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January 19, 2021.  Issue #5,259 (Need a contract pilot?  How 'bout using me?)

My RV Weekend ...various


Trim and Flap DIODE or NOT ..? ...Chris Lunt

I wonder if I can lay myself open to ridicule and ask my fellow builders a really numpty question about using diodes in relays.....?

I'm using Vans' RV7 flap motor, Ray Allen Company(RAC) trim switches and pitch trim motor, and wish to incorporate servos to activate my flaps and trim motor.
I'm using AircraftExtra's servos but specific manufacturer aside, my question is far more generic.

I am trying to instal these servos in my flap and pitch trim circuits.....and good old Bob Nuckolls has provided the very schematics I need...  -->


Mysterious white powder

lately been seeing some white powdery areas on the rug. Usually but not always under the panel. Can't figure out where it's coming from. Anyone else seen this? Hopefully it's not related to some kind of corrosion...


Mothership Shipping Update ...Jan 18 update


Oops I let the smoke out

Building my RV7I have install the extra aircraft FPS plus system however when I was installing this system I caused a ground inadvertently which fried the wires in the circuit panel now I am attempting to solder those wires back together with standard wire and soldering techniques and wondering what your opinions would be on this matter. I have talk with rich at aircraft extras and he seems to think if the soldering goes well in appropriate supplier sized use this would remedy the situation in all will be well. What are your thoughts


Some RV-4 Love

I was still in my 20's when I built this.

Still one of my favorite photographs of SuzieQ.

(Scott Hersha)
Prior to my new Sensenich GA prop:


Another Vote For Clickbond ...jbb

I also have used the Clickbond cable tie mounts and Clickbond two part methyl methacrylate adhesive, with good results, on both RV fiberglass and aluminum parts.

They are more expensive than consumer level products, but are used in the aerospace industry and are designed to not come loose once bonded to a properly prepared surface. The product instructions say to prepare the surface by scuffing and wiping with alcohol or equivalent solvent.


200KT GS Monday ...not really hard with a 31KT tailwind <grin>


Mothership Jobs Open listing (CNC Programmer)


----->>>>> How to Minimize the Chance You <<<<<-----
----->>>>> Could be Dealing with a Scammer <<<<<-----
...when using the classifieds.


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photo courtesy Fred Bauer, Jr.


Would You Build an "RV STOL Super Cub"?

If yes, let me know and I'll add your name in the folder.  I've created a 63-page sales pitch
[ed. 8/2020 update....I have
100+ names saying they will order it NOW and continue to get emails saying the same that I'm just filing away.  We've established demand <g>.]

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Off Topic

Need a contract pilot????
How 'bout using me?
(Phenom 300, Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Caravan)


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