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    Thomas Mann
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    Omaha, NE

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  1. TMann

    Berkut Drawing Package

    That's what I did.
  2. TMann

    Infinity gear pump

    I'm puzzled as to why you are not asking JD @ Infinity this question? Piper uses the same pump. About the only difference between the various models is the size of the reservoir.
  3. TMann

    Discounted Airventure Tickets

    Kerry, Sure. Have him look me up at the Vacuum Infusion demo. Across Knapp St. from the forums in the Fighter Replica area. We're the guys in the big white tent.
  4. TMann

    Discounted Airventure Tickets

    That coupon code has been deactivated. It seems as though someone felt cheated for paying full price and called and complained. My guess is that this was not intended to be made public. It's the old "mouse in a lunchbox" at work. I hope somebody jumped on it. BTW ……. I paid full price.
  5. If you have been waiting to buy your ticket to AirVenture 2018, you're in luck. Enter "OSH2018" when buying your ticket online and get a 50% discount. This is no B.S.
  6. TMann

    Vacuum Infusion - Oshkosh 2018

    Here's the location of the Vacuum Infusion Demo. It just across Knapp St. from the Forums.
  7. We'll be at Oshkosh again this year doing a demo on Vacuum Infusion Techniques. I'll post more later but I do expect that this will be more of a hands on demo as apposed to the presentations in the past. See you there.
  8. TMann

    Can she be salvaged?

    Charles, where is this project located? It looks familiar.
  9. TMann

    hangar electricity and other rants

    You should have given them the old "I'm on a fixed income and ………" LOL. You're starting to sound like the retired guys in my EAA Chapter.
  10. TMann

    More epoxy & glass questions?

    Bob usually stops by the Vacuum Infusion demo during AirVenture so we get a chance to catch up. That said, there are a lot of builders that are well beyond that 10 year mark as well as some that have brought it in under a year. They guy I typically fly to Oshkosh with built his RV in less than 9 months. Another guy in the chapter is still working on his Berkut. He's the original owner of kit #8. It's all about man-hours not how long you've owned the parts.
  11. TMann

    More epoxy & glass questions?

    Class A mold from what I can see. Of note: A boat builder started Velocity.
  12. TMann

    More epoxy & glass questions?

    As Marc said ..... yes you could but it's going to cost you. By the time you build a one off mold, you could have built the plane. If you want to see some different techniques that would render a lighter weight airframe (where money is no object) then stop by the Vacuum Infusion demo at Oshkosh during AirVenture. We will be building a fuselage of a new design using Vacuum Infusion and molds. These molds are made from plugs that start out as CNC milled foam ….. so as you can imagine, just building the molds involves quite a bit of technology and $$$. Now, if you were building a kit, then you could justify the expense. As for the Berkut, I'm sure that we could demonstrate how Vacuum Infusion could reduce the weight of that aircraft considerably, so your point about newer technology and techniques is well taken.
  13. TMann

    Which epoxy?

    I use MGS335. Aircraft Spruce does not charge a hazmat fee and it wets out real nice.
  14. TMann

    Kent's Long-EZ project

    I could not find a www.canardaviators.com. I'm assuming you meant www.canardaviation.com, yes?