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Offline Vince Carucci

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Re: Legal Eagle XL in Pennsylvania
« Reply #135 on: October 19, 2021, 03:31:04 PM »
Most of mine look the same way. I'm not concerned. I figure there should be some indication long before a failure. The forces on the rudder/elevators are very small for steel. So I will look for rust during pre-flights, post-flights, annuals, chapter picnics, and late summer nights while howling at the moon.

Offline DA Miller

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Re: Legal Eagle XL in Pennsylvania
« Reply #136 on: October 19, 2021, 06:54:58 PM »
As long as you got penetration in the sidewall of the big tube and the small tube I think you should be ok. Squirt a little glue or silicone in the void top and bottom.  That should take care of the H2O rust issue

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Re: Legal Eagle XL in Pennsylvania
« Reply #137 on: November 02, 2021, 11:24:05 AM »
Long time no post here. The project came to a halt for a couple of days. There was just too much other stuff that required attention.

I restarted slowly with cleaning the shop and the machines, getting everything back in order. Then, I made a somewhat floppy wood frame out of a 2X4; that frame was the size of a wing 56" by 156". The only purpose of that thing was to check if I could carry a completed wing out of my basement. When we built the house, I got a second staircase installed that goes from the garage to the rear of the basement. That staircase has already been handy in many situations, and it allows me to get rather big and heavy items in the basement, aside from the fact that I don't need to carry every piece of wood through the house.
Anyhow, the wing will get out of the basement, which is good because it allows me to continue in the basement and not have to move the project into the garage.
Other than that, I cut many more hinge pieces from the stuff I welded and got closer to finalizing the ruder.

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Re: Legal Eagle XL in Pennsylvania
« Reply #138 on: November 03, 2021, 12:09:26 AM »
this is a test post. :))

 

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