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Postby captain_john » Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:29 pm

Hi All,

Check out these wing jacks I welded up tonight for eliminating the "drooping" in the center of the wing during skinning.

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As my students at school would say, "These things are DIESEL"!

:mrgreen:

Wyatt hid in the opposite corner of the garage while I welded them. He came out and inspected the welds later. They met his approval!

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Tomorrow, I anchor them to the floor directly underneath the aileron pushrod hole in the rear spar. I plan on placing a nut and washer on each side of the rear spar, securing it firmly.

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Postby spikescopilot » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:46 pm

Forget the jacks, Wyatt's a real cutie. :wink:
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Postby captain_john » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:02 am

Hahahaha,

He says, "Thank you"!

He is a HIGH MAINTENANCE little goober! Alotta fun to have around, though. He loves JEEP rides and I hope he enjoys the plane as much. I think he will. I would like to take him to fly-ins and different places as much as possible.

I chose the -7 so he would fit in the baggage compartment, but I think he will prefer the right seat!

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Postby bmurrish » Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:21 am

Just how much does he love to fly? Wonder if he would dig the zero G thing those guys did with the dog in that "Flying Buddy" video?

Anyhow, great idea on the jack. I am still debating (since my wings won't be here until June) to build the wing jigs. Do you have plans or did you just wing it?
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Postby captain_john » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:28 pm

I haven't had him "airborne" yet. I think he won't find it much different than the JEEP. He settles in VERY well and has NEVER gotten sick.

...as far as the maneuvers in the video, well I don't think I would do that to him. A 50 lb. roast beef floating around inside an RV cabin doesn't sound like much fun to me!

But, I may just make him a tad on the light side just to see his expression. He has alot of expressions! This is a very interactive breed. They are very inquisitive, by nature.

...re: the wing jig stuff

I am flying by the seat of my pants, but I think it is coming out SUBSTANTIAL and SECURE!

I have kind of taken ideas from others, applied my own needs to the design and worked it into my garage. Basically it is just like all the others but a little different! Hahahaha

I will have some new pics for you soon.

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Postby cjensen » Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:20 pm

Hey Capatin_John,

The more I read the posts around here, the more you and I sound alike. From the -7 options, to the 50# dog (we have a 75# Golden), to the JEEP. I drive a JEEP Wrangler '03. What do you have?
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Postby captain_john » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:29 pm

Hahaha, Jeep TJ here as well!

I LOVE that JEEP!

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I have a subtle 2" lift and 31's on factory Canyon 8" rims. I goes EVERYWHERE I ask. Plymouth beach, the woods of Maine, tows my boat and sled... you name it!

But ahhhh, on a sad note... On January 14, 2004, the BEST dog in the world had come to pass.

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Orion, my 11.5 year old Golden Retriever and very close personal friend died of cancer.

He would, like Wyatt go with me most places. When I went to the airport without him, everyone would ask about his whereabouts. This was especially painful the first time I visited after his passing.

I expect that Wyatt will fill his collar nicely, but they are so different!

How old is your Golden? They are very devoted friends!

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Postby cjensen » Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:44 pm

I love my JEEP as well. Probably will never own another vehicle!

Our Golden is turning 2 on May 18th. Just a pup. My wife is really into obiedience training, and is working hard with him, even as I type this. She wants to show him. He is such a GREAT friend.

I am sorry to hear of your loss, that's tough, no matter who you are. They do become such close friends. :cry:
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Postby cjensen » Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:12 pm

CJ,

Here's another one...

Your tail number is 357...I am member number 357...doo do doo do doo do doo do...twilight zone!

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Postby captain_john » Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:58 am

Hahaha,

I like the number 7 and wanted a tail number ending in that.

The 35 seemed sequential, so I grabbed it.

Post a pic o' the pup!

:) CJ
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Postby captain_john » Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:00 am

...and the JEEP!

Mine is an '01 Sahara.

Lemme guess, Rubi for you?

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Postby cjensen » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:42 am

I'll post pics later today. They are on my desktop at the house. Actually, how to we post pics here?

I thought real hard about getting the Rubicon, but I ended up with the X for simplicity, but still got the 4.0L Six. The Rubi's that I looked at were a little too "nice" for my tastes. I didn't want all the stuff that came with it, though the standard wheel and tire package looks great. I don't have anything special on mine, but I'll post a pic of the JEEP, my last Cherokee, and me in front of my hanger after returning from Oshkosh last summer.

I see the Img* button up there, but how does this work?
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Postby Spike » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:12 am

There is a whole set of threads in the "support forum" on how to post images and such ....

Interesting conversations about dogs and such ... and I thought we put the board up for talking about RV building :oops:
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Postby cjensen » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:28 am

Thanks spike,

Sorry...as soon as I post my pics, it's back to the star of the forum. One of my pics will have an airplane in it though...not an RV, but...

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Postby Spike » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:40 am

Its ok buddy, I don't mind to much. We are here to have fun mainly! Though airplanes were the intended medium. *snicker*
 
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Thanks spike,

Sorry...as soon as I post my pics, it's back to the star of the forum. One of my pics will have an airplane in it though...not an RV, but...

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Postby cjensen » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:46 pm

Ok, I'll give this a try!

Here's my buddy Wiley-

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And here is my JEEP and my last airplane, a 1968 fully restored 180D. Sold it back in December.

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That's all for me posting dog pics!

Back to the subect at hand. :wave: :yay:
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Postby captain_john » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:00 pm

I see you got your pics up! Cool!

I like Wiley, he is VERY RED, huh!

The "X" is cool too!

I got my PPL in a 180 D model! A great choice in Cherokees! Trim on the floor, 6 pack instruments and lots of power! A real 4 person plane! It does drop like a Coke machine with power off, though!

Cool! Glad to see you got picture posting figured out!

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Postby cjensen » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:30 pm

Thanks CJ. I just did some reading on how to put 'em in the gallery, and went from there.

Easy enough.

OK, back to RV's...
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Postby spikescopilot » Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:57 am

spike wrote:There is a whole set of threads in the "support forum" on how to post images and such ....

Interesting conversations about dogs and such ... and I thought we put the board up for talking about RV building :oops:


Hey ... this is The Hangar. Everything is on-topic here. :up:
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