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  1. progress, Gotta Fly...

    progress,

    Gotta Fly...
  2. I'm trying to baffle the Lycoming , but I baffled...

    I'm trying to baffle the Lycoming , but I baffled YOU... Ha !

    Its getting closer ...Now I have 4 pieces ...front , sides and rear area ,
    I need to connect them and seal the plenum area , it's...
  3. Back to work

    Back to work
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    I have a private... also tailwheel endorsement ...

    I have a private... also tailwheel endorsement

    Just got my basic flight review in a Cessna 150....

    I fly my Experimental that fits LSA...So I don't need a medical...Just my drivers lic.
    ...
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    . Winter is coming...Always a good time to FIND...

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    Winter is coming...Always a good time to FIND time to work on it.
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    After flying my first plane for a while...I missed the building process.

    This will help you fill that desire...
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    I'm...
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    Whelp, this last Saturday I had an engine out and...

    Whelp, this last Saturday I had an engine out and had to put my little Babette into the trees.
    HOLY COW Frank,
    I just heard about this .
    Glad your alright , Sad the plane isn't
    And like others...
  7. My Grandson was out with me... He said it...

    My Grandson was out with me... He said it wouldn't get off the ground !!!
    Well, he was surprised...

    He's only 5 yrs old... He's never seen any of my planes fly.

    After I took off , I circled...
  8. Time Out

    Taking advantage of some good weather .
    I got it ready last October after it SAT for 6 yrs , but Winter hit early ...
    plus I needed a Bi-annual revenue , registration and insurance.
    Got it all...
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    When I finish my "Wittman Buttercup"... I'll take...

    When I finish my "Wittman Buttercup"... I'll take it to small Fly-ins... They are cheaper and more friendly.

    I drove to O$HCA$H once ... back around 2000.... I don't have any desire to...
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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...
  12. 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...
  16. 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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  19. Baffling ...er... Paper

    Baffling ...er... Paper
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  24. 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...
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