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    Default Re: Building tips and hints

    Another (not in the manual) way to leak check the fuel tanks.



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    Yep, good idea. And that obviously checks the cap seal as well....

    Another idea that came from someone in my local builders group was to use Helium. Reason being is that Helium molecules are small and they will pick up the tiniest of leaks.
    David
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    Hasty means for lifting a wheel.
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    Nice (shiny gear too), will be building one of those.
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    As I wait for my kit I am doing as much studying as I can in preparation for the build. I have found this forum to be particularly helpful (as I did with the Van's Forum when I was building my RV10). Since, like many, I have a good memory but it's not very long I have found as I go through tips and hints and other posts it is helpful to copy and paste ideas that I know will be useful later on. I just keep a word document open as I read on the internet and throw everything into it as I go along. Later I print a hard copy to keep in my shop without all the extraneous comments and without having to do a search.
    Bill Rathbun
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    Stellar idea and tip Bill. Also welcome aboard Bill. Enjoy the forums and the build process.


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    Default Re: Building tips and hints

    How is the best way to polish the aluminum landing gear?
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    Maverick

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    Default Re: Building tips and hints

    Take it to a professional place that polishes aluminum on transport trucks. Cheap and waaaaay cleaner
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    Default Re: Building tips and hints

    ^^^this^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    How is the best way to polish the aluminum landing gear?
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    Maverick
    I used to have an Ercoupe that was polished.... it was a lot of work. However, try this website for guidance for how to polish and recommended products: www.perfectpolish.com. Their products and process works.

    Ralph

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