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Old 10-15-2007, 10:55 PM
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Smile New living room furniture!

Mated the wings last week! Thanks to understanding wife and cool friends!



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Old 10-16-2007, 12:21 PM
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Hi Guy,

Your project is looking great and so is your garage . . . er, living room?! Is that a beer tap I see lurking over the small refrigerator? If so, you really know how to equip your building space!

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:24 PM
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My building space usually is the garage. The project is only in the living room while I fit the wings and intersection fairings.

It's hard to stay away from the tap while working that close to it...
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:53 PM
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Default Understanding Wife??!!

"...Mated the wings last week! Thanks to understanding wife and cool friends!"


Understanding wife??? Holy Cow! That's an understatement! Wow, I am impressed! I guess you came in and plan to go out through those double doors I see. I hope you stayed away from the tap while you were setting the angle of incidence....

Great job!
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:52 AM
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Default Guy - you are my hero

Wow - you are my hero and your understanding wife is too. I've been parked for 3 years now Just can't get motivated, although, I think about it all the time. I just need to do it.

Thanks for the pics and a little more motivation. I love it.

You are my flippn' hero.
-john romero
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:15 PM
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I recieved the Empennage Kit on 10/16/2007, then this week I received the needed tools from both Avery and The Yard. I have finished most of the VS. I am leaving the rear spar just clecoed in for now, until I can have a second set of eyes take a look at it before I button it up

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Old 10-27-2007, 09:20 AM
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I recieved the Empennage Kit on 10/16/2007...
Congratulations, Garrie! Hope to see you in the -8 soon.

Your fellow Van's Cavalry member,
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:34 PM
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I received my fuselage kit the end of May and I started it in early June.

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I'm moving along faster than I expected. Should be done with the forward fuse by the end of next week.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:15 AM
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Default Forward Cargo instrument access door

Now would be the time to drill off the forward cargo's upper aft bulkhead, and build an access door that opens into the fwd cargo compartment and allows you to reach behind the instrument panel. IMHO this is not an optional mod. You will thank me later!
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:17 AM
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Now would be the time to drill off the forward cargo's upper aft bulkhead, and build an access door that opens into the fwd cargo compartment and allows you to reach behind the instrument panel. IMHO this is not an optional mod. You will thank me later!
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