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    Thanks, Bill. That's very useful to know. I...

    Thanks, Bill. That's very useful to know. I have one side of one wing left to prime then I'll probably be done until spring. I talked to the paint store here in Fairbanks and they said that Imron...
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    Thanks! Got one wing alodined. Seemed like it...

    Thanks! Got one wing alodined. Seemed like it went well.. I guess I won't find out for sure until the paint sticks. What paint did you usually use for a topcoat in your shop?
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    Aluminum Conversion Coating Temperatures

    Hello folks. In a bit of a bind here. I've been working on my wings outdoors (Aluminum, Aeronca Sedan) Finished stripping them of the old paint. Next step is to acid etch, conversion coat and...
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    Thanks, folks. A great discussion with some good...

    Thanks, folks. A great discussion with some good information there. Sounds like the Graham Lee Nieuport may not be ideal for electric power....but who knows in a few years. Rwanttaga, funny you...
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    Electric Nieuport?

    I have a set of Graham Lee 7/8 Nieuport plans that has been following me around for about the last 30 years. Don't know if I'll ever get started on it, but after watching a video on electric power...
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    I got curious and looked at a few photo's of...

    I got curious and looked at a few photo's of Cirrus Moth's. It would appear that the Cirrus engine turns Clockwise as the photo shows. 8510
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    I really enjoy Plane Savers...

    I really enjoy Plane Savers https://www.youtube.com/user/McMakk Created by Mikey McBryan from Ice Pilots.
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    I bought my Aeronca Sedan in 1988 for $10000. At...

    I bought my Aeronca Sedan in 1988 for $10000. At that time I was driving 70's vintage cars. Aeronca Sedans have increased in value 2 1/2 to 3 times in value since then. The 70's cars have...
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    Mine too! Just discovered "Plane Savers" a few...

    Mine too! Just discovered "Plane Savers" a few months ago and don't miss an episode now. I think that show has drawn in folks to the world of airplane building/restoration who wouldn't have...
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    May you, and everyone have (or have had) an...

    May you, and everyone have (or have had) an excellent Christmas, a great winter and live long and prosper after that.
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    They're here in Fairbanks AK now. The way the...

    They're here in Fairbanks AK now. The way the weather's looking over on the coast they may be here for a while.
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    I've been both a pilot and skier. The advantage...

    I've been both a pilot and skier. The advantage of flying over skiing is that it's a lot easier to service or replace a weak landing gear on an airplane.
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    Very glad he wasn't hurt but that must be...

    Very glad he wasn't hurt but that must be horribly discouraging. He put many years into creating a work of art. Hopefully, it's like you say and he will stay true to the name of the plane...
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    Are you scratch building a jet engine?

    Are you scratch building a jet engine?
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    Nice! Thanks for sharing. That's the kind of...

    Nice! Thanks for sharing. That's the kind of population density I like...beautiful country. Do you land on beaches there?
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    You got me curious. I'm guessing your reference...

    You got me curious. I'm guessing your reference to the English channel as the "Ditch" may have something to it. I found this online:
    3. fly into the seaMeanwhile, on the other bank of the Atlantic...
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    Getting the instrument ticket is always a good...

    Getting the instrument ticket is always a good idea. Getting on top, if need be, is MUCH safer than low level scud running.

    Can those old King KLN-89B's still be upgraded? One of those could...
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    It used to be. The requirement for a firearm in...

    It used to be. The requirement for a firearm in the mandatory minimum survival gear was dropped a few years ago.
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    I certainly need to look up the owner and compare...

    I certainly need to look up the owner and compare notes. I'm delighted that he and his father went through the trouble of keeping that plane alive. Otherwise such a rare plane would just be a...
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    Great article on the YL-15. My dad used to fly...

    Great article on the YL-15. My dad used to fly that same airplane for the FWS in Alaska back in the 50's.
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    Interesting. I was surprised there weren't more...

    Interesting. I was surprised there weren't more Fly Baby's.
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    Thanks so much for helping keep things civil. I...

    Thanks so much for helping keep things civil. I really appreciate how the EAA, from the very beginning with Paul P., has been welcoming and respectful to folks regardless of who they are and their...
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    Thanks again for all the great information. ...

    Thanks again for all the great information. Speaking of Stewart Systems, any thoughts on the EkoCrylic topcoat paint? The optimum would be to find a good metal paint that isn't quite as deadly...
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    Thanks, folks. Food for thought. Anyone know if...

    Thanks, folks. Food for thought. Anyone know if the soda blasting or Citristrip is corrosive? I'll have to look at the cost but a little extra time isn't a deal breaker at this point. Getting a...
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    Non Chemical Paint Stripping.

    I need to paint my Aeronca Sedan wings. Has anyone had any luck with a non chemical stripper method, like walnut shells or buffing on aluminum? Thanks!
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