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klyde
klyde
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Last Activity: 09-30-2018, 09:21 AM
Joined: 09-18-2005
Location: Inyokern ca
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  • klyde
    replied to Fuel Tank Fabrication Questions
    Brian: I had TIG welded my Safari tanks and checked with 14' of water head for pin holes. I was surprised to find no holes. I recently decided to weld up an oil tank out of 0.050 5,000 series aluminum. To practice a bit before attacking the tank, I found I used up a large tank of Argon before my...
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  • klyde
    replied to philslot screws
    Thanks. Uncle Willie. These look like they might work. I do hate Phillps screws though....
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  • klyde
    replied to philslot screws
    Yettie: Thanks for an interesting link. I've been changing out any Phillips head screws with Torx head. That said, I have a problem inserting and starting the "philslot" screws in a terminal strip. If the screw is just slotted, I have a starter screw driver that will hold the screw long...
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  • klyde
    started a topic philslot screws

    philslot screws

    Has anyone found a good screw starter for the "Combination" or "philslot" screws used on terminal strips? I've got starter for Phillips screws that almost works and a starter for the slotted screws that doesn't have a chance. I'm about to remove all the philslot screws and replace...
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  • klyde
    replied to New Safari - Safari 500
    I found a critical speed on the tail rotor drive somewhere between 1600 and 2700 engine rpm. The balancing mantra I used changed 180 degrees from "Add Opposite" to "Add Same". This 180 degree phase shift is typical of passing thru a critical speed. After learning that and balancing...
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  • klyde
    replied to New Safari - Safari 500
    As a past owner of a Safari and present owner of an Allison powered Rotorway, I can agree with the openness of the Safari for maintenance and inspections. To date I've had to make several tools to work on my modified Rotorway. I'm still bleeding from scratches incurred from reaching in behind panels...
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