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Old 05-02-2019, 04:11 AM   #641
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Congratulations!

Don't forget to USE the trailer in retirement!


I will look for the future Aerowood adventures, right here on the Airstream channel


All The Best
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:55 AM   #642
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Yaaaay! Congratulations!
I retired Dec. 31 and haven't regretted it ONE BIT!
Enjoy it, you've earned it!

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Old 05-02-2019, 08:25 PM   #643
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Yea! Clap, clap, clap. You deserve retirement after all those years with your head in the clouds. I think I would have loved a career in aviation. My first job out of college was with Sundstrand. I always enjoyed visiting Rockford and watching constant speed drives and auxiliary air turbine motors being built. But alas, I worked in the hydro transmission division. Kinda related to the constant speed drive.

I've been reading the EAA Sport Aviation magazine of late. What an outstanding organization. You must put Oshkosh on your bucket list if you haven't been before. You should build your own airplane.

Retirement is great. I've been successfully at it for 5 years now. Best job I ever had.

Now about that Globetrotter...

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Old 05-03-2019, 06:32 AM   #644
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I've built two, a Pitts S2B and a Harmon Rocket. I'm also assisting one of our pilots with a RV8 right now.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:15 PM   #645
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Holy cow Aerowood: Building an airplane is the ultimate project. I've been reading a little about the RV8 and other kit planes in Sport Aviation.

Aircraft makes my Overlander project seem rather small.

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Old 08-05-2019, 09:57 AM   #646
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Hi Areowood

Always looking at your thread for inspiration, thanks. Going WAY back:

I want to make this piece for the rear end. I assume it's two pieces? Do both the top piece and bottom piece go under the floorboard? Are the two pieces joined together?

Thanks for the guidance on it.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:00 AM   #647
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You played with that English wheel since you got it? How is retirement treating you. It must be a good feeling. I am still about 10 yrs away from it.



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Hi Areowood

Always looking at your thread for inspiration, thanks. Going WAY back:

I want to make this piece for the rear end. I assume it's two pieces? Do both the top piece and bottom piece go under the floorboard? Are the two pieces joined together?

Thanks for the guidance on it.
Both of those pieces are angles with the lower legs under the subfloor and made from .040 2024-T3. The subfloor was routed out for clearance. The "C" channel is on top of the subfloor and then a .063 2024-T3 hold down angle sets in the "C" channel and was made longer to attach to the inside of the vertical frames. A .063 shim was added behind the vertical leg of the hold down angle to fill the gap created f by the vertical leg of the "C" channel. The whole stack up is quite thick and required a pretty long rivet.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:11 AM   #649
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You played with that English wheel since you got it? How is retirement treating you. It must be a good feeling. I am still about 10 yrs away from it.



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Why yes, yes I have. Another forum member gave my a set of dented banana wraps and several lower corner skins which were also dented. I was able to straighten all the panels with little trouble.

I really haven't experienced retirement yet. I'm working harder now then before. I'm doing a big remodel of out master bath and bedroom. I just textured all the walls yesterday with PVA primer today.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #650
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Kip, glad to see that youíre able to experience a little fun in retirement with your tools. I guess if you want to coast to a ripe old age, donít retire. Iím busier now than Iíve ever been. Have fun
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:15 PM   #651
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I know several who are more busy being retired than when they worked. Bottom line is if you don't use it you lose it.





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Why yes, yes I have. Another forum member gave my a set of dented banana wraps and several lower corner skins which were also dented. I was able to straighten all the panels with little trouble.

I really haven't experienced retirement yet. I'm working harder now then before. I'm doing a big remodel of out master bath and bedroom. I just textured all the walls yesterday with PVA primer today.
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