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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby swixtt » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:06 pm

Good work. sounds like quite the process, thanks for posting up your methods!! little bites always being sure to never take too much!
i've never done a window install but hope to do my back windows some day. where did you get your window from?
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:41 pm

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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:32 pm

Fuselage and tail feathers painted.

Used white 2k epoxy primer. And a single stage poly for the top coat. It's not a show car finish but the main objective was corrosion protection.

Wings, cowling, and lift struts next.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:33 am

Wow someone actually replacing the center windshield strip.

I always liked the strip look. Never thought it a visual obstruction. Then I installed the one piece no strip windshield and wondered how I ever saw around that distracting strip. :roll:

Good for you. Looking good.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:18 pm

Although I'm not a hard core originality nut, I do prefer the "as it left the factory" look with everything but motorcycles. I'll cut them up frames included.

Everything I've flown for over 10 years has had center structure down the windshield. Have never measured but at least 5-6" wide. So I'm not to worried about a 1" strip. What will be more challenging is the round gauges. Been on glass that whole time also. Haven't been in tailwheel in long time so going to do transition training to knock the rust off.

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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:58 pm

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Thought I'd give an update.
All paint work is done.
All AD research is done and verified.
Next take it to the airport, reassemble, inspect, and fly.
The AI has been by to check progress and see things he can't when it's all together.
Getting excited about flying it soon. Been a lot of work.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby lowNslow » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:09 pm

Bruce Fenstermacher wrote:Wow someone actually replacing the center windshield strip.

I always liked the strip look. Never thought it a visual obstruction. Then I installed the one piece no strip windshield and wondered how I ever saw around that distracting strip. :roll:

Good for you. Looking good.
Same here. I like the look and the so strip windshields bulge out more giving the 170 that Aeronca Champ look.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby 4583C » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:10 pm

I noticed only the tail feathers sticking out Friday and wondered if you were putting the trim on. I wondered if you were going to put the wings on there and use that East West runway in front of the house :)
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby cessna170bdriver » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:44 pm

Very nice work Jim, and you're smart to avoid the red vs green controversy. :lol:

Paul, is Jim going to be done before you get yours home? :wink:
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Sorry for delayed response, had to go fly the paying airplane for a couple of days.
Paul that east west runway is VERY tempting but will pass. Too easy for the locals to know exactly which door to knock on. Speaking of that, stop by sometime.

I wouldn't be one to stir the pot on the red vs green saga. :D But I also race dirt track cars. Mine is RED and I've never been beaten by a green car. Maybe it's the teaspoon of MMO I put in the fuel tank, or possibly it's the synthetic oil I use.

My son named the plane Blue Lightening, so we're going with that.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:51 pm

Finally received my stencil's so now I can finish the final trim work.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby cessna170bdriver » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:43 am

I'm glad to see that your birds will be flying head first on both sides! :D
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby gahorn » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:33 am

cessna170bdriver wrote:,,, you're smart to avoid the red vs green controversy.

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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby Bruce Fenstermacher » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:49 pm

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cessna170bdriver wrote:,,, you're smart to avoid the red vs green controversy.

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What controversy.


No controversy here. Red is obviously slower.

It's obvious to me he couldn't afford any more slow effect after employing the high drag factor of the Piper Cub Z stripe. :lol:

I like the blue/grey on white. I've always thought dk blue/lt blue on white looks good and this is very much the same effect.
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Re: Yet another new guy

Postby G280driver » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:53 pm

She's at the airport back together, mostly. All inspection covers are still off. Waiting for IA to finish up and sign her off. Taxied for the first time today. First time moving under her own power in 35 or so years. Been a fun project, well the fuel tanks in and out wasn't fun at all. But the rest was.
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