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Frank Hamelly
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Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP Professional
Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP Professional

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Rudder pedals - OMG
It's hard to overstate the poor build quality on some of the components of this poor airplane.  While the wood working and fiberglass work are pretty darned good, when it comes to fabricated metal parts, the builder is from the dark ages.  The rudder pedals...

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My Dad
My Dad, Frank J. Hamelly, passed away 2 months ago today, on March 28, 2016.  This post is a tribute to my Dad because without his passing along his love of building things, working on cars, generally tinkering around the house, and his strong work ethic, i...

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More Elevator and Rudder Work
Well, at this rate (3 1/2 months between work sessions), I'll finish Katie when I'm 97.  Sheila's okay with that as she doesn't want me to fly this thing anyhow :)   This weekend, I did some more work on the elevator and rudder hinges.  I decided to complet...

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New Elevator Hinges
Spent a couple hours last night working on new hinges on the left half of the elevator.  Interestingly, even though the hinges are the same, the gap between the elevator and horizontal stabilizer is uneven.  Notice the gap is wider near the vertical stabili...

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Tailwheel Assembly - Final Configuration
Here's the gorgeous tail wheel assembly created by the father-son team of Frank & David Hamelly of Cut Right Machine Shop. I have two mini flanged ball bearings on either side of the spring that the 1/2" bolt attaching the bracket to the spring rides in - n...

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Elevator & Rudder Hinge - Part II
On top is one of the original hinges from the elevator on Katie.  There were 3 of these hinges attaching the elevator to the horizontal stabilizer and 2 attaching the rudder to the vertical stabilizer. On bottom is the rod-end bearing arrangement I'm replac...

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Elevator & Rudder Hinge Design
I don't really like the hinge design in the KR plans, so I'm going to replace the aluminum channel hinges (and no bushings) with Rod End Bearings to make for smoother control movement and a more substantial hinge point. This is my next step in 774KT's evolu...

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My Father-in-law & Vertical Stabilizer Offset
My father-in-law and dear friend of 25 years, Dale Soble, passed away last week after struggling with lung cancer since the first of this year.  Dale was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known and I want to dedicate this blog post to his memory. In a...
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