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Old 01-24-2020, 05:03 PM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
 
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Jeff,
I think what Dan was recommending is what you did. Adding a couple layers of carbon to the cross brace web will pay benefits later. Adding layers of dry micro to the inside of the canopy skirts does nothing for you - just adds weight unnecessarily. Fill weave and pinholes with clear epoxy, then a couple shots of K36 and sand. Ready for primer and paint. You will love that Fastback canopy. There isn’t a more finished and custom look in the RV8 world. Plus the visibility (from the front seat) is unparalleled.
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:24 PM
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Big canopy cut complete. Covered it up to protect it better.


Still need to trim the sides a bit.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:09 PM
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I have parts that look like a wing now



I did run into some challenges with my wing fixture, mainly where the skins overhang the outboard most rib. I was able to work around them though.

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Old 03-13-2020, 07:56 AM
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I built my RV-7A in approximately 2 years. This 8A build is a little long in the tooth in comparison. I ordered my ill-fated XP-400 in March 2015. The engine was returned to Superior and the case was sent to Barrett for a 390 conversion. 5 years since the original XP-400 was ordered Rhonda at Barrett delivered this beauty. Thank you Rhonda and team!
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:09 PM
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Default Getting Closer - Prop Arrives

Prop has arrived. 74HRT from Whirlwind.

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Old 03-27-2020, 01:34 PM
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Default Time for her to vis the airport

STATUS : "Trailer time!!!"


After 18 winters.. She is ready to go to the EAA hanger at KFZY (OK maybe one more quick polish'ing")














Holy Watermelon Batman !

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Old 03-27-2020, 02:01 PM
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That's a fine lookin' airplane!

What is purpose of the small intake on the left side of the cowl?
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:18 PM
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That is a good looking panel. Iím having my panel cut right now by Bill at Up North Aviation. I really like those FlyLeds. I might have to sell my AeroLeds and sunspot landing/taxi lights.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:20 PM
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I really like the folding wingtips.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:21 PM
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Wow, just wow. Nice looking plane(and panel!). What is the side cowl vent for?
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