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  #101  
Old 07-16-2015, 07:16 AM
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Miles, I am glad things worked out so well for you in the move. Great news on finding a house - on an airport. Thats as good as it gets. I thought I was going to have to fit you in some of our student housing! Ha!

I will be in East Lansing much of the time between now and mid August. Let me know if you need a hand with anything.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:25 PM
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Default Now that most have had time to get home from KOSH...

... can a moderator please delete "Tehachapi" from the title of this thread? [ed. Done! dr]
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:49 AM
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... can a moderator please delete "Tehachapi" from the title of this thread? [ed. Done! dr]
The change didn't seem to take...
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:21 AM
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Default The title is changed.

That is interesting - I found how to change the tile line in the first post thinking that would change the database listing title, but it did not (not as a moderator). Then later, I assumed a moderator saw it and fixed it. Maybe it happens when the database gets reindexed.

The title line in your first post has been changed, just not the listed title.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:06 AM
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... can a moderator please delete "Tehachapi" from the title of this thread?
Done......
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:49 AM
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Congratulations on finding a house on Hyne Airport. Welcome to Michigan.

FYI- Ray Community airport, northeast of you, has something like 15 RV's based there.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:29 PM
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Congratulations on finding a house on Hyne Airport. Welcome to Michigan.

FYI- Ray Community airport, northeast of you, has something like 15 RV's based there.
Thank you John! You must be a long-time Michigan resident, as I first heard 45G referred to as Hyne Airport only yesterday at a gathering of aviators at Grand Ledge who've been around significantly longer than I have. All of the residents and tenants at 45G that I've met so far simply call it the Brighton Airport.

Thanks for the info on Ray Community airport. All I need now is an airplane...
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I don't have my shop totally set up after my move yet, but I've gone ahead and restarted my build after about a 10-month layoff. I've become a mentor on the Brighton Build-A-Plane project, and it's inspired me get cracking on my -7 again.

When I fabricated F-710C spacer last May I noticed that I had fabricated the F-710B angle from 3/4" x 3/4" stock, as opposed to the 1" x 1" called for in the plans. This would cause edge distance and structural strength issues on the horizontal stabilizer attachment, so I took the necessary step backwards and drilled out 11 rivets to replace the angle. My rivet drilling skills have deteriorated over the last 10 months, and I'm not particularly proud of the job I did, but a few 5/32 rivets should save the day.


Too lazy to go buy a new bulb for my work light. Whatever works....
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:21 AM
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Default That F-710B Angle

Miles, I just had a little adventure of my own with that F-710B angle. Make sure yours fits snugly into the radius of the longerons on each side. Mine were just a little short and I had edge distance problems with the outside bolt holes when mounting my horizontal stabilizer. Look at page 8-16 in the plans for the details on fitting the HS.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:24 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up, David. I fabricated the new one yesterday using plans dimensions (before I saw your post...), and it fits with about 1/32" to 1/16" side-to-side play.
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Empennage Album, Wings Album, Fuselage Album

1955 Cessna 170B flying since 1982

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' -Unk.

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