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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #30 on: Jan 25, 2015 »
Just curious Ed how do you cut yours out?

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #31 on: Jan 25, 2015 »
I used a fine toothed scroll saw that the neighbor has,  on the inside radius,   and a band saw on the outside radius.    the belt sander, at the roller,   smoothed it out….

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #32 on: Jan 25, 2015 »
Figured as much, with all the tools I have a bandsaw is not one of them, although it is on my short list of things to acquire.  ;) The other is a new pair of glasses for this up-close welding I'm doing.  :o :o

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #33 on: Feb 04, 2015 »
So Sonerai 1 builders I am making the elevator push-pull tube and noticed the plans are saying 94 inches? In the neutral position I am measuring 86.5 hole to hole that's quite a bit shorter, have you all found the same? If you add up the measurements from station 4-stabilizer spar tube, it is real close to what I measured, so where did the 94" come from?

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #34 on: Feb 05, 2015 »
The 94" measurement is bogus….must be a drafting error…I just measured the one on Beetlebomb and it is about  86 3/8"….Small variances can occur when the control column is set in the pillow blocks….You are right in the ballpark….Ed

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #35 on: Feb 05, 2015 »
Thanks for the "heads up".  I'll get the plans corrected for future builder's.  On our airplanes, I always come back to the old adage: "Cut to fit, weld to suit, and paint to match".
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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #36 on: Feb 05, 2015 »
Thanks guys, it was far enough off I figured either it was a bogus number or I had something very wrong  :o

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #37 on: Mar 02, 2015 »
Well I ran across a good deal on a pair of MC-1 matco master cyl. on barnstormers for less than the price of one new one. look to be in good shape, I already have a set of brakes and discs from some European kit plane that I will be converting to use on the sonerai, always good to have patience.  ;D

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #38 on: Dec 11, 2017 »
Hard to believe it was 2 years plus since I really worked on this project. with  two job changes etc. etc. and I am now back at it. I just finished installing the aileron and wing tip to the left wing and will be starting on the right tomorrow.  I could not drive rivets in the bottom skins no matter what I tried, I  just could not do so by myself with quality results! So blind rivets it was.
 

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #39 on: Dec 12, 2017 »
Good to hear from you,  and glad you are back working on the airplane.....

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #40 on: Dec 19, 2017 »
Right wing almost finished wing tip is on, waiting on piano hinge from A Spruce to fit up aileron and  fab counterbalance.

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Re: Racegunz's Sonerai 1
« Reply #41 on: Jan 03, 2018 »
So a productive holiday season with both wing tips and ailerons installed. I have both wings on the fuse to set up the rear spar carry through and aileron controls. As I mentioned way back the fuse is wider than a stock Sonerai. I fit the control parts after the wings were on etc. I went with a larger angle carry through than the plans asked for because it was cheaper for some reason. Just had to relief the front edge on my mill to clear the control rod attachments. Getting the control pivot point aligned with the aileron hinge was the biggest concern it went well. I will post some pics to my gallery soon.

 

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