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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #30 on: Sep 25, 2016 »
Finished the restraint system installation.  More photos in gallery in the "Restraint System" album.

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #31 on: Oct 30, 2016 »
Back home. Back in the shop. Back to building.

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #32 on: Jan 29, 2017 »
Progress photos.  Working on the turtledeck.  Braking system is next.  Then I will hang the wings and drill the carry throughs. 

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #33 on: Jan 31, 2017 »
Good Progress!  Keep Going!
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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #34 on: Jan 31, 2017 »
Done with the turtledeck... at least until the sanding and painting begins.  Here are some final photos.

All the welding on the bow is because a previous builder had a great idea....that wasn't.  I had to modify things back to the plans.... well, close to the plans.

I'm thinking of cutting out the splice in the spine running up to the bow and replace it with a new piece of 3/8".  I know that it will work as-is.... but I just can't stand looking at it.

That said, I have a new philosophy in my building life:

Airworthy is the MINIMUM
Excellent is the GOAL
Perfect is the ENEMY

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #35 on: Feb 26, 2017 »
Here are some photos of my brake handle and parking brake.  Still need to go to ACE and find a spring to hold the locking mechanism up.
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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #36 on: Mar 03, 2017 »
Working on the axles and brakes.  Unfortunately, Azusa does not really make a left and right brake arm.  However, I think I will use the old arms and cams.  The arms are straight and the spline provides many more adjustment options.  The new brakes came with pre-bent arms (both bent for the same side of the airplane) and square attachment shafts (meaning only four options).

Please disregard the ACE Hardware bolts.  They will be replaced by AN-4s once I determine the necessary grip.

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #37 on: Mar 09, 2017 »
I thought I would share my axle straightening apparatus.  I don't have a bench and vise beefy enough for the job...so here are some pictures of my solution.

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #38 on: Mar 10, 2017 »
Welded the wing support/static port tube in place.

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #39 on: Apr 30, 2017 »
Thoughts?

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Re: Chucker's Sonerai II (minus)
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2017 »
Looks cool,   I love that canopy....

 

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