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    • On 3/25/2020 at 6:26 PM, jridge said:

      Do you have to pay by the vowel to advertise in Barnstormers?

      Kent, your abbreviations escape me.

      The abbreviations are from the add, not from Kent.

    • Do you have to pay by the vowel to advertise in Barnstormers?

      Kent, your abbreviations escape me.

    • Is there a problem with the nose gear? None of the photo's show the nose gear extended.

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    • Back to my ailerons.  Taking Marc's suggestion, and after several minutes of thought before I actually started sanding a perfectly painted aileron, I stripped away all of the paint layers (2) and the black primer layer from the entire bottom surface and the top surface behind the hinges.

       

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      The owner prior to me (not the original builder) had only painted the visible surfaces so the nose of the aileron was still in original paint.  My thought was to see how it would balance out, keeping some of the paint weight on the front.  Prior to sanding, the aileron weight was 3 lbs, 13.3 oz,  After the removal of the 2 paint layers and the primer, the weight dropped to 3 lbs, 8.1 oz.  

      The aileron still balances slightly tail heavy.  A quick test required me to add 4oz. to the nose in this current sanded state to get it balanced.  My guess is that will increase by possible 2-3+ oz. after adding the primer and single layer of paint back on.  

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      There was no excess filler on the top or bottom surfaces.  The total weight was underweight compard to many even with 2 layers of final paint.  I can only assume that this VE flew 570 hours with slightly tail-heavy ailerons.  The builder was very meticulous and the overall build quality is very good.  I am going to keep sifting through the CP's to understand if there is something I am missing for the balance procedure.  I created a solid template with a level attached based on the aileron build plans (see below) showing the level waterline that I hold along the top skin.   You can see in the picture above that even with all paint and primer removed on the entire lower surface, and all the top surface behind the hinge that it is still tail heavy.

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    • Saw this oil cooler door idea (pic 1) on a FB page but I don't like it.  The chap has an ingenious linkage to open and close the slots in flight but the problem is that when full open, half the cooler is blocked by the apparatus and even when open, the slots create drag on the air flow.  In hot weather, you will want the whole cooler working.

      I have a pic of a cooler using louvers by Marc Z. that is a better idea but it might be copyrighted so you will have to imagine it.  :-)

      I did not give this enough thought when building the Cozy.  Eventually I arrived at this slider (pics 2,3) which is satisfactory but  not in-flight adjustable.    With experience, I know about where to set it.  This time of year (Nov), it covers about 2/3rds of the cooler.   In the winter it will block the entire cooler.   Doing it again, I would offset the cooler which might have given the space for a cable-operated slider.
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    • Below is a sample of a panel I laid out using XPanel software. Jim Evans was asking about instrument panel software on the Yahoo groups forum and you can no longer post attachments so here it is ....

       
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    • I am looking for a set of Infinity retract landing gear for sale. New or used.

       

      Thanks 

      Richard
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    • There's a long history with ongoing discussion about new and coming (and gone) canard aircraft that have been in the works over the years. This thread makes for some interested reading and lessons to be learned.
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