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Old 08-02-2018, 07:00 PM
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I always use a swivel set, with the rubber boot around it. Works great.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:33 PM
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I always use a swivel set, with the rubber boot around it. Works great.
Lynn glad to see your still around man! Hoping to see some build updates from you sometime.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:35 AM
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Lynn glad to see your still around man! Hoping to see some build updates from you sometime.
I'm still around, just took a break from building for a little bit. I purchased this old girl:



And I haven't had much time to work on the build. I've bene spending a lot of free time at the hangar cleaning, fixing, and playing around with the avionics on the Cardinal 177RG.

But, I am planning to get back to work on the RV-7 in a couple of weeks.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:53 AM
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I'm still around, just took a break from building for a little bit. I purchased this old girl:



And I haven't had much time to work on the build. I've bene spending a lot of free time at the hangar cleaning, fixing, and playing around with the avionics on the Cardinal 177RG.

But, I am planning to get back to work on the RV-7 in a couple of weeks.
Very cool Lynn! Reminds me of the 172RG I used to train in. I loved flying that plane... Made me feel like a real pilot with constant speed and retracts. Congrats on the purchase.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:31 PM
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I have not used a swivel yet...
Same here. I have a straight set but it does have a rubber ring around it. It is the only one I have so nothing to compare it to.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:33 PM
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I'm still around, just took a break from building for a little bit. I purchased this old girl:
Sweet looking plane! I miss the flying the Rocket (FR172 with 210HP C/S)
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:37 PM
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Well here it is.

The month of July: 158 hours building

When the aft fuse first went on it's back: July 17th

Total build time so far: 932.1 hours

Rolling the canoe: August 5th

A big thanks to my dad for spending many hours on the bucking bar.

20180805_193142 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180805_193226 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180805_193117 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180805_203344 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:15 AM
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Decent! That is '80's talk for really good.



So I need a math guy out here Carne. I have a few angles I have to calculate to figure out why things are the way they are.

It appears there are a few of the hypotenuses'ess that are not equa-parallel.

You know math stuff like you do...
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:51 AM
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On to installing a bunch of little things on the fuse. First take: it's fun. Second: it's a lot harder to reach things now but I refuse to build a rotisserie. haha

Time for some leveling.

20180807_133548 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180807_152027 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Then the canopy decks.

20180808_160828 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180807_153445 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Some firewall gusset action. Watch that edge distance, easy to get it on these guys.

20180807_180019 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Seat belt anchors. Van's breaks edge distance here so that the washer and nut can sit flat on the longerons.

20180808_120005 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After doing the elevator bellcrank it was time from some priming and painting.

20180809_074817 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:59 AM
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158 hours working in one month? Holy ****. That's insane. Machine machine machine! Looks great.
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