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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!

    [edit]

    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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    Perfect!

    Perfect!
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    There are many techniques for cutting thick...

    There are many techniques for cutting thick aluminum sheeting for gussets.

    Some are clearly better than others:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw5JV_AbDps
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    [Smiling from Alabama] We only have to deal...

    [Smiling from Alabama]

    We only have to deal with tornadoes this time of year.

    :)
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    I found a couple of the same brand of bolts...but...

    I found a couple of the same brand of bolts...but they're AN5. I'll keep looking.



    They came off of a 1946 Cub we're restoring, from the wings.
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    Yep, I'm fine. The medical part has been, um,...

    Yep, I'm fine.

    The medical part has been, um, challenging. Further scans revealed that I broke pretty much every non-floating rib on the left side, which is why it's taking so long to heal. :)
    ...
  22. I cannot foresee a time where I will fly into...

    I cannot foresee a time where I will fly into airspace that requires ADSB, so I ain't skeered.

    Also, I put a layer of guacamole between the layers of tin foil for my hat; it's the extra ingredient...
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    Excellent work!
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    For more information about both various plans and...

    For more information about both various plans and actual plans from Fokker than you thought was possible...

    http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=17

    The folks on the forum are...
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    Yep, Schnider is side-by-side. And yes, it's...

    Yep, Schnider is side-by-side. And yes, it's tight.

    The Nieuport 12 isn't on the sheet or the site, as it's a new offering, with Russ Turner building the first one.

    It's very full sized and...
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