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PLEASE tell me the spars are the hardest (physical) component of this plane to create. After 286 solid AN5-6 rivets my left shoulder, neck and lower back are aching. I know there's a few more to go... some longer ones on the spar root fittings, a few in the cockpit, not to mention those pesky little 3-3 suckers on the trailing edge... but I'm over it. After this plane I never want to see a solid rivet again, let alone set one. I'd have a ceremonial "chucking the bucking bar" in the dam,…Continue
Volume of a cylinder = 2 x pi x R x length, so 2 x4 x pi x 18= 452.38 cubic inches/ 231 (cu in per gallon)= 1.96…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on February 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
After several weeks of cold weather and business trips, I resumed work on the rudder this weekend. Sprayed Zinc Oxide primer where needed on ribs and spar. Cleco'd everything back together and then got to use my pneumatic riveter and air compressor compressor for the first time. One bad rivet had to be drilled out and re-done, Next weekend, the skins.
Added by David A. Judkins on February 26, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments
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I have spent the last week at Quality Sport Planes in Cloverdale CA working on my 750. It has been a great week with Doug giving me just the right amount of advice. I will be here for another month working on the project before trailering it north to Fairbanks Alaska to put the engine on. I am very happy working on the project here in Cloverdale.
Added by Jack Schnurr on February 25, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments
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I have 6 yrs.( 300 hrs.) on my original nose bungee. Is it time to replace? I have no sag or signs of deterioration. How often are other 601 xl owners doing a replacement?
AMD 601 XLB
On a side note!
Are aircraft to be christned when named?
If so, what is the tradition and cerimonial procedures?
Somethnig for fun,
About a month ago I was flying high with the first wing almost done and now I've not touched it for 3 weeks and feeling quite depressed about the whole endeavour. So many forum posts with people who clearly know what they are doing struggling with things - how to mate the fuse parts together, how to route a fuel line..... what chance do I have as a complete beginner and no one around me who knows more than I do?
I'm sure most everyone goes through the same, hopefully I can get…Continue
Added by Steven Winn on February 20, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments
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