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Old 01-06-2019, 07:37 PM
MJarreau MJarreau is offline
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Talking Finished Our First Page!

It's a silly thing, yet huge for us! We have completed Page 8-2 (HS rear spar). A neighbor is an A&P type for the Coast Guard and said our work was just fine. (You can't come close to imagining what that did for our egos!)

What a learning curve... ..never having used our hands before... ..replacing all the parts (at least once)... ..never having painted anything much less performing significant surface prep. This stuff is just amazing.

Thanks to all the contributors here, we learn much from your posts!


Remember the most exciting and satisfying part is the empennage. It gives you the feel you almost accomplished the airframe. Then in three years you hang the engine... and you suddenly understand you haven't started yet.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:57 AM
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Default Congratulations.., KPTR! (Keep Pounding Those Rivets)
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