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Old 10-13-2009, 09:50 AM
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Rob,
Glad you found a good engine for your project.
btw, Rick H should have his first flight on his RV6 by the end of Oct.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:27 AM
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Hey Don thats great to hear. Make sure he posts some pictures on this site. Is he going to be building Dave a 10 when he is finished?
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:41 AM
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Hey Don thats great to hear. Make sure he posts some pictures on this site. Is he going to be building Dave a 10 when he is finished?
Yes, He started the RV-10 emp while the RV-6 was in the paint shop and the quick build wings and fuselage are in the hangar. His airworthiness inspection for the RV-6 by the FSDO is Oct 27. Dave Allen moved his RV-9A to the airport last week and is getting real close also.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:07 PM
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Default Fuselage is Taking Shape!

Well, Louise and I took almost a week off the project due to work commitments (for her) and avionics upgrades (for me), but here is the fuselage skeleton pretty close to finished in the jig:



I've put some AD3 keeper rivets in the intersections between bulkheads and stringers to make the surface smooth for skinning. Today I spent a little time working on the vertical bars that attached to the Horizontal Stabilizer spar back in the tail end - getting that built up. Louise has been making a new rear spar carry through (out of sider stock - gives a little more edge distance margin when setting wing incidence) using the original one that I had drilled as a template, as well as taking on the entire seat rib area - once we got the F-303-F-305 distance set perfectly, I turned the details of that sculpture back over to her! She's also been building sub-assemblies like the elevator bellcrank and other stuff that keeps parts flowing into line.

Next time I'm in the shop, I'll finish up the tail attached bars and start fiddling with the lower aft skin assembly - that has to be cut out to fit around the tailwheel mount. then it will be on to that big bottom skin. So far, the jig hasn't moved a millimeter, and we'd just as soon keep working so that nothing has a chance to move before the canoe becomes rigid!



Paul & Louise
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Default Painted pic

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Here is a pic from a couple of weeks ago with the painting done
Ran it for the first time today
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:12 PM
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This is how apartment builders drill skins on the emp! Sit on the workbench!!

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:55 AM
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I was wondering how you were going to drill back there. Riveting should be interesting.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:18 PM
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After 4 hours of riveting the skins on, the horizontal stab on 181SJ is DONE!!!



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Old 02-26-2010, 07:56 PM
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Default RV-3 Commercial

I get a lot of questions about the RV-3 from time to time, so thought I would do a video commercial for the plane. you can view at link below. I haven't seen the back of my head in sometime, am wondering where that extra little mouth came from? Now, I at least know where those voices are coming from now!
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:36 PM
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VS started!!

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