finally got some time to work on my gear. Lengthened the slots to match the compressed length of the springs. Now have a full 8 inches of travel at the tires And made some holders for the springs. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have it all back together.
So Im trying to get as much info as I can on these because I have always liked Yamaha engines. You guys say you get a shake at idle? Can you not just turn up the idle like every other gearbox driven aircraft engine?
What is the clutch even used for for this engine? If its a starting issue cant you just find a starter with a bit more snot behind it. A clutch to me is just another point of failure. Think if it was me I would loose the weight of a clutch leave the Ebox starter and try to run it parallel with the engine starter, Maybe there is other factors as well?
Just Aircraft has had them for years. If nothing else they sure do look good. I think the ones that go in the middle of the wing would be the best. That would keep the airflow going strait over the wing In the right direction for better lift.
Another thing that works is get some crock pot plastic liners lay them over the wrinkle and iron the wrinkle out. let the liners cool before removal because they do melt into the soft paint. But once cool they pull off easy and don't look to bad. Heat gun is still the easiest just lightly blow on the fabric back and fourth till something happens
Ok Boys I made some good progress this weekend. Got the glass cut and installed, Gas struts mounted, and door latch system figured out. I have struggled along time on the doors because I wanted to install vents but couldn't stand the thought of cutting a snap vent in a nice finished door. Think I come up with a great solution. I incorporated the vent into the latch, the latch has two positions the farthest one in locks the door fully sealed and the other one lets the door hang open about a 1/2 inch for some air. Hope it works. Also built the latch that you need an Allen wrench to open from the outside, had to make a key for that one. Before anyone blows there top on seeing me put rivets into the air-frame take note that I have all them spots reinforced with little tabs that I welded in there earlier. So far the fit and finish is exactly what I was hoping for. Lots of hard work building all these parts all coming together finally. Enjoy the pics.
Would that be 6 individual tanks? If so thats alot of extra fittings inside the wings to slowly drip. I do like the idea of it being completely hidden under the fabric. I would also think about making it fit in either the under camber wing and the riblett airfoil because eventually your gonna have to switch these planes to the more desirable airfoil.