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Postby lazairiii » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:45 pm

Chappy,

I used Met-All and a lot of polishing cloths all by hand to get that shine. You can use Mothers, Flitz or probably a number of other polishes, but just make sure it's compatible with aluminum.

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Postby Chappy » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:00 pm

George,

You've done a beautiful job of polishing it up. I had all the tubing anodized when I built my series 1, so basically I only have to keep the wing spars polished up. I used to use Met-All, but luse Blue Magic for that job now. I wonder what metal polishes other people are using?

My III is all painted, which I'm not wild about (although it's helped preserve it). I guess I'll probably just keep it that way when I refurbish it.

One of my customers had all his tubing black anodized on his series II. We thought it would look nice, but I never did like the way the finished plane looked. I wonder if that plane's still around.

Personally, polished planes look the nicest to me.

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Postby lazairiii » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:35 am

Thanks Chappy. I like the original polished look the best too! It's a little work to keep it shining, but aren't all good things worth it!!

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Postby Shannon » Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:51 pm

Thanks George but actually the cover is something my Dad came up with.

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Postby Shannon » Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:57 pm

Original type throttle quadrants are available from Manufacturers Supply for $8.50 US. Wescon also has them (check George's link above) in several different varieties (Ball type).

http://www.mfgsupply.com/m/c/3-240.html
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Postby flyalaz » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:09 pm

Hey guys,

Nice sketch Shannon. How is it that you are using metric? Guess your Dad was ahead of his time! LOL!

How thick is the material that you used?

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Postby Shannon » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:20 pm

I'm pretty sure I purchased OEM type kill switches from MFG supply also.

http://www.mfgsupply.com/m/c/31-4720.html
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Postby flyalaz » Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:49 pm

Even after all these years of living with a metric system, I still can't get used to it. It's nice that you can divide everything by ten, but tell me it's 30 degrees outside and it won't mean a thing. 100 degrees on the other hand tells me I want to have a beer!

Sounds good. Didn't want it to be too thin. With the narrow track gear, I've burned my arms on the tires a good number of times, mainly on the left, and it'll be nice to have something I can feel to let me know how close I'm getting to spinning rubber. :blink:

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Postby ola » Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:04 pm

flyalaz @ Feb 18 2006, 02:49 PM wrote: Even after all these years of living with a metric system, I still can't get used to it. It's nice that you can divide everything by ten, but tell me it's 30 degrees outside and it won't mean a thing. 100 degrees on the other hand tells me I want to have a beer!

Sounds good. Didn't want it to be too thin. With the narrow track gear, I've burned my arms on the tires a good number of times, mainly on the right, and it'll be nice to have something I can feel to let me know how close I'm getting to spinning rubber. :blink:

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that beer is not good,it is boiling !!!!.

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Postby flyalaz » Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:54 pm

That's cheating though. Even numbers. Where's the fun in that? Figuring out how many numbers to put in after the decimal point is half the fun! LOL

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