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    Website is toast. Gonna have to start back...

    Website is toast.

    Gonna have to start back from scratch on it...sigh.
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    Excepting the VW. Loads of VW engines (and...

    Excepting the VW. Loads of VW engines (and variants based on VW blocks) flying around.
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    Okay, lemme have a stab at short vs. long on...

    Okay, lemme have a stab at short vs. long on props (y'all feel free to correct me!):

    First off, the inner two or so feet right behind the prop is airplane, what with that pesky fuselage and...
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    It's actually great news that it took you forever...

    It's actually great news that it took you forever to rig your Noop!

    I spent a huge amount of time doing the same - about six weeks, so you're faster - but it was completely worth it. Nothing like...
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    While I saw away at editing down the fuselage...

    While I saw away at editing down the fuselage build, I figured I'd pop out a quick video on repairing the turtle deck stringers.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9sfbWp2VAM

    Since all the...
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    Hurray!

    Hurray!
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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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