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Old 03-28-2018, 02:16 PM
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Well done!

Looks like you are ahead of me again, I hope to pick up the pace somewhat in the coming weeks
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:14 PM
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Hope it stays this good when the hinges are in place
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Hope it stays this good when the hinges are in place
Looks nice, did you have to do a lot of work to get that fit, or were the trim lines pretty close to perfect? One thing to keep in mind is that a small gap is a good thing to avoid chipping the paint when installing and removing the cowl...
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:36 PM
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Really looks like an airplane now!
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:07 AM
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Looks nice, did you have to do a lot of work to get that fit, or were the trim lines pretty close to perfect? One thing to keep in mind is that a small gap is a good thing to avoid chipping the paint when installing and removing the cowl...
The top cowl was mounted/unmounted about 40 times before I was happy with the fit and had the correct spinner space. I was a bit lucky with the bottom cowl, it only had to go on/off 7-8 times.

The trim lines on the top cowl were perfect to within 1/16 and the bottom was almost as good.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:37 AM
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Currently nearly completed with the tail cone. Started Nov 1st of 2017. I am expecting my wing kit to arrive in about a week or two!!!



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Old 05-03-2018, 06:09 AM
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Looks really nice!
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:18 PM
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Scott,

You and I started at about the same time (kit 432 and 433!), but I'm only at the horizontal stabilizer. I get to rebuild my rudder again too.

I wish I could progress as fast. Priming really does add a good number of hours to the build.
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:58 AM
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Hey art! its fun to run into folks that ordered around the same time that I did!! I will have to watch your build blog closely!

I am one of those that is on the fence when it comes to priming. I know that there are folks that use the two part primers and then there are those that don't prime at all (everyone knows that timeless discussion of "to prime, or not to prime"!!) So, after speaking with my grandfather-in-law, who built an RV-4 in Washington state 20 years ago or so and didn't use any primer, I decided to meet in the middle. I use primer but only on the actual joint locations themselves and with the self etching spray can style primer (the nicer spray can stuff, but still spray can stuff!). So, where the ribs meet the skins or anywhere that two metals meet with rivet points that break through the metal pieces, those points I will prime, but I don't coat the entire inside of the skins. I think that the cladding is sufficient and I think that the extra weight, as little or as much as that may or may not be, is not necessary, for my own personal taste.

Even with the relatively little amount that I do prime, it takes a bit of time. And as I said, I use the self etching spray can style primer, I can only imagine the time you go through with the stuff you use!

It looks like you are doing pretty well with it (and believe me, I have had my fair share of re-ordered parts!!!) and I will definitely have to keep an eye on your build progress! Its a lot of fun!
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:41 PM
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Wing kit arrives tomorrow.... had to make room in the garage!
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