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Old 04-07-2017, 12:52 AM
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Default after 10 months

After 10 months I have the tail feathers done and am working on wings. I am trying to spend 20 hours per week, but rarely can achieve that due to life, the universe, and everything else.
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:32 AM
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I gave myself 2 years 5 1/2 years ago. Getting close.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:17 AM
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I gave myself 2 years 5 1/2 years ago. Getting close.
Heh, yeah, I had a 5-year build timeline laid out that I finished in 8. Life happens.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:23 PM
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Heh, yeah, I had a 5-year build timeline laid out that I finished in 8. Life happens.
My original schedule was also 5 years. Still working in year number 6, but with a healthy and mostly happy family at my side. I'm just hoping I wasn't off by a decimal place!
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:56 PM
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Default First Engine start

Got the ground thingy squared away ( http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=152920 ). Had a couple of friends on standby with fire extinguishers, put power to all the necessary parts and the engine fired right up - no problems. I will need to adjust the carburetor idle a tad though.

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Old 10-02-2017, 01:11 PM
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Default Wings On!

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Old 10-15-2017, 09:51 AM
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Default Aluminum mistress has a nice tail!!

I got the tail all aligned and mounted over the last 2 days. It was a lot of fun and went fairly smoothly. Now to make the rudder stops. After that static ports installed. Then get the bottom wing skins riveted so I can mount those for the first time. Unfortunately my riveting partner is off at college so I'm going it solo. Maybe I can twist the wife's arm for some help!!
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:02 AM
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It's progressing nicely David. Hey if you have plans handy can you take a look at brass bushing specs? Inside the control column below the stick. Mine has an untolerable play and I want to machine a new one.

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Old 10-15-2017, 10:27 AM
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David,

Another question for you (thanks for posting the pics...). I see that you installed the ' Almost a -14 Mod'. I have done so as well. How do you plan to close/latch the right side of your canopy? I am not too sure about all the additional connections and linkages introduced by moving the long torque tube aft from its factory designed position. I am looking for alternatives and may just go with an independent latch on that right side corner of the canopy. What are your plans?

Thanks in advance - enjoy your Sunday!

Lars
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:06 PM
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It's progressing nicely David. Hey if you have plans handy can you take a look at brass bushing specs? Inside the control column below the stick. Mine has an untolerable play and I want to machine a new one.

Vlad, Is this what you're looking for?
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