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by MTJ
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Wing Tip Lights Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Wing Tip Lights Cover

I did exactly that.

My kit (3/20) did not have the 'taco' shaped metal strip later kits had. I counter sunk the plastic and flush rivet the small nut plates to it. If I have the metal backing strip I would have installed the nut plate to that.
by MTJ
Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Low Engine Temps
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Low Engine Temps

My IA neighbor (he works as contractor for the gov on a fleet of Piper Cubs and deals with cold WX ops) and I are devising a bowden cable hinged door to control the airflow over the radiator. He has a similar design on the cubs that works very well.
by MTJ
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Priming & Painting
Topic: Cleaning and protecting airframe
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: Cleaning and protecting airframe

This question is under "Priming & Painting" So I'll bite.. Pre painting, (I am painting my aircraft myself) I am using a grey then a white scotchbrite pad and MEK to clean the surface. I have heard that alcohol is good as well. Then, the chromate primer followed by the paint. After a y...
by MTJ
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: TSi Quick Build Question:
Replies: 6
Views: 3041

Re: TSi Quick Build Question:

I plan on using Corrosion-X about a year after construction/paint is complete.
by MTJ
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Reducing drag
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

Re: Reducing drag

Dunno about the antennas. The old Bonanza had a retractable step (with the gear). My wife would object to removing the step for sure. I guess it is a calculation of your personal aggravation "Return on Investment" to figure out something different. I'll be curious what you come up with.
by MTJ
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Fuel Capacity - Mains, new mains & Long Range?
Replies: 5
Views: 4087

Re: Fuel Capacity - Mains, new mains & Long Range?

Cluemeister wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:22 am 52 gallons for an airplane that averages 7-8 gph means 6-7 hours flight time. Very impressive With 900-1000 lbs useful load, even full tanks allows 600-700 lbs of people and stuff.
Bladder range vs. fuel range :lol:
by MTJ
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Sling App
Replies: 12
Views: 11724

Re: Using Sling App

Has anyone downloaded the manuals to the app lately? I have successfully installed the App to my Ipad and Iphone both, and it includes the POH's. But when I try to download the other manuals, it pops up a circle with a square dot and nothing else happens. Any ideas here? James Apparently, this app ...
by MTJ
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: What is a Standoff?
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

Re: What is a Standoff?

Add these to you kit box..The 2 zip tie is my favorite.

by MTJ
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Avionics & Electrical Systems
Topic: Static Wicks (dischargers) Installation #slingsupport
Replies: 5
Views: 4727

Re: Static Wicks (dischargers) Installation #slingsupport

I am adding the static wicks and I am about to paint.

I cannot find any control balance data. Is there any data published?

by MTJ
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Sling TSi
Topic: Baggage Door on Quickbuild
Replies: 3
Views: 2798

Re: Baggage Door on Quickbuild

My door had little to no bend as well. The IA next door had me use 2 wood pieces on each side of the door (the width of the door) and slowly add pressure a little at a time. The reference was the fuselage rivet line. Not perfect but it fits a lot better.... no drilling required. :D