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Old 02-12-2018, 04:15 PM   #271
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Thanks for the encouragement guys. I posted a picture of the panel in the "Show Us Your Panel" thread under the "Electrical/Inst/Avionics" forum.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:59 AM   #272
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You know Texas weather Brett. It dipped below freezing Sunday night but I'll be out doing yard work in short sleeves with a high of 74 forecast for Thursday. You do remember that lovely grass strip with a growing and friendly aviation community just down the road from my house? Come on over, build a hanger, and I'll be happy to help with Oratex. In fact, if my hanger project starts in early summer, we can drip glue on my floor!
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:31 PM   #273
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Hey Carl, since you are near Tyler do you happen to know the composer Arnold Sherman?

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Old 02-13-2018, 07:08 PM   #274
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Carl,
To be honest we have been getting some bigger than usual temperature changes here as well.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:15 PM   #275
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Jim,

I don't know Mr Sherman but looked him up out of curiosity. His web site has quite a collection of pieces he has composed or arranged. As I'm sure you know, several of the pieces have .mp3 files of 3-4 minute selections from performances by various ensembles. He is the Music and Arts Director at a local church. They surely must have a fantastic bell choir under his direction.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:22 AM   #276
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Yes, Arnold is a master of arranging, I was fortunate to have attened a few of his clinics over the years, he gave me a great perspective in conducting several of my own hand bell choirs, small world.

Back to the plane, did you, any of you find the line that is drawn on the instrument panel from Kitfox to be the final shape. I do not have the firewall forward yet ( I called Debra yesterday to make the order but no callback, maybe today) but I am ready to start the panel layout.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #277
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Yes, I used the line as the final shape. It worked well.
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Thanks Jim
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:10 PM   #279
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I needed a refresher on the Beech Staggerwing rib lacing knot. There are a few videos on YouTube but Wendy Pemberton has a nicely done demo. Ignore her NESW signs and just watch her tie the knot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OsIBk_RWQY

One tip not mentioned. After traveling to the next hole along the rib, you'll pull the cord tight to help bury the just finished knot. Be careful to pull with your hand near the surface of the wing rather than raised above it. Pulling up risks having the cord rip the fabric in a neat line right along the rib to the previous knot.

On most ribs I ran the dual 1/2" nylon reinforcing tape as a complete wrap of the wing from top trailing edge to bottom trailing edge. The tape stops short on ribs with the flaperon hinges. On rib #2, I followed the complete wrap pattern for appearance. Just before completing taping of the second wing I ran out of reinforcing tape. Didn't help that there was an ugly, sewn splice in the middle of the spool.

Big public thanks to Eddie Forward who had spare tape and immediately dropped the needed length in the mail. Nice group of people we have around here!

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Old 02-20-2018, 09:27 AM   #280
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I would like to second the comments on Eddie. He has helped me out too!

Thanks Eddie!
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