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Ironflight 01-17-2012 11:57 AM

RV-1 Workday – 21 Jan 2012 – Let’s get it done!
 
Hey folks, thanks to the help of many people, the RV-1 appears to be closing in on its “first flight” (for a long time). Much was accomplished last weekend, and we are hoping that this next weekend we can hang the wings once again! In addition, the brand new Cato prop should be arriving Friday, which means it needs to be mounted, and the spinner fitted. Some of the big new parts (Canopy skirt, wheel pants, etc…) are at the paint shop right now, and then there are all those many details that need to be taken care of when a project gets close to finished. Most everyone who has had a chance to work on it has come back (or wanted to) – it’s a pretty amazing project to be a part of.

I can’t be there this weekend, but I hope to see a bunch of photos of people that will make me jealous. The work begins when folks arrive! I’m sure there will be carry-over work the next day as well – or get with jay about other times that YOU are available.

Paul

Geico266 01-17-2012 02:43 PM

Thanks Paul for taking the lead on this extremely worth while project.

Ironflight 01-23-2012 10:30 AM

OK - the weekend is over....I hear the wings went on, so we need pictures!! :)

Or at least a progress report!!

Bruce 01-23-2012 02:59 PM



Like this.


Ernie has the rest.

Boomer out

Ironflight 01-23-2012 06:05 PM

Man ...... that thing is looking GREAT!

I'm hoping to get up there this coming Saturday.

Bruce 01-23-2012 06:11 PM

I will be there Sat and Sun.

Should be finishing up.
Looking very good.

TS Flightlines 01-23-2012 07:33 PM

You guys are Awesome!!!
Tom

Jaypratt 01-24-2012 07:35 AM

what's left
 
What's left to do

Install prop and cut in spinner.

Install Wing nuts
hook up flaps
hook up ailerons
Receive alternator, and install
Receive Seats and install
Do a 'first run' engine
Pick up cowl, wheel pants canopy from GLO Paint and return to RV Central
Weigh aircraft and do Wt & balence
Inspect and sign off logs
Put it all back together for flight!!

Ironflight 01-24-2012 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaypratt (Post 621110)
What's left to do

Install prop and cut in spinner.

Install Wing nuts
hook up flaps
hook up ailerons
Receive alternator, and install
Receive Seats and install
Do a 'first run' engine
Pick up cowl, wheel pants canopy from GLO Paint and return to RV Central
Weigh aircraft and do Wt & balence
Inspect and sign off logs
Put it all back together for flight!!


Now THAT'S what I like to see - a punch list that we can burn through! Anybody who can make it by Jay's to knock stuff off the list this week, please do. I have shipping notes that say both the Prop and Seat should be there this week. Mel is starting the paperwork to make it all legal again, so we are getting close.

Thanks to everyone that is continuing to work on this bird hard - it is going to be great to get it out on tour so everyone else can see it!

zilik 01-24-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ironflight (Post 620965)
Man ...... that thing is looking GREAT!


The doohickey on my bench is a thing. Me thinks that thing is a RV.:)


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