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Old 09-24-2018, 08:31 PM
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Default Rudder is done! (Less Fairings)

So the rudder is done (less the fairings) and I am now working on the horizontal stabilizer.



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Old 09-24-2018, 11:18 PM
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So the rudder is done (less the fairings) and I am now working on the horizontal stabilizer.



Lots of details in the build blog if you are bored!
Looking good, Brian!
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:06 AM
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Wow, Brian, you're really getting after it!
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:33 AM
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Must be a thrill starting this project with all that experience! I am enjoying your progress!
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:56 PM
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Must be a thrill starting this project with all that experience! I am enjoying your progress!
It is a blessing and a curse. While for the most part all the old experience helps, there are a few times already where I have made an assumption that was wrong or the current recommendations on how to do something has changed. I am finding it is best to not assume anything and to read the directions even if I think I know where they are going with a task.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:06 PM
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Default HS taking a while.....

In progress on the HS. This thing is taking a while! Tonight I match reamed over 940ea #40 holes!

Had a few distractions over the past couple weeks that is also slowing me down.

Check out the HS progress in my build blog.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:45 PM
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Default HS Done! (less fairings)

HS is done! (less fairings)

WHEW! that was as Jerry Clower would say: "A great big un!"

And I would say it was allot of work!

Lots of details in my build blog... if you are interested.

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Looks like we are neck and neck, I finished my HS last week and have my Elevators assembled for final drill. Looking Good!!
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:58 PM
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Default Not dead, just busy!

Still working on it!

I promise that you will see a pic of some finished elevators soon!

With work, holidays, business trips, visiting colleges, sickness and the other priorities, it seems to be taking forever to finish my elevators.

I am building both at once. I am now working on the trim tabs. The rest is done less the fairings. Hopefully you will see another pic of some finished parts soon!

So far the elevators have been the most time consuming and brain teasing part of the build. The way these go together requires some thinking to keep it all going together correctly. Add in the complexity of the riveted trailing edge, foam ribs/pro-seal and trim tabs on both sides makes these much more of a challenge than my RV-7's elevators.

Another thing I have noticed is that Van's has really cut back on the hardware provided with this kit compared to my 7. Seems like they sent enough hardware to build 2 airplanes (rivets, nutplates, pop-rivets) on my 7 but with this 10 I have been very short on a few rivet sizes and have had just enough of the pop rivets. They went from way too much to just enough and in some cases not enough. Somewhere in the middle would have been nice.... Good thing I have spare rivets on hand!

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Old 12-11-2018, 08:07 PM
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Looks like we are neck and neck, I finished my HS last week and have my Elevators assembled for final drill. Looking Good!!
Great job!
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Track N159SB (KK4LIF)
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