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Old 12-16-2017, 07:13 AM
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Looks good Jereme, my wing tanks were not nearly this clean.
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:26 PM
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Thanks for the comment Ryan! Hey as long as they hold fuel I guess that's all that matters in the end.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:27 PM
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The airplane factory is back in action!!! After waiting a painful couple of months for the weather to get warm it is time to get back into the garage for perhaps my most productive year yet!

Back in January my fueselage kit arrived, btw, when FedEx shows up later than expected and you think you can move the fuselage kit with just your wife, start making calls to avoid an argument! I underestimated what a pain that box was going to be to get into the house but we got it done.

Like Christmas two weeks later!

20180103_200548 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Luckily the box damage was above the landing gear.

20180104_202138 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Gotta spread them parts all over the house!

20180104_210700 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180303_154142 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Finally I am back in the garage. The leading edge parts are ready to be primed. It might even be warm enough in about a week to do that. For now I'll try and finish up the stall warning system and debur the main rib rivet holes and skins.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:39 PM
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All those new clean parts! That must have been exciting! No hosing out the Nevada desert debris...haha ...and all your pic's post magically
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:30 PM
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Haha it was like Christmas Kent, although a lot of the presents just keep you wondering what it is.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:49 AM
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Time for a little bit of left bottom skin trimming known as pitot mast. I was kind of dreading this step because of having to cut into the bottom skin. Turned out this was some of the most fun I've had in the past few months and was quite easy to install the Gretz mount. By the way, if you are in a pinch on how to quickly removed material in a curved area I found that a sheetrock bit in a dremel does a fantastic job!!! Then just clean it up with a deburring wheel.

20180311_123056 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Old 03-16-2018, 10:42 AM
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Looks good and I can see all your pictures! lol
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Old 03-17-2018, 08:54 AM
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Time for some riveting of the leading edges. I started out will all the nutplates for the joint plate as well as the stall warning access plate. Then it was off to setting rivets on the leading edge ribs. My dad came over to help me out with this. We had all the ribs riveted in about 2 hours. It sure was nice to be riveting again and not deal with gorilla snot the whole way. Let me know what you all think of the riveting.

20180314_180316 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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20180315_183951 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:56 AM
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Your work really looks super clean. I hope I can match this quality of work whenever my wings show up.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:50 PM
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Your work really looks super clean. I hope I can match this quality of work whenever my wings show up.
Thanks for the words friend! I'm glad to hear others like my work as I really do strive for the best I can. If you ever have questions don't hesitate to ask!
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