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    Yea, this lead in thread was really to get discussions started and get the initial arguing out of the way. I like the idea of an avionics thread and as soon as it opens I will post the templates for the battery boxes that went in front of the kick panel between the pilot and passenger on the floor. I had an original that I made drawings from and made a copy for my 41 and will be making one for the 45. I also have templates for the original glove boxes (the pre war ones in 41 were smaller than the ones after the war). The 45 was again the test beds for the larger glove boxes.

    I also have a set of original wheel pants and the cast attach fittings as well as the later welded up set. The welded ones look like they were made in a Jr High school welding class. VERY solid, but really ugly. The cast ones are beautiful, but are cast and from an engineering point of view I would NOT use these. Castings can easily become a mass of cracks flying in close formation. What I wanted to do was weld up a set of steel pant fittings and put a glass fairing over them that would look like the cast ones. Strength of steel and beauty of the cast ones. Not sure of the legality though. Evidently the welded ones were ugly enough that Taylorcraft experimented with a smooth aluminum fairing to cover them but I only have pictures. Anyone have one?

    Hank

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      Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
      Yea, this lead in thread was really to get discussions started and get the initial arguing out of the way. I like the idea of an avionics thread and as soon as it opens I will post the templates for the battery boxes that went in front of the kick panel between the pilot and passenger on the floor. I had an original that I made drawings from and made a copy for my 41 and will be making one for the 45. I also have templates for the original glove boxes (the pre war ones in 41 were smaller than the ones after the war). The 45 was again the test beds for the larger glove boxes.

      I also have a set of original wheel pants and the cast attach fittings as well as the later welded up set. The welded ones look like they were made in a Jr High school welding class. VERY solid, but really ugly. The cast ones are beautiful, but are cast and from an engineering point of view I would NOT use these. Castings can easily become a mass of cracks flying in close formation. What I wanted to do was weld up a set of steel pant fittings and put a glass fairing over them that would look like the cast ones. Strength of steel and beauty of the cast ones. Not sure of the legality though. Evidently the welded ones were ugly enough that Taylorcraft experimented with a smooth aluminum fairing to cover them but I only have pictures. Anyone have one?

      Hank
      THe only welded one I am aware of are the ones wag aero used to make. I had some cast ones, not sure if I still do.

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