Shipl14

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About Shipl14

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  • Location Eastern Idaho
  • Interests Planes, flying, antique tractors, hiking, hot springs

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  1. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Avid MK IV on barnstormers.   

    I'll check it out for everybody at my place. Shouldn't take more than a few months.
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  2. Shipl14 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Respirator
    I've been using an old cartridge style respirator while working with the Poly Fiber stuff. Still get quite a bit of vapors. I've got an old SCBA unit I'm considering modifying into a supplied air mask. I have a Craftsman oilless compressor and a regulator. Anybody tried anything like that?

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  3. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Fiberglass wing tanks removal   

    Yes a heat gun. I cut up the tanks and used heat to separate the fiberglass from the spars. I left the outboard end of each tank in the wing for a rib because my new tanks were slightly shorter.
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  4. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Howdy all   

    Never heard of the flat bottom wing option. Anybody have info?
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  5. Shipl14 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Pitot tube attachment
    Anybody have good pics of a pitot tube attachment? Want something that can be attached after covering.
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  6. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Fiberglass strut fairing POC   

    I talked to a local cabinet maker about having some fairings made. He said he could do it. Haven't heard back yet on the cost.
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  7. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Covering butt rib   

    I didn't change the rear parts of the original ribs, except one I replaced. I have clamped the flaperons to the ribtails. Looked fine. Book says don't drill and attach til after covering.
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  8. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Covering butt rib   

    TJay got any pics?
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  9. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Covering butt rib   

    Yes I assembled the tanks with the wings on the plane. The rear part of the wing ribs are original.
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  10. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Fiberglass strut fairing POC   

    On this same topic, what kind of wood was used in the original fairings? I think I'll just have some made.
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  11. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Covering butt rib
    My Mk IV kit came with a wing tank "upgrade" set. The wing root end of the tanks has a flange about 1" deep (on the top only). I extended the bottom of the first rib with a 1/8" plywood strip with gussets glued to the tank. Now considering gluing in some vertical braces up to the top flange so I can stretch the fabric over the butt end of the wing. The fabric will not be glued to the tank except for the plywood rib strips. ( I glued in carbon fiber strips under the plywood for strength).  Has anybody installed this type of tank? How did you do the fabric on the butt end? 


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  12. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Vertical rudder tube issue   

    Cracked tube or weld?
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  13. Shipl14 added a post in a topic home brewed nav lights   

    Paragraph (a) does say standard category airworthiness certificate
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  14. Shipl14 added a post in a topic New legs for the Avid   

    Someone have a diagram or photo of how to plumb in a parking brake? I assume the brake lines for both wheels would pass through a shutoff of some sort.
    Never mind. I went and looked on Spruce. It's all there.
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  15. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Little Progress   

    Actually I had been considering modifying the rudder pedals to help keep my feet in the right spot.
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