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Old 07-14-2006, 05:31 PM
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How do the air pistons work?? Are the powerfull enough??
Well, as you told me, I can't lift the canopy fully in the garage. Heck, I even put it on the floor and tilted it nose up. I'm excited to find out myself too. I'm hoping to get the nose gear doors installed this weekend so when I flip it outside (weather permitting) I'll put them in and let you know. So far I do know that I have to stand on one to make it collapse. I've got hard points in the canopy per Uli plans j.i.c.

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Try FHC or further back on the plane day thread. Note: There's no plans. This is going to the dearler or bone yard and getting a pair. The Euro style ones are smaller and quite robust. They'll outlast any home made ones.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:26 PM
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A very productive "Plane Day" today!! Attached the CG mount to the new engine, hoisted it in place and bolted it to the firewall for the first time! (Those are Grade 8 bolts for temporary installation. Don't anyone go crazy,,,,they WILL be replaced with AN bolts for the final installation.) Bolted the wings back on and started the cowling installation. Never mind that the shop is a mess!! I'll get around to cleaning it up when I can't find things again. Rather be building than cleaning and organizing,,,thats the ONLY way to make any progress!!
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:44 PM
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Never mind that the shop is a mess!! I'll get around to cleaning it up when I can't find things again. Rather be building than cleaning and organizing,,,thats the ONLY way to make any progress!!
I am right there with ya brother. I define the word "cluttered", but I justify it by how productive I am when I am in the build groooooove.

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Old 09-18-2006, 01:19 AM
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I am right there with ya brother. I define the word "cluttered", but I justify it by how productive I am when I am in the build groooooove.

All the best,

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Oh how I can relate.

I need to get my "build groove" back. I have been on a 3 month stint of doing very little on the plane at all. Tooooo much going on, and no end in site till after the first of the year. If all goes as last year, I will get a lot of time to build in January-March. I have lots of material, just need the time.

Hard to find that "time" thing, you know. Can't buy it, hard to borrow it, guess I will just have to make it.

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Old 09-18-2006, 11:48 AM
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I see lots of clutter but no dust.


Did you use the Cozy engine stand to mount the engine? If so, do you recommend?
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:25 PM
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Did you use the Cozy engine stand to mount the engine? If so, do you recommend?
[size=2]No, I used a cherry picker engine hoist. Worked great![/SIZE]
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:37 PM
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In addition to getting the top cowling partially installed, I fabricated some brackets and a door and got Thane's auxillary power supply receptical installed. I put it under the co-pilots seat and it is easily acessible should the need ever occure to get a jump on the ramp.
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:53 AM
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Old 09-24-2006, 02:20 AM
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In addition to getting the top cowling partially installed, I fabricated some brackets and a door and got Thane's auxillary power supply receptical installed. I put it under the co-pilots seat and it is easily acessible should the need ever occure to get a jump on the ramp.
I hope it is accessable from outside the airplane, cause those cords are a plain bastard to move around as is, let alone lifting it into a plane and plugging it in under a seat.

I'll probably put one up on the side of the nose so I can keep an eye on the line guy... and so he isnt reaching between my legs to unplug it
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Does anyone out there have current contact information for Gary Hunter? We need a pair of baggage pods ASAP!
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Does anyone out there have current contact information for Gary Hunter? We need a pair of baggage pods ASAP!

Geezsh, timing is everything. He was in our hangar this summer for a chapter BBQ and I got his latest email address, however, my primary hardrive jumped the shark yesterday and I am gonna have a time of it retrieving any information. When/if I do I will provide it. Hopefully someone else will get to ya sooner.

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Does anyone out there have current contact information for Gary Hunter? We need a pair of baggage pods ASAP!
Have you tried: gluegaru@earthlink.net ?

It was good in September.
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Have you tried: gluegaru@earthlink.net ?

It was good in September.
Thanks. I shot him an email.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:48 AM
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Not a whole lot new to report here at the plane factory. For the last four weeks we have doubled down on the weekends working saturdays and sundays. We want to meet our spring of '07 deadline for first flight and feel it is a realistic goal at this time. In between I have been re-arranging and cleaning up the shop for the arrival of my RV-10 kit. I am also almost done aquiring the new tools for spam can construction. The pneumatic rivet squeezer with the basic three recommended yokes runs $800 new, and they are not much less used! Then you need two pneumatic rivet guns @ anywhere from $175-600 each, depending on the quality of the gun and whether or not it is recoilless. I am almost there though now! Turkey day will also include a little plane hard work. Guests don't know it yet, but they have to work for their supper! They are going to flip the plane over before they eat! They will be captive participants! We can then start the fill and finish of the bottom.
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Thanksgiving Day: Spent the morning and early afternoon prepping for the arrival of unsuspecting dinner guests by cleaning up the shop and getting the rolling assembly installed on the fuselodge. (I did all the cooking Wednesday). Once we had enough help, it took only a couple of minutes of minimal effort to flip the plane over. The baggage pods have been ordered from Gary Hunter with delivery in about 30 days. Look at the shop floor! I even vacumed it with the Hoover! NO DUST HERE! We are moving along at a steady pace here at "The Plane Factory".
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