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#81 Waiter

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:48 AM

Looks very good, Waiter
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:06 PM

Thanks Waiter. If this Cozy turns out as good and as fun as the Longeze was I am going to be a very happy camper. Steve
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:29 PM

As far as this phase of the construction goes: Is it possible to drill a .25 inch pilot hole though the CS Spar the aft side to the forward face ..... mate the surfaces and the drill from the front face through the wing hardpoints. At this point: It would be Ideal if you could finish the 5/8ths cut with one of the carbide tipped counterborers available. The problem seems to be the shaft is too short. Could the cut be finished via a horizontal borer or the like using the established pilot hole?
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:07 PM

i think thats what i did. i had my spar in the plane and needed to invent a way to drill it. :P BIG STEVE, any chance you could slow down a bit, we cant see a thing in all this dust ! (looking good buddy)
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:27 AM

Well I guess it is time for another update. I find it amazing how in one short afternoon My plane can grow so big and my shop can shrink so small. I mounted the center section spar yesterday afternoon and my shop will never be the same. Until I get rid of the table I will be walking around to get to the other side of the plane and the shop. I think after the strakes are done I can hang the table in the rafters. Steve building on


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:38 PM

good time to replace the striped out bolts in the fire wall with click bonds;)
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

Those bolts are not stripped out and will not be replaced with clickbonds. I have had those bolts covered since day one. I also welded welding rod onto the heads of the bolts and then floxed them in. They wont turn either. STeve
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:01 PM

Those bolts are not stripped out and will not be replaced with clickbonds. I have had those bolts covered since day one. I also welded welding rod onto the heads of the bolts and then floxed them in. They wont turn either. STeve

i wish i had :sad:
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:26 AM

Steve: The reason I knew to make it so the heads would not turn is that the ones on my Longeze did. I had to take a hack saw and cut slots in the ends of the screws so I could put a small screw driver on them when I tightend the bolts It was a pain but it worked. STeve building on
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:05 PM

Well today is Thanksgiving. Was able to work on the plane a good portion of the day. I have something new to be thankfull for. I have a wing hanging on the plane. Only took a little over 3 years to get to this point. The shop has really gotten a lot smaller. Going to start on the strakes now. Then all the big pieces will be done except for cowlings.
The wing makes a big table to put stuff on. I will be getting rid of my big 12' table after I build the strakes. STeve building on

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#91 Rick Hall

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:08 PM

STeve: What are those 'lift eyes' at the aft end of the top longeron for? Rick
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:17 PM

Rick: Good eyes I did not think anyone would notice those. They are temparary plywood pieces that are bondoed on. They locate my turtle back in the right position. There is also one on the back of the front seat. When I put the turtle back on I put the pins in and everything fits like it was made to. I am trying to put off installing the turtle back until the bitter end. It is hard for me to get my old large body in the back when it is on. Steve
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:24 AM

wow, it sure looks big ! i have my last wing on the floor doing the rear spar in the am and the aileron in the pm. soon i will be as you and mount them:D
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:13 AM

Rick:

Good eyes I did not think anyone would notice those.


On a clear day I can see the sun, and that's 93 million miles away.

I'm always looking (snooping?) for stuff to make my build easier :)

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:13 PM

Once again it is time for an update. I have something new to show and tell. I just saved myself a pile of money by building my own motor mount. It is my first attempt and it turned out pretty good. I got better at fitting the tubes as I went. My heliarc ran like a champ. Now I have to install it to the fuselage. But first I have to finish my oil heat under the right passenger thy rest and install the back seatback and cover up those ugly holes in the center section spar. The first picture is the mount in the jig. The second picture is the finished mount. My thanks go out to the Cozy girls for some tech help and The late Tony Bingalis's book firewall forward.


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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:34 AM

Simple and stout looking. That looks like it would be really hard to bend under G's! Looks nice and wait 'til you start installing stuff on the engine and all that extra room makes a difference.




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