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Old 06-16-2016, 04:24 PM
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Default How many tries?

So, I'm flipping back through some old build pictures...

It seems that it took me a few tries to get the coax stripping tool setup just perfect.



How many tries did it take you to get something just the way you wanted it?
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:31 PM
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So, I'm flipping back through some old build pictures...

It seems that it took me a few tries to get the coax stripping tool setup just perfect.



How many tries did it take you to get something just the way you wanted it?
As much as I'd *like* to say "1" for everything, that'd be so bald-faced a lie that I'd be ashamed to utter it.

Here's an easy one: Elevator trim tab: 3
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:50 PM
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Default That darn right tank fuel line from the Andair valve #*@!



The time stamps proves I was done with this for the night
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:26 PM
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Default Had to laugh

Scott, I love it!!! I just went through this!! You've got me beat by a few. I've got one of the cutters that will do all three cuts but it still isn't easy.

I've also got a pile of alum tubing as well. Probably a touch bigger than the one displayed. Often thought of taking the tubing and turning into some desk top art.

Great topic!!
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:55 PM
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Default I see your problem,

you've got too many tools. A razor utility knife will get'r done with a lot less waste.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:07 PM
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Default HS Attach Brackets

I'm still making them..... Stopped counting them some time ago....
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:53 PM
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About 2,356 tries to set a rivet worthy of display at The Louvre.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:38 PM
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I tend not to buy a tool for everything. I determined my dimensions and marked them on the coax with a sharpie and cut off the insulation with a razor blade. Perfect on first try. Not saying I don't make mistakes and have to re-make things, but the old adage "measure twice, cut once" was beaten into my head as a kid.

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Old 06-17-2016, 08:38 AM
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I'm also still "old school". Been dealing with coax since Air Force tech school in 1964. Still use exacto knife and small dykes.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:41 AM
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I probably ordered 20ft of fuel tubing trying to pipe in the andair valve, ashamed to say I final gave up and put in swivel fittings in the end. According to my wife my swearing skills improved substantialy.
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