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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced the inner O-ring together with the outer when I assembled the whole thing few months back. Hopefully is just the outer. From the 4 holes I could already see it was in bad shape.. let's see. I wisely bought some extra O-ring as I kind of knew this was going to happen.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The feeler gauge trick did not work for me.
If I used the very thin ones they will break apart when pulling out, if heavier then the all thing will get stuck.
I tried with a thin foil, again no way, the clearance wall to wall is 0.01mm.

So what worked is to cut 4 piecies of a PVC rod and hold them in place with a metal clamp well thighened. I tried to pull the O ring in and out and it was still brand new.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What resin was it used back in 1981 for the glareshield? Poly or epoxy?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the gap within the Aileron leading edge and the wing trailing edge on the top of the wing? For -20 deg, neutral, and +20 deg?

Mine is darm close, in the original installation I could see the ailerons leading edges were scratched by it. I’m resckinning the ailerons and flaps, but without skin I can see the ribs very very close to the wing when moving the ailerons up.

Is this a frequent issue, how it is normally solved?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bend the hinge standoff arms up or down so that the surface is on same plane as bottom of wing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could someone share some detailed pictures of the baffling installed on the 540. Specifically how are they attached the shaped around the cylinders. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you run the engine without wings and tail feathers installed?
clearly not airworthy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be fun to do a fast taxi around the airport though!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it would be a good idea to have that big gyroscopic flywheel of a prop spinning without the stabilizing effect of the wings. There are several Utube videos of plains running with out the wings for several seconds before they get all wobbly and tip over or stood up on the noses but all of them videos ended with prop strikes. Some of them looked like an attempt had been made to secure the fuselage, didn't seem to help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...
On one of Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expeditions, one of the planes was badly damaged early on, so they removed the wings and used it as a tractor. To pull sleds (the airplane was on skis of course). Seemed to work fine, from the old films I saw. Maybe it makes a difference what kind of landing gear you have. I’ll bet spring steel gear is much more susceptible to the dynamic you describe than A-arm gear, whether oleo or bungee.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have run the plane w/o wings. I believe they had tail surfaces though. We have a tank made that bolts up to the wing attach fitting. I doubt we ran it up though, most likely only idle.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow will install the windshield, instructions call to use a 1in tape all around to seal, is this supposed to go on the windshield and the cowling to close the gap over the glareshield? Are you still applying silicone paste to seal?

Can I use high speed tape instead of the fabric tape?
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