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by Wicked Stick
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Dimple question
Replies: 8
Views: 6024

Re: Dimple question

Just started dimpling the VS skin with the pneumatic squeezer and noticed the following "ring" around the dimple: Is this something others have experienced? The face of the male die is smooth and I can't see any real cause for it. Obviously it will go away when prepped / painted, but this didn't ha...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: Whats your favorite creature comfort ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

And here I thought the Captn was going to say his big TV, airing the Spike channel and watching the swimsuit programs ;)
by Wicked Stick
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Marking parts
Replies: 6
Views: 4611

Scribing/identifying parts

I don't think it's a good idea to scribe thin parts. I suppose it might be ok on thick Alum Angle or such, but why bother when you can use a sharpie marker. Even when you have washed and alodined the parts, you can usually still see the faint outline of where your writing was. Simply re-trace/re-wri...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: In the beginning...
Replies: 10
Views: 6404

Re: In the beginning...

I plan on starting my empennage in the next month or so and I really want to keep my mistakes to a minimum. I was wondering if you all would share with me your thoughts: #1 three specific things in your personal view to avoid or pay particular attention to. #2 three specific items( unusual items or...
by Wicked Stick
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Wing tie downs done!
Replies: 7
Views: 4385

Bolts for tie downs

Hey Captn' If you want aircraft bolts, nuts, or most any other hardware, give Albert a call at Aircraft Repairs Unlimited at the New Bedford Airport. He stocks a ton of hardware all aircraft grade. I think I gave you the number, but if you don't have it, just give me a call. Dave "WS" Rogers RV-8 Fu...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: RV 8/8A
Topic: F-857-B seat belt attach parts
Replies: 3
Views: 3419

F-857-B seat belt attach parts

Anyone know if I'm suppose to make the F-857-B angle piece from something other than called out for in Van's plans on drawing 32? The drawing calls out AA6-125X1X1 1/2 as the raw stock to use, but I can't find any of that.. I do have some 125 X 1 1/2 X 2" angle but not sure if it's for something els...
by Wicked Stick
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Fitting skins...
Replies: 7
Views: 5086

prepunched holes off a little

Tshort,

I will assume you are talking about wing ribs to wing skins ?
no matter really. Follow Spike and Mustangs advice.. Flute the holes straight, check with a ruler or flexible straight edge, then do a final check by cleco'ing it to the skins.

Dave "WS" Rogers
RV-8 (fuselage)
by Wicked Stick
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Welcome, Wicked Stick!
Replies: 6
Views: 4387

Finally here...

Yeah, I guess I finally got a little "Captain in me" to finally register and stop lurking ;)

Thanks for the kind words about my outlook on building. You can add "sometimes anal" if you want :bow:

Where's the other 7 builder "Thermos" located ?

David R.