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Old 07-12-2016, 04:31 PM
jamcgee1978 jamcgee1978 is offline
 
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After ordering my kit in March, and turning what was a 2 car garage into my workshop Im finally picking the kit up tomorrow. Long journey from VANS HQ via New York then shipped to the UK and hopefully in the workshop come Thursday!!!! Too say im excited and raring to crack on is an understatement...more to follow soon.

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Old 07-12-2016, 04:34 PM
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I see abundant aluminum shavings in your future.
Keep us posted.

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Old 07-12-2016, 05:20 PM
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Congratulations on making the big decision to build.
Enjoy the process, as building to your best ability is the reward.
Keep in mind, just because you may see something on this or another forum, that may not be correct, only the method used by that builder.
A year ago I was in Glasgow as a tourist. Your city was impressive. I really liked the store on Buchannan st, with at least 1000 or more old sewing machines on display.
Measure twice, drill once.
Best of luck.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:31 PM
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Default Congrats!

I'm also building an RV-10 and really enjoying it so far.

My mother was born just down the road from you in a small town next to the Prestwick Airport. Hope to return to Glasgow next May when my airline inaugurates a new route from JFK. Just got back from Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Luckily the weather was not too Scottish

Best of luck on the build!
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:26 AM
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Your shop is soooooo clean! ..for now.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:43 AM
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Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting! Building is SO much fun I know you'll have a great time.

BTW - I love your country - I wish I could go back, especially in the highlands.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:26 PM
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I'm also building an RV-10 and really enjoying it so far.

My mother was born just down the road from you in a small town next to the Prestwick Airport. Hope to return to Glasgow next May when my airline inaugurates a new route from JFK. Just got back from Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Luckily the weather was not too Scottish

Best of luck on the build!

Thanks for all your replies, yes we live a few miles from EGPK and is where the flying club is located. Lovely country for flyi g when the weather is not against you! So after a 4 hr drive down to Harrogate and a great day in the workshop with Mike a fellow RV builder, the Emp is in the workshop awaiting inventory.....very excited. Im still finishing the tool box and training kit but once complete i hope to start soon
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:08 AM
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and it all starts here! After spending a day with Mike in the workshop teaching me the basics this has given me oodles of confidence in a short space of time. I now am thinking of moving the bandsaw, drill press, scotchbrite wheel to the wall on a smaller table to free up the centre of the workshop. And man the crate looks perfect to turn upside down for a main construction table...anyone else done this....that wood is solid!

after a great night of curry, few beers and some good laughs, the next day the tail was loaded and taken back to her home for now!

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Old 07-16-2016, 08:15 AM
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Congratulations on making the big decision to build.
Enjoy the process, as building to your best ability is the reward.
Keep in mind, just because you may see something on this or another forum, that may not be correct, only the method used by that builder.
A year ago I was in Glasgow as a tourist. Your city was impressive. I really liked the store on Buchannan st, with at least 1000 or more old sewing machines on display.
Measure twice, drill once.
Best of luck.
thanks for the advice, ye i know that store lol.....everytime i walk past you cant help but admire its display
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:04 AM
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Default Nessies tail is complete!

Well after 17months and raising 2 kids under 2 i finished the empennage 2 days before my 40th birthday in time to show friends and family what the tail feathers actually were! As i write this the wings have just arrived at the Port of Liverpool (my familys hometown) and so im frantically installing insulation into the shop next week and re-organising in time for the delivery. The process and initial learning curve so far at times challenging has been so rewarding when any builder looks at the final product. Through this website and other builders who have become firm friends you learn, develop and ultimately go on to advise/help others and for me this was the lightbulb moment; Iím becoming a builder! So few pics before I disassemble, re-organise and build on.








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