BDA

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About BDA

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  • Location Kenai Alaska
  • Interests Flying REALLY SLOW

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  1. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    Yes, removable for covering, and other things.
    I used one piece of fabric from top center stringer to bottom center stringer. Saved almost $1000 in oratex. Doing it that way put the handle in the “middle” of the fabric.
    the way the fabric stretches when you “stretch” it around the frame makes any hole problematic, bigger the hole the bigger the problem.
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  2. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    I decided I did not like the factory lift handle so I cut it of and made a new one for each side - and I made them removeable.
    First pic is sand in tube to keep it from deforming.
    So I welded a “pin” to the fuselage that the handle would fit snug on, and welded a short piece of flatened tube to mate with the flatened end of lift handle, and drilled for bolts.
    This made fitting the fabric much easier, not such a large hole for the large handle. Just small punctures.
     






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  3. BDA added a post in a topic Alaska EAA Chapter - what are you Building Or Flying   

    All 3 WHAT?
     
    I have Super Stol XL 3/4 done.
    and Super Pacer 1/4 done.
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  4. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    That is good to know. I have Assumed that any exposed glue wiuld look bad if there is no paint applied. So I have been using plain masking tape to keep it confined. The preglued tapes should make covering all seams and glue easier.
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  5. BDA added a topic in 975 guys post up here   

    Alaska 975 Chapter Who did you use for final inspection?
    Alaska 975 Chapter Who did you use for final inspection?
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  6. BDA added a topic in 975 guys post up here   

    Alaska EAA Chapter - what are you Building Or Flying
    Alaska EAA Chapter 975
    What are you working on?  Or Flying
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  7. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

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  10. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    Fuselage
    As many times as I tried to screw this up - I am very happy with the results. Not bad for my first cover job.
    Oratex may not be your thing if you are a perfectionist. Fortunately for me that has never been a problem.




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  11. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    Yes mill and lathe and surface grinder 
     
    as for the glue - I have not seen it turn yellow.
    maybe in the sun?
    I do Know you have be carefull to ONLY put glue where it will be covered by fabric. Or wash it of - WITH WATER! But this is only a problem because you are not spraying that heavy paint all over everything. :)
     
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  12. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    I really like it!
    but, you have to think differently.
    It is much stronger and tougher - and forgiving.
    And lung friendly, no painting is good!!
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  13. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    Fuselage
     






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  14. BDA added a post in a topic Super STOL XL build   

    Oratex fabric
     









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  15. BDA added a topic in 975 guys post up here   

    Super STOL XL build
    Super Stol XL (Super XL)  build
    started 9/16
    Gross weight 1750
    Engine   Titan 0-340.    185 hp
    Whirlwind prop
    Extended wings
    Extended bagage
    31” bushwheels
     





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