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Old Aug 02, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Bill, If you end up coming up to Michigan, let us know.

Glenn lives near your route to Dick's. Maybe we could get together and compare notes on our 195's. A group pic may be in order, too.
That works for me. Janelle is an excellent photographer. I'll run I-75 all the way from here to Gratiot, and peel off and take the first cross road to Swan Creek.
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 08:57 AM
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Just let us know, Bill.

Glenn lives just a little east of Ann Arbor, not too far from I-75.
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 02:37 PM
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How have I gone this long without subscribing to this thread?

You guys are incredible!
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 04:24 PM
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How have I gone this long without subscribing to this thread?

You guys are incredible!

Thanks !

Glenn is getting back into it. I still seem to be on hiatus.

It shouldn't be too long before we both start posting some good progress.
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Old Aug 03, 2010, 06:41 PM
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Awesome. Looking forward to it!
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Thanks !

Glenn is getting back into it. I still seem to be on hiatus.

It shouldn't be too long before we both start posting some good progress.
Does that mean "winter" isn't far away.
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Old Aug 04, 2010, 07:57 AM
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Yes, Fred, it does. My late Summer/Fall flowers are already in bloom. We could easily have an early Winter.

Besides that, outside of one major repair, I have all this seasons fixes completed. Now, if I don't crash anymore, I can get back to my Cessna.
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Old Aug 09, 2010, 06:30 AM
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You have no reason now Tom after completing your new roof on your home... hint hint'.

Myself... I've been pluggin away at the covering. Not much to post as in photos, just boring stuff. Working on the wings. Once I have the covering completed, I'll post photos on how I'll do the panel lines & rivet details. I have all the moving surfaces finished up to primer base., so those are all done. Other wise... moving along' Glenn
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Tried something different today in applying solartex to the fully sheeted wing of the 195'. Well different for me... being an old traditionalist in using a monocote iron. Well in the process of covering the wing. After a good final sanding of the sheeting and use of a tak-rag. The wing received a good cote of Stits-Poly-Tak. Sanded lightly... removing fuzz & raised grain. Tak it again. I sealed and stretched around all the edges first. Using a new heat-gun, shrunk what remaining loose fabric there was... nice and tight. Then heated it again in small area's & using a cotton sock rubbed it all down. Talk about easy and nice results... beautiful. Wing 1 ready for some Nitrate dope.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Looking nice, Glenn!
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Have both wings covered now ready for Nitrate dope... Moving onto the fuselage covering & wheel pant details next. Boy I can't wait to Top-cote this 195,
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 10:51 AM
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Solartex?

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Tried something different today in applying solartex to the fully sheeted wing of the 195'. Well different for me... being an old traditionalist in using a monocote iron. Well in the process of covering the wing. After a good final sanding of the sheeting and use of a tak-rag. The wing received a good cote of Stits-Poly-Tak. Sanded lightly... removing fuzz & raised grain. Tak it again. I sealed and stretched around all the edges first. Using a new heat-gun, shrunk what remaining loose fabric there was... nice and tight. Then heated it again in small area's & using a cotton sock rubbed it all down. Talk about easy and nice results... beautiful. Wing 1 ready for some Nitrate dope.
So this pic is of a wing with the solartex on?? WOW if so thats amazing! I just received my Hostetler Stinson 108-3 plans and waiting on the woodkit from PCK. 6-8 weeks ! But its not like I don't have things that need to be finished up and this gives me time ! I have been following this thread for awhile and feel like any build question I could ever dream up already has been answered or touch'd upon! Thats awsome and you guys are very talented (Biggest understatement ever)..... O where do you purchase your solartex from ( like I said I'm sure these answers are in here but what the hay, While I'm here ) Do you find any warping that isn't "fixable" with standard methods with solartex??

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Thanks Erik'... BalsaUSA has the solartex. Warping ? < NEVER'. Glenn.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Tom, or Glenn,

Either of you gents know anyone who either has or has knowledge of the Byron Originals Ryan ST-A? I have a pristine kit (unopened box until today), and from the instruction manual, and minimal plan, I may need some pointers.

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Old Aug 17, 2010, 07:37 AM
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From what I understand of Byron kits, they must be built according to the plans/instructions. A modification made, may lead to a problem later on.
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