Well Randy that is a heck of a good idea!!! I just may do that. Well im gettin pretty far along on the pa12, here a few pic of progress. Not sure if i like the T3 tail wheel yet, it works great best can tell at moment, but looks like makes ass of plane sit to high. I may sell it and buy the ACME stinger when i buy ACME shock struts.
Well today is on yr since the roof squashed the pa12, and today is the day i start fabric on the outside of the fuse, odd it worked that way huh? Hahahahaaaaa well its been a ruff long road but worth every minute, will post some updated pic later of how far i am.
Well folks wings, tail feathers, flaps and ailerons ready to cover, fuse is almost ready, sent my fuel valve off to get drilled for L,R,Off,Both, when it gets back ill start covering sides of fuse, probably do the belly in next couple days. April 17 2020 was the days of the squash, I started rebuild Sept 22 2020
Yeppers she is all back home now, time to finish her up and get ready to get it muddy and some cool willow streaks too. Hahahahaaaa should b startin outside fabric on wings in a week or so once i get fuse assembiled, lots of little things to puton fuse still b4 fabric on it, but not much,
Also when u have paint, primer, epoxy primers, ect, that u mix and that flash off, u can make them last for weeks if u cover the can with a disposable rubber glove, or surrane wrap and rubber band to seal up the can, then u can put it in the freezer and it will keep a longtime, but dont do that in a fridge/freezer u care about, eventualy it will smell like paint. Hahahahaaaa
Great pic’s Randy! Watch out now that boy will b flyin that plane soon. Thanks for the ride in the Avid when i was down there over the glacier and to buzz the shop at Crosswinds STOL, was a great time for sure, and what a sweet bird!!
Yeppers Randy lots of work here in wasilla and boy did i learn something here at Crosswinds. Made it home lastnight with the whole plane intow so now the wings almost ready to cover and the fuse just needs a few more things and it will b also.
Randy havent been on here in awhile,,, but buddy THANKS FOR THE AWESOME RIDE IN THE AVID TO CHECKOUT THE GLACIER AND THE TRIP OVER TO BUZZ CROSSWINDS STOL.
I use 080 on all of my KF windows. I buy full 4’x8’ sheets and cut what i need forms around windshield easy just take ur time a b patient am u dont need heat to help just have ur shop nice a WARM and make sure the lexan has climated to shop temp. 060 is to thin i say starts to buckle at higher speeds, and when it pops in first time will make u shit ur pants and have a heart attach at same time.
Well things r really comin along now down her in wasilla, the guys here helped me fix lots of problems i had, gear mounts so in the jig it went, wings on, set, need to do cables, tail feathers on, gettin them finished up, adjusting stringers to fit Crosswinds tail brace kit, still have the new tanks to weld fittings in for 4 corner drains, course there b more. Hahhaaaaa
Dont have any pic of movin the tab on toe brakes Jim, i just cut it off wnd moved it up one width of the tab if that makes sence. Also with the matco m5 cyl. Mostly did that to get the face of the toe brake even or little behind the face of the rudder pedal