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Old 08-27-2018, 02:45 PM
nilberg nilberg is offline
 
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Thumbs up Fuselage riveting done

For me, finishing the fuselage skins was more satisfying than flipping the canoe. After removing the vinyl and cleaning with MEK, I just sat there for a minute ogling the shiny aluminum.



Couldn't have done it without my trusted rivet shooter Carol.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:48 PM
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Default Looking Good

Looking good Byorn,

Hope to see you at the next builders lunch
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:25 PM
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Some good lookin stuff Bjorn!
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:24 PM
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Default Back in the game!

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?


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Old 01-05-2019, 11:35 PM
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Default Why we build metal airplsnes

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Old 01-22-2019, 08:05 PM
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Default Moving Day, finally

Moving day, not for the family this time but, "The Kit".

Embarrassed to admit it's taken this long to get to this point but with three moves, two states, a couple of deployments, seemingly endless TDYs and absolute paralyzing fear working the canopy and frame this is where we are.

I could have thrown in the towel but with the wealth of info contributed here on Doug's site I was encouraged to keep plugging.

Hoping to make it to "The Show" this year.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...oyNWo4ejBHMUhR
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:17 PM
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Default The Big Cut

Yea! The Big Cut is done. Holy cow what a stressful step. Details in my blog.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:51 PM
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I know how you feel. I worried about that big cut for years and it turned out to be a non event. Sure did feel good to have it done though.
Now Im just praying the first flight will be a non event also. :
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mgomez View Post
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?


I'm across the bay in Livermore. There are a few builders out here, but I'll let them introduce themselves if they want.

Funny story: Back in June, I got word that my fuselage kit was set to be delivered, and sure enough the truck came and started dropping off a big crate from Vans. Looked closely and it was a wing kit and had a different builder's name on it. Whoops, the driver had two kits destined for my town and almost dropped off the wrong one!
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:11 PM
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Hi Martin,

I'm out at LVK working on my RV7-A. Ryan is a little behind me but catching up fast I think.

Ray
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