Last Activity:08-27-2016 5:06 PM
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Posted in thread: Polyfiber Covering and Painting Skybolt Wings on 08-27-2016 at 03:28 AM
Once you have some tension on the wire the first nut will stay put. Use a fiber stop nut for
the second nut, it will jam lightly against the first nut which is all you need (or want).
Posted in thread: Pitts S1B?????? on 08-25-2016 at 03:43 PM
I was thinking it's a typo but maybe the builder actually called it a "B".
Posted in thread: Rebuild N85CH Acroduster on 08-25-2016 at 01:11 PM
Good catch Dave,I saw that the edge looked odd but never thought about it being a weld. It
would never occur to me that the washer would have been laminated from thinner stock. Live and
learn moment h...
Posted in thread: Ulimited and Biplanes on 08-25-2016 at 01:00 PM
That Bucker looks great in the air!
Posted in thread: Rebuild N85CH Acroduster on 08-24-2016 at 08:23 PM
It looks like it was built that way.
Posted in thread: Any interest in a Rib kit for Starduster Too? on 08-24-2016 at 07:48 PM
You can use a ZIP file to upload a compressed version of the file in the attachment manager. No
vector file types are supported according to the list.
Posted in thread: Pitts S-1S Wing Attach Doublers on 08-23-2016 at 02:59 PM
The AD covers the S-2B only up to a certain serial number which tells me the factory
implemented a solution. Was the solution factory installed doublers or a different fitting
(with a different part n...
Posted in thread: New Acrosport II owner/pilot on 08-23-2016 at 12:44 AM
I have found the stock Pitts design (like Neil's) to be adequate for my not so light weight. No
deformed sheet metal, very solid feel. If you use .025 AL you may find it a bit flimsy.
Posted in thread: Pitts S-1S Wing Attach Doublers on 08-22-2016 at 07:20 PM
Curtis built several (more?) airplanes from factory parts once Afton had all his tooling.
Whether or not the fittings on your airplane were outsourced would be hard to say.
Posted in thread: Gas tank on 08-22-2016 at 07:16 PM
Can't tell from that photo but possible. Can you post a photo of the end of the tank and the
weld there? The way the factory end caps are made and welded usually doesn't look like a home