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by permagray
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

Not that I could tell - just the same thickness front to back.
by permagray
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces
Replies: 17
Views: 1530

Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

Elevator Composite tips - I reinforced mine with washers epoxied on the inside. Seemed to work well. Once you countersink those holes, the material seems pretty thin to hold up to a rivet pull. https://photos.app.goo.gl/qgtBvF8H6qcNeVLg7
by permagray
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Known building "Gotchas" for the Sling TSi
Replies: 25
Views: 3438

Re: Known building "Gotchas" for the Sling TSi

Elevator On page E 2.4 of the Empennage 2018/11/15 build manual - Step 6 - it says to use 4.8 x 12mm rivets. Such rivets are not supplied from the factory. The build center in Torrance says to use 4.8 x 15mm instead (RIV-165). On page E 2.5 of the Empennage 2018/11/15 build manual - Step 11 - The Gu...
by permagray
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Known building "Gotchas" for the Sling TSi
Replies: 25
Views: 3438

Re: Known building "Gotchas" for the Sling TSi

The picture that the technical team replied in your post shows that all 8 holes should be riveted. Yes, maybe so, but when I received my quickbuild from the factory, they had dimpled one of my five inspection plates and they had only dimpled 6 of the holes. Regardless of their diagrams (often incor...
by permagray
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Known building "Gotchas" for the Sling TSi
Replies: 25
Views: 3438

Re: Known building "Gotchas" for the Sling TSi

Inspection plates. There is no real description as to how to assemble them in the documentation. Here is my conjecture: 1 Dimple 6 of the 8 holes on 5 of the 6 plates (the sixth plate is for the elevator and should not be dimpled). For reference of the two holes to leave un-dimpled, get a locking pl...
by permagray
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Inspection Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Inspection Covers

Question for Sling Support: Are there more instructions as to how to assemble the inspection Covers? Types of rivets; Dimpling. My Quickbuild came with one cover dimpled but two holes were left undimpled. Was that to provide some method of gripping and turning the covers?
#slingsupport
by permagray
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Improved/updated KAI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Improved/updated KAI?

It being almost August 2020 - What is the status on an updated KAI for the TSi?
#slingsupport
by permagray
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Tools
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Tools

I use the "Chief" Air Rivet gun from Harbor Freight. It is their highest end one. Occasional problems with mandrels jamming together inside. I usually, rivet then pull out each mandrel rather than relying on it getting into the collection container successfully. Needs to be carefully adjusted, but h...
by permagray
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: De-icing / Anti-Icing Systems for the TSI
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: De-icing / Anti-Icing Systems for the TSI

So I was thinking ...

Has anyone tried running a manifold heater type of system and piping it through the wings - they are mostly hollow afterall.
by permagray
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Alodining
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Alodining

Are you using the Bonderite 33 and 1201 process? Sorry for the tardy reply - didn't see the question. I use liquid Alodine from Aircraft Spruce and ToonBrite for prep. Steps are: Take off protective film Relabel the part with label attached to fishing line. Use Acetone to remove any residual film a...