Barry Cole

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

    Status update: Got the door latches, window latches, window hangers and windshield installed. Put down some matt black vinyl on the dash too to help with glare. Will be working on panel, flaps and turtle deck while I wait on my engine parts to get checked out. I just hit the 600 hour mark, so if anyone wonders how long it takes.. Still a ways to go...............




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  2. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Misc Avid Magnum parts for sale   

    Laurent,
     
    I think these are 5 gallon each. Fiberglass construction. I have read various opinions on ethanol use, and I think general opinion is no. They are very lightweight and I have no idea about the Catalina. These are designed to be epoxied between front and rear spars on the magnum wing. Let me know if you want measurements.
     
    Barry

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

    Almost ready for wings and rigging.

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  4. Barry Cole added a topic in For Sale and wanted, you got it, I want it   

    Misc Avid Magnum parts for sale
    Howdy,
     
    I have the following misc items for sale or trade if anybody needs them, not going to be using them on the magnum:
    Prop spinner
    Wing tip tanks (2)
    Factory landing gear with bungies
    2  gallons Poly Spray
    Wheel Pants and brackets
     
    Thanks,Barry
     
     
     
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  5. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Took the Magnum outside for some fresh air today, finally doing final assembly!!

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

    Got firewall installed today along with brake lines.

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

    Thanks Paul.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Barry Cole added a post in a topic Step 2, Build Magnum!!   

    Fitted floor boards tonight, what a poor design.

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

    Fitting up boot cowling, floor pan and windshield.

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

    Ready for tape.....

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

    Taco is wrapped.....

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Barry Cole added a post in a topic T3 suspension   

    Ed, I paid $650 and got free shipping.
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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