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Old 09-23-2019, 09:23 AM
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New guy here! Just ordered my 7 empennage kit! Very excited to finally start the build. Will be a slow start but glad to have a place to document and ask for help! The next few weeks Iíll be getting my garage ready and building my tool collection.

Thanks Iím advanced for any and all help!
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:32 AM
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New guy here! Just ordered my 7 empennage kit!
Steve, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:10 AM
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Welcome Steve! Good to have you here. Have you decided on primer yet? Itís humid here the empennage need a good coat of primer.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:23 AM
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Welcome aboard Steve! Did you order a practice kit? or 3? Enjoy the journey.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:26 AM
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Welcome Steve! Good to have you here. Have you decided on primer yet? Itís humid here the empennage need a good coat of primer.
That is what Iím currently reading about. So many opinions and techniques.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:27 AM
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Welcome aboard Steve! Did you order a practice kit? or 3? Enjoy the journey.
I order both practice kits. Plan to build, take apart and rivet again. First time working with sheet metal.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:33 AM
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Spent the last week finishing up the shop and organizing all the little parts. Hoping this saves me time and trouble down the line.



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Old 11-01-2019, 06:34 AM
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Has been a busy few weeks getting my feet wet with the build. I started on the rear and front spars. While drilling relief hole for the front spar, for some reason I had 3/4 in my head instead of 1/4. As a was drilling I knew something was not right. I should have stopped then and double checked.

While waiting for a replacement, I moved onto the vertical stabilizer. Everything is all match drilled and ready to be primed.

Photos attached: https://eaabuilderslog.org/?blproject&proj=7Y3QHEZ5t
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:36 AM
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Looking good and a very nice clean work area! Good idea...I have struggled a bit with a tidy work area. Keep up the good work!
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