Dan Keys
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Extruded Aluminum Angle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Hill May 18, 2019. 12 Replies

I'm replacing a few damaged parts and have discovered that the shipping costs for very little material from the factory is OUTRAGEOUS!  So, being a perfectly capable engineer and fabricator, I will…Continue


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Extruded Aluminum Angle

I'm replacing a few damaged parts and have discovered that the shipping costs for very little material from the factory is OUTRAGEOUS!  So, being a perfectly capable engineer and fabricator, I will be drilling my own holes.  Does anyone know a source for 3/4" X 3/4" X 0.093" extruded 6061-T6 angle?  I don't usually mind paying a little extra for great work, but when the shipping exceeds the cost of the parts, it's time to look at alternatives.See More
May 14, 2019

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I'm a semi-retired engineer / designer of very large and complex fabrication. 50 years as pilot with several thousand hours. 74 and NOT slowing down.
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My New Project

Posted on July 7, 2018 at 9:27pm 9 Comments

This will be fun.  I picked up a 601XL built from 2005 to 2009. It was flown a little over 40 hours and signed off as airworthy.  But rather than going into service, it was parked, awaiting "B upgrade kit."  A qualified mechanic pulled the wings to start the upgrade and was stunned at what he found. The mounting holes in both the wing spars and center spar were terribly buggered and elongated.  Upon further examination, it was found that both wing spars were installed upside down, requiring…


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At 11:38am on March 27, 2019, Shayne McDaniel said…

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, Dan, but we were on vacation out of the country.  If you will give me a call in the evening I will tell you all about N809sp.  

land line:  417-223-4549

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At 1:14am on July 9, 2018, dewayne clardy said…

yes I still have the wings and the b mod kit , Ill sell the entire plane and parts for 15,000 or best offer 2547231644


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