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Old 10-18-2006, 05:46 PM
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Default Bill's RV-7 Project



After two and 1/2 years working on a slow-build kit, I finally sit in the pilot's seat!
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:32 AM
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Default Getting there

Finally feels like it's coming together.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8...y008iw2.th.jpg
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:37 AM
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Default Wiring & polishing the cannonballs

I'm doing a bit of wiring in the fuselage.

http://www.bashingaluminum.com/Cente...%20Wiring.html

And I'm building up my center console:

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:38 AM
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Default 1/2 Way...I hope!

Hi Guys,

Last week I reached “MY” calculated ˝ way mark. I had an ‘open night’ last night and opened my garage for fellow RVators and EAA members here in South Africa. Looks like they enjoyed themselves, and celebrated with me on the ˝ way mark.

Here is a shot of the overall progress, before taking it apart for the rest of the project..


Here is a shot of the open night.


Here is link to a short Walk Around Movie [11MB] of the ˝ way progress, for you guys.

PS: I am busy UPDATING my slow stop animation sequences to include the latest photos of this milestone, it will most probably be ready in a week or two. Will keep you guys posted.

Kind Regards
Rudi
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:00 AM
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RUDI!!!

WAY to GO!!! Cool video!

But I am slightly TICKED that you DIDN'T invite me to the PARTY!!!

CJ
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:36 AM
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Hi John,

Maybe next time I should open the invitation up world wide??

Regards, Rudi
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:47 AM
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Default Brake lines??

Beautiful Rudy,
I have a suggestion for the brake lines. I'd seriously reconsider using the plastic tubing which comes under pressure, e.g. the lines from the passenger side to the pilot's side and also down to the wheels.

My feeling is that high pressure black braided hose will be totally trouble-free down the road. It's a real pain to get to after the top cowl is in place. I'd appreciate hearing from others.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:23 AM
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Default Steel Braided

We replaced almost every hose that we could with Steel braided hydraulic lines form our local shop. Almost three years of flawless service to this point. More money? Yes but the security is worth it. Oh yeah, they look very nice as well.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:53 PM
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Wings are finished, except the wingtips/nav/strobe lights.




The fuselage will be ordered next week! (Planned two month break...)
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:53 PM
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Default Sweet!

Who is that bearded guy, and what did he do with my friend Chad?!?!

Way to go!!!
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