Barry Cole

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

    Don't know anything about the older wing tips, just what cam with mine. Glad you think they will be efficient, maybe break the 110mph mark, wow! That's my hanger mates tri-pacer. Good old birds!! Not sure if it is original paint, but could be!
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  2. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today was right wing root ribs, basically a repeat of yesterday but went fast since I had the jigging already figured out from yesterday. My friend rick also came by to help as well.  Then I decided to install the trailing edge on the left wing. The kit did not supply enough material to do both wings, I had to order more. The inventory list even called out five 48" pieces of trailing edge? That only leaves 1 piece for the other wing? Oh well, just another bump in the Magnum road :)))
     




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

    I will keep you posted Ed, maybe they will show up soon. I will give it a couple more days.........thanks.
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  4. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Ed,
    All I can figure is the tanks are pretty thin and it helps to strengthen them and prevent future leaks.  I am new to this type of build (I normally work with aluminum) so I am just doing as the manual and others have done. However, I will be looking for fiberglass mat that is clean and easy to lay down to try to minimize the weight and also the finish work after.  P.S. the USPS lost those LED lights, seems they delivered them to the wrong mail box and someone kept them.  Still waiting for them to find them.......argh......
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  5. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today we attached the ribs behind the left fuel tank and installed the jury strut mounts. Then set up the ribs and jigging for the right wing ribs behind the fuel tank.



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

    Yes, 7 attach points, 7 long ribs.
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  7. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Jim, that is defiantly an important measurement. I actually clamped my flaperons on last night before gluing the ribs. The fabulous manual does actually tell us to do this prior (during) setting the final ribs to the tank. One thing to make mention of is that the wing drawing has the root rib flush with the wing tank. This is wrong, the root rib must be 1/2" past the wing tank towards the fuselage for the root  flaperon hing to line up. The rib spacing is just as the plans describe with 7 attach points for the flap hinges. 11 13/16" rib spacing and 23 11/16" between the long ribs.
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  8. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I installed the final false ribs near the fuel tanks, then fitted the 4 trailing ribs that are epoxied to the fuel tanks and rear spars. Nothing fits very good and the indentations in the fuel tanks are in the wrong locations, so modifications to the ribs are necessary. There are a LOT of missing instruction in the build manual, so some fabrication is necessary and some of the parts are not produced with much precision (mostly fiberglass issues), but for the most part it is going together fairly smooth. I also ran in to a snag with the rib spacing. The previous owner was off about 1/2" and the root rib is going to have to be 1/2" too far towards the fuselage, but it should be okay.




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

    Thanks Brian, I get a lot of help from others and their posts here too, hope my posts help the next builder out!
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  10. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Root rib to fuel tank fitment   

    Figured out the fix for this, all I had to do was cut the excess lip off of the tanks to get the ribs to fit.

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

    Today, with my friends Ralph and Rick, we mounted the wings to the fuselage so I could mount the fuel tanks and the rest of the ribs. Sanded and leaked checked the fuel tanks and repaired various leaks.



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  12. Barry Cole added a post in a topic My new Avid Magnum Tricycle   

    Welcome to the Magnum club!!! Nice looking plane! 
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  13. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I balanced the rudder and epoxied 3 more false ribs on the other wing. A second coat of poly on the false ribs. My used engine also showed up!






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

    Thanks for the picture Ron. I have posted to the group for more information. I think the ribs will need glued on first, then the glass wrap. Just need to get the ribs fitted right. I thought you said this kit was easy? Ha! And also I love the detailed manual;))
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  15. Barry Cole added a topic in Avid Magnum   

    Root rib to fuel tank fitment
    Hi guys,
    My next step is to install my fuel tanks and ribs. I was doing some test fitting and studying the manual (which is way wrong) and my problem is that the ribs don't fit over the spar and fuel tank because of the lip on the fuel tank. I am lined up with depressions in the tank. Thanks in advance!
     

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

    Thanks Ron! Also, the ribs do not fit over the tank, the fiberglass is too wide for the rib.  I will post a picture of that soon, but it looks like the rib will need to be cut or the tank ground down (ikes) to make it fit?
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  17. Barry Cole added a post in a topic WING LIGHTS, Cheap!   

    Still have any of these Ed?
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  18. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Today I installed one set of false ribs on one wing where the tip tanks would have gone and prepped the second wing for the same in the morning. Installed the angle braces to the outer ribs. Studied the build manual and confused myself even more............Does anyone know if there is a "root rib" ?   The plans show it labeled as such, but I think they are talking about the trailing rib that goes on the rear spar and glues onto the fuel tank?  Any pictures anybody has of this area and time of their build is appreciated



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

    Ed, I do have them. 
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  20. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Got back to work on the Magnum today. I worked on fabricating the trim tab for the rudder. Seems that the Avid factory decided to weld mine solid to the rudder, so I had to cut it off and weld it to a piece of 3/8" square tubing that I had to special order from ACS.....then fabricate an adjustment tab for the tab and install the hinge.  After that (which took most of the day) I started working on the wings again.  I epoxied in the tubes that will hold the 6 false ribs where the tip tanks would have went. Tomorrow I hope to Hysol in the false ribs.







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

    BTW, fuel cost is the least expensive cost to flying, but gets the most attention because that is what we pull our wallets out for more often for;))
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  22. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    All,
    Gor the record, I will only be burning 100LL or 96 octane ethanol free Mogas. I have plenty of availability on both and no issues getting it in the future. I know different parts of the country have different available fuels. So, my post on ProSeal was just a thought to help whomever it could help. I have had plenty of experience with low octane ethanol fuel and have NO desire to use it in any aircraft in my future. So, my fiberglass tanks will be good to go!
    Barry
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  23. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Would Pro Seal sloshing the tanks work? Just a thought. 
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  24. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Yes, these are all fiberglass. What tank do you need? I will be selling my tip tanks, but they are 5 gallons. 
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  25. Barry Cole added a post in a topic 2 Magnum center ribs needed   

    Yep, I saw that in the plans, and thanks for reminding me!
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