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Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Milestone reached - The wing flip

Well I fell like I have crossed a finish line. The top wing skins are riveted and the wings are now ready to come off the stand. The wing stand that I had build was a compact design...but it worked...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well, It's Official

"I can't believe you started building your plane before even getting a pilot's license. No half way for you!" Said a friend to my when I explained my hobby. I had to take a moment...You know, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-28-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Hit a wall...Darn #8 dimples

Well...I've done it again. After quite a decent amount of progress without errors I came upon the dreaded #8 screw dimple cracks in the tank skins....
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
An RV Builders Selfie

We all see selfies in a flying RV. I think we need some for builders.

Let me take a RV #Selfie :p

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZrvJqzOIXEY/Vqzhk9lYz7I/AAAAAAAABtM/DhgptI3TaZA/s1600/IMG_7343.JPG
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-15-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Uhhh. Yeah actually.

Ahh thanks. I appreciate it. Yes, it actually feels like I am getting the hang of the process. It's become quite enjoyable now. Now for the black death! (Proseal)

Funny you mentioned that about the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-15-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Primer

I think the picture makes it look darker than it actually is, but you do raise a good point I didn't even think of. Excellent advice. I suppose it's best to leave what I have done up to this point...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-12-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
the wing stand

Well. Finally reached a mile stone for the project. Wings are mounted on the wing stand and ready to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-11-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
First Checkpoint Reached

Well, Its been a slow summer for plane building, but I managed to get the empennage ready for the pre-cover inspection. It's been quite a journey...Sometimes frustrating but always rewarding. I look...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Ahhh Bustin my chops aeroaddict. LOL, Guess I...

Ahhh Bustin my chops aeroaddict. LOL, Guess I need it now and then.

Well...The good news is that I pushed through the barrier and completed the VS. Its not 100% perfect as I had to use 2 oops...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Thanks Wirejock

Thanks for the reassuring words Wirejock. It's been bugging me to let this defeat me so soon. Yeah...you are right...the guys at the EAA meetings are great, but maybe it's time to call in the cavalry...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well...I guess that was short lived

It's official. I formally have given up trying to build this plane. Everytime I touch something on it, i've drilled it wrong, bent something, scratched it. The most frustrating part, is getting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-29-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Face Palm!!!

Well. The bright side is that I think I have enough material to write a book on what not to do in RV building! I've barely started the build and I'm sure the shipping dept at Van's knows my address...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Lessons Learned

Well...That was a bit of an eye opener. Wirejock, Rightrudder....Thank you for your advice!! Turned down the air pressure, practiced on scrap pieces. Have everything dialed in and my pressure setting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-12-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
Well thank you guys! Great advice! I've already...

Well thank you guys! Great advice! I've already have my son sorting tools. I have to laugh cause he's in it like a dirty shirt already! (he's only 3)

First big snag tonight. I think i'm going to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-09-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,680
Posted By Aero_Octaveus
RV-7A Garet's RV project

Hi All, Thought I would formally introduce myself here. This is my first RV (In fact first any kind of plane) and a total newbie when it comes to building real planes. I've grown up around planes as...
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