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Old 04-24-2007, 07:44 AM
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Default Big RV Chick smile!!!

Looking great Tom! Ready by OSH???
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:41 AM
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Default Oshkosh

Hi JJ,
Yes, Oshkosh is the plan. [img]images/icons/icon10.gif[/img] Katie has never been there. We were going to fly both RV-4s there this year. Work is really interfering though. Been working 7 day weeks and long hours since first of December. Supposed to go back to normal hours at the end of the week so will be putting in long hours at airport to make headway. The good thing is my finish kit/engine/panel is already done and waiting to install.

Are you going to Oshkosh this year?[img]images/icons/icon5.gif[/img]
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:44 PM
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Default Canopy frame progress

Getting the canopy frame fitted to the fuselage felt like a major step forward, so an update picture seems in order.
Here is the link

More pictures here.

PS Looks like a major tidy up is necessary!
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:55 PM
Brian Vickers Brian Vickers is offline
 
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Default Bend it

Steve,
I am stressing over your thoughts about cutting the front bow. Bend it up slightly where the angle changes along the rail. Right at the wide curved piece where the front skins join the side skins. This will raise the whole bow up to meet the level of the forward fuse top skin. Based on the photographs your frame fits pretty well. I agree, some minor tweeking is needed. Also, don't forget to raise it up on the non hinge side to allow for the gasket material. Should be about 1/8 inch.

Maybe I am not understanding your comments?

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Old 05-10-2007, 03:35 PM
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Default Front bow

Brian, perhaps I did not express myself well. I have not split the front bow and do not now intend to. I am now pretty happy with the fit.

Thanks for your help, encouragement and interest, Steve.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:02 AM
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I just finished drilling and clecoing the rear turtledeck. What a son of a gun job!




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Old 05-30-2007, 01:08 PM
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Default Another status report....

Some progress over the last few days. You can see it here, since I still cant insert pictures on VANSairfoce!
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:39 PM
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Default moved to hanger today!

feels like i have turned a corner today.. the end seems near

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Old 06-03-2007, 06:45 PM
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Default Looks good

Dennis,

Thanks for the photo. I'm a few weeks behind you.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:02 PM
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Default Cold beer?

Dennis,
I hope that is a frosty one in your hand because you have turned a corner. Looks great.

Brian Vickers, RV4 finishing
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