Barry Cole

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  1. Barry Cole added a post in a topic T3 suspension   

    Ed, I paid $650 and got free shipping.
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  2. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Yes, the weight does NOT include the tail-wheel. My old spring and tail-wheel is 8.6 lbs. I will let you know the total weight after I get the right tail-wheel bolted on. I think it will be the same weight or a bit lighter.
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  3. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Decided to take a break from MEK to let my brain cells recuperate. I fabricated mounts for the new T-3 tail spring I will be using, can't wait to land with this and ABW's!!!

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  4. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    RJG,
    In my opinion, the rudder is facing into the wind most of the time, so wind forces will not help balance in any way.  Hope I am understanding you correctly.
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  5. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Yes, I ended up with 8 inspection rings.  Thanks for that good advise!!
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  6. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Ron,
    Thanks, that is exactly what I had to do. I used some wire to make a needle with the right curve, once the curve is right it worked pretty good.  I was hoping to come up with a quicker way, but I don't think there is one! I am sure I can do the next wing faster, I have had plenty of practice now!!  Thanks again for your input!
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  7. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Agreed, probably just have to spent the time and do it they way I did this one.
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  8. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Nice idea, that may work as well. I will let you know what I come up with. I was planning on just a light shrink, not enough to warp the wing.
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  9. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I finished stitching the left wing, poly brushed the stitch lines, marked for finish tapes and installed the inspection rings.  Poly brushed the finish tape areas (2coats) and the stitching and reinforcement tapes got 4 coats of ply brush. I have also decided on the right wing to do the stitching before covering with the top fabric to make that process easier. That cost me about 3 -4 hours extra labor. With the plywood leading edge, there is no way to stitch except using a fish hook style needle made from flexible wire. Pain in the butt!!!!  This will be my last post for a while as I will be repeating this process on the right wing for the next week or two.




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

    Today I learned stitching, all I can say is wow........lots of holes...........

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  11. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Pouring lead into the rudder??   

    It make your control inputs "balanced" or in other words, the weight that you feel on the control stick as you move it will not have a heavy or harder input in any direction. Also in higher speed aircraft, it helps prevent flutter, but this will not be an issue with a Magnum. I am sure there is more out there on this subject, this is just my understanding.
     
    Barry
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  12. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Another productive LONG day! Made it to stitching












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

    Elevator is done, now on to the wings.  Great day thanks to my friend Dave!! Thanks to everyone for providing tips and advise along the way too, you know who you are!




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

    Today we covered the elevator, and got some great tips from Jim that made our day better and a nicer looking end product.

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

    Doug,
    I would be interested in the drawings for these. 
    Thanks
    Barry
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  16. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today we got the horizontal stabilizer mostly complete except for tape.

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

    Why do I have such a headache lately?..........
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  18. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Isn't this why they made irons???? The MEK fumes are much better when heated too........
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  19. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

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

    Well, got one wing ready to cover after priming it with Poly Fiber primer.  Also covered the rudder with my friend Dave's help who recently went to an EAA covering seminar.  Lots of fun seeing progress!



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

    Thanks!  I'll never do floats where I live, but you are right, now is the time to do it!!
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  22. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I welded the aftermarket landing gear tabs to the fuselage and fitted the landing gear to the tabs. Set the camber and took a some measurements so Steve can finish fabricating the shock system.





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

    Right  wing is now ready for covering.  I have decided to prime both wings after talking to Poly Fiber. Low cost and quick to do.
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  24. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I installed the plastic leading edge and drained the fuel tank. Thanks for the help Rick!!

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

    Today I finished sanding the right tank and installing the plywood leading edge.

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