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Old 11-03-2019, 06:25 PM
JB_98136 JB_98136 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Seattle, WA
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Keep at it, Dave. Can't wait to see it in the air!
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:01 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
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Well, first off, I want to thank Larry Larson and Rick Brennan, both members of VAF, for their support during my recovery from surgery.

Iím not yet working on the RV-3B. In fact, itís only been this week that Iíve even thought about it. Before that I just wasnít well enough. One of the factors was that as a result of the operation, I was always very tired and couldnít focus my attention on anything much. Fortunately, thatís now receding.

I did some minor shop clean-up the other day. It was the first time Iíd been out there to do anything useful since the operation - baby steps.

The main upcoming work is to finish riveting the tailcone top on and then to make the composite canopy frame. I imagine these will take me a while, even after I get back to it. For the present, my physical restrictions preclude that work for some weeks ahead.

Here and there, I did manage to change some of the photo hosting from TinyPic to Since the TinyPic photos seem to be gone completely, I used the PDF copies Iíd made of the blog pages as a photo source. Itís slow going and somewhat boring, too. The photos are, as of right now, back through post #136. I hope to continue the effort.

Sure wish there were a better way of managing that.

One thing worth noting is that on these photos, Iím not including links to an alternate photo-host just in case. Why? It would be a lot of work. I recommend that as I get a full page updated, that you hit (this works on a Mac, donít know about Windows) Print, PDF, Save As PDF. Youíll have your very own copy. You can probably save the page as an HTML page but thatís a bit of a pain and takes a lot of space. PDF is recommended in spite of its imperfections.

The links to an alternate photo-hosting site have been iffy at best. Iíve primarily used, and many of the links I posted now seem to be defunct. I donít know why. Itís frustrating and I donít know what the solution is. I'm thinking of a blog on one the blog-hosting sites, but that seems ambitious.

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Old 12-02-2019, 07:26 AM
RussellT RussellT is offline
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Albany Western Australia
Posts: 57

Good to hear you are getting closer to being back building Dave, life events sure do get in the way of progress sometimes. Sometimes I went for many months over a period of years without any meaningful progress because of other things taking priority. So long as you keep it warm and dry the project will wait for you.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:05 AM
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KatieB KatieB is offline
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Location: Stilwell, KS
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Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery, Dave. If you can find help to get the turtledeck skin riveted on, I think the canopy fiberglass will be a nice easy way to get back into building. I found the canopy fiberglass layup to be fun and relaxing, and not physically demanding.
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