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Forum: Chap 25 - Finishing & Painting 04-25-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Big Steve
Re: Alcohol in micro

I used the micro light filler around my windows and canopy very easy to sand plus it is really smooth.
Steve
Forum: Chap 25 - Finishing & Painting 04-23-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Big Steve
Alcohol in micro

I have not poste here for a long time. I wanted share a tip with future builders and current builders. Do not put alcohol in your micro if you live in a cold place. I did this when finishing my...
Forum: Rules and Regulations - USA 03-09-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,585
Posted By Big Steve
Re: A&P license requirements

Marc. Z. Got an a&p license ask him how he got it. I have always thought that after building 2 planes and doing all the work myself I should get some brownie points from the Faa and get some credit...
Forum: Questions only a "newby" could ask 03-09-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,106
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Getting the shaft from AS?

The nice thing about buying local is that you pay sales tax. Why would I say that? When. you go to register your plane a nice person from the state tax board will call and want to know how much...
Forum: Cheap Plane Building 02-20-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Engine pre heater

Andrew

I cannot get the "manage attachment" button to work on my iPad that is where the pics are stored. I uploaded the pics to my Facebook page just search Steve Harmon on Facebook. They are...
Forum: Cheap Plane Building 02-19-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Big Steve
Engine pre heater

I thought I would post a picture of my $40 preheater I nicknamed the dragon.
I seem to be having trouble posting pictures
Forum: Shop Tips, Methods and Equipment 01-31-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,718
Posted By Big Steve
Re: UND cloth defective?

I used some uni on my Longez that looked like the stuff you have. It worked just fine. Worry about other stuff like buying AV gas and buying a hanger.
Steve build on
Forum: Airframe Modifications 01-20-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,843
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Question about fuselage appearance

Andrew:

Yes I am sure on the weight. I use a set of racing scales I borrowed from a friend those race car officials are pretty sticky about proper weights. My weights are low because I was...
Forum: Just plane stupid comments and conversations 01-20-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By Big Steve
Re: WINTER

It's been pretty cold here to. I have been working on the hanger in the cold I am insulating and making more storage space . Nails and screw do not need warm tempts to cure.
Steve build on
Forum: Airframe Modifications 01-16-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,843
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Question about fuselage appearance

Dennis

Great to see you back posting on the forum. I started a business to get enough money to build the plane. My business has taken off and the plane sits in the hanger now. It has reversed...
Forum: Airframe Modifications 12-23-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,843
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Question about fuselage appearance

The nose of my cozy IV is 7" longer than the plans. I have not yet fully tested all the stall characteristics of my plane so far I have stayed in the box for first flight. It does allow less...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-15-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,439
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Hello from Austin, TX. Mark IV wantabe

Hello.

Welcome to the forum. I have a flying Cozy IV it is a blast to fly. I bought plans for. A gp-4 but as of yet have not decided to build one. The Cozy has a much more active group and a...
Forum: Air Cooled Piston Engines - Certificated 05-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,366
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Lycoming O-360 A4K

Marc is right diesel will work but it is thinner and will get by the seal easier than oil. I used the cheapest auto oil I could find. Auto parts stores have these neat trays about 3 foot by 4 foot...
Forum: Air Cooled Piston Engines - Certificated 05-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,366
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Lycoming O-360 A4K

I have heard that filling the motor wih oil then dessicant plugs then sealit up really good then fip it upside down so the cam is submerged in oil is a good way to preserve a lycomming
Steve build on
Forum: FIRST FLIGHTS & COMPLETIONS 03-07-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,587
Posted By Big Steve
First flight of Cozy 232CZ

Cozy flyers and builders:

I would like to announce that my Cozy IV 232CZ flew for the first time. I had plans on flying early in the morning but the wind was blowing 10 knots strait across the...
Forum: Velocity Specific Q&A 03-02-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 84,915
Posted By Big Steve
Re: N951TM: Velocity Restoration

So Tom the race is on to see if I fly my Cozy before you fly your Velocity.
Steve build on
Forum: Questions only a "newby" could ask 02-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,951
Posted By Big Steve
Re: What are the "standard" mods/alternate methods?

I have the swaged fork on the external bellhorn rudders. It works just fine. The swage takes away a bit of travel but I still have the planes 4.1 inches of travel. STeve build on
Forum: Rules and Regulations - USA 02-04-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,228
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Taxation during build?

I received another tax bill. This one is a personel property tax for the state of Idaho I think it is an annual thing. It is based on the registered gross weight not to exceed 600 dollars per...
Forum: Landing Gear, Wheels, Tires, and Brakes 01-29-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,947
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Brake Lines

I have not yet flown mine but am now taxiing it. I have the black lines I have good pedal and the plane stops when I push on the brakes what else could you want. STeve build on
Forum: Rules and Regulations - USA 01-26-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,228
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Taxation during build?

I received a tax notification very soon after I got my airworthiness certificate from the Dar. It was kind of strange though it was all about how much I paid for it. They were interested in...
Forum: Fuel Systems 01-11-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,953
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Ellison TBI

I thought I would post how my install of my Rotec throttle body is going. I have a Lycoming 0360 180hp I bought the Rotec for that motor type. I don't remember the numbers and the paper work is...
Forum: Shop Tips, Methods and Equipment 01-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Water bath to heat epoxy

I have a heat box that I keep out at the hanger now. I am in the process of building wheel pants from a mold in my shop at home. My epoxy was cold so I put both cans on a piece of metal on my wood...
Forum: Velocity Specific Q&A 01-11-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 84,915
Posted By Big Steve
Re: N951TM: Velocity Restoration

Yea it is hard to have sympathy for someone in 90 degree heat when back here we cannot even get the plane out of the hanger due to snow drifts and fog and frozen icey taxi ways. I still would...
Forum: Questions only a "newby" could ask 01-08-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By Big Steve
Re: runways?

propellors are exspensive gravel rnwy will destroy them. It is your money but I would recommend an RV or carbon cub or the like. Canards are for paved rnwys. STeve build on
Forum: Chap 23 - Engine 12-30-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,737
Posted By Big Steve
Re: Wing Root Heat Shield

I made paper board templates each wing root is a little different. Made mine from aluminum. I used sheet metal flange pliers to bend the flanges sealed them up with high tempt. RTV. Should give me...
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