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by Netpackrat
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Vg20 finally underway
Replies: 184
Views: 86687

Re: Vg20 finally underway

Good to see you are still making progress.
by Netpackrat
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5289

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

It's funny how much odd stuff ends up out in the bush.
by Netpackrat
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5289

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

What airframe is he sitting in there?
by Netpackrat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jacques Mertens-Goossens
Replies: 48
Views: 2026

Re: Jacques Mertens-Goossens

Sorry I missed this until now, hoping for a full and speedy recovery for Jacques.
by Netpackrat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5289

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Good that you are catching your errors, stinks about the wasted material given the logistics of getting it out there. Back when I was still going to EAA chapter meetings occasionally, there was one held at the home of a guy who was finishing up a Pietenpol Aircamper build which he had on display in ...
by Netpackrat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5289

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Most if not all of the Bearhawk scratch builders used fiberglass for the wing tips, built one off over male molds. Prior to the advent of the quick build kits, there was a builder who made a more production oriented mold, and he sold sets of tips to other builders. No reason you couldn't do them out...
by Netpackrat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: And the planning begins!
Replies: 33
Views: 1234

Re: And the planning begins!

If you have the ability to fabricate in steel, and you are willing to use a more conventional rig and propulsion, you might be able to come closer to your budget by building a steel monohull.
by Netpackrat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: Someone's got to say it - I don't like the new website format!
Replies: 28
Views: 803

Re: Someone's got to say it - I don't like the new website format!

Forums (and other systems) that are not kept up to date have a tendency to become glitchy and are prone to being compromised. So while the upgrades are usually configurable to some extent, otherwise you're pretty much stuck with whatever changes are in the new version (like them or not), else you wi...
by Netpackrat
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5289

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Probably double that before subtracting any time spent making the dies, but it’s been 20 years. Some of the Bearhawk builders made dies, seemed like most of us used the sticks. Now everyone buys the kit and they start out farther than I got when they open the box.
by Netpackrat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5289

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

Those look nice. Yeah, there is a bit of a knack and some post flanging stretching needed when hand flanging. I have been an advocate of that method due to not needing to make one time use tooling, although if I were doing it today, I might go with the flange dies since I have a lathe to make them n...