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  • Is that one of the Great Planes kits?
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    • Last night actually. Brought home an old grinder:



      Pulley system:

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      • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
        Working on a 60/90 size Sukhoi SU-31 to add to the fleet. It's a really nice plane. All flight surfaces are symmetrical airfoil shaped. Can't wait to maiden her next week.
        Do the kit instructions tell you to restrict the air intake into that cowling Adrian? Cooling air area in must equal 1/3 of exit area or bad things will happen to cyl head temps at full throttle.
        Milton

        "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

        "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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        • Originally posted by vpt View Post
          dang - I'd be worried about sucking in rodents and small children when that spools up! Lovely welds too.

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          • That thing is begging for a nice radial engine. Somepin' you can use that there shop fer!

            Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
            Do the kit instructions tell you to restrict the air intake into that cowling Adrian? Cooling air area in must equal 1/3 of exit area or bad things will happen to cyl head temps at full throttle.
            Given the engine, it will take more than "restricting" to do the job. Looks like it will need ducting to the cylinder...... big round hole....little bitty cylinder.
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            • Originally posted by 754 View Post
              Andy, that looks likevthe good stuff and like it means business.
              Is there another on the other side?
              Gotta keep it symmetrical.

              Not sure if I showed this here or not. Did the same adapter on the TB.



              Andy

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              • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                dang - I'd be worried about sucking in rodents and small children when that spools up! Lovely welds too.
                It looks like Andy is getting ready to roast a big fat rat.
                Looks like a couple of fuel rails below the plenum, EFI I would assume?
                More details Andy, not fair to dangle a pic and then leave us hanging all day.

                Me, I got an old 1958 12 HP Viking outboard motor to roar again after a long period of sleep and neglect. I'm sure it hasn't seen daylight for at least 4 decades maybe more. She'll be out fishing with her new owner on the weekend.

                Also while digging around in the nether regions of one of my roll away tool cabinets I found a really nice old pump type oil can that my dad used to use in the 60's. It needed a small solder repair to the portion in the top where the copper fitting for the spout comes thru it. It's all done now and no oil leaks anywhere and looks like new! Probably parked due to it needing a bit of TLC, just like the old Viking. LOL
                It even as has a nice heavy thick leather gasket between the body and top. Haven't seen one of those for a while.
                Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                Location: British Columbia

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                • I got a couple Noga style indicator holders and needed more room on the lathe gearbox top. I finally got around to making up a BXA toll holder rack.
                  I should have made it bigger but needed to work with the scrap that I had on hand. Maybe I'll make another one some day but I did free up enough space for now.
                  Here are a few pictures.









                  I did paint it after trying it out. Should be dry by morning but it is kinda humid out there.

                  Dwight
                  Last edited by dmartin; 07-12-2018, 10:11 PM. Reason: Added nore information.

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                  • A few days ago I cut some more trail in the hill behind my "other house":



                    The primary reason was to gain access to a dead tree that is leaning on other trees behind my "main" house:



                    It's a rather narrow trail cut into a steep hill:



                    I also cleaned up a lot of debris, leaves, and branches behind the house:

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                    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                    USA Maryland 21030

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                    • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                      Is that one of the Great Planes kits?
                      It was a Yellow Aircraft kit. I bought it back around 2003 when I was completely plane crazy.

                      I finished her up tonight. I just need to set the control throws and set the CG and mount the receiver battery and she's ready for her maiden after I break-en the engine.







                      Here is a picture of the full size Breitling Eagles Sukhoi. I didn't put the eagle decals on the stab.

                      Last edited by ; 07-13-2018, 01:50 AM.

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                      • Originally posted by Willy View Post
                        It looks like Andy is getting ready to roast a big fat rat.
                        Looks like a couple of fuel rails below the plenum, EFI I would assume?
                        More details Andy, not fair to dangle a pic and then leave us hanging all day.

                        Me, I got an old 1958 12 HP Viking outboard motor to roar again after a long period of sleep and neglect. I'm sure it hasn't seen daylight for at least 4 decades maybe more. She'll be out fishing with her new owner on the weekend.
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                        Pics of old outboard? I am an old outboard fan!






                        As for the car pics, you guys will see them as I make stuff for it. Don't worry, there is lots to come yet!
                        Andy

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                        • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                          Pics of old outboard? I am an old outboard fan!

                          ....
                          Do I see a Johnson Waterbug hiding at the far end? and maybe an Elgin? Can't really see those clearly.
                          Last edited by J Tiers; 07-13-2018, 12:16 PM.
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                          • Quote: It was a Yellow Aircraft kit. I bought it back around 2003 when I was completely plane crazy.

                            I finished her up tonight. I just need to set the control throws and set the CG and mount the receiver battery and she's ready for her maiden after I break-en the engine.
                            Looking real good. Makes me want to get back into the hobby, but it's been a very long time. What engine is that?
                            “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                            Lewis Grizzard

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                            • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                              Quote: It was a Yellow Aircraft kit. I bought it back around 2003 when I was completely plane crazy.

                              I finished her up tonight. I just need to set the control throws and set the CG and mount the receiver battery and she's ready for her maiden after I break-en the engine.
                              Looking real good. Makes me want to get back into the hobby, but it's been a very long time. What engine is that?
                              I stopped flying around ~2004 when I got the machine shop illness and a serious yacht illness in ~2006 and just started flying again a few years ago. I was really into it back in the day. I was a flight instructor (still am, but I'm only teaching my son). I was into both airplanes and Heli's. A lot has changed in the hobby. Especially with smaller gas engines (10cc) with electronic ignition. I still prefer glow engines for < 1.20 size but thinking about getting some .60 size (10cc) gas engines for some yet-to-be-built planes. For the Sukhoi, I'm powering it with an Evolution .61NX glow engine. I would have normally used an OS .61FX or the new OS 65AX for a 60 size but wanted to try out an Evolution. If the Evolution gives me any problems I'll replace it with an OS 65AX.

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                              • No nice radial, then?

                                Was looking forward to the build thread.
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