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Old 04-11-2019, 08:32 PM
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Nice work! I like your tool of choice. I bought one to do it and ended up using it and also the wheel that Vans sells.

That smile says it all! Whew! Glad that is over with!
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:48 PM
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Default Wow, the big cut...DONE!!

Man, I stressed over KELLI GIRL’s big cut, but I did exactly what you did...planning and marking it out. And I had a great support team, including Paul “Bugsy” Gardetto, who had just muscled through his own canopy install.

My advice? Like the others: GO SLOW!

After the cut? BEER! Walk away. Assess later. Drink now.
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:40 PM
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Hey Larry,

Glad the big cut went well. Always good to see your progress pictures... Still years behind you. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:33 PM
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ah, you have the homebuilding GLOW. those are good days.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:33 AM
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Good for you Larry your big smile shows how it went and to get on the front page is another milestone!!
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Old 04-13-2019, 01:29 PM
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Congratulations, Larry.
That electric Dremel grinder is worth its weight in gold... and cuts through plexi and aluminum like a hot knife through butter. Wish I had one when I cut my plexi canopy!

Very nice work you're doing!
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:46 AM
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After a long hiatus, my RV-7 has joined me in my new home in Redwood City, CA. Let the building begin...again.

Any RV builders nearby?
Hi Martin, I'm over the hill in Half Moon Bay. Let me know if you need a hand or want to stop by!
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:19 PM
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Here's my first post to 'Show us the status...". Me and co-pilot on 30-Mar making airplane noises. I have since finished the tunnel cover, flap actuator, cabin cover plates, -A gear mounts and elevator pushrods.1172.5 total hours into project.

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Old 04-22-2019, 10:53 PM
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Awesome Ryan! You got a co-pilot (pilot) for sure! Keep pounding!
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:54 PM
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Prop was on for the first time today- well, at least for a little bit :-)

Off again to start working on the cowl fitting



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