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Thread: Wagabond build

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    I'm starting off with the engine. Lycoming O-235. I got the engine tore down, no major surprises inside, which was nice. I am going to try to post updates about once a week during this build.
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    I got all steel parts cleaned up and measured, the cam and crank are a little under standard and will have to go out, everything will get NDT completed locally. I also inventoried and labeled all the parts for the tail kit from wag aero.
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    If we time this right, I could be getting my Vag off the rotisserie around the time you plan on starting your fuselage; you are welcome to use it. I'd rather see it be used vs. just torn apart.
    Also, I've added a left side door to my Vag; I built a fixture to produce either produce/repair both the left & right side vagabond doors.

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    Sounds good to me. So this week I fit and welded up the vertical fin and epoxy primed it. I also cleaned some more engine parts and primed and painted those. Got alot done so far. Waiting to hear back about crank and cam at Aircraft specialties.
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    Nice weld.

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    Thanks for the compliment on the welds. So this week I closed the ends of the elevator trailing edge tubes, they came open from wag aero. I added linseed oil and welded caps on them. I also got the rudder tack welded together and cleaned up some more engine parts and painted a few intake tubes.
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    Progress was a little slow this week, I had 3 trees cut down and split all the wood with the help of some friends. I did manage to finish the rudder with beacon bracket on top and nav light bracket on rear, finishing with epoxy primer. I also got my crank, cam, rods, crank gear, and tappets back from aircraft specialties, which wasn't cheap. I also went over a lot of the piper drawings for the colt, vagabond, and tri pacer. I decided to make a colt fuselage with control wheels, jackscrew and use aluminum ribs and spars for the wings. Next I will start the horizontal stabs.
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    Always glad to find other Wag builders. My web site has everything posted since day one of my 2+2 build; marty2plus2.com Another great resource is the wagbuiulders group on yahoo. Keep at it!
    Marty

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    I did look at your website and it has alot of good photos and information. Thanks for posting all that. This week I cleaned all the engine hardware along with oil dipstick, and a couple intake tubes. I also welded up one horizontal stabilizer. Didn't get much progress the week before due to a tailwheel shimmy on my sport trainer. I had to order a locking pin that was worn out and get that back running.
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    Default Re: Wagabond build

    Are you painting the hardware? I usually clean, bead blast it and take it to the prop shop and have it plated and then baked to eliminate hydrogen embrittlement.

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