Shipl14

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  1. Shipl14 added a post in a topic -40 rated zip ties   

    Why? Do it by the book
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Howdy all   

    Never heard of the flat bottom wing option. Anybody have info?
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Covering butt rib   

    TJay got any pics?
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Vertical rudder tube issue   

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

    Paragraph (a) does say standard category airworthiness certificate
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Little Progress




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  19. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Avid MK IV Parts for Sale   

    Like to see a photo of the turtle deck
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  20. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Few pics
    Thought I'd show a couple of things I've been working on. Fuselage rotator for covering and a baggage pouch made of covering fabric. Pouch has sewn in aluminum tubes that will be strapped to frame tubing. I was thinking of getting backpack or tent material, but then thought of the covering. Seems extremely tough. Any thoughts? Also a couple of pieces I have started covering. I will be reinforcing the landing gear truss this week before I start covering the fuselage.






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  21. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Huston! We have a problem!   

    Mine happens to be off 

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  22. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Speed fairings   

    ak flyer.  Main wing struts
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  23. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Speed fairings   

    You're talking about aluminum trailing edge material?
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  24. Shipl14 added a topic in Avid Model IV   

    Speed fairings
    Next question. Where can I find the streamlined wood pieces for the wing struts? I've struck out.
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  25. Shipl14 added a post in a topic Rivets   

    Reading up on the Cherry page in the Spruce catalog. The second number is not the length of the rivet. It's the maximum grip length. Thanks for the assistance everybody.
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