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Thread: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

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    Default Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Trim/sheet metal formers for both doors about done. Waiting on three parts from Univair to finish fitting and welding. Stripped the paint from the cargo door aluminum parts. The Klean Strip is better than the old Jasco my mom and I used to strip antique furniture 40 years ago. Triple layer exam gloves lasted maybe five minutes.
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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Do you know if you can fly with the doors open or off with this mod?

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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by txfirefighter628 View Post
    Do you know if you can fly with the doors open or off with this mod?
    Eddie will "officially" tell you the doors were not tested in the open position; therefore the "official" answer would be "no"... until he gets to know you. However, Craig (avcan) has stated he's flown the Chaser with doors in the full, airing out position.
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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Time out.....almost over. Seaplane doors next. Just finished remodeling the old hardware section of the grocery store. Will be opening a mini mart in this space next month..









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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    When you put in the vertical tube from the forward wing attach to the bottom of the fuselage, was that because the old tube had corrosion or does the STC require thicker tubing?

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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Requires a thicker wall tube on the left side. I changed out both side...by making a dumb mistake...cut out the right side when the fuselage was upside down..


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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

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    Requires a thicker wall tube on the left side. I changed out both side...by making a dumb mistake...cut out the right side when the fuselage was upside down..

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    Isnt the addition of the thicker vertical tube for the Trimmer gear STC not the seaplane door?

    Would love an update on your Pacer - have been reading all the posts with great interest but slightly overwhelmed at the amount of planning, new skills and quality of finish needed.

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    Default Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    A couple things got in the way..one..havenít had the time to generate the drawings for a Boeing engineer to do the necessary work for a field approval. Eddieís Trimmerís DER is always doing something else.. built a new powerhouse after finishing the fuselage...busted both hands... gimping around going on three months after an extension ladder came out from under me when I was connecting utility power lines to a new construction home....have the left wing nearly ready for cover. But with no approval for the modifications on the horizon...have a set of 12 rib wings covered through primer coming up from Arkansas. Marv (fabricman)should be departing from Huntsville Ar on Thursday. Letís see.....I used my Borer prop on Marvís PA22/20 after the overhaul...wasnít about to reinstall the ..... other prop. Iím not real happy with the top speed of the 82/42 prop. Sure makes for short steep takeoffs...but I want more on the top end.....since Iím going with short original wings and eventually will use the wings Iíve modified at some point. Iíd like a prop thatíll do both ends of the spectrum decently. Short field and a higher cruise speed than the Borer prop gives. Iím seriously leaning towards an electric pitch controlled MT prop STCíd for the 150 hp PA18. The person I spoke with at MT says itís doable.. but I need more information....set up for floats so maybe the reverse pitch MT?
    Doesnít Hartzell offer a constant speed composite prop?

    How difficult is it to pop the plug out of the crankshaft and install the smaller freeze plug for a hydraulic Governor?

    Anyway...waiting for over a month on a weather window to deliver Marvís Pacer to Anchorage. The weather absolutely sucks. When itís clear, the temp dew point spread isnít better than 2 degrees...right at freezing and the wind is howling. When calm itís froggy.. now that Iím loosing Marvís Pacer. Gotía get mine done.

    Busy building up another diesel generator for the power house...a few days ago finished up an old school John Deere...itís now ready to install.

    New Murphy control panel with all the safeties cept overspeed.


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    Last edited by mmoyle; 02-05-2019 at 01:32 PM.

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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmoyle View Post
    Requires a thicker wall tube on the left side. I changed out both side...by making a dumb mistake...cut out the right side when the fuselage was upside down..


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    How thick was the tubing?

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    Default Re: Trimmer Seaplane door modification progress.

    Oh four nine wall, three quarter diameter


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