The day had
come – load it on a trailer and move it to the airport. Call your buddies again!
Once at the airport reassemble it and get ready for the inspection.
Notice the ball hanging from
the ceiling. I've seen this in a number of aircraft homebuilders garages.
I was always assuming that it was to calibrate a true level for their aircraft
construction. When I asked Chuck what it was there for this was his
tennis ball on the string has nothing to do with the airplane – it
started out as a reference for my wife, so when she pulls the car in the
garage - when the windshield touches the ball – stop – you’re in far enough.
I’ve refined it, now I have it rigged so it goes up and down with the door.
I have several buddies that have copied it and installed it in their garage.
When the car pulls in the garage, you pull up
until the ball hits the window.
When the garage door is closed, the ball
retracts to the ceiling.
Well, now I know the
answer and it's a pretty good setup, but it does nothing with the airplane.
When I asked Chuck what
kind of business he does, here was his reply.
What I do for a living – I have a small machine shop, we do
custom machine work for the automotive industry and semi
trailer builders. Our main item we manufacture is a feeder
that sorts screw/bolts then blows the screw/bolt to a driver
(sometimes this is hand held sometimes it is to a robot)
that drives the screw/bolt.
The company is TC Repair, Inc.
Do not have a website
As far as
making parts for the Pitts – we can make just about anything someone needs.
We have also done a lot of custom parts for airplanes. We just sent some
canopy rails for a Pitts to
France. We don’t stock any parts we basically make whatever someone wants. The one
problem we run into all the time is everyone thinks “All you have to
do is” – “That shouldn’t cost much should it”
everyone our current rate is 30.00 per hour plus material.
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For more information contact:
TC Repair, Inc.