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Old 05-11-2018, 06:04 AM
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Wing kit arrives tomorrow.... had to make room in the garage!
I'm guessing you're a bachelor?
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:05 AM
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Hope it stays this good when the hinges are in place
One does have to admire his tastes in decor, so coordinated, yet simply stated colors.

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Old 05-11-2018, 07:47 AM
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My wife is well-accustomed to having various project components throughout the house. Over the years, it's been airplane parts, motorcycle parts, gun parts, car parts, and now it'll be airplane parts again. What goes around, comes around.

She's a keeper, that's for sure!
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:33 AM
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I'm guessing you're a bachelor?
Nope, Happily married for 16 years! hahaha!!! It was her idea!!! Our front room has always been empty, so we decided to install some conversation pieces!
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:50 AM
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Nope, Happily married for 16 years! hahaha!!! It was her idea!!! Our front room has always been empty, so we decided to install some conversation pieces!
My wife is ALMOST this tolerant - I've got all the same stuff in our upstairs media/game room - don't use it that much anyway.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:11 PM
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Default My first component - VS

Felt appropriate to share this here: 23.5 hours later, my first -14A completed component - the Vertical Stabilizer. Not perfect, but safe and a lot of lessons learned. Looking forward to keep going!



Lighting effect makes it look indented on the front spar when really isn't.
Though I have do have some dents on the VS-707 rib where I thought I was bucking a rivet but the bar was on a cleco not the shop end
But I think it's still ok but will have a Tech counselor take a look for sure.



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Old 05-16-2018, 02:21 AM
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I had to much pressure on my rivet gun in the beginning and even tough the light in your pictures probably exaggerate the effect, it looks like you are also having the same "problem".

Have a restrictor at the gun and screw it in so far that the gun almost does not work and try riveting on scrap, opening it up just a little bit at the time until you can set a rivet. Look on EAA.org for videos that show how long it should take to set a rivet.

You have an amazing place to build!
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:05 AM
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I had to much pressure on my rivet gun in the beginning and even tough the light in your pictures probably exaggerate the effect, it looks like you are also having the same "problem".

Have a restrictor at the gun and screw it in so far that the gun almost does not work and try riveting on scrap, opening it up just a little bit at the time until you can set a rivet. Look on EAA.org for videos that show how long it should take to set a rivet.

You have an amazing place to build!
Thanks, I'll definitely look into that!
Btw, I've enjoyed reading your build log also
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:03 AM
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I had to much pressure on my rivet gun in the beginning and even tough the light in your pictures probably exaggerate the effect, it looks like you are also having the same "problem".

Have a restrictor at the gun and screw it in so far that the gun almost does not work and try riveting on scrap, opening it up just a little bit at the time until you can set a rivet. Look on EAA.org for videos that show how long it should take to set a rivet.

You have an amazing place to build!
I got a separate regulator for hoses that go to my rivet gun (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). This allows me to dial up the pressure I want based on rivet size and length. I use RapidAir system and put the regulator in line to a manifold with outlets for rivet gun - means I can even have two guns on same pressure while leaving the other outlets at "normal" (90PSI) pressure for drill/squeezer etc.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:58 PM
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Default Empennage Kit Finished

185.0 hours and I have completed the Empennage kit, some fairing work remaining.
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