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Old 09-07-2018, 10:04 PM
klussman84 klussman84 is offline
 
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Location: Washington, Mo
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Default Let the fun begin

Tomorrow I pick up my empennage kit for the RV-10. Never built anything like this so it will be a journey. The kids are gone and I need a hobby. I am looking for suggestions on setting up the workshop, and any suggested links to get started. We just moved into our home so our garage is empty and will need to set it up.

Thanks in advance for suggestions

Barry
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:15 AM
AviatorJ AviatorJ is offline
 
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Location: Oklahoma City
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Make a couple of these;

http://www.eaa1000.av.org/technicl/w...l/tablefig.htm

I actually made a 3rd only 4 ft long that I put on casters and ended up covering with carpet. I've used that a ton over the last 3 years... hmm exactly 3 years. I guess I'll make a birthday post.

Here's a post I did about my setup. My tool collection has grown substantially over the build though.

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/20...hop-tools.html
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:30 AM
rocketman1988 rocketman1988 is offline
 
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Location: Sunman, IN
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Default Prep

Search these forums for "gotchas"

Spend time doing inventory. Organize parts. Van's has multiples of the same part in different bags...organize and consolidate. If you don't, you will spend as much time looking for parts as building.

Get a DRDT.

Get a pneumatic squeezer with adjustable set.

Get Tungsten bucking bars. They are a bit pricey but well worth the money.

You will need far more clecos than Van's recommends...mainly silver (3/32) and copper (1/8).

Get a 3/32 and an 1/8 dimple die set that works with a hand pop rivet puller. These are used to dimple holes that are difficult to reach.

Get a 6" Scotchbrite wheel and a bunch of 1" wheels.

Most important! Put a "Cuss Jar" in the shop. Every time you cuss, put a dollar in the jar. When it comes time to buy the Avionics, use the money saved in the cuss jar; in will be substantial!
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RV-10
Structure - 90% Done
Cabin Top - Aaarrghhh...
Doors - Done
On Gear
290 HP Barrett Hung
ShowPlanes Cowl with Skybolts Fitted - Beautiful
Wiring...

Dues Paid 2018,...Thanks DR+
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:12 PM
rocketman1988 rocketman1988 is offline
 
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Default And...

When you finish working on a section, WIPE THE SWEAT OFF OF THE ALUMINUM.

If you don't, it WILL cause surface corrosion...which isn't a real issue if you are painting but it is annoying.
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Aerospace Engineer '88

RV-10
Structure - 90% Done
Cabin Top - Aaarrghhh...
Doors - Done
On Gear
290 HP Barrett Hung
ShowPlanes Cowl with Skybolts Fitted - Beautiful
Wiring...

Dues Paid 2018,...Thanks DR+
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