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by jchisolm
Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: W&B
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: W&B

I've been busy with job related things and have not had much time to look at the messages here. In the CAFE article on N360EZ the table has the datum 34" forward of the firewall which would be FS 0 (zero, The firewall is installed at FS 34) and CG limits of 76.25" to 82". The example ...
by jchisolm
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Pitot Static
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Pitot Static

For those of you still building or thinking of upgrading: I'm installing Garmin G3x Touch. I was looking for push-to-connect tubing and fittings for my pitot, static and AOA. Stein Air was one place many RV builders mentioned. And of course McMaster-Carr. I came across Automation Direct www.automati...
by jchisolm
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing/Strut Fairings
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

Re: Wing/Strut Fairings

I guess your gear is different than the one piece aluminum gear I have. I've never see any flaring of any kind for main gear. You could make one without much trouble. Since it would not be load bearing you could use any fiber glass cloth and polyester resin (auto store).
by jchisolm
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Wing/Strut Fairings
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

Re: Wing/Strut Fairings

Happy New Year. Hopefully 2022 will be better than 2020/2021.

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you talking about where the wings attach to the fuselage?
by jchisolm
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Flaps setting
Replies: 3
Views: 3145

Re: Flaps setting

Standard CT express with NLF wing. Do any of you use reflex in cruise (I think it's -10 or something like that)? If so, does it help your cruise?
by jchisolm
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: Flaps setting
Replies: 3
Views: 3145

Flaps setting

I was wondering what flaps you use on downwind,base and final? Do you reflex -10 in cruse?
by jchisolm
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Wheeler General Information
Topic: 3D printers for testing part fit
Replies: 4
Views: 3504

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: 4
Views: 3504

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: 4
Views: 3504

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: 11443

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.