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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 02:20 PM
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Posted By spidermonkey
Awesome!! It definitely knows where to go for the...

Awesome!! It definitely knows where to go for the groceries! And maybe I’m wrong… but my whole life I, and everybody I know, calls that a fox squirrel? Always thought a red squirrel was in the N/NE...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,867
Posted By spidermonkey
Love me some Boaris! We had a bristle back boar,...

Love me some Boaris! We had a bristle back boar, Wilbur, for 4 yrs and he was the best pet the kids ever had. He would let them ride him, pull his ears, whatever. One of my nephews had an RC car, and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
http://www.youtube.com/c/project2aero Here is...

http://www.youtube.com/c/project2aero
Here is a link to his YouTube channel he keeps going bout the plane build. Hope it works, cuz me and technology don’t usually get along too well. :rolleyes:...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
I’ll do the best I can, only info I get I get via...

I’ll do the best I can, only info I get I get via text when he gets something new done. Which here lately he hasn’t got as much done. Been busy I guess. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Lungbustr, yep, I knew that they were originally...

Lungbustr, yep, I knew that they were originally oxy-acetylene welded. Along with race car frames as well. Tig welding is “new” so to speak. Funny thing is, I do lots of oxy-acetylene welding too,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Awesome Beardedbuck! And you’re right! He’d be in...

Awesome Beardedbuck! And you’re right! He’d be in hog heaven! Who wouldn’t?!! Our family on my dads side seems to have a lot of pilots in the gene pool so to speak. My dad had his pilots license,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By spidermonkey
C’mon guys! Ya had to know BT was jackin with ya!...

C’mon guys! Ya had to know BT was jackin with ya! :D He knows the difference tween a velvet tail and copperhead! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,841
Posted By spidermonkey
I was confused bout the confusion myself... ;)b...

I was confused bout the confusion myself... ;)b Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,841
Posted By spidermonkey
I just figured it was the top cutters off the hog...

I just figured it was the top cutters off the hog you killed since they were right there with it? If all cutters were still in the skull, then guess I’m wrong. Definitely won’t be the first time! ;)b...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,869
Posted By spidermonkey
Prayers of His grace, strength, comfort, and...

Prayers of His grace, strength, comfort, and understanding, for the family and friends. God Bless, Rusty
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-20-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
I wish I did Chief! All’s been quiet on the...

I wish I did Chief! All’s been quiet on the western front... Actually did text the nephew yesterday, and he said he’s been busy and ain’t had a chance to “play in the shop”. :( He’s thinking next...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,244
Posted By spidermonkey
Prayers for Him to give the strength,...

Prayers for Him to give the strength, understanding, and comfort, that only He can give. Such a heart-breaking situation they are in, continued prayers for this family. God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,808
Posted By spidermonkey
Awesome buck! And beautiful mount! I’m not asking...

Awesome buck! And beautiful mount! I’m not asking for exact coordinates, but where was this buck killed, generally speaking? Cuz I had one almost carbon copy to him that I didn’t see, or get pics of,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 16,244
Posted By spidermonkey
Prayers of healing for the young lady, and for...

Prayers of healing for the young lady, and for His exact, specific guidance on the doctors working on her. His strength, grace, and comfort, on all the family as well. God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By spidermonkey
What they all said, plus, did you ever say you...

What they all said, plus, did you ever say you looked at your feeder rollers while you’re pulling the trigger? May have missed it if you said it. Flux core is NOTORIOUS for wadding up in that area....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-13-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Thanks Dale, and will do on the update. Right now...

Thanks Dale, and will do on the update. Right now I get any updates/info as he texts em to me. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,440
Posted By spidermonkey
Continued prayers for Ms. Mary! Gods strength,...

Continued prayers for Ms. Mary! Gods strength, healing, and grace, be with you in every minute of every hour. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-12-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Thanks Joel! And if it’ll dry out enough before...

Thanks Joel! And if it’ll dry out enough before the next batch of rain, next week they’re saying, I’m hoping to set posts end of week/Saturday. Just building two “wings” coming off of the big...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-12-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By spidermonkey
You can also get the same trailer as Savin yours...

You can also get the same trailer as Savin yours in different “duty classes” or weight capacities. Good trailers for sure. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
When you go from tig welding an intricate hyper...

When you go from tig welding an intricate hyper thin-walled airplane frame one weekend to stick welding a 6-5/8” x 1/4” wall pipe overhead the following weekend. Kind of opposite ends of the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Nephew sent some pics of him getting the plumbing...

Nephew sent some pics of him getting the plumbing for the intercooler mocked up. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By spidermonkey
Temples trailer sales, Sulphur Springs. HD, not...

Temples trailer sales, Sulphur Springs. HD, not powder coated, just paint, but very well built. Been in business since ‘68 I believe. Good Huntin and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,847
Posted By spidermonkey
Continued prayers for your wife brother! And the...

Continued prayers for your wife brother! And the family as well. Gods healing, strength, and grace be over yall. That is just the grandest of stories bout her dog coming home just in time to greet...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By spidermonkey
Yep. The .035 takes “X” amount of amps to...

Yep. The .035 takes “X” amount of amps to melt/flow good, while your tubing wall thickness takes “X” amount to do the same. So sometimes it’s a matter of figuring out what you can do to make a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By spidermonkey
Weld on lots of aluminum... but only once with a...

Weld on lots of aluminum... but only once with a spool gun. 99% of my aluminum welding is with my tig. Outside of the fact that welding aluminum period is kinda tricky at times, doing it with a spool...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-05-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Who knows, he may plan on the Reklaw gathering as...

