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  • Wheaton, IL
  • Building Skybolt
  • Retired


  • Posted in thread: Raymoeller's Build Thread on 04-23-2017 at 12:25 PM
    Looking good Ray! There was an excellent discussion elsewhere on the forum (maybe Eric's thread
    on covering) that talked about the historical need for cross bracing tapes. In short the
    structural load...

  • Posted in thread: Need some fabrication advice on 04-19-2017 at 12:55 PM
    More work to fix than starting over. Cold sloppy welds, especially on clusters. Who knows what
    damage done with the grinder. Agree with others who have made same comments.

  • Posted in thread: Skybolts in the Midwest on 04-19-2017 at 12:47 PM
    If you come to see Ray's project, you're welcome to stop at KARR to see my build as well.

  • Posted in thread: Steen Aerolab Wing rib kit on 04-18-2017 at 01:26 PM
    Eric,I fabricated my Skybolt hinges to plans with the exception of the short bushings welded to
    the outside of the channel. I have extra space on either side of the rod end just as you do. I

  • Posted in thread: Polyfiber Covering and Painting Skybolt Wings on 02-28-2017 at 01:30 PM
    Eric, this thread has been an inspiration to all builders. Can't wait to see the new ones on
    final assembly and first flight. I have decided on Polytone based on your experiece. Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Raymoeller's Build Thread on 02-03-2017 at 05:01 PM
    Ray, the gear doors look great. A very neat solution to a complicated problem. Save your
    patterns for me if it's not too late. Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Horizontal Stabilizer Incidence on 02-01-2017 at 06:12 PM
    Dave, I know you've now finished and flown this Skybolt. Just to get closure on this thread,
    where did you set the horizontal stab incidence for first flight? Were you happy with the
    result, or did yo...

  • Posted in thread: What is your screen saver/background picture right now? on 01-16-2017 at 12:30 AM
    This Bolt has been stranded at Schaumburg, IL airport, 06C, tied down on the ramp including a
    major snowstorm. Canadian registration C-FYTT. Understand it belongs to a local broker, but
    there's some p...

  • Posted in thread: Raymoeller's Build Thread on 11-23-2016 at 01:51 PM
    Ray, I can see a big job ahead of you. When you get to covering and rib stitching, I'll be
    willing to lend a hand just for the learning experience. Your progress is really exciting!

  • Posted in thread: Metal Forming 101 on 11-17-2016 at 01:49 AM
    Someone on the forum suggested a reverse counterbore for opening up holes to final size in
    small/restricted spaces. I thought it was Rob, so I'm posting on his Metal Forming 101 thread
    with many thank...

Ed T--Flying S-2B, Building 200HP Skybolt