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Old 12-01-2017, 05:49 PM
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How many different crimping tools can one own anyway?
All of them
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:38 PM
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Default Yep, lots of stuff to buy

When I was thinking about building an airplane, people said that I'd spend 1/3 on the engine, 1/3 on the air frame, and 1/3 on the avionics. What they didn't tell me was I going to spent another 1/3 on tools and another 1/3 on shipping...

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Old 12-01-2017, 09:45 PM
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When I was thinking about building an airplane, people said that I'd spend 1/3 on the engine, 1/3 on the air frame, and 1/3 on the avionics. What they didn't tell me was I going to spent another 1/3 on tools and another 1/3 on shipping...
Don't forget all of the random stuff from the hardware store, the dollar store, the craft store, and the local auto paint store.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:40 AM
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How many different crimping tools can one own anyway?
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All of them
Hmm,

1. AFM8 - three positioners, d-sub, high density (female) and (male).
2. Molex
3. coax
4. fast-on
5. large sleeves for AWG 8+
6. RJ-XX

Did I miss one, two?

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When I was thinking about building an airplane, people said that I'd spend 1/3 on the engine, 1/3 on the air frame, and 1/3 on the avionics. What they didn't tell me was I going to spent another 1/3 on tools and another 1/3 on shipping...
Nah, only 20% on shipping. 1st Class is working well for my small emergencies. Not all offer this.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:16 AM
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That is one nice panel. No separate a/p head or maybe out of the frame?
It looks like you have not painted the interior yet and was wondering when you plan to do that. Iíve just finished section 37, waiting on finish kit. Should I paint the interior now while I have little to do or wait for later? If wait then when?
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:42 AM
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It looks like you have not painted the interior yet and was wondering when you plan to do that. I’ve just finished section 37, waiting on finish kit. Should I paint the interior now while I have little to do or wait for later? If wait then when?
It's painted, battleship gray, a super strong DTM epoxy primer with sealer. I painted when the manual told me to, page 32-08. Then, I painted the roll bar separately. I still have the canopy frame interior to paint. The only negative thing about doing it per the manual is that the rivets you install for the roll bar cage are not painted but they don't look bad that way. You really can't paint that roll bar assembled as you need to install it for the pieces to align properly. I didn't want to risk trying to throw another coat over it after it was installed because everything was looking great. It wouldn't be hard for someone to mask off and paint once you are at this point for aesthetics but you wouldn't be able to get paint into some of the areas that probably need it so at least lay down a good DTM primer.

No A/P head, the touch display has all the A/P functions. I have A/P disconnect and probably Level on my stick. It's a full IFR setup with dual comms, audio panel, redundant GPS sources, etc, everything is remote boxes, I like the clean look.

Still not sure if I'm installing the passenger eject handle (canopy release) so I haven't done anything with that area.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:23 AM
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This thread reminds of a funny movie bit... from O' Brother, Where Art Thou?;

Pomade Vendor: I can get the part from Bristol. It'll take two weeks, here's your pomade.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Two weeks? That don't do me no good.
Pomade Vendor: Nearest Ford auto man's Bristol.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Hold on, I don't want this pomade. I want Dapper Dan.
Pomade Vendor: I don't carry Dapper Dan, I carry Fop.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, I don't want Fop, dang it! I'm a Dapper Dan man!
Pomade Vendor: Watch your language, young feller, this is a public market. Now if you want Dapper Dan, I can order it for you, have it in a couple of weeks.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:09 PM
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Bkervaski
Did not mean to impugn your paint job. The pic was of the panel and the rest was out of focus so I shouldnít have said anything. What I was hoping for was that someone else would chime in that they also sailed right past 32-08 without painting and everything turned out fine. Yes, I know itís in bold font.
I like that you have managed to do an IFR panel with minimal clutter and the idea of putting a straight and level button on the stick is genius. Thanks for that.
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