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Old 10-06-2017, 07:50 AM
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Congratulations Gil! That's awesome news!
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:50 AM
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An update.

It ended up my friend didn't really want to become a builder, and the project was a really good deal... so I am now the owner of a partially completed RV-10 QB kit and IO-540 engine. The project was only about 70 miles away and I picked up the airframe pieces yesterday.

The only trouble is the boss says I can't have 4 airplanes so the Tiger and a Mini-Nimbus sailplane will be sold soon.

And a thanks to Scott Schmidt who visited on a visit to Tucson when his RV-10 was just completed - my wife remembered the plane and liked it. This made the purchase much easier.
Welcome to the club!

Now put the Sunday night before Airventure on your calendar. It is the RV-10 dinner at Camp Scholler.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:20 AM
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Ooh, this gonna get good!

Looking forward to your input and output as you tackle the build, Gil.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:14 AM
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Ooh, this gonna get good!

Looking forward to your input and output as you tackle the build, Gil.
First look makes it seem much easier that the RV-6A - it has actual step-by-step instructions.

I do sort of miss the overall plans though, it's a bit hard to see the interconnect between parts from a top view.

Presently I'm getting to evaluate exactly where the build is - fuselage is mated to tail cone and floor boards seem to be done - and that I have all of the parts. It is a QB so lots has been done already by the factory.

Luckily CopperState is coming up soon and I will be able talk to the vendors to decide what options I want in the panel and interior. Flying in with the Tiger and hanging a "For Sale" sign on it has been suggested.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:39 AM
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The cabin top and doors are where the work is. There is a lot of trimming and sanding to fit. The rest of the kit is "Tab A - Slot B".
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:54 AM
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The cabin top and doors are where the work is. There is a lot of trimming and sanding to fit. The rest of the kit is "Tab A - Slot B".
Luckily I'm less adverse to glass work that most RV builders.

On the -6 the worse glass bit was molding your own intersection fairings for the Sam James wheel pants. This kit has the intersection fairings provided.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:04 PM
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The cabin top and doors are where the work is. There is a lot of trimming and sanding to fit. The rest of the kit is "Tab A - Slot B".
Gordon Lightfoot sang of this.

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
when the micro turns minutes to hours...
the VAFers all say he'd be flying today
if he'd quit with the filling and sanding...

He could have gave up but he chose to press on
when he could've glued in a head liner...
the pax will not care while they're up in the air
if the finish could look a bit finer.

So do what you want, but I'm stuck in a Groundhog Day re-run where every work session is just more sand-and-fill, sand-and fill. About ready to don a straight jacket and write on the walls with a crayon grasped between my toes.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:26 PM
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Luckily I'm less adverse to glass work that most RV builders.
You will be.

-Yoda

Seriously, making the big expensive parts fit and work together is a huge undertaking compared to fabricating fairings for the -6. Ultimately, the work gets done, but it seems to take a lifetime...
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:42 PM
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The only trouble is the boss says I can't have 4 airplanes so the Tiger and a Mini-Nimbus sailplane will be sold soon. .
Ah, the Mini-Nimbus isn't an airplane! Maybe she'll let you keep just one sailplane!
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:08 PM
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Ah, the Mini-Nimbus isn't an airplane! Maybe she'll let you keep just one sailplane!
Nah... she prefers flying with me rather than towing an empty 30 ft trailer chasing me around the desert.
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