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Old 09-14-2016, 08:39 PM
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Default Back under construction

It's still in a lot of pieces, but I drove my first rivets in quite a while this week. The new house and shop is all done and I'm back on the build. I never thought I'd be so excited about deburring!

All my pictures on the blog are huge, so won't post it here, but check out the link in my signature for some pictures.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:18 PM
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Hi Tim,

I hope you and the missus are well.

Glad to hear you are back at it again. Also, congratulations on the new house, sounds really nice!
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:31 PM
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Default Welcome back..

..to your build, Tim. I'm sure you're itching to make some progress on the plane, now that the house is done.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:22 PM
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Thumbs up Making progress

Just completed three great weeks at Synergy in Eugene, Oregon. We "quick built" a slow build fuselage. There was a Philipine QB fuselage there that we could use when the plans were ambiguous. We were also able to compare build quality. I think we did pretty well in comparison.

Obviously more expensive for me than the QB route, but I had a blast and learned a lot more than I would have simply ordering a QB fuselage.

Going back in late January to build the wings. In case you can't tell, I am a fan of Synergy.

Haven't figured out how to post pictures yet - it is a lot like the Van's plans - not entirely intuitive or easy to decipher sometimes.
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:10 AM
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Default Groovy becomes Zeus



Not too often you get to "finish" your aircraft twice! G-RVVY has been moved and re-registered as ZU-IIZ. I'll say one thing - the weather in South Africa is a bit better than UK.......
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:15 PM
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John,
Do you have any pics of how you did your Baja landing/taxi light installation? It looks like they are adjustable up/down and left/right using spring loaded screws, but it would be great to see how you did it.
Antony

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This update doesn't contain anything new that hasn't been done almost 800 times or so... but, might as well post.

We finally put in the Windscreen, and built the fairing. Went pretty well. Good thing I researched it here. Would never have thought to dye the filer and epoxy black until it was too late....

We also fitted the wings. So, that was kind of big deal. Actually went surprisingly easy. The plane got to get out of the garage and make Uturn back in.
Amazing that these wings left the factory in 2005 and the fuse in 2007, and they went together like butter. A lot to be said for Vans engineering and production.


Made and riveted in an extra bracket for the the windscreen. It disappeared under the fairing once it was all done.









Big thanks to the crew we had come out and help with the wings...
We figured out, between this crew we are responsible for 11 planes either built and flying or in progress... With Al and Shayne being the most repeat offenders...


Thanks to Al Smith (RV-6, Zeinith 650, RV-12, and currently a Zenith 750), Earl Starkman (25,000hr commercial pilot), Frank Klimek (Cub Replica and currently Sonex), Rick "Wingman" Wantz, Sonex), and of course, my father-in-law, Shayne (Sonex Waiex, Zenith 650, Zenith 601 and now the RV-10)



Only some minor trimming has to be done on the flaps..




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Old 10-15-2016, 12:24 AM
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John,
Do you have any pics of how you did your Baja landing/taxi light installation? It looks like they are adjustable up/down and left/right using spring loaded screws, but it would be great to see how you did it.
Antony
I didn't document this super well. If you email me I'll send you what I have. But yes, I made a plate that attaches under the Baja Designs front face that essentially filled in the gap in the shape of the lens. Then I used 3 screws to attached it. It's three screes, going into three nut plates, with spacers and springs to get the right tension so that it's tight and still adjustable. Just by eyeballing it during the build I was within a few turns of getting the lights just right. I was actually shocked at the the first time I turned them on with the wings permanently attached and they were almost dead on....
In the end I painted the lenses (actually vinyl) so you can't see the guts behind the light.

I will say that I'm super happy with the results. Obviously I stole the idea from other guys. I'd been using these lights on my offload trucks and motorcycles, but hadn't thought about this use.... They are truly badass lights... and ZERO interference with the coms..... My wife say that when I'm out flying at sunset, she can tell it's me from the hangar (a LOOOOOONG WAYS away) because my landing lights are so bright....
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:29 AM
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Default Airport Move

The time finally came this weekend when I ran out of things to keep me busy in the garage. I had already cancelled the tow truck once before, realizing that the time wasn't right. I'm glad I did. Since that first postponement, I've probably put an additional 70~80 hours into getting everything wrapped up. That would not have been fun to add all that on to what's left to do at the hangar.
The tow truck showed up Friday morning. The driver was a little too confident for my comfort level with getting the plane tied to the truck. I checked everything several times, but still was nervous. The drive to the airport is 20 minutes across town from my house. Did you know that it is possible for a person to hold their breath for 20 minutes?! Ya learn something every day!







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Old 03-05-2017, 08:55 PM
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Default 200 hour mark




What a rewarding experience. I have enjoyed every cleco, dimple and rivet. I just passed the 200 hr mark
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:41 AM
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Default Congrats Mark!

Looks like you're doing well.
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