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Old 05-02-2017, 09:00 PM
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Default Vlad...

you make puns in English (across different threads at that) like a professional.

Well done

I will try to put forward my best hospitality on the 14th weekend.

I, too, saw the FAA emails regarding VIP movement in your area of operations.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:39 PM
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Looking forward to a fly-in Bill and not once did I ever consider you as a sheep.
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:07 AM
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Sure would like to visit your strip in my 10 one day. Your build is coming together nicely, Bill.
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  #154  
Old 05-03-2017, 12:36 PM
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Default Colorado is quite a haul

... done it once in the 6A. You'd sure be welcome, Mike.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:12 PM
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Default moving on with door work

I got the doors glued up last week and I'm ready to attempt the installation of the factory locking hardware and Sean's excellently-made PlaneAround center latch kit.

The first time you lift those DeLorean gull-wing doors on their own hinges cannot help but bring a smile, and a selfie :



At this point I think I'm supposed to proceed by installing the latch handle/factory gearbox per plans and then (having cut the rack gears exactly in half and modified the aft pushrod length), install the goodies Sean puts in the kit for the center latch. We'll see. Following two set of directions at once is mentally stretching late at night.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:21 AM
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Default late summer progress

Got the overhead console out of LeoK's mold and fitted in, more or less.

Some trimming required, naturally.

Making a cable chase plenum in the A-pillars: Bondo some 3/4" PEX in place and cover with tape and release agent.

After the 3-ply layups cure, rip out the male mold elements and sand the Bondo off

Trim the layups and glue in place with flox...

Next is a micro skim coat and lots of sanding to fair them in.
I'll attach the overhead itself once I've glued the copper foil Vee antenna for VOR/LOC/GS and the comm #2 vertical to the inside of the canopy top and run some wires that I'd rather do while I have full open exposure to the route. Transitions from the plenums to the overhead and to each side of the fuselage/instrument panel will need to be laid up in roughly the same way. Then I get to try CanadianJOY's faux Zolatone paint process to hide all the blems and give me a rugged finish on the top and door interiors
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:21 PM
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Looks good Bill. Happy it worked out for you.

I just finished bonding the A pillar close outs in myself not too long ago. I am interested in a little more detail on the copper tape antennas you bonded in. I plan on the VOR in the wing tip and have two comm antennas out the bottom under the front of the baggage compartment.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:42 PM
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Default Antenna installation

I'll post it after I do it, Leo. Should be this weekend, if the RG-400 comes in the mail. Fingers crossed. (I hate it when I trip over my own logistics and have to wait on stuff I should have ordered far enough ahead of time).
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:12 PM
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Looking good Bill and the dust in your shop confirms you're making progress!
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:24 PM
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Default Dust

Stormy,
Work looks good.
Shop looks nice too...
but the garage door is to take that dusty stuff outside in this nice fall weather for sanding etc.....
We can see the half hearted attemp at floor cleaning with a push broom.
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