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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Hi eye4wings: When I started looking at building the retracts, I found a couple of previous builders had actually made theirs at home with hacksaws and files!! Since I now know that even with my access to bigger equipment and a lathe, it still took 23 hours per pair, I can only imagine the time it would take to carve out a set with rudimentary tools. But it was done.
Now all that remains is to see if they are strong and reliable enough to do the job. I believe they are. Time will tell all.
I am now starting to think about the cowl/motor mounts, we made the cowl a lot shorter to get away from the wing joints/ leading edge. The joys of mods!!
We all just recieved our care packages from Traplet with the 5 pc set including canopy etc. Did I say shipping cost from there suck!! It was more than the parts! Oh well, got em now, we're good. Doug B
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