Barry Cole

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About Barry Cole

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  • Birthday 07/06/1966

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  1. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Cracked Case   

    Ron,
    Quick thought. If the engine ran before the rebuild with the mechanical pump, it should now as well. Be sure to double check what ever drives that pump to be sure it is right.  Just an old mechanic thinking..........
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  2. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Left wing finished! Ready for fabric. Now I will be doing the same process on the right wing, but making faster progress using some quicker processes that worked well on the other wing.


     

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

    This weekend I filled the rough surface of the fuel tank with light weight auto body filler, then I glued the plastic leading edge on.


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

    I also tried the balloon method, bud I didn't like the cracking and popping noises coming from the tank. I probably used a bit too much air pressure.  Anyway, about 16 hours full of fuel with out any leaks makes me feel good about it.
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  5. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    I didn't say which Ron did I ?? Sorry buddy........
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  6. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I installed the leading edge on the left wing. I used 5 mil plywood from ACS. It was made in Finland. Nice stuff, but pricey............

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

    Well, my fuel cell held fuel overnight with no leaks!  After trying to come up with a way to air test the fuel tanks, I asked Ron what he did and he just filled the tank with fuel and checked for leaks.  Keep it simple stupid method worked great! Now to install leading edge plywood and this one is ready for fabric.

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

    Today, finished sanding the fuel tank. Then mounted fuel vent line fittings and prepped for pressure testing.


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

    Today, more sanding, more body filler, more sanding, more filler...........Also made and installed fuel tank vent lines bracket.


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

    Thanks Ron, I think resin fumes are what keeps me going some days.............
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  11. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I filled the gaps between the spars and fuel cell with body filler.  Then I wrapped the fuel cell with two layers of fiberglass as per the plans. One done, one more to go.





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  12. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Cracked Case   

    Ron, save that nice engine cradle, your buddy might need to borrow it.......Good work on that engine!!!  When are you starting Super Bee Engines LLC??
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  13. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today we took the wings off to begin fabric soon. Put the fuselage back in the rotisserie to work on the new landing gear fitment. The gear is a real piece of artwork, so happy I upgraded! Finished epoxying  the flaperons. Thanks to Ron, I have a nice Magnum wing rotisserie to use!!

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

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

    I thought you promised me it was a 200 hour build? 
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