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Old Aug 09, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Mark, kit arrived yesterday! Great wood, plans, and kit! Can NOT wait to get started!!!
Thanks,
Allen
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Mark, kit arrived yesterday! Great wood, plans, and kit! Can NOT wait to get started!!!
Thanks,
Allen
Well, Amigo... don't wait!

I can't wait to get this LAST move over with and start flying mine again...
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Yesterday, you should have it half put together! Looking forward to seeing it come together.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 10:24 PM
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My current problem is working out a place to build! We just moved in January, the garage is WAY too hot and the esposa is not interested in me dusting up one of the bedrooms!
So, a solution will come to me soon!
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Hey Jack, always look forward to hearing about your building and flying! Your Duet Beta build was an inspiration to me, not to mention the flight report. First 2 meter I've built in a long while.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:29 AM
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My dad installed a mini-split A/C in the up-stairs office at their house. The room is pretty small, about 200 sq ft but that little unit cools the room in no time flat. He leaves it off any time he's not up there and turns it on about 5 minutes before he starts working in it. Works a charm! I'm planning on "selling" my other half on one of those for the garage when I start banging on my hot-rod.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 08:49 PM
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A small unit like that for a garage? Are you talking about a single or double car? We have a double car garage, and right now it's 108 in there! I've been wondering about a small portable on wheels, and setting it next to me. I just don't know if it would work very well. Any thoughts from you other very thoughtful guys and gals out there? I don't really want to hang a big AC in the garage window either!
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:54 AM
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I use a R2D2 type AC unit in my three car garage when I need to. It takes awhile to cool it down and you need to empty the water tank often. one wall and the door side are not insulated so it's a big electric hog but it is needed. I do not do hobby stuff there except for car and motorcycle repairs.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 03:39 PM
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A small unit like that for a garage? Are you talking about a single or double car? We have a double car garage, and right now it's 108 in there! I've been wondering about a small portable on wheels, and setting it next to me. I just don't know if it would work very well. Any thoughts from you other very thoughtful guys and gals out there? I don't really want to hang a big AC in the garage window either!
Properly sized and correctly insulated there shouldn't be any problem. They're designed for on-demand room cooling. If your garage is 108F you may want to concentrate on attic space first, ventilation makes a huge difference. Our garage is south-facing and even without A/C in the garage its bearable for short bursts, say to cut or drill a few pieces of metal or hard wood. Foam blocks over the garage door panels help a lot. We're north of just Dallas so 100F+ isn't unfamiliar. Portable spot-coolers seem reasonable as well and give you a bit more flexibility. A 2x10 with strategically placed holes for outlet also seems to work well. Foam padding on top and bottom with appropriate trough to match the bottom of the garage door keeps the hot side hot and the cold side cooler.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Mark,

Just a quick clarification on the center panel joiner....The front and back ply doubler on the spars is clear. Between the spars is there a shear web in this area? If so, if the space filled with epoxy as in the outer panel joiner break?

Additionally, it appears the front half of the ribs need to be slotted to slide in the ply joiner against the spars.....

Please confirm when you have a moment.

Regards,

Gordon
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Gordon,

There should be 3/16" shear web that goes between all of the ribs in the center panel except for the joiner boxes where the tips plug in. You can put some epoxy to fill the 1/32" gap. Or you can add a 1/16" piece of balsa to fill the gap. In the full production kits the shear webs will be full width (1/4") where the ply joiners are.

Yes, You will need to slot the ribs for the doubler to slide in. Production kits will have the rib pre cut.

Mark
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I just got 6 sets of what should be the final production parts. A few details have changed. I no longer have a laser cut laminated nose or wing tip blocks. I was trying to lower the cost of the laser parts but in the end that didn't help. not sure why. It will take me a bit to get the kits complete. I should have them on my site this weekend.

BTW I am now a dealer for Graupner. Lots of cool stuff. Look around on my site...

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Thanks for the update Mark! I know many of us are anxious for you to get everything sorted out.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:28 PM
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OK it's on the site. Look under Models/Sailplanes. I have 6 parts sets but have to put them in the box as orders come in.

Mark
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