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Old 09-19-2017, 12:46 PM   #101
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Unless you know the aircraft was properly rigged and you took it apart and labeled everything you might as well start from scratch.

Level it and measure/confirm incidences are correct on all wings and tail. Also install landing wires setting dihedral, maybe at same time you check incidence. Then flying wires can be installed and tensioned. (fish scale method is decent).

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Old 09-24-2017, 12:22 PM   #102
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Thanks Jack, I've been working on it and the wires are all different lengths and not close to fittin. My guess I'm not getting the frame level so nothing else lines up.
Where do you level the frame? Thanks ,
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:04 PM   #103
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I would work off the upper longerons. The SD II lower longerons in the cockpit area are sloped if built to plans.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:38 PM   #104
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Tom send me your E-Mail address, in a pvt msg, and I will send you some rigging information. KT is correct, the upper longerons in the front cockpit area is best, but the rear cockpit will also work. Also send your ph # and best time to call, so we can chat about rigging? Dave
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:23 PM   #105
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I leveled mine both ways on upper longeron @ rear cockpit. Sorry I should have said so. I would have been happy to talk but have been really busy. Dave is certainly the go to man.

FWIW my wires were iffy. To be exact my landing wires were slightly too long so I had to shorten the fixture(forget the name) that attach them to CS/wing as much as possible to get any dihedral at all on the bottom wings.

Whatever, the AD2 incidences are different I believe from the SD2 so Dave is the one to seek help from.

Once I got to the point that I knew proper rigging could be achieved I found it the fun part cause it was really getting ready to fly.....

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Old 09-25-2017, 02:00 AM   #106
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Thanks Dave and Jack. Pm sent to Dave. I spent the day today working on the wires and rigging and think I may have made a little head way and still have questions though. Just got home from HD and bought a digital level, found the phone app doesn't get it as a level.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:12 AM   #107
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A digital level at best has an accuracy of +/- .1 degree, a set of boards, along with a bubble level: keep the same side top and the same end front, will give you better results.

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Old 09-27-2017, 04:14 AM   #108
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I spoke to Dave B. The other night and with his help I'm moving along now, thanks Dave.
Also everybody that reads this should send a happy birthday wish to Dave! 76 Years young my best to you Dave.
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Hope this is not upside down , we'll see in a minute,lol. This is where I left it until I get back from Ireland
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Looking good! It may fly this year yet!
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Ireland? Should paint your biplane green Lol.
What is your Name
I am Dennis McGuire and all my airplanes were not green Lol.
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Sent you a PM Dennis. Also up,dated my profile, Tom Hines.
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Hey, Dave,
I have an IO360 200 hp -CIC- Lycoming engine with only 83 hours total with good compression but the last time it was flying was 20 years ago. and has set in my warm dry garage for the last 4 yrs. It was part of an estate sale.

It was an unfinished Acro Sport One project I purchased. The project was in good shape when I bought it. I had to buy the project to get the engine. The engine has a good log book that went with the project. I since have sold the rest of the project. Now I want to now , what is the best way to determine how good a shape the engine is with out dismantling it.?
This is the last major step to finishing my Starduster . Your words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated, Tom Williams
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:54 PM   #114
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Tom this question should be asked on the Fire Wall Forward heading pertaining to Lycomings, and I will give my opinion there. Besides there will also be a number of posts from others, more knowledgeable than me regarding this interesting subject? Dave

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Taxi test went great.
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You keep fooling around, you might have to fly that thing! Dave
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Oh boy, I bet you’re really getting the itch to fly that thing. Just don’t rush it.
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It's hard not to rush at this point, but I'm keeping focused I hope.


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