HOME BREW – STATIC SYSTEM TESTER

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May. 31, 2020

The biennial IFR check came due for N7ZK.  As I don’t like surprises and per Carl’s direction decided it a good idea to fashion a static tester to ensure there were no leaks in my static system before the meter...

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Oil Change Done Right!

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Aug. 13, 2019

Alright so the oil filter on the back of the IO-540 is a bit of a challenge to get right.  As my maintenance plan includes changing the oil every 25 hours (oil is cheaper than engines) I have finally perfected...

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Tail #41863 Sold

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Aug. 11, 2019

Finally found the time to list tail #41863 and give it a second chance at seeing a runway one day.    

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Wing Jack

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Jul. 06, 2019

Carl showed me his super awesome wing jack for working on the main gear.   Need to build: a Harbor Freight 3 ton jack with the flat bottom, scrap of aluminum plate, a 2×6, galvanized floor flange (1″ diameter I think),...

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E-1008 Elevator Ribs Deburr Begin

Hours:  0.3

Jul. 16, 2018

Got a few elevator ribs deburred.  Used the 6″ bench grinder subsidised by the 1″ #7 3M wheel on the die grinder.

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HS-1002 Spar, HS-905, HS-904, HS-1004 Deburr holes

Hours:  1.2

Jul. 16, 2018

Un-clecoed the HS-1002 front spar assembly apart to deburr the match drilled holes and also dimpled the HS-905 nose ribs.  

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Replacement HS-1013 Spar Caps – drill and deburr holes. Match Drill HS-1002 Front Spar

Hours:  5

Jul. 15, 2018

Used (8) 1/2″ cleco clamps to hold each HS-1013 spar caps in place to drill the #30 holes.  Deburred the holes per plans then match drilled the #40 holes to finish size as I am unable to match drill the...

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Countersink HS-1003 Rear Spar

Hours:  5

Jul. 14, 2018

The HS skins are already dimpled so match drilling is not going to happen.  I final drilled the rear spar holes with a #40 bit and then countersunk to the proper .007″ deeper than the standard countersink for a rivet...

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