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Old 12-24-2016, 11:01 AM
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Tosten makes a nice looking stick for the 14. Has anyone asked them to consider doing one specifically for the 8? Seems like they have the capability.... I would be interested.
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Old 12-24-2016, 11:18 AM
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Default Stick bending

We did the cut and weld procedure on my RV-8 stick with the Tosten grip. It works well, but the stick is so far back in the flare that my cuff deficient shoulder doesn't work as well to control the flare as it did with the short stick. I still think it's an improvement but might require some fine-tuning. Will try to post some pics. We used a PVC dummy stick to plan the cuts.
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:22 AM
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Pack it with sand, cheap pipe bender. No cuts or welds.
I did the same thing, only I didn't have sand. Filled with water, froze it and then bent. Ended up with a little bit fewer wrinkles than you have there.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:10 PM
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I did the same thing, only I didn't have sand. Filled with water, froze it and then bent. Ended up with a little bit fewer wrinkles than you have there.
Interesting. I'll keep that technique in mind if I ever do another.

I'm more comfortable with wrinkled bends than welded miters.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:25 PM
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Default Stick Bending service available again

I have passed the torch to Karlo Gatdula, karlo.gatdula@gmail.com

I have provided him the die and equipment I use to bend the sticks.

Please send him an email if you would like your RV-8 front stick bent.

Thanks,

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