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    Default Oil in FP2 Vertical Feed Nut Cavity

    Hi fellow Deckelites.

    In the German manual I got with my 1966 FP2, it says to fill up with 2 litres.
    But the same manual in the US says ½ a liter......

    What to believe.....

    And I suppose it has to be filled slowly around the feed nut. I just emptied it - it was rather black, of course.

    Fortunately, until now I've hardly used it in the 10 years I've had it.

    Cheers
    Erik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post

    In the German manual I got with my 1966 FP2, it says to fill up with 2 litres.
    But the same manual in the US says ½ a liter......

    What to believe.....
    Believe that mistakes happened back then, and 1/2 US gallons are equal to 2 litres...

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    That must be it - thanks...stupid me. I should've seen that.

    Cheers
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    I'm still stupid - I'm filling it through the nut - it's taking forever.

    Of course I could've lifted the saddle, if I had finished my crane and pulled back the headstock (Y-axis, ram?).

    I think it's still easier to do it my slow way, as I try to avoid dismantling stuff unless needed.

    Cheers
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    Eric,

    A quick way to do it is:

    - Remove drain plug and drain the old oil.

    - Attach plastic tubing and a fitting to the drain hole.

    - Pump 2 liters of oil into the plastic tubing.

    - Pull fitting and quickly attach drain plug before the new oil drains out.

    Does this mean you've got your FP2 back into operation???

    Cheers,
    Bruce

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    Hi Bruce. That's a sneaky way of doing it - thanks. But I'm already half way there, so I'll just keep on.

    Yes, finally I'm serious about this. I want to build my gyrocopter and it has to be now or it will be too late.

    I am taking Private Pilot's License (just ground school for now) - UL, which I'll later convert to gyro.

    But I have two challenges: 1. Money and 2. I can't find a good source of 6061-T6 aluminum in Europe.
    These are holding me back - as always. To fund my build I already sold my High Speed head to Eric here
    (another happy FP2 owner). A nice deal, as both parties were happy - that's as it should be.

    OT: Do you know of a source that can supply 2" x 2" and 1" x 2" 6061T6 alu?

    Cheers
    Erik

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    Did you try aluminium 6082?
    I think that's better available in europe and about the same.
    But im no expert.


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    Plenty of UK suppliers for all common grades of aluminium, including 6061 T6. This one seems to specialise in aerospace customers (I haven't used them):

    Aerospace Aluminium | 224 Tube & 661 Sheet | Aerocom Metals

    Shipping to Denmark should not be expensive unless you need full lengths.

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    Hi Billmac.

    Thank you very much. I'll try them.

    I wonder if they'll sell only to a company? And their prices.....

    Cheers
    Erik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    I wonder if they'll sell only to a company? And their prices.....
    Erik
    Just give them something that could be a company name, pay with credit card. I doubt that it will be a problem.

    As for price - I bought some 7075 from another UK supplier. They provided certificates which I assume you will also want. The price was 'significant'.


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