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  1. #171

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    We are both members of the same club near Seattle and our club is hosting an open house on August 5th.

  2. #172
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    Your completing that plane in two weeks? Wow, Im still months away from finishing my Taylorcraft. I guess im flying too much lately and not building. Im at the lake right now flying my repaired Tundra.
    Too many airplanes and not enough time...

  3. #173

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    I work too fast lol.

    I did some repairs on the BoT. I cut a 1" slot in the trailing and leading edge where the crack happened and epoxied a .020" carbon strip inside. I also wicked some thin CA into the crack to grab any fibers that were still close together and strengthen the wood itself. The I braced the inside of the sheeting with more 1/16" sheeting and wicked thin CA into the crack here too. I was able to flatten it out pretty good and with a light sanding, you couldn't feel the crack even though it remained visible. Then I glued in a 1/16" sheer web of hard balsa between the cracked spar and did the same CA trick. Then I overlayed the sheeting and leading edge with .75 oz glass with thinned 20 minute epoxy and let that dry over night.

    Later this evening, I'll sand it smooth and then put the covering back on. I expect it'll hold up just fine as long as I don't try to land on it again.

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  4. #174
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    Nice carbon reinforcement, I will remember that one.
    Too many airplanes and not enough time...

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    Good as new.

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    Got to love balsa for repairs. Looks great!
    Too many airplanes and not enough time...

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