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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:33 am

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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:34 am

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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:35 am

New wheel. Identical to original and made by company that made the original. Slick thread not available, however.
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:37 am

Did I mention new wheels? Again like original except for thread. Made by same manufacturer. Also the new lower strut connection fittings. I had to make seven just to get these four. Needless to say I had some difficulty. Holes were hard to match.
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:38 am

Very proud of my new stabilizer cables. These were so generously donated by George Curtis. Thanks again, George. Finally got those aggravating cables out from under my feet.
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:40 am

Original seat. Looks a little worn but I just couldn’t bring myself to replace it. We shared a lot of enjoyable hours together (and some not so enjoyable! Hence, some of the staining).
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:41 am

This is one of three improvements I made. This one made about the second season of flying 24 years ago. There was at the time a serious problem of rapid wear of the small ruddervator pushrods. My attempt to retard this wear was to split a thick wall piece of tubing and bond the halves to the smaller tubes. This I did at every guide.
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:42 am

This project tested my patience and stick-to-it-ness at every turn. Sometimes I had to retreat and take another run at it. It literally fought me to the very end. This is just one example. While I was taking these photos I reached down to move a small wooden block that I was using to keep the stabilizer off the ground and I fumbled it. Unfortunately the newly Tedlar recovered ruddervator caught it on the way down. I haven’t seen that block of wood sense. I did, however, hear my neighbor hid something with his lawn mower yesterday.
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:43 am

I didn’t take any “before” photos but this should give you an idea of what I was faced with.
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Postby russell » Tue May 02, 2006 10:44 am

I hope that this didn't lock down everyone's computer.

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