Bill Batson

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  • Posted in thread: Wanted: Serviceable A-50-1 crankshaft on 06-15-2018 at 01:15 PM
    DaveJust a thought. Check and see if its the same crank gear used on a Continental A-40. If so,
    they are around.Bill

  • Posted in thread: Replacing section of lower longeron at cluster, any suggestions?? on 06-06-2018 at 05:13 PM
    BrianI did this a few months back. I cut the longeron on each side of the cluster as close as
    possible. Next removed any part of the longeron that is not surrounded by the cluster. In my
    case about 3/...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone used a Turbine HVLP system to apply Poly Fiber materials? on 05-24-2018 at 06:09 PM
    I also have an older Croix turbine system and have painted three planes with plus many R/C
    models. Its great - you save enough on the cost of materials to pay for it on just one
    airplane. Works terrif...

  • Posted in thread: J2 N-numbers on 05-20-2018 at 05:21 PM
    Finally have the numbers on the wings and can move them to the airport. Interestingly the J2
    had 30 inch numbers and different shapes than the late J3s. Not on mine but the #2 & 7 were
    completely diff...

  • Posted in thread: What's best to use to blast the fuselage tubing? on 04-28-2018 at 04:56 PM
    The best tip I could give is to find someone who has done aircraft blasting before. I had the
    J2 fuse blasted by a retired fella who had done five other fuselages for Steve Koerner down in
    Kankakee Il...

  • Posted in thread: The Great Debate, wood vs metal.....ah Spars on 04-13-2018 at 01:12 PM
    Actually 7AC Champs and 11AC Chiefs have a one time spar inspection according to the AD not a
    yearly. The heavier aerobatic derivatives have the recurring inspection.

  • Posted in thread: Sealed Struts on 04-03-2018 at 01:21 PM
    If you do end up with that Cub and want to go to the sealed struts, you will get the best price
    at Sun & Fun or Oshkosh. Univair usually give a 10% show discount and I picked mine up thus no

  • Posted in thread: Owner assisted annual on 03-06-2018 at 02:28 PM
    Years ago I wanted to get my A&P so I started logging each day's hours and type of airframe
    work on a calendar which had large spaces for each day - such as an EAA calendar. That is: I
    would write in ...

  • Posted in thread: McDowell starter available again on 02-13-2018 at 04:39 PM
    A few years back I owned a Chief with a McDowell starter. It did work if you had the engine
    primed just right and it was warm out. I would tie the airplane down and pull the prop through
    by hand 8 or ...

  • Posted in thread: Small Aileron Fairlead on 01-29-2018 at 09:10 PM
    Thanks very much 43-491I have a close by friend in Naperville Illinois who ran a very
    successful antique aircraft restoration shop for years. He offered to show me how to do cable
    weaving and has some...