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Old 10-02-2017, 12:25 PM   #381
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Weekend up date 09-30-17 ....Have the the new seat frame finished so I started on the Battery Box that houses one BA-39 and one BA-40 dry cell batteries to power the BC-659 Jeep Radio that sits on the rear desk. It was a field installation and I am sure there were many different versions of it too. I purchased the dummy batteries from Paul Smith (AOP) which are great, but decided to make my own because I want to use them to house two modern sealed batteries to power any on broad equipment for flying. These mock-up batteries will be hollow to place two sealed batteries inside them. All the cables out from the batteries will be functional too.

Ref: Field Manual FM 6-150, see page 97 & 98.

Q: Anyone know where I can find, download, person contact, etc. for the correct outside covers to reproduce on the two batteries e.g. color pictures, labeling, color, etc.?

More on my photo site .... Thanks!

P.S. that is not the seat frame in the picture I am using.


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Weekend up date 10-16-17 ... Often missing parts. These wood part are add to keep the trim cable from rubbing on the fabric and to blend in the trim block to the tube when fabric is applied as called out on Piper Dwg: 21983.

Next ... trying to save some building time I purchased a front seat frame, not from WA. As with all the parts I have purchased I always find they are not to the Piper drawings. As with the seat frame the front foot is not angled to match the center and front floor boards. So make new mounting feet per Piper Dwg: 50961-3 which was superseded by 54352, so cut off the incorrect feet and weld on the new ones .... much better fit!

Then Windshield trim done and temp. mounted, sliding window finished with correct thumb screw as per Piper dwg. need to add a stop at the bottom so the sheet metal does not go past the thumb screw.

Busy weekend! ... more pictures on my web site.


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Are you saying the top of the window will not drop down to the longeron ? Was this limited travel original ? The wood pieces are news to me ..interesting. I must look to see how necessary on my Cub
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I can not find anything that limits the sliding window travel in the down position. The way the rivets are placed in the triangle sheet metal pieces, two of them are within the U-channel. I find that if you slide the window down past the thumb screw the metal tab on the inside can catch on the rivet. I may need to see if the inner U-channel tab is bent correctly. The free end should have a 15 degree angle ... as usual its a good possibility its incorrect.
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Here are the drawings for the two wood parts. You may need to adjust to fit your plane.
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Looking good. Be patient with me - I still do not have brake parts in hand. It looks like you still have six months before taxi tests.
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LOVE the polish marking on the boot cowl....


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