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Skybolt Newsletter listing

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The Mac McKensie newsletter from the 70's has some interesting reading and some great tips can be found with references to basic procedures. But don't assume this is the 'Skybolt Bible'. If you apply every mod suggested by Mac, your plane will be too heavy and you will more or less end up with a Firebolt - I have seen a Firebolt weigh 1570, empty! While Mac had some good ideas, they weren't always required.....like my dad used to say 'if it aint broke don't fix it'.

The Rights to the Newsletter are nowadays owned by Steen Aero Lab. They have graciously allowed us to publish them here on Biplaneforum.com

Series 1 Dec-76.pdf
Aileron/Elevator balance. Torque tube. Tailpost issue. Fuselage tube sequence.

Jan-77.pdf
Sheet steel fittings fabrication. Wing rigging. Torque tube. Tailgroup. Weight & balance.

Feb-77.pdf
Wings. Tailgroup. Stringer standoffs. Wing rigging.

Mar-77.pdf
Vernier trim tab control. Flying/landing wire fittings. Landing gear. Pitot in I-strut. Bungee truss. Aileron bellcranks. Sharp painted trim lines. Pitot-static port location.

Apr-77.pdf
Aileron bellcranks. Slave struts. Cabanes. Wing leading edges. Turtledeck.

May-77.pdf
Bungee cords. Cord tool. Main fuel tank. Smoke system. I-struts.
Series 2

Jun-77.pdf
Antenna install. Slave struts. Alum' cowling. Engine mount.

Jul-77.pdf
2 pc wing. Wing antennas. Hardware list. Upper fuel tank. Aileron hinges. Brakes. Engine mount.

AugSeptPt1-77.pdf
Marquart gear. T-88. Fuel system. Round bushing/welding.

AugSeptPt2-77.pdf
Flooring install. Seat back & bottoms. Flooring tabs. Alum' sidewall & belly skins. Battery. Idler Arm. Wiring schematic.

Oct-77.pdf
Electrical System (cont). Landing gear pads. Clipped wing traits. C.G. Wing covering.

Nov-77.pdf
Gas tank venting. Wing covering. Seat belt/harness. Wheel pants install.

Series 3
Dec-77.pdf
Rudder trim. Drag/anti drag wire tension. Wing root fairings. Baffling.

Jan-78.pdf
Rudder stops. Baffling. Tubing list. Wing construction. Spar jigs. Tramelling.

Feb-78.pdf
Marquart landing gear. Firewall & Exhaust Deflector. Wing construction. Landing light install. Throttle Quadrant install.

Mar-78.pdf
Rib stitching. Upper wing splice. lower wing construction. Aileron balancing.

Apr-78.pdf
Landing gear safety cable. Fuel pressure numbers, injector and pressure carb. Aux fuel pumps. Accurate angles without protractors. Upper wing construction.

May-78.pdf
Fuselage fixture. Fuselage construction pt1. Single canopy construction pt1.

V4num1.pdf
Landing/Flying wires. Tension numbers. Single canopy pt2. Fuselage construction pt2.

V4num2.pdf
Fuselage construction pt3.

V4num3.pdf

V4num4.pdf

V4num5.pdf

V4num6.pdf

V5num1.pdf

V5num2.pdf

V5num3.pdf

V5num4.pdf
 
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