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  1. #21

    Default Re: Dactel's Build-Horizontal tail assembly (continued)

    Not much progress today. I worked on the second center most horizontal tail ribs but, for some reason, I struggled to achieve a clean fit. I will work on it some more tomorrow.

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Default Re: Dactel's Build

    Terry, the progress looks good.

    The moving blanket in the background looks familiar.

    Ralph

  3. #23

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    Hi Ralph,

    hahaha, yes those are the very blankets!

    Hello again!
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

  4. #24

    Default Re: Dactel's Build-Horizontal tail ribs (continued)

    Fitted more horizontal tail ribs. In order to preserve the consistent leading edge shape, I have been grinding off only the tail end of the ribs and it has been working well. On some ribs, I ground off extra wood where they conflicted with the weldments.

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    I also put the horizontal tail and the elevator together and marked all the rib locations so that all the elevator ribs would line up with the horizontal tail ribs.

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

  5. #25

    Default Re: Dactel's Build-Horizontal tail rib fitting (continued)

    All horizontal tail ribs are fitted and ready for the stiffners to be glued on. Finally.

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

  6. #26

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    Lookin good. Keep going!
    Joe Gallagher
    Building SS7


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  7. #27

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    Thanks, Joe!
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Default Re: Dactel's Build-Horizontal tail rib fitting (continued)

    Quote Originally Posted by dactel View Post
    All horizontal tail ribs are fitted and ready for the stiffners to be glued on. Finally.

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    Looking good!
    Harlan and Susan Payne
    Flying Piper Archer
    Building STI Kitfox N61HP
    Engine and prop are undecided
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  9. #29

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    Thanks, Harlan and Susan!
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Default Re: Dactel's Build-Shop equipment

    I purchased a bench-top drill press by WEN yesterday. I put it on a tool stand which sits on top of a wheeled base so that it can be moved around easily as floor layout needs change. (I have only a two car garage.) Also, I've had it for a year but I have acquired a new air compressor. The previous one was hideously loud so I went with a scroll compressor from Eastwood though it was a little pricey. It is amazing how quiet it is!! You can literally have a normal conversation right next to it while it is running. It is only 30 gallons in size but it has a 100% duty cycle so I have a high hope.

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    ??? Does anyone know how to rotate images? It seems you can post them only in landscape orientation.... ???
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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