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  1. #11

    More AN hardware

    I got another batch of AN hardware...
    $80 bucks doesn't buy much.
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    I'm getting the controls assembled.
    I used clevis pins on the rudder linkage.
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    Gotta Fly...
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  2. #12

    Floor pans

    I've got a couple of the floor pans in place,
    I need to put the Brake cyls on before the next pan.
    making sure the heads of the screws get silicone under them for added holding strength.
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    Gotta Fly...
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  3. #13

    Floor pans in place

    Brake cyls in position... Still need to hook up the lines.
    I can do that with the other floor pan in place.
    It can be reached below too.
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    Gotta Fly...
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  4. #14
    I had to remove Cotter pins that I bought from Aircraft Spruce & Specialties (A.S.S)
    Because of the poor material used , they cracked and broke.
    The FAA was notified because A.S.S didn't seem to see the urgency of stopping them from shipping.
    Instead... it was a paper chase.
    I've stopped doing business the A.S.S. way
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    Here's pictures of those parts.

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    Gotta Fly...
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    PS I'll never put a cotter pin in a plane without looking at it through a microscope...
    These were AN parts... Mill Spec... Garbage !
    The picture in place of the real bad crack... Was on my right aileron.
    Gives me chills to think what could have happened.
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  5. #15
    Panel work...
    Putting some of the instruments in place.
    and making a cover over the instrument panel.
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  6. #16

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    Looks great!

    Okay, a little hint:

    https://www.bandbaircraftsupplies.com/ for your aviation hardware. Goodness knows I've sent a bunch of money to aircraft spruce - and still order some stuff from them - B&B deserves a call. It turns out the only difference between an four dollar AN-4 bolt from Aircraft Spruce and a two dollar AN-4 bolt from B&B is two dollars....it's all the same standard.

    A big bonus is that they speak do-hickey as well, which came in handy when I needed some clevis pins.
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  7. #17
    Thanks Frank... I've been looking at several other places... and Cheaper is always better.
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    Wicks and LEAF too.

    Gotta Fly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Giger View Post
    Looks great!

    Okay, a little hint:

    https://www.bandbaircraftsupplies.com/ for your aviation hardware. Goodness knows I've sent a bunch of money to aircraft spruce - and still order some stuff from them - B&B deserves a call. It turns out the only difference between an four dollar AN-4 bolt from Aircraft Spruce and a two dollar AN-4 bolt from B&B is two dollars....it's all the same standard.

    A big bonus is that they speak do-hickey as well, which came in handy when I needed some clevis pins.
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  8. #18
    Working on things when I can... Weather willing...
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    Few pictures from latest progress...
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    Got the Horizontal Stabilizers and Elevators done with Polybrush.
    The temperature was 20F when I sprayed...
    Then I pulled the table in the shop during drying each time...
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    Gotta Fly...
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  9. #19

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    Looking at your covering skills all I can say is....I hate you.

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    Yep, as one who has covered a few fabric planes.......that is outstanding workmanship.
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