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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:15 am

Determined to get something ready to fly before risking my freshly rebuilt Corsair I attempted to ready for flight this gift from Kim and rebuilt by me a couple of years ago. Neat airplane that looks to be an easy flyer.





Got out my igniter showing green and not even a pop on my usually reliable Enya .19V, pulled the plug only to discover it was open. Replaced the plug, shook out the flooded engine and started over. Started right up running well but while leaning it out it died. Checking further I found the front end loose and one case machine screw gone. On top of that the engine was loose on the bearers.

I pulled the engine only to discover that when I rebuilt it I failed to replace the case gasket with a new one. Probably didn't have one on hand at the time making a mental note to do it later. Ha on that for brain damaged me! Remembering what went on this morning much less a couple of years ago is an effort. Smile

The engine shook loose because I had used screws on the bears instead of my normal machine screws. Repairing all those ills this morning.

Confession is good for the soul.

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Post  andrew on Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:53 am

Not to worry!

I think if I jotted down all those times I've had a mental lapse i.e. senior moment; doing something completely stupid, I would end up with something the size of War and Peace. Sad

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Post  Kim on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:33 am

Ride'n the train with both you boys...I'm a specialist in assembling something, sitting back in the warm afterglow while I congratulate myself on my skills, then to realize I left  out some whatsit that will then require the whole blessed thing be taken apart again.  Oft times, I simply leave the shop, taking on a less demanding device...like my couch.

I would like to report however that I have just finished changing the 'tires' (rubber-like liners) on my bandsaw's wheels,  winning victory over the snap rings (my arch-enemies) that held them in place, AND getting the blade reinstalled and tracked without breaking out a single bandaid!

Probably ought to pick up a couple lottery tickets when I head out to lunch.

Luckily Not a Free Bleeder Kim
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Re: A series of misadventures

Post  roddie on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:53 am

Don't feel too bad Bob. Better that you found out these things before flying it... right? We've all done it. Stopped in the middle of something or at some point before completing a task. A little time passes and we forget that we didn't "button it up".. or only made some element temporary.. rather than permanent.  

Kim.. Kudos on the snap-ring victory! Thumbs Up Laughing I hate those damned things! I usually end-up sending one into orbit without any spares..

I've gotten MUCH worse with my organizational skills.. and my memory and patience aren't what they used to be. My shop is so badly cluttered, it's getting harder to find things quickly and easier to misplace/lose small items. It kills me.. because I tend to be an obsessive-compulsive person by nature.
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Post  fredvon4 on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:58 am

Kim I had a long winded response to Bobs admission but when I went to post I got noticed about your post and I hit wrong button and lost my work

Life happens!

Note to self...less Gentleman Jack... PFA  (Pay F----- Attention)

About the Band saw... I recently learned a new trick

Back story..I own one lowend and one very good band saw... Each adjusted exactly as specified in the book for the blade on the wheel and guide adjustments

I saw a  where a vendor (selling aftermarket guides) suggest the best tracking was for the GULLET of the blade to be set in the CENTER of the high Point of the Wheel....This was NOT how my instruction guide said....

I tried it and Hell Yes!... no miss tracking cant... can carve curves accurately and fast...

After I am done trying to post this without loss of bits in space, I will find the video and post it

I highly recommend watching this video if you own a Band saw

https://youtu.be/wGbZqWac0jU


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Re: A series of misadventures

Post  fredvon4 on Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:09 am

Roddie, KIM, Bob, and all others over 30 years old... Yes 30!!!!

Each and every one of us has done seemingly insane things we all know better than to do.....so is it lack of attention to detail, some is distraction, somewhat inebriated, are we just plain too stupid to know better, and more often than not----I think-- some dumb stuff is pure lack of sleep....

I hasten to note------ a good friend, spouse, child....all should be included in ANY task....they ---at least have the ability to ask, Are you sure?

That question, and brief pause---- usually prevented me from being a crispy critter or a bad fall off a ladder with a running chain saw.....


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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:57 pm

fredvon4 wrote:Roddie, KIM, Bob, and all others over 30 years old... Yes 30!!!!

I hasten to note------ a good friend, spouse, child....all should be included in ANY task....they ---at least have the ability to ask, Are you sure?

Jest asyin

How prophetic Fred.

While I'm struggling with attempting to get some nuts on some 3/48 machine screws under the bearers so I can epoxy them on as engine retainers my son showed up. Why not just use blind nuts Dad? Duh! I have used them on models all my life, completely slipped my mind. He went to my parts cabinet and came back with a set with some 1/8" machine screws. Done. Now I have to secure them with some epoxy and then remove the screws and mount the engine.

The gasket on the Enya .19 was no problem. n o w I have plenty.

Chilly here today so I moved it to the loft to finish up the repair. I love this airplane. "If it looks right, it should fly right", and this one looks right. Mark got in a few flights with his T-28 foamie.





I just want to get a few retraining flights out of it before I pull those bearers completely and replace them, they are sorta castor soaked.

Thanks for the compassion guys, it's good to know that I'm not alone. Smile
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Re: A series of misadventures

Post  GallopingGhostler on Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:23 pm

Nice looking sport plane, Bob, love the Enya .19-V TV installation. Wink
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