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by Netpackrat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

I went looking on YouTube for information on the metal brake I posted about earlier in the thread, and I found the following video by a guy building an earlier version of Narfi's airplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7gyrMqrG00 Nothing in the video is going to be a real surprise to a practicing...
by Netpackrat
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat
Replies: 23
Views: 19475

Re: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat

Both of those are possibilities, although I would be more inclined to stick the whole boat and trailer on a barge, than take a new-to-me boat up the inside passage and across the gulf. Probably a lot faster to do the drive both ways, and trailer it back, than to try sailing it. I think that's probab...
by Netpackrat
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Need to make some flanging dies similar to this, flangedies2.jpg That's not absolutely necessary... I flanged all of my lightening holes using a hardwood stick with a slot cut in it. Even using the dies, you'll probably still need the stick to even the flanges out after you press them in. And you o...
by Netpackrat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

You have a lot more room in that "tent" than I had assumed... Forget what I said about dragging the strongback outside. :lol: Since you'll be doing sheetmetal and presumably not so much with sanding or solvents for a while, perhaps a stove jack and a small wood stove to take the edge off this winter...
by Netpackrat
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat
Replies: 23
Views: 19475

Re: An All-Season Trailerable Sailboat

It's kind of a sad day for me, but it does mean I can possibly move forward on this. Just signed the papers to sell our remote cabin on 10 acres; I didn't really want to sell it but my brother wanted out, and I didn't want to keep it badly enough to buy out his half. So I let it happen. :cry: He sti...
by Netpackrat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Router makes a horrible mess; throws chips everywhere. One key to keeping the parts nice is controlling the chips and keeping them out of your work area, otherwise they will cause scratches. I tried the router method briefly before settling on shears and snips.
by Netpackrat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

For cutting rib blanks out of your large sheets you will want a handheld power shear either air or electric. I would cut them out about 1/4” oversize from the sheet and then on the line with offset hand snips. Some people use a router with a template but it is loud and makes a huge mess, and easy to...
by Netpackrat
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Were it me, I would drag the strongback out of the tent and put it under a tarp until you are ready to start assembling wings, fuse etc. Make yourself some EAA Chapter 1000 work tables. Building from plans, you are going to be working on smaller parts for some time and the smaller tables will be eas...
by Netpackrat
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1729
Views: 164979

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

fallguy1000 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:15 am
glossieblack wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:23 am
Angle iron or aluminium?
Stainless angle iron and stainless strapping with aluminum rivets into aluminum beam. Some galvanics might occur in the rivet or in the holes in the beam.. time will tell
Aluminum is the anode when in contact with stainless steel, and the Anode goes Away...
by Netpackrat
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 35
Views: 555

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Just curious, do you have a big enough brake out there? I bought the plans from this guy a few years ago and they seem good, although I have not had the machining capability to actually build it as yet: http://macsmachine.com/ There's some mill work and a little bit of lathe work. The rest is just c...