tapping will not be possible - e.g. the replacement will be too small?
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Huck,
Do a search on this thread and see if you can do it like 'Antique' says

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I just read that thread.  Antique says it is a press fit.  B&B says "just tap it in".  I thought B&B meant tapping threads into the carb.  I suppose I have nothing to lose so I will order the part from B&B and pull the stud from the carb.
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Good Luck!
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There are hardened steel "reverse" thread screw extractors. You may be able to screw one of these in, then use vice grips on the extractor, and a flat blade screwdriver to pull the extractor up, and out.

Again, are there any lawnmower repair shops in your area?

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I received the metal fuel inlet from B&B Specialties; it is smooth not threaded.  I pulled the old stud out carefully with a twisting motion.  The replacement was easy to "tap in" with a tack hammer.  Problem solved.
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I'm glad that it all worked out, Huck.
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Les

Yes I will do the covering in the order you suggest.  I have been looking for a 4-40 pull-pull system.  The 2-56 system I have is nice but the control horn and swing bar supplied by Sig are too thick for the cleveses.  I hate to sand them down for fear of weakening them.  I don't like the lack of adjustment provided by the pull-pull  Sig supplied.
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Just got the Great Planes deluxe 4-40 pull-pull system and it is very nice.  I will start covering the fuselage soon.  Almost done with siding my house.  That covering job is a lot more work than doing an airplane.  I am trying to get Verizon to install a new line terminal block for free.  I think they want big bucks for the service call.  Hmm, why do I need a land line?
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How come this thread craped out before plane was finished, 2 yr's and nothing and I would like to see this SW built, is there another build thread some where, ?

Leroy
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Where did the build end up???????
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I have a Spacewalker project which has been started and never finished. It appears it is complete except for a plan set. Are the plans available or does anyone have a set I could buy. Thanks.
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I have a Spacewalker project which has been started and never finished. It appears it is complete except for a plan set. Are the plans available or does anyone have a set I could buy. Thanks.
Sig will sell you a set of plans.
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Thanks Tom. I fought with their web page and managed to place an order.
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Thanks Tom. I fought with their web page and managed to place an order.
For being such a great company, the Sig website leaves a lot to be desired.

I'm glad that you were able to place your order. Now, it's time to enjoy the build !
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Glad to see some action here again, the Spacewalker 11 is such a neat plane in both 1/4 - 1/3 scale. They also offer some nice adaptable modifications and keep their great flying characteristics. Mine is 1/4 scale with a 3 piece wing and fixed center section, wings mount on tubes. Cockpit is on a removable upper deck and in the same location as on the plans, I contoured the fuselage planked and glassed it to look like metal and added the head rest to look a little like a Ryan STA, very sporty. All else on the plane is per the plan. Rivet detail is punched 1/16" litho plate, had fun putting them on, panel lines are there also. Top Notch 1/4 scale dummy engine dresses up the front end, engine is a DLE 35 RA.

Enjoy,
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Originally Posted by Leroy Gardner View Post
Glad to see some action here again, the Spacewalker 11 is such a neat plane in both 1/4 - 1/3 scale. They also offer some nice adaptable modifications and keep their great flying characteristics. Mine is 1/4 scale with a 3 piece wing and fixed center section, wings mount on tubes. Cockpit is on a removable upper deck and in the same location as on the plans, I contoured the fuselage planked and glassed it to look like metal and added the head rest to look a little like a Ryan STA, very sporty. All else on the plane is per the plan. Rivet detail is punched 1/16" litho plate, had fun putting them on, panel lines are there also. Top Notch 1/4 scale dummy engine dresses up the front end, engine is a DLE 35 RA.

Enjoy,
Leroy
Very nice work on the aircraft!! Some very fine detail on the rivet lines!!!
I just picked up a 1/3 scale Spacewalker all covered and painted, no servos, fuel tank or engine....
Will be putting a DLE 55cc on it.


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