Dominator rebuild

scottessex

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So I fixed the tail, the spar rivets were all loose, so i drilled out the blind rivets, and replaced them with solid rivets, and the ones that I could not buck, I replaced with titanium hi-loks.
Then I put a patch over the cracks after I stop drilled the crack.
 

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this is my favorite type of post/topic thanks for taking the time to post this for us.
 

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I'm looking forward to following this thread. How many hours are on your Dominator Scott?
 

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Not sure of the exact hours that were put on it over the last 16 years, Tim Verroi had it first, I have put close to 300 hours on it, which really isn't that much, it was down for a while when I changed to the suzuki - arctic cat engine,
 

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Nice pics Scott! What did you use for the sealer on the tail? Will you end up painting it?
 

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I used some 2 part sealer they had to get rid of at work, everything expires after 6 month or a year, once it hits the shelf life date it has to be disposed of, so I did get some good paint too!! :)
The sealer is P/S 890 B-2

The paint will be PPG Areospace Desothane CA 8000-B 3 part poly.

And using 2 part impact resistant epoxy primer.

All parts have been acid etched with Alumaprep 33 and alodined before primer.
 

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I would have raised everything up and make it a 68 in airframe like mine you would have to have a different tail though so maybe not
 

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I thought about it Mike, but i wanted to keep it the ultra white/ super white I would have had to change the tail, prerotator, gearbox, bla bla bla,
I am keeping most of the original dominator...I want to keep it as light as possible, but I am adding electric start. and a brand new rotax 582 blue head.....
 

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Scott,

Rebuild project looks great, love the details and photos.
Do you plan on changing the shocks ?
I want to replace the original Air Shocks on a Dominator project, I like the coil over shocks you are currently using.

Would you by chance have a part (s) number (s) on what you currently have?
Did they work well ?

FYI, I operate off of a grass field.
 

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With any luck... you should have it finished in only '2 weeks' Scott? :D :yo:

The attention to detail is fino.... fenom, phenom.... quite good :hail:
 

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Looking good Scott!
 

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Not giving up on the arctic cat, just going to use it on a different gyro, I just got a great deal on a new 582 blue head and decided it would be good on the Dominator. The arctic cat engine is a little lighter than the rotax and i want to build a lightweight gyro.
 

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improved front gear mod

improved front gear mod

Hi Scott,
Before you reassemble your nose gear, please call me 919-632-9743. I know of someone who came up with an improvement to the attachment to the frame that you may want to consider, he can make it for you.
 

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Hey Captn....we gonna see you in a couple weeks??
 
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