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  • Hey Mike, you should come to our Long Island Dawn Patrol Event out here on Long Island. It's a total blast!!!!

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    • gunny11
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      We all get up 1/2 hour before the sun comes up and have a gaggle of WWI planes in the air

  • Here's a picture from 2 years ago

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    • ARUP
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      That would be cool! I'd like to fly with y'all there. I've been to Rhinebeck as a spectator! I even met Rita and Cole Palen!!!

  • Pic shows difference with and without stain. Now just waiting for stain to dry. Will cut ailerons free tonight and start covering everything. I'm still waiting on the UPS delivery of spruce in order to make struts.

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    Later!

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    • Gene C
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      Outstanding ARUP realizing the time it takes to achieve.

  • Thanks, Gene C!

    Stencils arrived from Callie Graphics and were put to immediate use! Vinyl(the masks) and dope(thinners) aren't very compatible so extremely light mist coats were sprayed with a good five minutes between each coat. After an hour and a half...it was done! BTW...Vinyl doesn't stick well to wood so I had to continually rub the stencils onto the surface... even while spraying. It was a 'ticklish' feat!

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    The spruce stock was delivered the same day as the masks so a start was made on the struts after the painting was done. The spruce was clamped to the workbench outside and a belt sander was applied to each end on both sides creating a taper. Rough strut blanks were then cut from the stock. The fore struts (~540mm long) are a little wider the the aft ones(~560mm long). They will require more sanding to get an airfoil shape then fittings will get let into their ends.

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    I'm beat! I've been going since 5:00 AM. Besides doing the above stuff I got all six hairs cut at the barber shop, did some banking to move money around since surgery/doctor bills need to be paid, bought quarter round which is used when the sailplane storage boxes are built, did 60 miles on bicycle, went to grocery, mowed grass and now getting ready for supper!

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    • Keep going Jelly, no time to rest!

      Jeremy
      SCCAAA TT TN

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      • ARUP
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        This model received undivided attention toady! From 6:00AM until 11:00PM. The tail feathers got covered. The wings are ready to be covered. I forgot the gussets so spent a lot of time putting them onto the wings and ailerons. The fin still needs to get attached to the fuselage and some ply needs to be added around that junction when that is done. Looks like I won't have it ready for Horizon. That's the second time I've miscalculated (fancy words for being a slacker!) lol

    • It's never a good idea to rush a project to meet a perceived deadline, IMHO. There are many examples through out history. Look at Mercedes, for one, they ran the Canadian Grand Prix yesterday with out their "upgraded" engine and were second class at a track they have dominated for years. Their reason was a potential durability problem later in the required life of the engine. Still looking forward to your completed project.
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      Mark

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      • Dion Dunn
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        At the same time HAAS brought their upgraded car and went from mid pack to deplorable.

      • ARUP
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        Both of y'all need to talk with Swiss1, Jeremy. He is really into F1 racing!

      • Joespeeder
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        Awesome work Mike !!

        It's like old home week here on this thread. lol... I used to be a 3000+ mile a year cyclist and each year completed the season with a 100mile per day 4 day trip from Lansing to Mackinaw. Now I'm old. slow and fatter. Really lost my interest in F1 when the sound regs changed things. Was a huge fan from before Prost and Senna. Attended the Detroit GP each year and was in turn 1 for every year the circus came to Indy. We went all three days to the US GrandPrix every year. Then to sound changed... Did lots of Daytona24's and the 50th Anniversary Sebring 12hour. Prefer Vintage now mainly, when I can get a chance to see one. At a vintage race even the parking lots are full of really interesting stuff. lol Funny, I was in the Waterfortd Hills paddock last month with lots of fancy cars around and one of my old students came to watch in his new car.... A 2Cv.... I loved that thing more than all the cool big hardware floating around that day.

        If you guys get a chance Flat Out Flat Broke is an interesting book. Perry McCarthy's story is something else. His ego gets kinda hard to take later in the book but the journey into F1 is very interesting.

        BTW, Looking forward to flying with you at Frankenmuth but not in shape to be part of the line up if you decide to show your Magic Mike skills after hours... You're on your own there. Big Grin

        Joe

    • ARUP, or Magic Mike--which ever fits,
      On 5/28/18 you posted a picture showing the cutting lose of an aileron with a small saw. Can you share who makes the saw. That looks like a tool I could really use. Al 3 of mine are "strong back" style, and not very useful for this type of job.

      Thanks,
      Larry Fitch

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      • ARUP
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        I looked up 'Magic Mike' on youtube per joespeeder's suggestion (or was it Mark9?) I don't meet 'specs' for 'Magic Mike' in that format. Larry, the saw is an awesome tool! It is a 'Japanese flush cut pull saw.

    • Mike, Thanks. I'll see if I can find one.
      Larry

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      • Mike,
        Did a quick search and found several flush cut pull saws. Thanks!! However, yours appears to be a "folder" and that style I didn't find. Is Amazon holding out on me, or do you have a better source?

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        • ARUP
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          Larry- I just got back from the Horizon Hobby Aerotow so sorry for the delayed response. The saw shown in a previous post is not a 'folder'. It has a plastic blade protector that slips over the teeth of the saw. The handle can be removed from the blade by turning the red plastic head on the metal screw. I highly recommend getting one of these. They are very flexible ...physically and for different applications. Mine stays very sharp. I've even used it to relieve excess wood when installing windows in a house built in 1907!

      • Do you have a Lee Valley Tools shop in your area?

        Awesome array of good and some quite unique tools.

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        • David, No I don't have a Lee Valley shop near me--but I do have their catalog. Good idea and source. Hope to see you at Agassiz in a month or so.

          Thanks,
          Larry

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