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  • Birthday 11/25/1969

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    C-150, C-172

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    Martin Fryer
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    Olympia Washington
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    Facilities planning
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    Private pilot (Just over 100 hrs)

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    Open-EZ Tandem (LE)
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  1. For what aircraft? Featherlite can supply you with the strut. Most of the other major parts are available at http://www.eznoselift.com/pricelist.html
  2. Another option would be to use an electric actuator.
  3. Interesting. The ACS site says they have aluminium fittings also, but mine are steel. I purchased mine about a year and a half ago.
  4. I have two of the ACS belts for my long-ez project and the fittings are definatly steel.
  5. Well, I didn't complete the spar by new years. But it is done now.. The Long-EZ plans now call for the spar to be permenantly installed in the fuselage. I think however that I will hold off on that for now. With the spar and canard installed, my EZ takes up a huge amount of space in the shop. Instead I am considering skipping ahead and constructing the wings. With those out of the way I think I will cut down the size of the work table. Also I see some cozy and other long-ez folks are aligning the wings to the center spar before mounting it to the fuse. Any thoughts on this strategy? more photos at... http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com
  6. I saw this the other day. Looks interesting but may require some modification. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ESSEX-AIRCRAFT-CONTROL-STICK-GRIP-COMPONENT_W0QQitemZ230422786816QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a644b300#ht_3890wt_722
  7. I beleve there is a scale .PDF of the templates in one of the threads
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    Marc, I hope you plan on having some redundancy. I am not sure what options are available for an auto confersion, but if you have a separate electrical systems for the ignition you would'nt nessisarily become a glider.
  9. That books looks like it about covers everything. Thanks
  10. Can any of you recomend some good books, or online resources that I can use to study aircraft engines?
  11. mfryer

    Day # 1

    In one of the cp issues, they discuss the temporary unavailibility of the 250 lb 1/4" foam. They did approve 1/4" plywood as a substitute.
  12. Prime rib here. And for the rest of us, a happy Festivus!!
  13. RAF used a few different techniques for spar cap layups, including the use of their uni cloth in the GU canard. At the time of the video, many techniques were still being perfected. I too was a little confused when I saw Burt and Mike laying up the spar cap with the cross weave. My understanding is that the spar cap material is designed to be used without the cross weave. The cross weave does not allow the uni fibers to lay as straight as they can be with the weave in place. If one examines the weave, it is very irregular and obviously only there to keep the roving in place until installation. The most latest RAF documentation (perhaps there is a CP article as well that I missed) that I can find is the Special performance canard (Roncz canard) instructions, that specifically mentions the removal of the "fine thread that is obviously not fiberglass" and the cross fibers. Perhaps there is a reason that fine thread is red. The procedure to remove the cross thread is not difficult and I cannot think of any reason to keep the cross fibers in place for spar cap layups. Spar jig: Good to know if found a new home, it would have been chopped up if you didn't take it. Be sure to measure everything again, I just want to make sure mine is the only plane flying crooked!
  14. I guess that makes sense. I usualy mix in small amounts as well, use it up in under 1/2 hour. I suppose what had me concerned is the time it takes to complete a large layup. My center section spar shear web took me over 5 hours to complete, what with phone ringing, santa and fire department stopping by, etc. But then you say "gel time", not "cure time". That there lies the fallicy of my origional comment. Marc, sounds like you are on to something with the local suppliers. I don't suppose you can russle up a cheap O-320 for me while your at it?

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