RobS

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About RobS

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  • Birthday 10/03/1953

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  • Location Durham, ME

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  1. RobS added a post in a topic Nose ribs   

    I had to remove all of my MK IV false ribs (both wings) due to the aluminum leading edge being a real mess. With a heat gun and patience, I was able to remove them all, clean up the spar and then put them back in place. A taut line from wing tip to root made placing them back at the correct height pretty straight forward. And then I replace the aluminum with a thin veneer of plywood.
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  2. RobS added a post in a topic ANR Hedset - is it worth it?   

    I have the original Lightspeed Zulu and it was well worth the cost. It does a great job on the noise cancellation, is very lightweight, and super comfortable.
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  3. RobS added a post in a topic Guess my weight contest   

    577
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  4. RobS added a post in a topic Transponders and Airworthiness inspections   

    Joey look at Section (d) (4) of this CFR - I think you may be ok to list it as INOP and get the inspection as is - seeing "you're the person "appropriately rated to perform maintenance".
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.213
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  5. RobS added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stunts   

    Someone had a Very Bad Day
    Looks like a Maine Warden Service pilot had a very bad day. And these are the guys who tell the public at this time of year, make sure the ice is safe before you venture onto it!
    http://www.wmtw.com/article/maine-wardens-plane-lands-on-lake-breaks-through-ice/14477569
     
     
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  6. RobS added a post in a topic Landing Gear Option   

    Yes, a really nice setup, but very expensive!
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  7. RobS added a post in a topic Southeast Wisconsin   

    Welcome aboard!
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  8. RobS added a post in a topic Mk4 Gross weight   

    Spot on Ed. The higher the wing loading, the less you'll be tossed around in rough air
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  9. RobS added a post in a topic My mk4   

    You've got that right Ed! My son-in-law and I are about the same height and his head almost hits the frame and mine doesn't, but my knees are up under my chin .
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  10. RobS added a post in a topic Float Flying Almost Over   

    Stay safe - are both the home and the planes in harm's way?
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  11. RobS added a post in a topic Kitfox 4 rebuild   

    Take it slow and steady Ed . . . 
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  12. RobS added a post in a topic Groove gear   

    If you know the type/model of Grove gear you have you can check their site for the specs including weight. Avid MK IV tail dragger comes in at 32 lbs.
    http://www.groveaircraft.com/landing_gear.html
     
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  13. RobS added a post in a topic HANGER FULL- KITFOX FUSELAGES & PARTS   

    Ed I'm very sorry to hear this. Prayers ascending and positive thoughts headed your way. Just beat that SOB "C"!!
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  14. RobS added a post in a topic WANTED - AVID FIBERGLASS WING COVER   

    He said it sold soon after he made the post.
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  15. RobS added a post in a topic WANTED - AVID FIBERGLASS WING COVER   

    The aluminum on my wings  - which I replaced with .8mm birch plywood - was done in three pieces. And I used three pieces of plywood and had no trouble laying down the seams on a rib. After gluing the plywood to the rib, I used a small amount of Hysol and light sanding to feather-in the seams.
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