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VA Maule 02-18-2022 09:39 PM

Gas cap
 
Had a similar incident several years ago, I think I might have been the inattentive line boy :rolleyes: Called ether the factory or perhaps Maule Flight for a replacement and they gave me the Stant part number and went on to say its simply a 1973 or earlier( vented) Ford behind the license plate gas cap probably in stock at your local NAPA. and it was.

hamblin10 05-09-2022 09:18 AM

I am predicting that Vans will want pilot seating forward of the wing spar to give great visibility in all directions. This will require a light engine. Best guess is they will choose a Rotax 915iS.

PilotjohnS 05-09-2022 10:18 AM

Naw io 390
 
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I am predicting that Vans will want pilot seating forward of the wing spar to give great visibility in all directions. This will require a light engine. Best guess is they will choose a Rotax 915iS.

I think they will have an io 390 up front, because they are going to have massive fowler flaps and a very large tail, probably filled with helium, so they can land in 5 feet and cruise at 200 mph. Total performance. It might even be a tail sitter!

azrv6 05-09-2022 10:26 AM

Posted this weekend on Van's Instagram
 
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MED 05-09-2022 10:31 AM

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Spar carry-through on a strutless high wing, ala Cessna 210?

scsmith 05-09-2022 11:09 AM

Something with a lot of shear!

dwranda 05-09-2022 12:52 PM

I was at Vans last week on the factory tour and the sounds coming from the skunk works were impressive. For those who haven't been there it is behind a wall at the back of their hangar. A sign on the door says engineering personnel only. They were definitely building something.

PilotjohnS 05-09-2022 01:53 PM

practice kit
 
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Practice kit for new hires.

First question for tech support, can we countersink these to avoid smileys?

fgwilliams 05-09-2022 07:32 PM

Looks like a little blood in the upper right corner of the cleco picture.
We all bleed during a build. Some more than others.

David Z 05-09-2022 09:53 PM

It's a new hemoglobin based primer product. Uses iron instead of zinc from the zinc chromate primers of yester-year.

No breathing protection required, but the person applying this primer will still feel lightheaded if applying too much in a short amount of time. :D


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