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  Topic: Still using cut threads on rod end bearings? Beware *******
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 12
Views: 7439

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:29 pm   Subject: Still using cut threads on rod end bearings? Beware *******
Hey Guys
Recently was doing some maint. on the duster and found that the special bolt that attaches the rear lower point of the "I" strut looks very much like the bolt Frank sent me that failed on th ...
  Topic: Skybolt
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 1
Views: 2163

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:10 pm   Subject: Skybolt
I have never seen the airplane but the orginal builders are very well respected. It looks like it is an older build without the balanced stabs. As far as workmanship, you will not likely top the Sorre ...
  Topic: Removing Pitts S1 Wings
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 13
Views: 9157

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun May 28, 2006 10:40 am   Subject: Removing Pitts S1 Wings
To remove I struts, held in by visible bolts only? Sorry, never had to remove wings before, trailering to trade for a Skybolt.If it is built to plans then the I struts are held to the wings with four ...
  Topic: Removing Pitts S1 Wings
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 13
Views: 9157

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 9:58 pm   Subject: Removing Pitts S1 Wings
When taking a Pitts apart you can get by with a minimum amount of derigging by just loosening one side of flying and landing wires. The end of the wires that are hidden in the wing leading edge are us ...
  Topic: Randy Shore - gone
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 4
Views: 3312

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 9:42 pm   Subject: Randy Shore - gone
This is sad. I had E mailed back and forth with Randall on many subjects,mostly fabrication type questions. He was fired up and working on his project frequently. I now know why I havent heard from hi ...
  Topic: Looking for SA100 plans/info on ribs
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 1
Views: 2330

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:57 am   Subject: Looking for SA100 plans/info on ribs
Nothing has been done in 30 years on those SA100 plans. They still depict truss ribs. We are on our own to support the Starduster line of aircraft, this board is all we have to share information, ther ...
  Topic: FAQ Page, Lets get one together.
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 10
Views: 6842

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:07 am   Subject: FAQ Page, Lets get one together.
Thats good that Bill is "getting better," I dont expect Bill to stick his neck out any further than anybody else on Starduster tech. help. We as a group of enthusiasts for the Starduster line of air ...
  Topic: FAQ Page, Lets get one together.
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 10
Views: 6842

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: I have an almost complete set of the Starduster...
I have an almost complete set of the Starduster mags as do a bunch of other folks since they have been scanned. I don't have a copy of the technical notes, a start to assemble a database of approved/ ...
  Topic: Firewall rivets
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 8
Views: 6352

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:01 am   Subject: Firewall rivets
If you are using an alum. flange what sense does it make to use steel rivets? A well built firwall with alum. flange and either s.s. or galvanized sheet is the way just about all firewalls are built. ...
  Topic: Powder Coat recommendations
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 10
Views: 7034

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:43 pm   Subject: Powder Coat recommendations
Yes I have seen patching of powdercoating and it looks just like what it is. One of my reasons for not doing it anymore. The shop that does my powdercoating is a excellent powdercoater,they can even ...
  Topic: Powder Coat recommendations
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 10
Views: 7034

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:50 am   Subject: Powder Coat recommendations
After powdercoating one fuselage Im done with powdercoat on the fuselage. I will just spray urethane which I dislike very much. I like the fact that I can drop it off and pick it up but for me I will ...
  Topic: This board
Kevin the Torch

Replies: 0
Views: 2053

PostForum: Starduster and Acroduster   Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:58 am   Subject: This board
This is the same format as Super Cub .org once you get used to it it is good .
 
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