I am glad that you liked my secondary latching system that much that you are duplicating it. Of coarse you do realise that I am now going to have to sue for $1 000 000 AUD for infringing on my patent. HA, just kidding. Spinnlok deserve a pat on the back for designing that little cleat don't they.
I've asked Admin of this site to transfer your video from my account to yours. If they can't do it, I will delete it and get you to copy and paste the RSS feed from Youtube.
Sorry for jumping on your video and posting it before you had the chance but I thought it was so awesome and that others would want to see it asap. I did enter your name into the title so that people new it was you having so much fun and not me.
Looks like you went for a real adventure on Magnetic Island just. Sure hope the Aussie Government don't watch your Youtube vids because they are sure to see a missed revenue opportunity and impose a Fun Tax to us all.
It makes allot of sense to polish many parts. I never painted an aircraft before either !! But I am planning to polish the greatest part of my 750.
I'm just amazed at the quality of your polishing. Any secrets you want to share apart from the Nuvite F9 product?? What type of polishing equipment are you using? And ...is it difficult to polish around the rivets.
While I was deburring a managed to scratch to surface at many places...Do all these scratches disappear after polishing with the F9?What do you use to clean the surface before polishing?
Pat, Sorry I can't give you any Zodiac time. Happy you were able to fly both of our previous Zodiacs. The yellow one is gone. My grey plane in Air Force colors is still in modification, but will fly again as my personal mount.
A belated thankyou Patrick for your suggestion re the firewall nose wheel linkages boots – and photos. Looks like a good effort.
I am sorry to be slow in replying, had an unexpected problem with my mother-in-laws health just after I raised the question, she has since passed away – funeral and aftermath now all over, so only just putting my plane back on the “menu”!
I saw an interesting option the other day on a passing 601 – a bit like yours except that the builder used material cut from a fireman’s coat for the boots – so now to find a fireman who won’t miss a bit of coat!!
When someone asks about the paint color after all that polishing effort, I'm sure it takes composure not to simply shoot them and bury them in the backyard. I'm guessing that you have had a chance to run the engine by now, or have you? Any issues left to resolve?
I saw Dave Gallagher urged you to put in a map box on the right side of the panel. I think that's a good idea too. I would make a screw retained panel segment and install the map box in that removable segment. That way, if you decide to add more avionics later or simply need a way to get your hand behind the panel, you can pull that panel segment or replace it with more gizmos. A transponder would be a nice addition.
Pat, Your shine is looking good, and it builds up muscles too! :-)
The big, open expanse on the right side of your instrument panel is just begging for a map box. I bought the Van's design and it is great for storing sectionals, E6B, etc.
Patrick, I do believe the fiberglass canopy seal is a big inprovement, but it does require some fiberglass skills. It wasn't that long ago, last summer, that I started down the fiberglass path. I hope I've helped others by using the blog to share my experience.
The front molding weighs in at 8oz, but the back is heavier and Carbon Graphite might be a better solution if weight is an issue. I'll post the weights once I get them trimmed.
I haven't seen the 650 canopy up close, what did you like about it?
Hi Patrick...I remember you from the dinner! Nice pics of your plane. Looks like you are very close to completion. I will keep watching to see when you finish! Thanks for writing...good to hear from you!
Thanks Patrick, Where are the Pramod people located. I havn't heard of them. I agree about the weight loss.. I'm trying to get down to 180 lbs. I think I'll do my first corvair with regular cylinders as well.
Take care and stay warm.
Patrick, Nice photos. I really like the engine. I just disassembled a block to get the crank out and will head to a machine shop soon. Did you send your crank to Aerovair for nitriding? What do you think of those $1500 cylinders that they have? Best of luck!
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