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    I have the tandem seats with no controls in the...

    I have the tandem seats with no controls in the back ... Other Kolbs have side by side
    This flys like a plane... some light aircraft are more draggy.

    Yes, when looking to build ....a Forum is...
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    Steve Wittman built SIMPLE...Planes..... FAST is...

    Steve Wittman built SIMPLE...Planes..... FAST is the 1956 W-10 Tailwind.....Slow is the 1938 Buttercup ( Moveable front leading edge-Also LSA class )

    Tube and Rag...

    Forums for Building help...
  3. Mothers Aluminum Mag Polish

    Funny... The Wings are back "UP"...
    I did a little work on them.
    But I needed the room, I flipped them too.
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    I dropped in here to tell Frank about those perfect lines he was talking about......
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    Yes , Life happens...and when you can, you get...

    Yes , Life happens...and when you can, you get back to your plane...
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    I had a Tornado come about a block and a half away...Caught some damage.
    When people asked... "Are you OK ? "... After ,...
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    Any crack at all can Travel... On a larger...

    Any crack at all can Travel...

    On a larger scale , I've broke 5/8 steel... Even though I prepped the edges...
    When I bent it... It snapped so loud I thought the machine broke.
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    I only...
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    Myself... Since it's aircraft... I would have...

    Myself... Since it's aircraft... I would have rounded the edges before Bending it with the Brake.
    Since it wasn't... I'd look very close for any micro cracks from the bend.
    Especially the over 90...
  7. Sealed...

    Well, the wings were taken down after being on the ceiling 6 years...( Moving , building a house, Life happens )

    Holy Cow , it's a good thing they were sealed with a varnish coat of epoxy.
    I blew...
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    Sounds like the hole has almost a 32nd of an inch...

    Sounds like the hole has almost a 32nd of an inch clearance....There's an edge to debur...if you use the proper tool.
    EVERYTHING doesn't have to be perfect... pick your battles.
    Success comes in...
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    Here's a debur kit I bought... If there's a...

    Here's a debur kit I bought... If there's a burr... Something in this box will take it out.
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  10. Baffling ...er... Paper

    Baffling ...er... Paper
  11. I still need to paint my aluminum skin white. So...

    I still need to paint my aluminum skin white. So I have plenty of time to refine it..
    In these pix... One is thicker at the Nose.... one is more slender.
    Gotta Fly...
  12. This was a rough lay-out to "get Back" and see my...

    This was a rough lay-out to "get Back" and see my line... Also an Idea about thickness....
    Here's what I got from this...

    I had planned on a Red stripe... But taping it Blue...I like Blue...
  13. masking tape lay-out

    I'm laying out some lines while I had the cowl together.
    It's close , still needs tweaking, I'm going to make it Thicker at the beginning.
    you get the general idea .
    Gotta Fly...
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    you could ad a defuser screen... takes a fatter...

    you could ad a defuser screen... takes a fatter cup... but covers better (argon)

    Gotta Fly...
  15. Bucket of Elbow Grease

    Hey Guys,
    Here's my spinner finally getting some finishing detail...

    At the beginning the ridges on the surface didn't look too bad... Hmmm, I started with 150 grit
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    Gotta Fly...
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    . I Second that, especially first flight ....

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    I Second that, especially first flight
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    congrads !
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    Gotta Fly...
  17. Elbow Grease

    I took off the exhaust to clean up and put on a ceramic coat (High Temp paint)
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    mean while it looked like the aluminum tubes could use a little elbow grease while things were open.

    Gotta Fly......
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    6 gals will git you there... You need another...

    6 gals will git you there...

    You need another to get back....
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    Small fly-ins don't always have gas...
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    Gotta Fly...

    PS I'll be squeezing in ANOTHER 5 gals on Cross country flights ,more...
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    Fun stuff , Outstanding . Gotta Fly...

    Fun stuff , Outstanding
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    Gotta Fly...
  20. heat supply

    Short run...
    Short clamps.
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    The SCAT needs to be adjust... probably shortened too.
    the exhaust wrap has adjusting that can be done... Hotter or cooler
    I took a stab at it.
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    Gotta Fly...
  21. Back on the Carb Heat Box

    I made a frame to hold brass screen...
    From here it will also get a filter laying flat on the Brass / with oil on it ( Like Rotax )

    It will clean easy.... The cowl will also have a heavier...
  22. I'm guessing 6) is Flutter ??? . Gotta Fly... ...

    I'm guessing 6) is Flutter ???
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    Gotta Fly...

    PS I see you fixed it... I can't delete this post.
  23. Oh... He seemed to tie it together with LSA... ...

    Oh... He seemed to tie it together with LSA... Sorry , Scratch my comment...
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    Gotta Fly...
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    Here's some data like yours on a W-10
  24. Hot Air....Balloon ?

    Advertise your Design ???

    I would THINK you need a WORKING model...

    THAT would advertise your design.

    I see a lot of the 1%......(Thinking about it)

    Where the rubber meets the road is...
  25. Still haven't finished the Carb Heat Box. I was...

    Still haven't finished the Carb Heat Box.
    I was working on my Kolb Firestar II , getting her ready to fly again...
    We got snow early... and Winter sorta STAYED.

    So , back to work on Miss Tickle...
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