Brian Thomas
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Name that tool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Orton Jul 5. 5 Replies

I used this tool at the Zenith rudder workshop; haven't been able to find…Continue

3/16 bend radius?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Johnson Nov 22, 2019. 3 Replies

The good news is that I now have access to *two* brand-new CNC-controlled bending brakes, and have the training to use them.The bad news is that the smallest bend radius in the tooling set is 3/16"…Continue

701 cowl SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Thomas Jul 7, 2017. 3 Replies

701 cowl.  Spent last 20 years safe in the original shipping crate.  Still in original wrapping paper.  Selling on behalf of the owner.$250 + shipping.  $200 + shipping if you buy before August 1.Continue

ID a hub?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Hoyt Jul 1, 2017. 1 Reply

Picked up some aircraft-building supplies at a garage sale today.Found this hub in with the parts.  No markings except for "H6" near the propeller holes.  May be of mid-'90's vintage.Anyone have an…Continue

 

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Name that tool?

I used this tool at the Zenith rudder workshop; haven't been able to find it on Aircraft Spruce.Can someone tell me what it is, where I might find one?Thanks!See More
Jul 1
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200328-01 table assembled

Spring is here! Cleaned out the muck from the garage, got the table put back together. Two upgrades this year - legs inspired by the EAA 1000 table, and adjustable feet to get everything level.
Mar 30
Larry Zepp left a comment for Brian Thomas
"Hi Brian, For fittings, I machined a .25" R on my Harbor Freight brake and used this on all jobs not included in my partial kits. All bends formed in 6061-T6 material without cracks. 3/16" R is getting tight for T6 material that is not…"
Nov 24, 2019
Brian Thomas posted a discussion

3/16 bend radius?

The good news is that I now have access to *two* brand-new CNC-controlled bending brakes, and have the training to use them.The bad news is that the smallest bend radius in the tooling set is 3/16" (4.8 mm).Since I am building from plans, can I substitute this bend radius? Are there any parts in the Cruzer that will suffer from fit and/or performance?Thanks all.See More
Nov 19, 2019
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CH 750 Cruzer horizontal tail

Tail closed up! Also got the garage cleared out so I can park inside through the winter.
Oct 13, 2019

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CH 750 Cruzer
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Less than half
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
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Private Pilot
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At 8:31pm on November 24, 2019, Larry Zepp said…

Hi Brian, For fittings, I machined a .25" R on my Harbor Freight brake and used this on all jobs not included in my partial kits. All bends formed in 6061-T6 material without cracks. 3/16" R is getting tight for T6 material that is not really thin. Check the minimum bend radius for the size that are are bending.

Best Regards,

Larry Zepp

At 9:29pm on March 20, 2018, David Delegard said…

I will do that. hopefully flying is going to happen real soon!

At 10:05pm on March 14, 2018, David Delegard said…

let me know as soon as you get the shipping cost - ground, ironically. and i will get the payment headed to you.

At 7:32am on March 14, 2018, David Delegard said…

David Delegard

6481 35th St

Colfax, WI 54730        and thanks!

At 9:52pm on July 13, 2016, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Brian,

I got a King Industrial shear (model BB-F5216). 52 inches cut up to 16 gage steel.

The Box and Brake (hand brake) is made by Empire Machinery & Tools. Bend lenghts up to 8 feet.

They both were bought used but in really great shape. The shear weighs 1500 lbs and the brake is 2200lbs or more.

Regards,

Norm

 
 
 

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