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503 part name by Dean Scott
What is the official name of the part I would call the stator or magneto housing for a free-air cooled 503 engine? This part would replace the typical part called the Fan Housing, but DOES NOT have all the extra casting meant to hold the forced-air cooling fan... it's just a simple spacer ring...
November 1st 06 04:01 PM
by Dean Scott Go to last post
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Removing RTV by John
I am trying to remove some RTV silicone sealant. I have carved and scraped off most of it and am wondering what others have tried to remove the residue left after mechanical removal. Paint stripper doesn't work and I am trying some MEK now. Any thoughts? John Dupre'
October 31st 06 11:07 PM
by Richard Riley Go to last post
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Adel clamp source? by Jim Burns
I'm looking for a good source for high temp white silicone wedge type adel clamps in sizes #2-#8. Any ideas? Thanks. Jim
October 31st 06 05:00 PM
by Jim Burns Go to last post
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Fiberglass revisited by Lou
I came across some fiberglass at 1.6oz per yard. I bought a small sample to play with but it's an extremely fine weave. I've been using the 1.45 oz e-glass for a while now. Can anyone tell me if this is just as good, better or worse to use? Lou
October 31st 06 01:50 PM
by Lou Go to last post
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Why no plywood monocoque homebuilts? by [email protected]
Howdy, After reading a bit about the early Lockheed Vega, the Focker Albatross DIII and the Dehavilland Mosquito I was a bit suprised that plywood monocoque construction hasn't been used in any more modern airplanes. (Or at least none that I can think of) What gives? Is it cheaper to use glass...
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October 31st 06 01:27 PM
by Stealth Pilot Go to last post
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Personal hot-air airship makes maiden flight. by Jim Logajan
Dan Nachbar reports via hia mailing list that the homebuilt hot-air airship "Alberto" took its maiden voyage on October 27th. A movie of a 360 degree turn of the airship is available he http://www.personalblimp.com/images.html Congratulations to him and his crew on a successful first flight.
October 31st 06 12:06 AM
by Jim Logajan Go to last post
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"highly stressed parts" by Michael Horowitz
Under rust removal we see the statement "For steel parts, except for highly stressed steel or stainless steel surfaces, the use of abrasive papers, buffers, hand wire brushing, and steel wool are acceptable cleanup procedures" What are 'highly stressed...surfaces"? Do I have any on my Tcraft? -...
October 30th 06 12:41 AM
by Michael Horowitz Go to last post
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Lyc O-235 How much room needed between mags and firewall to remove mags by DonMorrisey
Hello folks. My kitplane manufacturer is ready to fabricate my engine mount and the Lycoming O-235 I have chosen is near the weight limits that my plane can handle. I am trying to find the answers to two questions: 1. The distance needed between the mags and the firewall to be able to remove...
October 29th 06 05:01 AM
by J. Severyn Go to last post
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Lye as an aluminum cleaner? by Michael Horowitz
I've taken my aileron apart and notice corrosion on the thin aluminum parts, so I'm reading around about cleaning prior to alodining. I've taken a stainless steel brush to the surface and removed most of the corrosion, but it's really a PITA. Someone suggested using lye as a cleaner. Anyone have...
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October 29th 06 02:35 AM
by daniel peterman Go to last post
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test by SoCal \(Removexxx to reply\)
October 28th 06 10:33 PM
by SoCal \(Removexxx to reply\) Go to last post
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Ultrasonic humidifier -- eight bucks! by [email protected]
New-Surplus from American Science & Surplus, item #37146 I bought one of these for about $50 at a truck-stop near Needles some years ago. Even with air-conditioning the single-digit humidity you often encounter when crossing the desert can play hell with your throat and eyes. The old-fashioned...
October 27th 06 05:00 PM
by .Blueskies. Go to last post
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Headset conversion, again by [email protected]
Hello all, I have searched and read the posted info on converting a military low impedance headset for use in GA aircraft. Does anyone have a schematic or have they actually built the lo - hi impedance transformer and mic amplifer? I hate buying stuff I know I could build. Current pricing on the...
October 27th 06 10:35 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Aircraft antennas by ccwillwerth
Hi, I am about ready to cover my Cub type airframe, but need a place to attach a com antenna. I was considering brazing a plate to the airframe so that it would be just under the fabric. The antenna is the type that has a ceramic insulator on the bottom of the antenna that insulates the...
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October 26th 06 10:30 PM
by Scott Go to last post
23 1,268
Last known - sold salvage to aircraft dealer/collector in Florida. Am previous owner and would like to get it back. Any info appreciated. / Thanks Please advise .
October 26th 06 05:01 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Garmin 396 496 Data Connector Wiring Standard by mikem
I am in the process of wiring a Garmin 496 into my 182, using the Garmin supplied accessory data cable. After reading about all of the problems with the 396 496 Data Cable connectors coming apart, I cut the cable to about a foot, installed a male DB9 connector on the cable, and the matching DB9...
October 25th 06 04:40 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Experience VM1000C vs. aerobatic by Bandit
Hi community, I plan to use for my Laser project (I'm currently working on ;o) an engine monitoring system from Vision Micro, VM 1000 C ! Does anyone got experience with the system in an aerobatic airplane or others and what is resulting judgement. Any comments or recommendations ... ? Thanx,
October 24th 06 05:06 PM
by Bandit Go to last post
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Get them milk jugs out and head for the creek by Roger (K8RI)
Home brewers...er builders looking for something to do. http://apnews.excite.com/article/20061021/D8KT8UIG0.html this sorta discredits the "don't drink the water" warning. Grab those old plastic milk jugs and head down the creek for some fortified water. But, but... osssifer...I've had nothing...
October 24th 06 07:37 AM
by Roger (K8RI) Go to last post
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Epic LT on a Trailer by Kyle Boatright
Anyone know why a painted Epic fuselage, seemingly with engine installed, would be on a flatbed trailer traveling North on I-285 near Atlanta? My guess is that this fuselage was a display unit or mock-up, because the fuselage appeared complete and finished, minus the horizontal stab and wings...
October 23rd 06 07:24 PM
by wright1902glider Go to last post
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Certificated a/c, inexpensive epoxy primer, autobody? by Michael Horowitz
I have a certificated a/c (rag and steel Tcraft). I'm considering the Superflite I covering system. Since the Superflite system apparently doesn't begin until the 'apply the cloth' stage, I'm free to use any primer. I'd like to use an epoxy primer since I've seen what condensation did to my...
October 23rd 06 06:36 PM
by Orval Fairbairn Go to last post
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Connecting hoses to pitot/static tubes by Ernest Christley
What is the best way to secure plastic tubing to aluminum pitot tubes. The plastic hose will slide over the aluminum tube, though it requires quite a bit of push to get more than 1/2". Would a couple of spring clamps work, or is something more significant called for?
October 23rd 06 01:44 PM
by Ron Natalie Go to last post
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