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Old 10-14-2022, 06:21 PM
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Looks flippin awesome John! Hope I get to see it in person this year!
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Old 10-16-2022, 01:50 PM
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Well done! What an accomplishment. I am plugging along and it seems insurmountable at times...
Proof there is an end to this!
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Old 10-17-2022, 12:15 AM
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I was able to get the wheel pants and the leg fairings on this last week. No more skinny legs.

Using two laser levels from Harbor Freight made it easier than the factory instructions. One level kept it aligned, the second was used to mark where to drill the holes in the brackets when the pants were placed on.

As you can see in the picture, I did it before the wings were on. I can not see doing this with the wings on. I pity the fool...Mr T
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Old 10-17-2022, 12:32 AM
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Well done! What an accomplishment. I am plugging along and it seems insurmountable at times...
Proof there is an end to this!
Several months ago, when I was finishing the canopy, I too thought I would never get done. Then I made a list of everything I need to do, and started to see the list get smaller a little at a time. Now I can see the end is near....
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Old 10-17-2022, 10:56 AM
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Several months ago, when I was finishing the canopy, I too thought I would never get done. Then I made a list of everything I need to do, and started to see the list get smaller a little at a time. Now I can see the end is near....
That is a very good idea! I will make a list too.
I have waited to get it on its gear but with the wing tips finally complete, it is time.
Great work John!
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Old 10-17-2022, 10:59 AM
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Holy mackerel John!
An Aero eng. physicist!? I bet the wiring was easy for you...
I guess I know who to call when I see smoke in my system HAHA
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Old 11-19-2022, 10:40 PM
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Default Gear leg stiffeners

I followed Paul Dye’s lead and used adel clamps, one of each size and one layer of gorrilla tape instead of the rubber inserts. I wanted some adhesive that would grip the legs and not let the clamps wiggle down the tapered leg.

I bent the adel clamps so the gap was centered on the hoop, if that makes sense. I ended up putting the metal between the adel clamps to align the metal with the centroid of the legs.

For screws I used steel button head allen type 10-32s and thin (shear) self locking nuts.

The clamps worked out to be exactly the same distance apart with the total distance between top clamp and lowest about 20.25”

I am really happy with the way it turned out, but proof is in the first flight. Tell then….
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Old 11-20-2022, 01:52 PM
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Default Wheel pants completel

Wheel pants are on and complete, ready for first flight. What i thought would take me a week took four.
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