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by coxargus
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Luscombe lift strut
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Luscombe lift strut

This could be an eye watering exercise............... https://www.univair.com/luscombe/view-all/u082213-1-luscombe-lift-strut-right/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Luscombe-RH-Wing-Lift-Strut-Assy-P-N-082213-1/122463647384?hash=item1c8366f698:g:FQkAAOSwHHFY~zM~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/345281612183...
by coxargus
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Mylar, Oratex, X-lam, Diatex, Poly fibre, Seconite aaaaagh

Ceconite and Poly Fibre fabric are one and the same product off the same loom with different stamps on them. I, a first time restorer, used Ceconite fabric and Poly fibre thereafter following the 'idiot proof' Manual for Poly Fibre - with excellent results. One big advantage of PF is it does not bur...
by coxargus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: Bungee Shock Cord Tool
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Bungee Shock Cord Tool

Will it work with Piper 'Hydrosorb' units? - not all of them will.
Thanks
Frank Cox















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by coxargus
Mon May 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Sales & Wants
Topic: 9.7mm hand reamer
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: 9.7mm hand reamer

These folk may be able to help - if not in stock they can sourse it for you.
www.tracytools.com

I know the problem - forking out many £s for a one job tool!

Frank
by coxargus
Wed May 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Spraying my aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Spraying my aircraft

I invested in one of these - simple to use and set up (Poly Fiber paints) https://www.axminstertools.com/fuji-semi-pro2-hvlp-spray-system-501285 Worth every penny for a professional finish to what, after all, has been a labour of love. You can always sell it if you have no further use for it. Frank ...
by coxargus
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Mild Stuff - Cleaning
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: Mild Stuff - Cleaning

'Simple Green'

https://www.simplegreen.co.uk/index.php ... cleaner-uk

No wax in it so good for matt finishes

Bugs and oil just slide off with no effort - brilliant stuff.

Frank
by coxargus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Radio problems Icom A220 intercom noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: Radio problems Icom A220 intercom noise

It seems you are not the only one - Super cub folk 'over there' don't like it

https://www.supercub.org/forum/showthre ... =icom+A220

Frank
by coxargus
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Duralac/JC5A and Cromate confusion.
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: Duralac/JC5A and Cromate confusion.

I've heard it said that if JC5A is used where skins overlap there will be a problem with achieving a good paint finish as the 'goo' will creep out and the paint will lift at the skin joints. Apparently some paint shops may reject a job where it has been used - possibly worth thinking about.

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: cockpit notice labels
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: cockpit notice labels

Get some made at your nearest sign making business to your own design but with the correct wording.
Frank Cox
by coxargus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: AT3000 altitude encoder
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Re: AT3000 altitude encoder

Are you sure it's the encoder and not the altimeter?
Anyhow this might point you in the right direction
https://www.airwich.com/uploads/3/4/7/3 ... manual.pdf
I don't think there will be a 'Home Fix'.
Best of luck
Frank
by coxargus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Degaussing/demagnetizing
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Degaussing/demagnetizing

I am getting close to finishing my rebuild project and am now clearing up the smaller items. However the mag compass is 'Stuck on 100*' regardless of the aircraft heading although when removed it is fine. The bracket in which it is mounted is clamped to the main spar carry through tube, and was for ...
by coxargus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: Wing to Fuselage Gap - Rubber Strip?

These people could well have what you are looking for
https://www.rhnuttall.co.uk/

Frank Cox
by coxargus
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Wing Strut Bolts - Washers?

I have found the same anomaly during my Argus rebuild - are the bolts the correct length? - I found some that were one size too long.
Frank Cox
by coxargus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: removing paint from aluminium
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: removing paint from aluminium

For small items I soak them in cheap thinners (gun wash) - it normally softens everything except 2 part epoxy - for larger areas an old towel soaked in said thinners spread over the area does the job. When the paint is soft, or even flaking, remove with a soft scraper and finish gently with a maroon...
by coxargus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Out of the box
Replies: 21
Views: 4116

Re: Out of the box

The Buccaneer had audio AoA from its inception in the late 50s/early 60s but we always checked it was 'On speed' for the AUW. To rely solely on it without cross checking when established on finals can lead to fast/slow 'problems' if the calibration has slipped.

Frank