Who knows, he may plan on the Reklaw gathering as well. Like I said, he’s shootin for next spring to keep everything paid in full, but wouldn’t surprise me if he hit all the shows he could. If for no...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-05-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Chase, he didn’t know anymore than you on them...

Chase, he didn’t know anymore than you on them raising the gross wt on light sport. Just “heard” that there is a proposal out there about it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Yeah, he’s got quite abit more (going by what he...

Yeah, he’s got quite abit more (going by what he says) power than the usual engine installed in these planes. The Rotax for this plane I believe puts out 80-90 hp? Whereas the EFI Yamaha with turbo...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Man, don’t know for sure, but I know he’s saving...

Man, don’t know for sure, but I know he’s saving hisself thousands by doing it the way he is. Meaning, using a “non-traditional” engine instead the Rotax that most everyone else uses, getting his...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,004
Posted By spidermonkey
Not that it helps much, here’s the same “second...

Not that it helps much, here’s the same “second pic”, but I got him circled in this one.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,004
Posted By spidermonkey
This guy was chillin in the leaves when I was...

This guy was chillin in the leaves when I was putting up a stand last September. Got done hanging it, and had marked some small saplings/dead limbs I needed to break or cut when back on the ground....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,004
Posted By spidermonkey
Yessir. Cottonmouth, upper arm, while wading and...

Yessir. Cottonmouth, upper arm, while wading and grabbin bullfrogs back in high school. So over 30 yrs ago. :eek: Wasn’t a fun ride. Still have multiple close calls every year. Don’t even kill em...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,816
Posted By spidermonkey
Prayers continued brother! For momma, Clarabelle,...

Prayers continued brother! For momma, Clarabelle, and young Jasper! Gods comfort, grace, and strength on you all. And awesome news bout baby girl! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
I was thinking the aluminum skin was around 22...

I was thinking the aluminum skin was around 22 ga. (.025) just going on what the thickness felt like when I handled a couple of pieces he had laying around. Just had him tell me it’s .020 (24 ga.)...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Riflepistol, all I can vouch for for certain, is...

Riflepistol, all I can vouch for for certain, is the motor frame I welded up. The majority of the tubing was 1.25 OD, .049 wall thickness. Motor mount plates were 1/8” (.125), and the smaller OD...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Forgot to put this one in the other day. After I...

Forgot to put this one in the other day. After I left that day he did get the running gear installed. Now at least he can pivot the plane around to different spots. :D I helped him set it on a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Riflepistol, yes chromoly frame with aluminum...

Riflepistol, yes chromoly frame with aluminum skin. Wings will be aluminum frame with aluminum skin. He hasn’t ordered his wing kit yet. That’s still a ways down the road. And my nephew is in his...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Hold the phone brothers! This guy (me) was just a...

Hold the phone brothers! This guy (me) was just a grunt helper that did some tig welding on a plane motor frame! The real builder is my nephew! ;)b I just help when I can, or give any mechanical help...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
But what you’re saying would definitely open up...

But what you’re saying would definitely open up the upper end of the “light sport” for sure!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Chase, all the precise type spec info I’m giving,...

Chase, all the precise type spec info I’m giving, I’m asking my nephew. Since he’s the pilot, and the one well versed in all this. I’ll text him later and see what he’s “been hearing”...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Yes, you do have to have a license. And there are...

Yes, you do have to have a license. And there are different kinds as well. My nephew has a PPL SEL (private pilots single engine land) and that gets him licensed up to a gross weight of 12,000 lbs,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-01-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Chase... I’ve been burning up videos bout these...

Chase... I’ve been burning up videos bout these things since I got back! �� I’ve watched several on Draco, Scrappy, and Steve Henry and his 300 hp Highlander. Blew my mind when I first watched Steve...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Latest info I got from him. Still a work in...

Latest info I got from him. Still a work in progress before arriving at final numbers. But this is close. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Hopefully this shows what I’m talking about. The...

Hopefully this shows what I’m talking about. The yellow circles are where the long bolts go through the short piece of 1/8” wall tube on the engine mount frame, through the fire wall, and through a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
And one more thing... I’ve tigged very little...

And one more thing... I’ve tigged very little chromoly tube. I’ve done race car parts here and there through the years, but never like a full frame, or cage, or whatever. Anyway, this stuff is...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
You know Jay, I don’t know bout the parachute....

You know Jay, I don’t know bout the parachute. But I’m betting it may be a requirement.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Generic pic, this is a Rans S-21, so this is...

Generic pic, this is a Rans S-21, so this is somewhat of what it’ll look like. Bush plane kind of look. Very short takeoff and landing type plane. Doors open up w/gas assist, Lambo/gull-wing type.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
Thanks Joel! And Chase, I do know that this one...

Thanks Joel! And Chase, I do know that this one is a Rans S-21.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
And Hoggslayer, he did tell me that this thing is...

And Hoggslayer, he did tell me that this thing is so balanced, that if the motor portion did break off, it would be tail heavy, and not glide at all. Comforting. Oh well, it does have a fuselage...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-30-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,449
Posted By spidermonkey
The motor is an 1100 CC Yamaha snowmobile engine,...

The motor is an 1100 CC Yamaha snowmobile engine, made to go in a racing arctic cat sled. Turbo charged, fuel injected, 3 cylinder. I think he said it puts out 160-180 hp (?), more if you wanted to...
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