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    Nelson's crew tackles some pretty massive...

    Nelson's crew tackles some pretty massive rebuilds, and several have been though the shop more than once over the years. Current count is somewhere around 40 complete WW2 rebuilds, with an unknown...
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    Sounds like whomever did the writing kinda...

    Sounds like whomever did the writing kinda dropped a couple of words. Here's the statement from his website:

    Over the years, Jamie and his staff have restored and refinished over 800 aircraft.
    ...
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    You don't want purified linseed oil, but rather,...

    You don't want purified linseed oil, but rather, boiled linseed oil. BLO should be available at your local paint store for about $25 a gallon, or any decent woodworking place. Any oil type product...
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    Not much different than dealing with any oily...

    Not much different than dealing with any oily rags around the shop safety wise, other than a slightly higher probability of combustion.
    If you can find it, Poly-Fiber has Tube Seal, which is...
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    I've done the boiled linseed oil before. I set...

    I've done the boiled linseed oil before. I set the fuselage up on a rotisserie and used a homemade fill system. I took a piece of 2" pvc and added a hose barb fitting to a cap and glued it on....
  6. Try a little isopropyl alcohol as a lubricant.

    Try a little isopropyl alcohol as a lubricant.
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    Got news for you, most big manufacturers have...

    Got news for you, most big manufacturers have certification processes and requirements for their workers. I work for one and I carry about 200 certifications right now. Last time I looked at my full...
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    Carl: Take a look at this and see if it helps:...

    Carl: Take a look at this and see if it helps: https://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/sd/008030304_sd.pdf

    If that fails and a call to Molex doesn't pan out, new trays are available here:...
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    Current spec is NASM33540, and it incorporates...

    Current spec is NASM33540, and it incorporates Safe-T Cable as an approved system now. IO couldn't find a free copy of it online, but all the data but the Safe-T cable stuff is in MS33540 Rev J,...
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    You will probably have better luck getting in...

    You will probably have better luck getting in touch with him via his listed email address, as he hasn't logged in here in more than a year.
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    Mike: What's the frame number, shaft size and...

    Mike: What's the frame number, shaft size and RPM? Changing over might not be as bad as you think.
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    The 13 amp one sounds like some of those "Magical...

    The 13 amp one sounds like some of those "Magical Mystery Motors" from years ago that claimed horsepower ratings greater than known electrical norms... Like the shop vacs getting 6 hp from a 110/20...
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    Where you have to be careful about the VFD is...

    Where you have to be careful about the VFD is sizing and having the available power to run it. Most VFD manufacturers tell you that for compressor usage, the drive needs to be rated to handle 2 to...
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    Mike: 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year for just...

    Mike: 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year for just under 5 years to get to 10,000 hours..... If you want a real workhorse, 2 stage, then the commercial level IR, Quincy and Champion are the brands to go...
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    Drop a note to Mike Reddick, over at Hicks Field...

    Drop a note to Mike Reddick, over at Hicks Field in Fort Worth (T67). He has a source for solar led lights that they are using for taxiway markings. From what I remember, they were pretty inexpensive...
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    What happens with the numbers when you add the...

    What happens with the numbers when you add the prop in?
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    The CG numbers for the engine sound a bit off....

    The CG numbers for the engine sound a bit off. From your description, the CG for the engine and prop combination is 9.5 inches from the firewall? That would indicate that the the CG point of the...
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    Chuck: I would highly suggest that you download...

    Chuck: I would highly suggest that you download and read the SDS sheets on Imron and it's various components before you settle on using it. It is highly toxic while being mixed and sprayed. I had a...
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    The contaiment criteria is within the engine...

    The contaiment criteria is within the engine itself. What was destroyed on the SWA jet is part of the cowling. In this case, it appears that the blade failed and was ejected foward and out of the...
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    Might want to narrow it down to one version of...

    Might want to narrow it down to one version of the C-47, as there were at least 30 variants built during the war. Not all versions had the same layout or equipment. There were even a couple of recce...
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    FAA SAIB on Alodine

    Saw a reference to this over on another site this morning and thought I'd pass it along here.
    The FAA issued an SAIB today about Alodine due to a name change. You can read it with the background...
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    Mark: Here you go on MIL-HBDK-5 Rev J:...

    Mark: Here you go on MIL-HBDK-5 Rev J:
    http://everyspec.com/MIL-HDBK/MIL-HDBK-0001-0099/MIL_HDBK_5J_139/

    If you look up one listing above the J rev, there is the cancellation notice with the...
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    Don't forget that standard old stick was used...

    Don't forget that standard old stick was used also during WW2. Unless you are going to be doing production, best to stay with O/A or TIG. If someone has run miles of MIG welds and can weld good...
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    At some point in the 50's or 60's, USAF struck...

    At some point in the 50's or 60's, USAF struck off as abandoned in place every unrecovered wreck, other than those where crew members were killed. Unless the rules have changed, any USAF wreck...
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    Wouldn't do that yet, as there are a couple of...

    Wouldn't do that yet, as there are a couple of AMOC's to get you down the road for a while. Unfortunately, the software problems will most likely never get fixed. If I owned a Navworx unit, I would...
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