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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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    And this, gentlemen, is the simplest way to make...

    And this, gentlemen, is the simplest way to make gussets out of .090 sheet:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThHXzpvrLSI
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    It's all about being consistent from rib to rib,...

    It's all about being consistent from rib to rib, keeping one's feet planted and moving the body and arms the same way.

    Sort of like a golf swing.

    ;)
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    Nobody I know has the stones to build the...

    Nobody I know has the stones to build the Nieuport triplane. There's a whole host of reasons it was never put into production.

    In other news, all the gussets for the fuselage are done!

    I have...
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    My goal is rather than following the old saw of...

    My goal is rather than following the old saw of building three plane's worth of parts in order to make one, I'm just going to rebuild mine three times using just one part attempt each.
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    You don't have to attach the lens to the leading...

    You don't have to attach the lens to the leading edge, as you sussed out, you make a frame for it with nut plates.

    Here's how they did it for Cubs and other Pipers - make a false nose rib, and...
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    Three inches? Cool. Why that? * Glassy...

    Three inches? Cool.

    Why that?

    * Glassy eyed stare *

    Yeah, three inches. Cool.
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