Geoffrey Thorpe

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  1. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic ANy locking trailwheel for use on pavement??   

      http://www.tundratailwheel.com/about/ 
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  2. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Annual Condition Inspection (Engine and Airframe Separate?)   

    Your operating limitations will specify that you do the inspection as per appendix D of part 43.
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  3. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Cowling Camlocks and Static Ports   

    Your encoder will match the altimeter (which is what you want).
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  4. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic WTB Matco MC-1 master cylinder   

    http://www.matcomfg.com/MC1REBUILDKIT-idv-3122-46.html
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  5. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Melted piston from overheat due to coolant loss- repair plan?   

    FWIW - a solution of Drano crystals (Sodium Hydroxide) and water will dissolve aluminum deposited on steel cylinder liners. And, modeling clay (Plasticine) will plug holes and keep the Drano from the aluminum casting.
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  6. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Quick Disconnect For Brake Lines   

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-quick-disconnect-hose-couplings/=18ssff2
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  7. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Bi-Annual (Sport Pilot, Private Pilot)   

    Because he has a certificate that was issued after the FAA started marking all new certificates as "English proficient" on February 11, 2008
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  8. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Matco Tailwheel   

  9. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic vortex generators and FAA   

    Ask your AI if he/she is going to have a shit fit or if it's no big deal in their opinion. If your AI is happy, then everybody will be happy.
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  10. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Access for fuel tank repair   

    If you run aluminum from rib to rib it will curve nicely and I would think that there would be no need for foam.
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  11. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Access for fuel tank repair   

    I cut out the fabric over the tanks on my not Avid/Fox - as mentioned by others, cut inside the ribs. New fabric overlapped at the spar / trailing edge / ribs. You probably want to peel up the tape over the ribs (not hard, just pick a corner loose with a knife) and put the seam under new tape. I did some videos on the process when I did it - see link in my .sig  Polyfiber repair parts 1-3.  Real snoozers.
    In the video I sprayed the poly everything, but I've done broom jobs on similar repairs and they come out, well, not great, but OK.
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  12. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Just picked up this Model 1 kitfox   

    Adding an inspection ring it pretty easy - glue down a plastic reinforcing ring http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/inspectring.php cover it with some pre-shrunk fabric using polybrush, finish....
     
    I would highly recommend buying the polyfiber book - the cover this sort of thing reasonably well. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/bvpages/polyfiberCover.php
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  13. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic ADS-B   

    Looks like a nice solution.
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  14. Geoffrey Thorpe added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    Horizontal stabilizer to fuselage gap filing
    My Merlin GT has significant gapossis between the horizontal stabilizer and the fuselage - see photo.  Fabricating a fiberglass faring would be no big deal, but I'm looking for ideas about attaching the fairing - I could put a doubler on the fabric (similar to a reinforcing ring for an inspection plate) and use sheet metal screws - good idea? Yer gonna die? Do something else?
     

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  15. Geoffrey Thorpe added a post in a topic Coolant Hose Touching Exhaust   

    A coolant hose melted through on mine before I bought it - the previous owner then put in a chunk of copper where it goes past the muffler. I don't think he did anything special to the ends of the pipe.

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