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Old 11-21-2007, 02:35 PM
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Bunch more pics of how it's made here at the end of the page

http://www.rv7-a.com/lasttenpercent.htm

And here at the top of the page:

http://rv7-a.com/last_5_percent.htm
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:06 PM
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This is very nice Walter. Do you mind if I add this picture to my page?
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:03 PM
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Don't mind at all.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:09 PM
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Did my -8 from the inside of the cabin with a guild and it works very well, no exterior pins.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:57 PM
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Yup I stole it for my Sam James cowl...works great.

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:28 PM
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Hey Frank,

Show us a pic if you've got one. Many ways to do this, just curious
how yours turned out.

Did you get the paint job finished yet?
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:26 AM
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Using .125 aluminum stock cut to shape, beveled the edges on my 12" bench sander, thwacked the retainer with a rubber mallet bending the tip to conform to the curve, polished with rouge using a pad mounted on the drill press, then had a local engraver do the etching. The retainer is secured to the existing cowl hinge halfs with #6 screws and nutplates. I recently did the same thing with the -8 project but haven't yet decided how I want em engraved yet.

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Old 11-22-2007, 06:01 AM
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ooooooooo... nice , very nice. I just might have to permenetly borrow that one.
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:57 AM
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Here is....um....one way to do it. (I'm guessing this falls into the "ugly" category.) Oh, and it's not mine.


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Old 11-22-2007, 04:51 PM
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Default The coolest hinge pin I ever saw

There is a Lanceair builders assist shop in Carlsbad CA that I visit whenever I am down there. I wish I had a picture of the way he did his hinge pins. I will try to explain. He took an allen end screw and centered drilled the end of the screw the same diameter of the hinge pin. Then silver solder the hinge pin to the end of the allen screw. He would offset the hinge in the cowl so the pin would enter below the split of the cowl. He would take a small block of aluminum and drill and tap it to fit the allen screw. He would grind the block to fit the lower forward of the cowl. He would flox the aluminum block to the forward cowl. With some glass work the head of the allen screw was countersunk and flush with the front of the cowl.
I tried to do a web search for a picture and found something simular. This is not necessary, you can do it yourself.

http://www.carbinge.com/Keepers.htm

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