Barry Cole

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About Barry Cole

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  • Birthday 07/06/1966

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  • Location Salida Colorado

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  1. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Got firewall installed today along with brake lines.

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  2. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Thanks Paul.
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  3. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today was engine and landing gear installation so I can fit the front cowling to the boot cowlings.

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  4. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Thanks, it is a very labor intensive process for sure.
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  5. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Fitted floor boards tonight, what a poor design.

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  6. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Been gluing and fiberglassing boot cowling on. Windshield is drilled. Put first stripe on a wing today.


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  7. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Fitting up boot cowling, floor pan and windshield.

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  8. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    On to the paint booth for the fuselage! No more fabric or tape to install! Whew..........

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  9. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Ready for tape.....

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  10. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Taco is wrapped.....

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  11. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Great day yesterday with the help of friends. Got one side covered and more coats of Poly on the other wing.


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  12. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Yes, they are header tanks. One for each wing tank. These prevent getting air pockets in the fuel system from fuel sloshing in the main tanks. The reason for two are because you can swith tanks with the fuel valve. Search this site, I'm sure there is much discussion on this and other fuel related topics. Happy building!
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  13. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today was baggage day, I hate baggage!! Anyway, I am ready to wrap this taco.......


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  14. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    One wing under paint, working on fuselage covering and cowling while waiting for wings to dry between coats.



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  15. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    RJG,
     
    Welcome to the Magnum insanity!!!
    1. My wings where already set up when I bought my kit, but I did double check everything before I covered them, and the previous builder did a great job. The manual explains in detail how to set up the wings, let me know if you need a copy. There is only one adjustment on the lift strut on the left side only. Others will most likely have more experience with this subject than me.
     
    2. My wings where also built with tip tanks and I eliminated them by adding the 3 false ribs, no big deal. You can find it in this post back a few months. No need for bottom false ribs either.
    3. Not sure what you mean about wing tips, are you talking about tip tanks? If so, I chose not to use them because my bladder only flies for 3 hours at a time ;))
    4. Check out the gear Ron and I used before going Grove, this is also documented on this forum in detail. Grove is good too, but our set up doesnt have near the recoil that a Grove will. IMO
    Blue Skies,
    Barry
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