Wear 'em Hard! - Part 2

Discussion in 'Repros' started by dmar836, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    How I spent my afternoon. Helping a buddy with the wing attach AD on his Pitts.
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    Dave
     
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  2. jeremiah

    jeremiah Active Member

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    awesome. I put myself through college working at a small town FBO. working on trainers and doing bi-annuals and annuals on private aircraft. Could have used a good A2 back then during those cold GA winter days in the hanger.
     
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  3. Dom

    Dom New Member

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    Awesome!! TIG welding in your A2! Closest I have come is to wear my GW while flying the biplane. I cringed a bit feeling it scrape and catch on stuff, but I just remember all the threads saying to wear them hard.
     
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    Dom New Member

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    Also on a side note..gotta love TIG, I remember my Dad doing that same kind of repair welding with an OXY/Acet torch setup 25 years ago with me acting as fire guard keeping wet towels on the fabric...times have changed!
     
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  5. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    I like torch welding but collateral damage is minimized with tig. I'm also less likely to blow a hole with tig as you can control the power. I was using the side of my foot on the pedal but still...
    Glad Johnny wears a parachute!
    Dave
     
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  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Wow! even if TIG welding does not spark ( as long as all goes OK)...but if..the A-2 may get freckles...at least...
    Hope it will never happen
     
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  7. jack31916

    jack31916 Active Member

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    That's the way to treat a jacket Dave!

    No hard feelings of a stain or a scratch more or less.

    I did about the same with my old (but once new) Sefton A2 jacket and it's still my most favourite replica :)
     
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  8. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Funny, mine looks good in pics but is starting to wear through at the cuff attachment seam and of course the lining at the collar. It still works!!
    Dave
     
  9. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    My buddy with this plane was on the USA aerobatic team a year or two ago. but a Pitts just isn't competitive in worldwide competition. He's quite an accomplished pilot. I like flying with him.
    Dave
     

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