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  • Austin, Texas
  • Skybolt builder. Skydiver. Pianist. Ex Cabinet Maker. Tech dude. A Brit.
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  • Posted in thread: How to's with engine cooling, Firebolt bowl on 09-23-2017 at 01:41 AM
    ...I am thinking, about 1 inch space between the aluminum and the top, for the rubber sealing
    strip? I'll see how flexible the rubber is and work from there.I think mine were done with an
    1/2 inch gap...

  • Posted in thread: Skybolt for sale on 09-21-2017 at 03:57 PM
    If interested in the project for sale, contact the user via PM. This thread is now closed.

  • Posted in thread: Performance with 180hp on 09-20-2017 at 12:21 PM
    I have seen on this Forum several Chargers with broken gear. They all had one thing in common,
    O-360 Lyc. Built heavy. None with the lighter engines...There is only 15-20 pounds difference
    between an ...

  • Posted in thread: Performance with 180hp on 09-19-2017 at 05:48 PM
    I could be wrong, but I don't think the Charger has the same problems with the charger gear
    like the Skybolt has....

  • Posted in thread: A message from Beej - to all. Please read. on 09-18-2017 at 11:39 PM
    John,You are the man we all owe more than the current owners.In round numbers what did it cost
    you to keep the forum going?The cost was too many hours a week of my personal skilled time (I
    have a web ...

  • Posted in thread: A message from Beej - to all. Please read. on 09-18-2017 at 07:46 PM
    Thanks for the input, Randy. We have a couple of moderators, but we rarely have anything to do.

  • Posted in thread: Performance with 180hp on 09-18-2017 at 01:53 AM
    If I had the 360 I wouldn't hesitate to use it. Better to have power you don't need than to
    need power that you don't have.+1 from me.

  • Posted in thread: A message from Beej - to all. Please read. on 09-17-2017 at 11:52 PM
    Hi everybody. As many of you know, I am the creator of this place. As such, I still have strong
    innate emotional ties to what I built and fostered for so many years, even though I don't own
    or run the...

  • Posted in thread: Carrying parachutes on commercial flights? on 09-15-2017 at 02:38 AM
    ....They brought the airplane to the World Freefall Convention in Illinois for several years.
    Load up with skydivers, climb to 14,000' and make a pass over the field with a hundred "DB
    Coopers" piling...

  • Posted in thread: Acro Sport II as LSA on 09-14-2017 at 01:33 PM
    Hey Cris, probably over built for a single place LSA.Not over built for an aerobatic sport
    biplane.Maybe he can clarify....

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December 21, 2015  •  08:18 PM
I' ve got them for $85,ea plus shipping. Let me know.