Aviomania G2sA-2 build

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I don't think the Razor Blades are large enough, length or chord, for the weight of the 2 place machine.
Absolutely right, my bad, didn’t check the picture out.
 

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This weekend's progress saw the Fuel Tanks and Rear Seat assembly fitted, at least temporarily.
The seat has come off as I must put the rear Throttle assy on prior to final fitting.
 

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Yes 2 tanks interconnected with total of 70 litters capacity ( about 19 US gallons)
 
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I placed the Aviomania Slider Rotorhead onto the mast last weekend.
Still some adjusting to do !
 

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I received my custom Rudder Cables yesterday from Aircraft Spruce ($57 for the long ones, $50 for the short ones).
The Aviomania kit supplies cables and ferrules, but my first attempt at that just wasn't satisfactory, so I ordered custom. They fit.
Might put the front turnbuckles on the aft end (still looking at that) of the front cable.
One thing: Aircraft Spruce is a bit slow on cable assemblies. They quoted 5-10 days, but it took 1.5 months. Quality looks great.
Tidy up the fuel tank with a vent line and the filler cap, then the Rear Seat goes on permanent (hopefully this weekend!).
 

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I received my custom Rudder Cables yesterday from Aircraft Spruce ($57 for the long ones, $50 for the short ones).
The Aviomania kit supplies cables and ferrules, but my first attempt at that just wasn't satisfactory, so I ordered custom. They fit.
Might put the front turnbuckles on the aft end (still looking at that) of the front cable.
One thing: Aircraft Spruce is a bit slow on cable assemblies. They quoted 5-10 days, but it took 1.5 months. Quality looks great.
Tidy up the fuel tank with a vent line and the filler cap, then the Rear Seat goes on permanent (hopefully this weekend!).
"but my first attempt at that just wasn't satisfactory" - Can you, please, explain what was not "right"? Thank you. Georgi.
 

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Well Georgi, I was attempting to adjust the cable length and crimp the eyelets into place, as normal practice.
The crimping tool is large and maybe a bit cumbersome, so I enlisted my wife's assistance.
She is not so good at assisting and I made a mistake in entrusting her to understand my instructions (turned out she didn't).
The ferrules slipped (yes, multiples) a bit resulting in loose ("lose", Tyger? ;)) eyelets.
I tried to 'carefully' grind/cut the bad ferrule off, but that didn't work out too well.
New parts would have to be ordered.......................... or I could measure and order some custom cables with swaged fittings.
The swaged fittings are much nicer looking to me without the loose cable end and, in my opinion, stronger due to the greater grip area.
So, the reason would be "poor workmanship" from me on the crimped ferrule version.
 

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Well Georgi, I was attempting to adjust the cable length and crimp the eyelets into place, as normal practice.
The crimping tool is large and maybe a bit cumbersome, so I enlisted my wife's assistance.
She is not so good at assisting and I made a mistake in entrusting her to understand my instructions (turned out she didn't).
The ferrules slipped (yes, multiples) a bit resulting in loose ("lose", Tyger? ;)) eyelets.
I tried to 'carefully' grind/cut the bad ferrule off, but that didn't work out too well.
New parts would have to be ordered.......................... or I could measure and order some custom cables with swaged fittings.
The swaged fittings are much nicer looking to me without the loose cable end and, in my opinion, stronger due to the greater grip area.
So, the reason would be "poor workmanship" from me on the crimped ferrule version.
Smack, thank you very much for "the rest of the story"
P.S. Should I divorce my wife before any work on my gyro? Hmm, good idea?!
 

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Well, I must say that the wife is perfectly functional when used within her intended role.
Definitely helps to have 'good' help for projects. (y)
 

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The fact that your wife helps you at all, I would say was a pretty significant step over the many whose wives wanted nothing to do with pet projects.
 

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The fact that your wife helps you at all, I would say was a pretty significant step over the many whose wives wanted nothing to do with pet projects.
Having a wife that is supportive of such an endeavor at all is a blessing. Especially when it comes to the money part.
 
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