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by jchisolm
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 3D printers for testing part fit
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: 3D printers for testing part fit

I'm not sure what the strength of a bond would be glassing directly to the 3D part. I'll have to try it. Here are a couple of videos on using a 3D printed part for molds or direct layup over the part. BTW: this channel has some pretty good instructional videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpJdwry...
by jchisolm
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 3D printers for testing part fit
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: 3D printers for testing part fit

I also should mention that the parts are actually pretty strong. I've seen reports where they pull test items and they get around 180-200 lbs. If you need a small trim piece or a switch knob or say a "custom" switch handle you can design and print your own. The down side is, for PLA filame...
by jchisolm
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 3D printers for testing part fit
Replies: 3
Views: 32

3D printers for testing part fit

I got one of those $200 3D printers off Amazon. I've been using it to "print" parts so I can check for fit. This works well for small parts you might be having to build or machine or get machined. In the past I would use insulating foam panels from the big box stores. This is kind of OK fo...
by jchisolm
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: AN bolts/nuts/washers
Replies: 0
Views: 938

AN bolts/nuts/washers

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com

They have a pretty good selection and competitive prices. Reasonable cost on shipping.

Not affiliated in any way. Needed some AN7 bolts and they were 1/2 price of Aircraft Spruce on the size I needed.
by jchisolm
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Express 2000RG
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Express 2000RG

I'm not sure you will find much on the RG. There are some example POH, WB and such in the documents section. You will need to adjust based on your actual W&B. There may also be a condition inspection list example there. I have not looked in a long time. As far as strut service docs you may be ab...
by jchisolm
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Removing tape residue
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Removing tape residue

I use acetone. Works for duct tape and masking tape. I use a razor blade to remove most of it first then finish up with acetone.
by jchisolm
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Air Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 3177

Re: Air Condition

I just looked at one of the manuals from http://www.arcticaircooler.com The manual says you can program a "de-ice" time but the factory default is "off". It probably just shuts the compressor off for some amount of time. Some home hvac units will switch the refrigerant flow so th...
by jchisolm
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Air Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 3177

Re: Air Condition

I dont have any AC plans (yet). I put the vent in to help cabin air flow. Have you tried to contact Artic Air? They may be able to help. If the evaporator coil is freezing up it could be low refrigerant (not likely in that unit) or not enough air flowing over it. The evaporator needs to absorb heat ...
by jchisolm
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Air Condition
Replies: 4
Views: 3177

Re: Air Condition

How big is the exhaust port? I found some round 3 inch louvered vents. I think I got mine from a big box hardware store. Look around where they have dryer vents or hvac supplies. You can search for "marine engine bay vents". I mounted mine in the floor behind the big aft bulkhead. The rule...
by jchisolm
Tue May 18, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Fuel Tank Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: Fuel Tank Repair

Is this a solid plug or is it like a SAF-AIR drain valve? If it's a drain valve it's probably just a o-ring issue. I think you can get a re-build kit for them or you might have to replace it. I'm not sure what size it might be. If the leak is around a solid plug you might try some fuel lube on the p...