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doug bryant
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adding pics of current build. this will be cont powered, long fuse, cowings are also complete.
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cont engine mount tac weld fixture.
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It looks like you and I are at about the same stage. Where are you located? I'm in Cincinnati Ohio. Would be cool to get together.
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im in wichita, ks. do u have pics?
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I do.
Here’s a few.
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very nice work!! can't wait to see it flying. this one i am building is my 7th. i still need to build some of the tail feathers.
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Dan,

Beautiful work, and beautiful work,a ship!

What is the angled blue steel strap at the rear end of the plywood on the S’board side of the fuselage?
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SEVENTH BUILD!
At some point I think you can no longer call it amateur built ha ha.
Could we get a photo montage of your life's work?

Tom, the blue fitting is just a U shaped strap for attaching a seat belt to.
Also, I was asked in a PM about the cable clamps on the center section cross bracing. These are temporary hardware store clamps, the airworthy versions will be swaged.
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fuel tank complete and ready for filler neck. tank has stesrman type fuel gage.
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Which epoxy resin did you use on the fuel tank? Do you plan to run auto gas?

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doug bryant
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polyester resin; non-alcohol fuels. i have built a few tanks like this with great results.
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OK. It's the alcohol blended autofuels that can cause problems. Sounds like you're all over it!

-Oscar
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used top from a dried can of pvc glue for filler neck and cap. plywood template is the master tool for all the top division work
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the loop is where the small chain will be attached.
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these are the hardest parts to make on the entire airplane; but got them done
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These are beautiful builds. It's almost a shame that we have to cover them to make them fly.
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that is very true
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completed tail feather fitting and rigging today. it was a productive day.
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started covering today
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Congratulations!! It's a great feeling to be at the covering stage. Suddenly the light at the end of the tunnel seems much brighter.

Cheers, Ken
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all true! its a fun build!
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continuing to cover; tail feathers are almost done.
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Careful... I see you've got that plane inverted. Note that the Air Camper is Normal category and only good for negative 1.52 G ;o)

-Oscar Z.
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sure is easier to cover the bottom upside down though
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continuing covering, fuse, tail feathers,
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danoliver wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:19 pm I do.
Here’s a few.
Oh gosh Danoliver! That's beautiful! Don't ever cover it!

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making small amounts of progress every day.
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installing tail group next
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Nice!
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more progress
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doug bryant wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:56 pm very nice work!! can't wait to see it flying. this one i am building is my 7th. i still need to build some of the tail feathers.
I think one of my former employers bought avionics from the same place you did! (The local photocopy-shop.) :D
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