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Old 01-04-2019, 08:29 AM
blucllrplt blucllrplt is offline
 
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Congrats on the purchase! Hoping to finalize a decision on an RV10 soon as well. Iím north of Ft Worth.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:44 AM
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Default Tail kit

Iím thinking about buying a completed tail kit/ empennage. What type of things would you check from a quality and workmanship standpoint.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:09 PM
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Default Prebuilt Empennage

Well thanks to Brandon in nearby Denton Iíve got a headstart on my build already. Just bought his mostly done empennage kit. We are working on the tailcone and Iím learning a lot. Got a lesson on deburring, drilling, clecoes, and riveting. Even made my first accidental smiley face today, at least it was on a practice piece. Thanks Brandon.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/awtex62yyh...%20PM.jpg?dl=0
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:34 PM
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Default Christmas in February

Ordered my tools from Isham and starting to get serious here. I got the RV-10 kit tool package and looks like a bit of everything.

Also working with Brandon on the tail kit a couple hours at a time. Now I know why everyone talks about how much fun deburring is. The tail kit is coming together, fun to see it take shape and then take it apart again.

Cutting off that triangle piece of sheet metal on the front right part of tail cone was a bit disconcerting. Read that section about 5 times before cutting it off. lol.

Here are a few pictures.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3to6w6j8c...t-NgSWIBa?dl=0
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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Now this is how you make quick progress. Courtesy of Brandon’s work.


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vgnl5ite7...37j0_U68a?dl=0
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:21 PM
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I am determined to see this thing fly someday, glad you are local and I can still be involved in the project! Now that I know you have a blog we can get some better pictures and a video here and there. The look on Tim's face after deburring the first sideskin of the tailcone.... PRICELESS!
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:41 PM
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Default First Mistake

I was admiring my new found countersinking skills when I realized I had just drilled 24 of them on the wrong side of the battery bell-crank mount. Ugh. At least it’s a smaller part and it looks like I can reorder online at Vans. Hope the shipping isn’t too much. Lesson learned - read and reread directions at least 7 times. I’m guessing this won’t be the last time - part of the learning process.



https://www.dropbox.com/s/is0q611cp0..._3246.jpg?dl=0
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:23 PM
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I was admiring my new found countersinking skills when I realized I had just done drilled 24 of them on the wrong side of the battery bell-crank mount. Ugh. At least itís a smaller part and it looks like I can reorder online at Vans. Hope the shipping isnít too much. Lesson learned - read and reread directions at least 7 times. Iím guessing this wonít be the last time - part of the learning process.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/is0q611cp0..._3246.jpg?dl=0
I hated my first mistake... and my second mistake... and my third; fourth; fifth etc. etc. etc. Most of them were caused by not reading and re-reading the directions multiple times. Also, READ AHEAD... that helps greatly. I can't tell you how many times I really regretted not turning just one more page of the instructions...
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:56 AM
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Default Don't throw it away!

Yeah those happen! Remember to embrace failure! At least that's what I keep telling the children in my office but they don't listen.

I'm building my 'wall of shame' from reordered parts. So far its a rudder skin, an elevator skin, an H-stab fairing and an idler bracket pair... all up on the wall next to my work bench. A constant reminder to stay vigilant!

I also use the rudder skin as a scratchpad for calculations, ideas and to diagram proper riveting cross-sections to newbies.

- Kilroy
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