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    RIP Bill Greenwood.

    Got word last night via another forum, that Bill has passed. His passing was sudden and quite unexpected. Bill was the loving caretaker of Spitfire TE308 for over two decades before selling her to a...
  2. Make a full set of working copies and use them in...

    Make a full set of working copies and use them in the shop. Keep the originals protected somewhere and only pull them out to make a fresh working copy. Fair use and copy write come into play when you...
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    What will really tumble your gyros, is that our...

    What will really tumble your gyros, is that our demo pilots would fly that routine once a day for a couple of weeks prior to the week before the demo. Then they would fly it twice a day until the day...
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    For those that wonder what the pilot sees during...

    For those that wonder what the pilot sees during a Viper demo....Here's a HUD video from one of our guys practicing for a customer demo, long years ago. Probably the closest most pilots will ever get...
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    I picked up a Lion(?) miter trimmer to shave...

    I picked up a Lion(?) miter trimmer to shave things like cap strips and the like for my projects. Essentially a lever operated edge shear. It’s not designed to make cuts, but shave like a plane.
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    For a data point, any fall arresting harness or...

    For a data point, any fall arresting harness or lanyard at work is removed from use and destroyed if it was involved in a fall. Otherwise, they are replaced on a 5 year cycle, and we have about 750...
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    If you read the entire report, not a good look at...

    If you read the entire report, not a good look at things. Worst part about it is the DTA rupture. That failure now calls into question every DTA line from that batch and making it questionable that...
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    For s's and g's., I found this video for your...

    For s's and g's., I found this video for your consumption on tire inflation failure and the forces that are involved. Granted, these are tires for jets and the pressures are 3 to 10 times higher, but...
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    The outer collar on the axle screws off....it's...

    The outer collar on the axle screws off....it's the retaining nut. BTW, before you EVER remove bolts from a wheel assembly, make absolutely sure the tire or tube is completely depressurized. The...
  10. Thread: PDM?

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    Mike have you used PDM before? We've got it at...

    Mike have you used PDM before? We've got it at work and there are a huge number of users on it. Unfortunately, when it was set up, no one took responsibility for setting up and administering...
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    Best bet would be to join NATA and order the...

    Best bet would be to join NATA and order the books on the T-28 that you will need. These are 3 of the biggies:

    T-28B/C PERIODIC MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, NAVAIR 01-60FGB-6, Mar, '67

    T-28B/C...
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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....
  17. 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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