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by N23LZ
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4260

Re: Laser 200 Build

Just like flying- it takes a lot of 'stick' (torch) time. Keep practicing!
If you are doing TIG here is a great resource http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/
by N23LZ
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Russian Monoplanes
Topic: My first Yak
Replies: 24
Views: 4014

Re: My first Yak

Every girlfriend has their quirks. I'm sure you will soon have them figured out!
by N23LZ
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: York Laser Z-2300
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: York Laser Z-2300

As you can see the plans are pretty spartan & not fully developed like with some of the other homebuilts I am at the 90% / 90% stage in my build. If I were to do it again I would seriously consider low wing vs. mid-wing. It would be a reasonably easy to do mod. Just invert the fuse bays with the win...
by N23LZ
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.
Replies: 69
Views: 12805

Re: Repairs, Upgrades and things to look for.

Concerning ply covered ailerons - Adds a LOT of weight - every gram added behind pivot will have to be balanced in front of pivot. I picked up One Design ply covered aileron after it was balanced. The thing must have weighed over 10 lb. !!
As one famous person once said - 'simplicate & add lightness'
by N23LZ
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4260

Re: Laser 200 Build

Here are 2300 ribs - I beleive spar /ribs are slightly differentImage
by N23LZ
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Laser 200 Build
Replies: 19
Views: 4260

Re: Laser 200 Build

Just keep plugging away - a least a little bit every day.
by N23LZ
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Laser
Topic: Glass Fiber Wing Top Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Glass Fiber Wing Top Layer

On most all of these types , the fiberglass is just to protect the plywood from the environment.
It is a very lightweight 'deck cloth''.
There is little to no strength consideration.
by N23LZ
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Traditional Engines
Topic: excessive loss of oil during aerobatics
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: excessive loss of oil during aerobatics

With a sudden increase in oil loss, the shuttle valve is the primary suspect. I think you are on the right track
by N23LZ
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Laser
Topic: Welcome to the Laser section of the monoplane forum!
Replies: 21
Views: 5279

Re: Hi

Slow progress still being made on my Z2300
http://bluewaterboat.com/Z2300.htm
Yeah, I know the last update is a year + old. Working on that too.
by N23LZ
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Giles 202
Topic: Giles Constructed with Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Giles Constructed with Mods

The Giles guru is Eric at Bully Aero - (336) 263-8558 - If I were considering a Giles, he would be doing the pre-buy