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    . Finishing up with the lexan... The escape...

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    Finishing up with the lexan...

    The escape door is secured

    maybe a piece of styrofoam under the spring.

    The foam in the picture was replaced with a smaller one .

    The door latch has a...
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    . I took a picture from the same angle as I had...

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    I took a picture from the same angle as I had before the enclosure ...
    It's hard to tell the difference
    http://www.wingsforum.com/download/file.php?id=8967&mode=view
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    Kolb - FSII- full enclosure in sections

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    Fly with or without doors...
    One main door , the other side will be an emergency escape .
    I have water at one end of my runway , I've heard Kolb owners complaints about
    the possibility of...
  4. Vac-u-form machine

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    Wow , impressive machine after looking at Utube homemade rigs.

    I asked Dave about posting his "contact " info in case youz guyz might need something vac-u-formed.
    Some of the things he showed...
  5. clear wing tips

    hmmm, I stuffed the Buttercup in the pole barn while I work on my Kolb FSII.

    Then an opportunity to vac-u-form my wing tips / strobe cover came up .

    I looked through my old experiment , found a...
  6. I would suggest to start monitoring a forum...

    I would suggest to start monitoring a forum now...
    and also reading up on it...

    Good Luck !
  7. After seeing your plane.... I see you need a...

    After seeing your plane.... I see you need a little fun plane.... One you can land on little local strips.
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    I don't like the BIG fly-ins.... The small ones are where I've had the most fun.
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  8. It's not a race

    Hmmmm, here's a loaded question answered... Don't believe their numbers.

    Can you give enough room that your wings can be ON THE PLANE during the build ?
    I don't have that space.
    So sometimes my...
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    Hey Frank, When cutting longer...

    Hey Frank,
    When cutting longer lengths with my Makita Throatless Shear...

    I run a little of that waxy stuff... or put a drop of thin oil every 6 inches.

    Try it.

    Gotta Fly...
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    memorize the decimals...X 1/16" it's not that...

    memorize the decimals...X 1/16" it's not that hard...

    Gotta Fly...
  11. more baffling pictures

    more baffling pictures
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    You list Challenger.... But not Kolb... Homer...

    You list Challenger.... But not Kolb...

    Homer Kolb has planes in the Smithsonian ...

    The planes I build....are by Steve Wittman (Buttercup) and Homer Kolb ( Firestar II )
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    Gotta Fly...
  13. I finally found the print area... in the library...

    I finally found the print area... in the library section.
    https://aircorpslibrary.com/


    Almost 3.000 pages of prints on the spit... $5.00 a month to look at them.
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  14. I bet Aircorps Aviation gives access to the plans...

    I bet Aircorps Aviation gives access to the plans for a monthly cheap fee...

    They have P-51 and other WWII aircraft original drawings all on digital format.

    They could also help fabricate parts...
  15. Baffling - Daylight

    More Baffling Pictures.
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    I have Dzus fasteners on a lot of this lower Plenum.

    I plan to hold the top cover in place with them too.
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    So far...the lower pieces weigh 2 lbs 4 ounces

    It's...
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    Never did find out how big this square hole...

    Never did find out how big this square hole was...

    It would make a difference about how it was approached ...

    This was drilled at the corners so I could FIND the hole after the Mahogany skin...
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    my first homebuilt airplane

    Finished this plane in three years...

    Flying her since Oct 2005

    Gotta Fly...
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    Ever heard of a three sided bit that drills a...

    Ever heard of a three sided bit that drills a SQUARE hole...

    Works with aluminum ...it would work with wood too.

    Gotta Fly...
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    WOW , that is one long prop. it looks like it...

    WOW , that is one long prop.

    it looks like it would hit when the tail is lifted

    Gotta Fly...
  20. Thanks Frank , I'm waiting to hear some progress...

    Thanks Frank , I'm waiting to hear some progress on....hmmm does your plane have a name ?

    My first planes name is Miss Lucky Stars....
    Cause every time I fly her I'm thanking my lucky stars
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  21. Any thing wrong with cutting this here ? I...

    Any thing wrong with cutting this here ?

    I drew the black line first , I like the straight cut the red line is showing .

    Sealing it... Small piece of aluminum to overlap and a little bit of...
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    I just think it's amazing they built planes back...

    I just think it's amazing they built planes back then... I'd be lost without the internet.
    A lot of A&P's have kept me save.... That's why more people should be posting building progress.

    Gotta...
  23. more paper turned into aluminum Gotta Fly...

    more paper turned into aluminum

    Gotta Fly...
  24. here's the piece in place , still a rough fit ...

    here's the piece in place , still a rough fit

    Gotta Fly...
  25. funny bends took funny brake pieces

    funny bends took funny brake pieces
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