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Old 04-21-2007, 05:03 PM
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Default haveing a bad build day?

share it here, I'll start....

was filling mico around my 24" gull wing door hinge, then i let it dry for 12 hours and slowly worked it open 99.9%. i was so plzed, it looked good
ya, you saw the .9 too
So after a wile i worked it to 100 % and then bam!
one little hinge lope cracked open and blue out a small chunk of mico
i tried hitting it with a hammer but its toast.
so now I'll change the hole thing to a J hinge like the girls have .
O, and just an add to the bad day, i tried to lift up the back seat i floxed in last week, and guess what?......lol i must have got flox on the under side. i now have a cozy 3

feel free to add " your bad day "
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:04 AM
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OK, how's this?

I was doing the last four plies on the main spar shear web. I wet out two plies 23" by 12 feet long on plastic and transferred them to the spar. So far, so good.

I then wet out the next two plies. It didn't occur to me to check how tacky the first layup was when I finished wetting them out (maybe because it was already past my bed time!). Well, when I transferred them to the spar, they stuck hard to the first layup. It was almost impossible to position them without distorting the layers of cloth and creating a big mess. After two hours of trying, I ripped the last two layers off and threw them in a huge heap on the floor and headed to bed at 4 am. (In hindsight, I should have brushed fresh epoxy on top of the tacky layup to prevent the sticking.)

The next day I began sanding the entire spar ... that was a long and tedious task which set me back quite a bit!
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:37 AM
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OK, how's this?

I was doing the last four plies on the main spar shear web. I wet out two plies 23" by 12 feet long on plastic and transferred them to the spar. So far, so good.

I then wet out the next two plies. It didn't occur to me to check how tacky the first layup was when I finished wetting them out (maybe because it was already past my bed time!). Well, when I transferred them to the spar, they stuck hard to the first layup. It was almost impossible to position them without distorting the layers of cloth and creating a big mess. After two hours of trying, I ripped the last two layers off and threw them in a huge heap on the floor and headed to bed at 4 am. (In hindsight, I should have brushed fresh epoxy on top of the tacky layup to prevent the sticking.)

The next day I began sanding the entire spar ... that was a long and tedious task which set me back quite a bit!
Now that was a bad day, i had the same thing but i stuck it out
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:35 AM
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Actually days like today are really bad build days.....gotta work and then have an appointment after work preventing me from making it to the hagar at all......soooooo, no building is the ultimate bad build day. IMAO.

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:56 AM
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Mine was this past Friday evening...I was all stoked to glass the fuse bottom Saturday, and was removing the weights and masonite that I had used to set the micro around the antennae wires and balluns.

Oops! I forgot to put plastic or freezer paper over the peel ply! The micro stuck solidly to the masonite through the peel ply! So the antenna cables all got ripped out. Here are some photos. Notice the toothpicks I had to use to hold things in place now...poop. The good news is that the damage has been repaired except for micro, and I expect to do that tonight. Might get to do the layup Wednesday.

The first picture shows the damage, second the new antennae, third a close-up showing toothpicks and "grand canyon" that I will have to fill in with micro.
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Johnsons wax dat masonite!
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Yep - anything would have been better than nothing.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:30 AM
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I keep random pieces of plastic laminate, formica style, around, waxed and ready to weight down
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did you follow the RST book ?
after looking at your wonderfull job you did with the balons and such i just think there is something arie,
my thought is that you should have turned the wire ends right after the balons, if you look at it, you got 1" of unshieled wire running very close together so one can feel the other and keep the power down.
if this is nothing, plz tell me to shut up
ps, looks so much cleaner then my weld piles
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did you follow the RST book ?
after looking at your wonderfull job you did with the balons and such i just think there is something arie,
my thought is that you should have turned the wire ends right after the balons, if you look at it, you got 1" of unshieled wire running very close together so one can feel the other and keep the power down.
if this is nothing, plz tell me to shut up
ps, looks so much cleaner then my weld piles
Well, Steve, I read all of the RST stuff several times, and looked at pix of other builders' antenna builds, and I sure thought I was doing it right.

Do you have a picture of what it SHOULD look like so that I can understand what's wrong with mine? It's easier to make any needed changes now before I re-do the micro...

Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:33 PM
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Well, Steve, I read all of the RST stuff several times, and looked at pix of other builders' antenna builds, and I sure thought I was doing it right.

Do you have a picture of what it SHOULD look like so that I can understand what's wrong with mine? It's easier to make any needed changes now before I re-do the micro...

Thanks!
im at work now but if you can wait till tonigh ti'll get a pic for you
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im at work now but if you can wait till tonigh ti'll get a pic for you
Steve - I sent one of my pix to Jim Weir, and he said I was good to go.

Whew! I do appreciate the feedback - the more the better!
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:59 PM
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Steve, you really do take that laptop with you everywhere don't you.

Any overspray on those keys yet? Note - 3901S Final Klean not good for LCD screens.
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Steve, you really do take that laptop with you everywhere don't you.

Any overspray on those keys yet? Note - 3901S Final Klean not good for LCD screens.
lol, im in the body side of the shop but the dust is bad
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lol, im in the body side of the shop but the dust is bad
Shouldn't the word dust be capitalized?
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