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How to remove painted screws?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Pustell May 13. 6 Replies

The upper wing skins over the fuel tanks in my 701 are held on with sheet metal screws. The plans call for rivets, which would likely be much stronger and lighter, but I guess the builder thought…Continue

DIY Finger Screen?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Pope Mar 28. 2 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has made their own fuel tank outlet finger screens. The regular ones appear to be nothing more than some brass mesh rolled into a cylinder that is then soldered into a NPT…Continue

In Search of used ELT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Pope Mar 2. 6 Replies

I'm looking for a cheap 121.5 ELT to replace one that was destroyed by leaky batteries (the previous owner never replaced them).An AmeriKing AK-450 would be a direct replacement, so that would be…Continue

Fuel lines - rubber, Teflon, or aluminum?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Pope Feb 1. 22 Replies

It's time to replace my old rubber fuel lines and I'm considering switching to aluminum or braided steel/Teflon so I don't have to do this again in five years. Has anyone studied the merits of each…Continue

 

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Matt Pope posted a discussion

How to remove painted screws?

The upper wing skins over the fuel tanks in my 701 are held on with sheet metal screws. The plans call for rivets, which would likely be much stronger and lighter, but I guess the builder thought screws would make the skins easier to remove if he ever had to service the tanks. He thought wrong. Now I'm trying to figure out how to remove about 250 painted-over phillips head screws that are starting to rust. After fifteen minutes of effort I haven't been able to turn a single one.Does anyone have…See More
May 10
Matt Pope posted a discussion

DIY Finger Screen?

I'm wondering if anyone has made their own fuel tank outlet finger screens. The regular ones appear to be nothing more than some brass mesh rolled into a cylinder that is then soldered into a NPT reduction fitting, and I could eliminate several other fittings in my fuel system if the finger screen was on something other than a reduction fitting... I don't want to be breaking new ground with my fuel system, but if this is something that people do regularly without it causing problems, that would…See More
Mar 28
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In Search of used ELT

I'm looking for a cheap 121.5 ELT to replace one that was destroyed by leaky batteries (the previous owner never replaced them).An AmeriKing AK-450 would be a direct replacement, so that would be ideal, but I'm not picky.I've seen them as cheap as $50 on Ebay, but I'd be willing to pay more here... I figure you guys are more trustworthy :)Must be in working order.Thanks!See More
Feb 15
Matt Pope posted a discussion

Fuel lines - rubber, Teflon, or aluminum?

It's time to replace my old rubber fuel lines and I'm considering switching to aluminum or braided steel/Teflon so I don't have to do this again in five years. Has anyone studied the merits of each hose type? Intuitively, the braided steel with Teflon seems like it would be the most crash/fire resistant, but at ten times the cost of the other options I'd like to see some data to back that up. I did a bit of searching online but couldn't find anything... I don't really know where to begin…See More
Jan 22
Jim and Amelia Isaacs left a comment for Matt Pope
"Hi Matt!"
Jan 21
Wayne Woloshin left a comment for Matt Pope
"Welcome to the forum Matt, hope we can meet up someday."
Oct 3, 2021

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Aircraft Model
STOL CH 701
Project Status
Nearly done
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Purchased finished aircraft
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Rotax 912
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
None
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Student pilot. Geoscientist. Boat designer. Purchased a 701 that needs some work, and I'm super excited about that!
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
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At 8:34pm on January 21, 2022, Jim and Amelia Isaacs said…

Hi Matt!

At 9:51am on October 3, 2021, Wayne Woloshin said…

Welcome to the forum Matt, hope we can meet up someday.

 
 
 

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