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Jump to new posts Re: Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by Challenger1 @ 13 minutes 12 seconds ago

I have painted some tanker trucks with polyurethane and urethane based paint. That is a big job, not sure if I would tackle a paint job on a plane now. It would be huge job in my mind to do it right. My late buddy who was 83 years old has a lancair?
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Jump to new posts Re: Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by magman @ 34 minutes 35 seconds ago

Keep in mind that with poly once mixed it's use or toss. That could cause issues depending on the How you plan to paint.
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Jump to new posts Re: RAM STC for my 1964 172F / Lycoming O320-E2D by propizza @ 53 minutes 46 seconds ago

You will get better performance with the powerflow exhaust than the ram 10hp, and you get to keep the mo-gas stc
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Jump to new posts Re: Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by magman @ Today at 03:21 PM

Ooops! Didn't answer question. I think I used 3 mixed gallons of poly with a Suction Gun. for 182. You WILL want to "box" ( mix together ) all paint so that all cans are actually the same color.
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Jump to new posts Re: Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by Challenger1 @ Today at 01:21 PM

I agree tough question to answer. Many variations. The RV guys are saying 1.5 gallons . That seems a little low to me. And is that color only or does that include reducer? I think I would get 2 gallons of color and the reducer and hardner to mix 2
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Jump to new posts Re: Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by magman @ Today at 12:32 PM

Some of the answer depends on method of application and type of paint. Old School Suction Cup Guns waste more paint in overspray. A Pressure Pot and/or a HVLP ( High Volume Low Pressure ) will reduce the waste. Polyurethane Paint ; while more
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Jump to new posts Re: Cessna Yoke Grommets 2 complete sets by propizza @ Today at 12:11 PM

Sold pending payment
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Jump to new posts Re: Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by ChMusser @ Today at 11:30 AM

Or should I have asked. How much paint did your plane take?
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Jump to new posts Re: Pulling My Engine Almost Got Very Expensive!!! by Challenger1 @ Today at 10:53 AM

I homemade this 30+ years ago with a torch and a buzz box. It has lifted countless motors over the years.
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Jump to new posts Re: Pulling My Engine Almost Got Very Expensive!!! by Challenger1 @ Today at 09:57 AM

This is how I would recommend to rig a lifting chain on a engine. I made one like this 25 years ago with scrap metal/chain, 2 weldable chain links, acetylene torch and AC "buzz box" welder. I copied it from someone else. I used it to lift
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Jump to new posts Topcoat Volume for a Cessna 172 by ChMusser @ Today at 09:05 AM

How many gallons of Top Coat paint should I plan on for a Cessna 172?
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Jump to new posts Re: Pulling My Engine Almost Got Very Expensive!!! by Flubber4.0 @ Today at 08:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Joeman434I would bet you forgot to screw it together or had a defective link. In no way that should have done that....the engine is not that heavy... Agreed, whatever happened, I would toss the carabiner to the bin as garbage.
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Jump to new posts Re: Sunday January 19th by Joeman434 @ Today at 06:29 AM

Good morning...64 up to 71.... Cooling down in the next few days....we need it. Resurrected an old Mack truck yesterday.....probably put the finishing touches on it today...
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Jump to new posts Sunday January 19th by Rusty Rudder @ Today at 05:21 AM

Good Sunday morning Cessna 172 Club ! Currently 36 F outdoors with a fresh 6 inches of snow with temperatures dropping to 20 F by days end and snow predicted all day... Looking like staying put would be the best option, but, I dont always choose the
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Jump to new posts Re: Continue the story by 5 words by Joeman434 @ Today at 03:16 AM

they would scratch it anyway
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Jump to new posts Re: Pulling My Engine Almost Got Very Expensive!!! by Joeman434 @ Today at 03:14 AM

Originally Posted By: UnderdogI finally got around to posting pictures. It has been a few months and I still cringe looking at it! That baling wire I twisted on while in a panic probably wouldn't have accomplished much. I am still not sure what ha
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Jump to new posts Re: Pulling My Engine Almost Got Very Expensive!!! by Flubber4.0 @ Today at 02:05 AM

Originally Posted By: UnderdogI finally got around to posting pictures. It has been a few months and I still cringe looking at it! That baling wire I twisted on while in a panic probably wouldn't have accomplished much. I am still not sure what ha
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Jump to new posts Re: Continue the story by 5 words by SeaProbe @ Yesterday at 11:19 PM

rampies never clean my windscreen
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Jump to new posts Re: Continue the story by 5 words by DeputydogK9 @ Yesterday at 09:11 PM

Joe sure didn't do it
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Jump to new posts Re: RAM STC for my 1964 172F / Lycoming O320-E2D by Underdog @ Yesterday at 07:52 PM

I flew with a student in a Franklin powered 172 a few years ago, performance was pretty phenomenal. It felt like we were airborne in about a hundred feet. Was to nose heavy to stall properly though. Just sort of mushed. Also, heavy to flare. Pre
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Jump to new posts Re: Surprises That I Find As I Restore My Airplane by Underdog @ Yesterday at 07:45 PM

Thanks! Overall she is a fairly clean bird with a few warts here and there. My intention is to take an older airplane (read as cheaper), and turn it into one that is really nice and cheap to operate as well as very safe, and be able to keep it into
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Jump to new posts Re: Continue the story by 5 words by N5479R @ Yesterday at 07:14 PM

more likely the Rampies did
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Jump to new posts Re: Saturday January 18th by N5479R @ Yesterday at 07:12 PM

The Grandkids came over today. Sometimes those little girls just give you a hug that is nothing less than genuine love. Made me feel good all over,
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Jump to new posts Re: Spin Video by Gooneybird @ Yesterday at 07:10 PM

More spins today, after a week it's almost like starting over. He'll catch on soon. Flew to Benson, AZ E95 for breakfast and no better way to lose altitude than going round and round. Interesting; he brought up the Air Force Academy, Navy Academy
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Jump to new posts Re: Surprises That I Find As I Restore My Airplane by Gooneybird @ Yesterday at 06:50 PM

Wow, your airplane is a lot more spiffy than my E model! The shoulder harness and instrument panel looks very nice as well as the rest of it.
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