Last Activity:10-23-2016 10:05 PM
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Posted in thread: Alfa SL-A smizo project on 10-24-2016 at 12:19 AM
Surprising for sure, it's a very odd solution to side-by-side dual controls.
Posted in thread: Alfa SL-A smizo project on 10-24-2016 at 12:06 AM
That stick arrangement has to feel a little weird at first -- it goes up and right (in the left
seat) then down and left. If you swap seats the opposite is true.....
Posted in thread: FS- Christen 844 Wobble Pump on 10-23-2016 at 03:19 PM
Yes, there is a filter. The housing unscrews but it is safety wired so the hole through the
sheet metal panel probably is not large enough to deal with removing the wire, much less
replacing it after ...
Posted in thread: Aileron centering triangle foam on 10-22-2016 at 08:10 AM
How about 3/32" AL welding rod?
Posted in thread: Old pilots and medical issues on 10-22-2016 at 08:07 AM
Started flying when I was 14, finished my first airplane when I was 26. I'll turn 64 next
month. My flying days aren't as numbered as my building days -- I just can't contort into those
PITA areas to ...
Posted in thread: Barn find SMP in Canada on 10-22-2016 at 02:06 AM
I think what you're seeing at the upper TE is the white tarp making it look like the wing has
Posted in thread: Polyfiber Covering and Painting Skybolt Wings on 10-22-2016 at 02:00 AM
Yes, wrapped around the leading edge and glued at the trailing edge. The center section had a
seam along the leading edge but that was the only place. The lowers were covered with one
Posted in thread: Polyfiber Covering and Painting Skybolt Wings on 10-22-2016 at 01:53 AM
The method I described was especially attractive because I could cover the upper wing with two
pieces of fabric -- much like you did except mine was left and right instead of top and bottom.
The joys ...
Posted in thread: Aileron centering triangle foam on 10-21-2016 at 11:22 PM
Maybe smaller spades? That is not to say that I think ditching them is a bad idea.....
Posted in thread: Polyfiber Covering and Painting Skybolt Wings on 10-21-2016 at 07:35 PM
A lot of these airplanes are done that way but me, wanting to be different and not wanting a
seam running down the middle of the center section did the double-covered CS instead on all the
Pitts I cov...