Shipl14

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About Shipl14

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

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  1. Shipl14 added a topic in Avidfoxflyers General Hangar   

    Supplied air respirator
    If anyone is interested, this is what I have come up with for a supplied air respirator system. It's an old SCBA mask I bought years ago for something else plus a leaf blower and a long vacuum hose. I got a speed control for the motor from Harbor Freight. I put a respirator filter cartidge in the line just in case the blower pulled in any vapors or whatever. The blower will be outside.  The white and red valve is for bypass air, but really doesn't seem necessary. The filter restricts flow quite a bit. I've used it a little for some gluing, but haven't tried it with any Poly Fiber stuff yet. Seems fine so far, except it's a little clumsy dragging the hose around. I set the speed at just enough to keep the glass from fogging. The air coming in is kind of cold, but will be better in warmer weather. Actully, a little cool air could be nice in hot weather.  I'm thinking of using helmet tear offs for the visor when I'm spraying paint.




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  2. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    So I'm thinking of towing nose first. Any reason not to? (Yes I know loading is easier tail first).
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  3. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Avid Trailer   

    When you guys tow tail first, do you brace the elevator/rudder with something?
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  4. Shipl14 added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    Why? Do it by the book
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  5. Shipl14 added a post in a topic 2019 Ski season   

    Very cool. Is that the approved attachment point for the bungees?
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Howdy all   

    Never heard of the flat bottom wing option. Anybody have info?
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Covering butt rib   

    TJay got any pics?
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  14. 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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  15. 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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