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    Four layers of quarter inch three ply.

    Four layers of quarter inch three ply.
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    While I don't have an Apple Watch, this reminded...

    While I don't have an Apple Watch, this reminded me of a story from a flight instructor relayed on Facebook (so take it with a grain of salt).

    Apparently their airport sits just under the shelf of...
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    I'm going to have to dink with the website and do...

    I'm going to have to dink with the website and do some culling, I reckon, as I'm at capacity for files!

    Yesterday I started to put in the lower wing carry-throughs, which is a Deep Breath Drill,...
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    Yep, this is the manufacturer stepping in and...

    Yep, this is the manufacturer stepping in and having a say. Amazingly enough, Piper stated that .032 single wrap for turnbuckles on Cubs is what they wanted, so in that case, using .040 is actually...
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    I don't know why, but it cheers me to see 289...

    I don't know why, but it cheers me to see 289 Pietenpols still active on the register.
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    Gauge of safety wire on turnbuckles?

    Looking at AC 43.13-1B, it seems the only gauge of safety wire for turnbuckles is .040 (page 7-45), regardless of how it's done (single wrap, double wrap) or type (brass, stainless, etc.).

    I...
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    Did a bit of artful beating on the cowl this...

    Did a bit of artful beating on the cowl this morning! Sorry for the quality, my fllp phone is great at making phone calls, but not being a camera.
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    Well, I've been slack on updating, but the...

    Well, I've been slack on updating, but the fuselage is done. Well, minus turtle deck stringers, seat, controls, restraints, throttle, front side panels, wood floor, firewall, gear, covering and...
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    Rather than a third edit, I'm trying to figure...

    Rather than a third edit, I'm trying to figure out why some pics are showing and some aren't. All of them are on the website server and display properly in Cpanel, but not as a link.

    I may...
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    [edit] Thank you, thank you, thank you! ...

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    Hilarious that it's the same "improved" full scale Nieuport 17 plans I received six years ago. :)
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    While the point is lost (you aren't buying the...

    While the point is lost (you aren't buying the aircraft), stuff like this should be on the seller, not the buyer.
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    Well, naturally, when he arrived and...

    Well, naturally, when he arrived and introductions were made, I introduced him to the aircraft and told him a little about it.

    Rusty, who was there to be my note taker, said it was like a proud...
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    When my plane was given the look over by the FAA...

    When my plane was given the look over by the FAA rep, he didn't even want to look at my builder's log.

    First, it was in a five inch binder and pretty much full.

    Second, he said, and I quote, "I...
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    Hahahaha....that's not an unusual forehead slap,...

    Hahahaha....that's not an unusual forehead slap, Ron.
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    Nope, just on my poor website that does nothing...

    Nope, just on my poor website that does nothing but hold pictures for this thread. ;)

    I'll take a look and make sure they're re-uploaded - thanks for the heads up!

    You know, there are darned...
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    Eric, I suggest you approach your builder's log...

    Eric, I suggest you approach your builder's log not as a requirement to fulfill for the FAA (or DAR), but as a "how I did this" book for yourself.

    My simple little tube-and-pop-riveted gusset...
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    *blush* I take my inspiration from Bleroit,...

    *blush*

    I take my inspiration from Bleroit, who never saw a plane he couldn't crash.

    ;)
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    I wouldn't run a used engine without paying a...

    I wouldn't run a used engine without paying a reputable engine shop to tear down and inspect it.

    First, I know a fellow who bought a "low time" O-200 only to have it lose all oil pressure on his...
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    Yesterday I was "snake bit" while working on the...

    Yesterday I was "snake bit" while working on the aircraft. Nothing seemed to want to cooperate with me, including my drill's chuck finally giving up the ghost and refusing to hold onto bits worth a...
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    Carbon monoxide hazard in an open cockpit?

    Carbon monoxide hazard in an open cockpit?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ss3drQ5VDY ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ss3drQ5VDY

    Compressing hours of tedious work into five minutes makes it look easy!
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    Beautiful job! On the barrel/gas tube...

    Beautiful job!

    On the barrel/gas tube attachment to the receiver, it's okay for that to be a bit weak (mine is a wooden circle glued into a PVC tube, held on by a wood screw). In the event of...
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    I'm a bit behind on turning files on the computer...

    I'm a bit behind on turning files on the computer into a build video, but here's about two steps back:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPTeh1JAZkY

    I've actually achieved all the tubing bent,...
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    Curtiss: It's a whole new thing - I call it the...

    Curtiss: It's a whole new thing - I call it the aileron. The Wright Brothers can pound sand.

    Wright Brothers: It's the same thing we did with wing warping.

    (Lawyers go crazy)
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    I was expecting that we had gone full Z-Day and...

    I was expecting that we had gone full Z-Day and it was finally an opportunity to suit up and shoot zombies in the head.

    Wrong kind of zombie.

    Darn you, Internet!

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    I'm also going to...
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