Welp... I've sanded up and finished a lot of the easy stuff. I am coming up on some steps where if I screw up - everything goes into the firepit and I start all over again. There's bumps and uglies everywhere but nothing too bad, I hope. Hey - if you can strap a canoe to a Piper Cub and it will still fly... I should be alright.
Right....? We'll find out!!!
I have four kinds a glue. The three little ones are the new breed of cyanate based super-glues and I honestly don't know what to think about them. The thin CA glue is literally like water and goes everywhere - and sets up and cures in seconds. It was super handy in some places and a real pain in others. I used some of that regular wood glue and it goes where ya put it and stays there - it just takes a long time to dry. I used 5 minute epoxy and that stuff sets up like rock. When this bird dies and I rebuild it I dunno if I will use the CA glues again or not. What I would like to do is find that chick that put gorilla glue in her hair and see how she makes out with CA! HAR HAR HAR!!!!
I told Scotty The Retard I need a small two cycle engine and he came up with a 0.55 OS engine for me. It's a two cycle that comes with a superior weight to power ratio. That is going to be my engine. I am taking a break today and maybe tomorrow and studying my next steps very carefully. I hope I don't screw this up.
Perfection is not required, you can get some distance from it and not have a problem. It's been (mumblemumble) decades since I built a plane. I see that Amberoid cement still exists but the formulation was changed and it doesn't work as well as the classic.ReplyDelete
Hoping for video to commemorate the historic event.ReplyDelete
Mr Glen, It has been decades since I did small aircraft engines. please explain the HUGE muffler on that choice? What is the fitting for on the side of it?ReplyDelete
"...and haircare products..." Give that man a cigar! He has a memory that reaches back past last Wednesday. Thanks for the laugh, scarecrowReplyDelete
Nice offset on the engine mounting to counter the p-factor. Piper did the same on the PA-28’s I’ve worked on; it’s really noticeable with tge cowling off. Beech just offset the vertical stab a few degrees on their 200 & 1900 series. Need a shim under the left leading edge at the fuse? May need a little wing warp or ballast to counter the weight of that muffler… Looks pretty damn fine!ReplyDelete
Well, I see you did not take my advice on making it a three engine build..... any word on the whisky bomb? At least give it a look....ReplyDelete
The one with the overhead cam/valve? is a new one to me. What is it?ReplyDelete
Image from my time machine