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I could see that being mistaken for a home made IED.

Worked on the tail feathers today. I even got all the holes drilled straight! Made some brackets out aluminum angle. Brace wires will support the tail structure, and the elevators and rudder will hang

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On 9/28/2019 at 2:12 PM, Terry Soloman said:

It is amazing how all of these parts come together. You have become an aerospace engineer!:thumbsupanim

Mr Elon Musk need him on the team !  LOL   A Problem Solver !

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Those real aerospace folks are a lot smarter than I am! :00000067:

I have gotten the brake lines built. I used -3 fittings and stainless braided hose. The only problem I encountered was that the stock banjo bolt on the caliper, was not long enough to accommodate the larger bodied universal banjo I got from Summit Racing. My solution was to fabricate my own banjo bolts. Started by trimming two 10mm x 1.25 bolts down to the proper length. I then drilled cross holes in each one, followed by a hole right down the center of the shank. I cleaned them up and they screwed right in.
I also fastened down my new brake lines in such a way, that they will never chafe on anything, when the stick is moved or the suspension is cycled. All in all I am very happy with how this setup turned out.

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3 hours ago, ArcticDave said:

Those real aerospace folks are a lot smarter than I am! :00000067:

I have gotten the brake lines built. I used -3 fittings and stainless braided hose. The only problem I encountered was that the stock banjo bolt on the caliper, was not long enough to accommodate the larger bodied universal banjo I got from Summit Racing. My solution was to fabricate my own banjo bolts. Started by trimming two 10mm x 1.25 bolts down to the proper length. I then drilled cross holes in each one, followed by a hole right down the center of the shank. I cleaned them up and they screwed right in.
I also fastened down my new brake lines in such a way, that they will never chafe on anything, when the stick is moved or the suspension is cycled. All in all I am very happy with how this setup turned out.

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Nice job Dave!

But I don't see how those hydraulic brakes are going to work if you're headed for a cliff face...should of went with air brakes!!

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50 minutes ago, Au Seeker said:

Nice job Dave!

But I don't see how those hydraulic brakes are going to work if you're headed for a cliff face...should of went with air brakes!!

No, I don't reckon they'll work great in that situation. :excl::th_panic:

As long as I have time to fire off a last ditch Hail Mary, I should be good. Divine providence has saved worse scallywags than me. Hopefully, the Almighty will allow me to cash in some good karma... on a timely miracle. :fl:

44 minutes ago, Morlock said:

Where are you going to put the parachute?

Parachutes are for pansies.

 

 

Unless I had the money for one. It would be nice insurance policy, but the price renders that an impossible option for the time being.

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9 hours ago, TEMPEDAVE said:

Looks great Sir David,love the Pietenpol tail group........

I know...it looks like it belongs there. :)

I could not have done it that way, without the plans you gave me. Thanks Dave!

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8 hours ago, azdigger said:

:ROFL:   Hay Dave , ya got to hurry if your are going to fly it at  the outing...:ROFL:

No danger of that! It will probably be spring before it's that close. You're welcome to stop by the house and take a peek if you like.

Elevator hinges are figured out and installed. I still need to knock off the corners and sand everything before varnishing, but I think the tailfeather shape looks good on an Eagle. :)

 

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11 hours ago, Stillweaver hillbelli said:

No need for that with a reverse pitch prop:m2c:

A reverse on a airplane, how cool is that, that would make parking it a lot easier, especially in a crowded airspace!!

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Woow, Dave...That is amazing...you are a real craftsman...anything you CAN'T do????  Hope you've been videoing it's build for YouTube ... You can make some major bucks off of that!  Maybe get Channel 3 to come out for an interview but have the YouTube deal set up first then use the TV channel to put out the word on your YT vid... WTG ... Cheers, Unc

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17 hours ago, Uncle Ron said:

Woow, Dave...That is amazing...you are a real craftsman...anything you CAN'T do????  Hope you've been videoing it's build for YouTube ... You can make some major bucks off of that!  Maybe get Channel 3 to come out for an interview but have the YouTube deal set up first then use the TV channel to put out the word on your YT vid... WTG ... Cheers, Unc

Thanks Unc! I do have a youtube channel! There isn't really anything there yet though. Bill even gave me one of his older cameras to do videos with, but I'm really at a loss as to, what to film, and how to film anything for a watchable video. Self promotion has never been one of my strong points...:th_panic:

Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg8P_2s4ubQ33-c-EntWbmA

Projects Facebook page.

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Like unk said, amazing craftsmanship....  I know there are lots of folks who are creators or enjoy seeing what other creative folks are doing and your candid and low key airplane building saga is something many would enjoy....  I for one would enjoy a video tutorial on the welding process you used, a little cutting, fitup, prep, and torch work...  Those are skills few have...  The hinge construction, banjo bolts, etc....  Then there is all of the wood werkin stuff, and not to mention the vwenstein power source...  Not necessarily self promoting but it might be fun and educational for others..

Thanks for keeping us in the loop.  

Jeff

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1 hour ago, Stillweaver hillbelli said:

:brows:I think you could have avoided all this fabrukatin an wrenching if you had just bought a car to plane conversion kit from KaleCo Auto.

 

Hahahahahahahaha....I laughed waaaay too long at this. :worship:

56 minutes ago, pairadiceau said:

Like unk said, amazing craftsmanship....  I know there are lots of folks who are creators or enjoy seeing what other creative folks are doing and your candid and low key airplane building saga is something many would enjoy....  I for one would enjoy a video tutorial on the welding process you used, a little cutting, fitup, prep, and torch work...  Those are skills few have...  The hinge construction, banjo bolts, etc....  Then there is all of the wood werkin stuff, and not to mention the vwenstein power source...  Not necessarily self promoting but it might be fun and educational for others..

Thanks for keeping us in the loop.  

Jeff

Thanks Jeff. :)

I may try to film something and see how it goes. Usually when I'm in the shop, there is far too much foul language. If I edited out all the sailor talk....it might be a silent film! :25r30wi:

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