I ordered some Oratex samples, this video shows what I found.
My uncle bought this aircraft in 1983 using a notebook paper bill of sale. Then he never responded to the FAA requests to spend the $5.00 to update the registration.
Well 35 years later I’m trying to work with the FAA to get the aircraft registered to me.
We needed to engage a title company, I used ACME in OKC and they were great. I had to provide all the power of attorney and death certificate info.
After 4 months it’s finally registered!
I added some small parts storage today at the Hangar. Another wonderful Harbor Frieght purchase for the total cost of $60! I now have 100 storage units for cheap!
The Red/Blue set have 30 units each (60 total). Each set was $19.95 so $40 total.
The grey sets hold 20 units each, so 40 total. Each set costs $9.95 each. They are harbor Frieght cheap, but they do the job.
Today I documented and removed the Aileron and Flap cables including the hinges.
I made a video so I could remember the routing later and took a lot of still photos.
I will have to get the parts cleaner, sand blaster and paint booth ready so I can start getting these pieces ready for inspection and reinstallation.
I have a lot of tools, parts and equipment in my hangar. My hangar door has one of those good round locks that cant be cut. I thought I was protected.
One of my hangar neighbors told me to get an alarm, because any other hangar door adjacent to my hangar could have a less secure lock on their door and the robbers will actually break through the tin walls into my hangar.
First I looked at insurance, and its really not bad, $15,000 of coverage for about $500 annually. But that is only paying me AFTER they stole all my stuff.
I wanted to discourage anyone breaking into my hangar in the first place. There is not any WiFi so I could not use a “Connected” solution, so I needed a more simple tool.
I found these motion lights and alarm from Doberman Security on amazon 2 units for less than $30!
Doberman Security SE-0134A-2PK Motion Detector Light/Alarm Combo – 2 Pack (Silver/Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017M5TCHW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_j8EJBbYMJCWME
I installed one at the back of the hangar and one on the hangar door. When they sense motion, the light flashes for 7 seconds and then a 100db siren blares for 30 seconds.
I’m very happy with this solution as a deterant. I would recommend these if you wanted to try them.