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Comment by Bob Percival on March 28, 2009 at 2:46pm
Robert,
Thanks for the info. Your dies are a thing of beauty. I take it the flat sides allow the die to rest between the spar flanges. Glad you posted this. Otherwise I would have had to make two trips to my brothers shop to borrow his lathe and bridgeport. I appreciate the heads up on the .65 hole size on the spar. I was considering going that way but will go ahead and make both sizes. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

Bob
Comment by Ron D Leclerc on March 14, 2009 at 9:07am
Thank Robert... that sure helps a lot. Lots of good info on this site, sometimes too much.

Thanks again, and you have a good weekend... have to finish my flaperon ribs. I found these parts to be very annoying to make and time consumming... took lomger then expected, but I'm almost done... Ron
Comment by Robert Pelland on March 14, 2009 at 5:28am
Bob, thank's for your kind words. Yes I did roll the dies, however if I were to do it over, I would make a little change. The plans state that the holes in the spar should be .51, but there is a mention for scratch builders, that it can also be done with the regular .65 size hole. This is what I did, but in retrospect using the .65, does not really leave much metal around the hole. I recently purchased the necessary aluminum blank's and will have a buddy of mine, fab another die for me in the smaller size.

See one of my blogs called " Birthday Gift " for details on my dies

regards
Robert
Comment by Bob Percival on March 13, 2009 at 10:36pm
Robert,
Thanks for posting this. I'm just finishing my forms the stab and elevator and it's nice to have a preview of parts to come. Really nice work. Did you roll your own flanging dies?
Comment by Robert Pelland on March 13, 2009 at 8:27pm
Ron,
I have the exact same edition & revision as you have.

The ZInc chromate can be purchased from " PLasti-Cote " and also from " Duplicolor ". Personally I prefer the nozzle, and spray patern of the Duplicolor'

The numbers are as follows
Plasti-Cote Green=1249, Yellow=1248
Duplicolor Green= 1690, & Yellow=1691
Both of these can be purchased form your local " Auto-Parts " supplier, however, don't even think of ordering online, since it is considered HazMat, and most carriers won't handle it.
Comment by Ron D Leclerc on March 13, 2009 at 7:47pm
Thanks Robert, did not know that Zinc Chromate came in different colours! Do you buy it local or order online?

Also I just found out that I have an old set of drawings... 5th edition, revision 6... 04/06! There are some changes in the most latest revision 7... 11/2008 that I have to update on mine. Like the rudder is now 0.032, which is a surprise!
Which version are you working with 6 or 7...? I don't konw if I should acquire the updated version 7!

Keep up the good work... Ron
Comment by Robert Pelland on March 12, 2009 at 10:23pm
Ron,

Yes, I use zinc chromate in green or yellow, depending on where it is to be applied
Comment by Ron D Leclerc on March 12, 2009 at 8:07pm
Hey Robert...

Good looking 701 elevator... I knew that you could do. Which corrosion protection do you use... I assume that is the sort of green primer on the parts?
Ron
Comment by Robert Pelland on March 12, 2009 at 6:09pm
The elevator is for my 701, although I did fabricate, and assemble the parts in the same manner as is seen in the 750.
Comment by Zenith.Aero on March 12, 2009 at 5:31pm
It's looking good! Please make sure to specify the aircraft model.

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