Kitfox Aircraft Stick and Rudder Stein Air Grove Aircraft TCW Technologies Dynon Avionics AeroLED MGL Avionics Leading Edge Airfoils Desser CPS Parts EarthX Batteries
Page 28 of 39 FirstFirst ... 1824252627282930313238 ... LastLast
Results 271 to 280 of 384

Thread: First, Build a Shed

  1. #271
    Senior Member Cherrybark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Near Tyler, TX
    Posts
    308

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Thanks for the encouragement guys. I posted a picture of the panel in the "Show Us Your Panel" thread under the "Electrical/Inst/Avionics" forum.
    Carl Strange
    Building
    SS7, 912iS, Oratex, G3X

  2. #272
    Senior Member Cherrybark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Near Tyler, TX
    Posts
    308

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    You know Texas weather Brett. It dipped below freezing Sunday night but I'll be out doing yard work in short sleeves with a high of 74 forecast for Thursday. You do remember that lovely grass strip with a growing and friendly aviation community just down the road from my house? Come on over, build a hanger, and I'll be happy to help with Oratex. In fact, if my hanger project starts in early summer, we can drip glue on my floor!
    Carl Strange
    Building
    SS7, 912iS, Oratex, G3X

  3. #273
    Senior Member Flybyjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Marysville, Pa.
    Posts
    440

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Hey Carl, since you are near Tyler do you happen to know the composer Arnold Sherman?

    Jim

  4. #274

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Port Orange, Fl.
    Posts
    56

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Carl,
    To be honest we have been getting some bigger than usual temperature changes here as well.

  5. #275
    Senior Member Cherrybark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Near Tyler, TX
    Posts
    308

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Jim,

    I don't know Mr Sherman but looked him up out of curiosity. His web site has quite a collection of pieces he has composed or arranged. As I'm sure you know, several of the pieces have .mp3 files of 3-4 minute selections from performances by various ensembles. He is the Music and Arts Director at a local church. They surely must have a fantastic bell choir under his direction.
    Carl Strange
    Building
    SS7, 912iS, Oratex, G3X

  6. #276
    Senior Member Flybyjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Marysville, Pa.
    Posts
    440

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Yes, Arnold is a master of arranging, I was fortunate to have attened a few of his clinics over the years, he gave me a great perspective in conducting several of my own hand bell choirs, small world.

    Back to the plane, did you, any of you find the line that is drawn on the instrument panel from Kitfox to be the final shape. I do not have the firewall forward yet ( I called Debra yesterday to make the order but no callback, maybe today) but I am ready to start the panel layout.

  7. #277
    Senior Member jiott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    2,082

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Yes, I used the line as the final shape. It worked well.
    Jim Ott
    Portland, OR
    Kitfox SS7 flying
    Rotax 912ULS

  8. #278
    Senior Member Flybyjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Marysville, Pa.
    Posts
    440

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    Thanks Jim

  9. #279
    Senior Member Cherrybark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Near Tyler, TX
    Posts
    308

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    I needed a refresher on the Beech Staggerwing rib lacing knot. There are a few videos on YouTube but Wendy Pemberton has a nicely done demo. Ignore her NESW signs and just watch her tie the knot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OsIBk_RWQY

    One tip not mentioned. After traveling to the next hole along the rib, you'll pull the cord tight to help bury the just finished knot. Be careful to pull with your hand near the surface of the wing rather than raised above it. Pulling up risks having the cord rip the fabric in a neat line right along the rib to the previous knot.

    On most ribs I ran the dual 1/2" nylon reinforcing tape as a complete wrap of the wing from top trailing edge to bottom trailing edge. The tape stops short on ribs with the flaperon hinges. On rib #2, I followed the complete wrap pattern for appearance. Just before completing taping of the second wing I ran out of reinforcing tape. Didn't help that there was an ugly, sewn splice in the middle of the spool.

    Big public thanks to Eddie Forward who had spare tape and immediately dropped the needed length in the mail. Nice group of people we have around here!

    Step 1 of the Staggerwing Knot
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Carl Strange
    Building
    SS7, 912iS, Oratex, G3X

  10. #280

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Three Lakes, Wi
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: First, Build a Shed

    I would like to second the comments on Eddie. He has helped me out too!

    Thanks Eddie!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •