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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:07 pm
by Don
Hi Craig,
George and Shannon are right and also the next closest people to Dale Kramer with Lazair knowledge. George is and excelent fabricator, with parts better than original. Here's a handy little punch I made when I opened my D-cells. You still have to drill the head off the rivet but that's it. I used a pair of cheap pliers drilled a 7/64 hole in 1 jaw, cut the shank of the bit off and epoxied it in the hole. Then welded a short length of 1/8 inch pipe on the other jaw for an anvil and away you go. It took me less than an hour to remove all the rivets. Your in for a frustrating and rewarding experience!
Good Luck,
Don A774

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:15 pm
by sustainflight
Very helpful suggestions and pictures. Looks like some questionable engineering in the parts I have.

Did I see split flaps in the pictures of the yellow modified Lazair?

Craig

PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:07 pm
by sustainflight
After a couple months of not working on this and noting that I barely have a couple hours a week to fly, I passed this project onto someone who has the time and skills to complete it.

Jim is an A&P and fellow EAA member in Oklahoma. If you all extend the warm welcome and high level of help you extended me, he'll get it flying!

Craig