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Old 06-05-2019, 08:42 PM
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Congrats!

Interesting, you seem to have a pre-built glass flange for the snorkel .. is this the new(er) way? I had to do some serious surgery on my one piece snorkel to get it to fit well on the ramp in front of the #2 cylinder.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:11 PM
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Must be the newer FWF kit. Picked it up in December
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:14 PM
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[ed. Sorry, but can't see your pics - you need to make them 'sharable'. v/r,dr]
Good day working on the 7 today. Noticed my electrical wiring diagram is almost completed. All that is left really is the wing lights. That'll have to wait until I fit the wings on at the hangar.



This being done I started replacing the temp nylon ties with waxed lacing cord. Believe it or not this was a product Dad bought back in 88' or 89' when we were tying up the electrical wires on the Wittman W8. That takes me back to when I was 15. Daaaang. Not a wrenching tool but a tool nonetheless passed down from Pops. Aaaaaannnnyways, 30 years later with a little dusting off and it still does it's job well!





Also started fitting my smoke helper smoke tank! Exciting times!


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Old 11-21-2019, 10:20 AM
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Default Conical Bends done!... getting bigger every day

I joined the tail cone to the mid fuselage temporarily at least until I disassemble for riveting. https://flic.kr/p/2hMgGYt

Was nervous about the conical bends as I've heard about cracking of the skins, happy to report no cracks! Worked slowly and did it per instructions.
Process: https://flic.kr/p/2hMXTkb
Left side: https://flic.kr/p/2hN2y6W
Right side:https://flic.kr/p/2hN2y6v

Gave up trying to embed the photo's from Flickr and just the links... any tips from Flickr users?
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:07 PM
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Gave up trying to embed the photo's from Flickr and just the links... any tips from Flickr users?
Anytime you are looking at the picture in Flickr just click the curved arrow on the bottom right, copy the link it gave you for the size you want and paste it here. You want the BBCode which is usually the default it pops up with.
Works like a charm.

Great job getting to this point, it's awesome about here to see it coming to be something large. Also, do a bit of research or just look through my build log here. There are quite a few areas on the forward fuselage that can get a guy in trouble with edge distance.
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:49 PM
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Default Wings and tail first paint pics

Got these from the painter tonight-

The light in the booth is pretty bright, the base is more of a dove gray but looks white in the pics. He said they'll all get a good cut/buff/polish

Pretty standard scheme but I'm a pretty simple guy.

Can't wait to see them in person.

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Old 11-22-2019, 10:18 AM
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Looks GREAT!
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:09 PM
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Default Phase 2!

Over 40 hours on Seven now! I'm number 4 builder on a 2002 kit. It's a flying unpainted rat rod but it sure is fun! Only 2 (common) issues remain:

1) Tendency to roll left in straight and level cruise flight. Right aileron is always about 1/8" down compared to the left 1/8" up???????

2) No shimmy on landing roll out. Then around 10-15 mph ONLY when I'm braking the mains start shaking!

Comments/suggestions appreciated.

Made my first long XC a couple of days ago across the Cascades from central Washington. WOT (20.3/2,380) @ 11,500' @ 7.8 GPH = 190 mph TAS. I'm pretty happy with that!

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Old 11-23-2019, 07:43 PM
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Great day of progress, drilled the longerons to the side skins (only drilled my finger once) and have the firewall in place and ready to drill.

[IMG]Firewall in place! Lots more to fab and drill by Dave Hock, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 11-24-2019, 05:57 PM
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Looking great Dave!!!!!! Starting to feel like a real plane I bet.
-dan
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