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    Default Thorp T-18

    Steve,
    How goes the T-18 project?
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    Default Re: Thorp T-18

    Got the gear fixed but seeking the drawings to connvert it to two piece so it won't cost close to $1000 and a trip to Houston to get it heat treated. Got some ribs as well but haven't started assembling the wing yet.
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    Is that the “extended” gear?

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    Default Re: Thorp T-18

    It is a couple of inches longer than the original plans.

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    Steve the sketch that I have seen for splitting the gear in half vertically is in one of the news letters in the archive on the Thorp site. I will look to see if I can find it.

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    Steve I found two sketches of the split gear one in news letter 22 page 3 and the other in news letter 28 page 3. I have a picture of the top of the split gear if you would like that also, it is on my phone so I could text it or email it to you.
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    Default Re: Thorp T-18

    Thanks, I will look those up. I have them on my hanger computer.

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