My wife's trike kit has a whole lot less parts to it. It's a "trip trike" kit. It has small airbags on each side but barely leans.
Thanks Breeze. Since I was originally planning to tow with my Silverwing maxi scooter, which isn’t exactly designed for towing but many owners do, I’ve looked into these issues a good bit.Brian; Do some internet & Youtube searching about trailer tongue length, load %, trailer weight bias before you hit the road. There are some bad consequences with the wrong combinations. On the highway is not the place to find them. I admire men getting hands on with their interests.
I stopped and got a burger on the way home last night. While I was eating I placed a Facebook Marketplace ad for the side car for $1250. A guy from Pennsylvania responded this morning and we agreed on $1100. He’s picking it up tomorrow.
Yep! Just got some steel wool, a buffing wheel for my angle grinder and a container of Never Dull.I see some buffing wheels in your future... That's a sweet lookin barn find! Naval Jelly, some 0000 steel wool and have fun! She will shine like a diamond!
Oh, excellent advice all around, thanks!Keep that thing well away from bearings, and seals! A small error can make for one hella expensive boo boo!
Fire away, but use caution!
Our paint shop at work, uses "PMB" (plastic media blast) to strip the helicopters. That's really interesting how it pulls off the paint and primer, yet still leaves the alodine on the aluminum aircraft. It still gets a new bath of alodine before the new primer anyway. But i can see much of the alodine on the stripped bird.
Here's a trick that may help when prepping the parts for the blaster: Use a hot glue gun to protect areas from the blast. It pops right off with a little help from a slightly rounded flat screwdriver. (this "helps" reduce the scratches) when ya slip too. We go through big boxes of hot glue...
NO! Nothing with mechanical motion gets near that blast! That dust gets into everything bad enough! If it were to get into flight control bearings, they would be scrapped for sure!Is the PMB any safer around seals/ bearings?
Fascinating, thanks for your service Scott!I must admit, half my time is spent cleaning parts, compartments, hidden areas and a whole lot of that clean up is from our own bead blaster! That is one hell-of-a mess maker! It gets everywhere. Oh, it sticks to grease and oil really well. Add in a bit of good old mud and that makes some kinda plastic / petroleum cement that won't wipe off, blow off or vacuum up and it's fuggin waterproof. (helicopters get mud in the darndest places!). I often find it stuck to the overhead... Really!
This has to be cleaned up very well after all, our primary concern is the airframe. Looking for stress cracks, broken rivets and improper repairs (field repairs) that we have to remake to engineering standards.
This may sound weird but, my favorite job on the Huey / Cobra is: Rebuilding the brakes. Twin rotor with 4 piston brakes on either side. Just don't want to perform this task on the aircraft! When the transmission is on a work stand, it's fun. On the aircraft... ergonomic nightmare!
Yeah, I’m reluctant to put lacquer thinner in the carb. But he was adamant to NOT use carb cleaner on the carb, as he said carb cleaner would harm gaskets and o rings but repeated several times the l thinner was safe for the rubber in the carb.His advice is thorough. I'd buy a couple $$ of new fuel line from a local parts store, and I don't think I would let lacquer thinner sit in my carb. overnight. I haven't used L. thinner in decades and forgot it's effect on carb. parts. Sea Foam is always a good additive in moderation.