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Old 10-06-2017, 09:16 AM
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Not much to report here. Ailerons are still finished. I've begun the scrape, scrape, screech, screech with the flap parts.

I did have a visit from a new friend, Nate. He wanted to come by and see the build in action so he came to Oakland and brought some good beer with him. I answered all the questions he had and we finished up the right aileron together.

See folks I'm easy. Bring beer and I'll let you rivet up (or deburr) all the parts you could ever want...

Anywho I have the last two videos of the right aileron going together for you here. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/nFlF1wQu-Yo
https://youtu.be/UlwPCFhqFEo
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:58 AM
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Default Let the flaps begin

So I've started the flaps chapter (ch. 21). Its a relatively straight forward build. There seems to be a few more pop rivets than usual but the deburring is the same.

Here are the first set of feeds from the flaps:

https://youtu.be/IegH1wpH6Fk
https://youtu.be/Xse6AevPaJo
https://youtu.be/QfN-ocK9GYA
https://youtu.be/EWdfnZNys9M
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:32 PM
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Default One flap mostly down

Hello all,

So I finally found time to make headway on the left flap. After a couple of days of deburring duty I found myself ready to prime and dimple. Everything there went normal. I did have to do a few pop rivet close quarters dimples in the front of the leading edge skin for each rib. Doesn't matter much they all get pop riveted in the end anyways.

The biggest challenge with the final construction has been having the ribs be one piece attached to the spar first vs the zipper method of the rudder or the stiffener design of the ailerons. With both skins in place you need to put your hand between the skins with a small bucking bar and buck the rivets for the leading edge/spar/bottom skin holes. I have a 1x1x2 tungsten bucking bar that thankfully fit but where the ribs are you have to get your bar in there and the angle of the rib doesn't flex like the skins do in between the ribs so you need an even smaller face'd bar. That way it will buck all the way in without being stopped short by the rib or the skin and doesn't run the risk of causing a dent in the skins as well.

Anyways here is a mess load of video feeds I've accumulated. Enjoy

https://youtu.be/GAmNSp1bZGw
https://youtu.be/CFFXslluFJQ
https://youtu.be/4yI7w3OpRXM
https://youtu.be/iqvCtmv04YY
https://youtu.be/DOSMVmrjljQ
https://youtu.be/9SHjyuBc5oo
https://youtu.be/b939v94u_uI
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:09 AM
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Default Tanks for the memories

I didn't realize that I hadn't made an update post in a while so I thought it important to put one in!
Firstly I'd like to thank the people of Amsterdam for their hospitality! My wife and I took a 2 week vacation
to see some friends and it was glorious. It's glorious there because every neighborhood still has one of these:

And of course there was a bock beer festival going on at the time so I just had to go:


Anyways a few days before we returned I had the forethought to go ahead and order a quart of
tank sealant from Vans so that it'd be at my house when I returned and I could get sealing on
the tanks.

Before that though I guess I should go through what I've done since my last post: The flaps are done,
the ailerons are done. I started working on the left fuel tank. Observations about the tanks:
I love that I don't have to worry about priming but how I do wish that priming were a perfectly
acceptable replacement for tank sealing. The only thing I think I might be doing wrong is using too
much sealant. I bought a quart of the mix but it wasn't quite enough to finish one tank. Yes I certainly
have been putting it on nice and thick but what's a few extra pounds of peace of mind? I've just riveted
in the j channel and am giving the sealant a couple of days to cure before I go in and start with the
overflow line. I'm hoping to have it sealed up enough before next weekend that the week after that I
can fill it with water and test it.

Anyways here are some pics and links to the latest of the many flap and tank video feeds I've posted:







Video feeds:
https://youtu.be/tjqOHOjbHlk
https://youtu.be/a1ffW2Ir30c
https://youtu.be/HUFU_tnBX6s
https://youtu.be/bAv9FAsr4Yo
https://youtu.be/fhCY8oSqEZg

Another bit of thanks to bkervaski and halie.com for having a great way to host images for the forum!!!

- Kilroy
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:20 PM
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Isn't that the way it goes? You really have to focus on the task at hand and be thinking constantly about each step. I creased my rudder skin because I ran off the back rivet plate. It sounds so simple to avoid such a, frankly, silly mistake, but it will happen the moment I lose focus.

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huh? I never made any dumb mistakes like that like that
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:30 PM
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Isn't that the way it goes? You really have to focus on the task at hand and be thinking constantly about each step. I creased my rudder skin because I ran off the back rivet plate. It sounds so simple to avoid such a, frankly, silly mistake, but it will happen the moment I lose focus.

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huh? I never made any dumb mistakes like that like that
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:31 PM
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Just watched your videos.... holy **** you work fast! How much coffee do you drink?
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:51 PM
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Just watched your videos.... holy **** you work fast! How much coffee do you drink?
LOL. Well I'm lucky I live 5 minutes max from my hangar, I'm there a lot because I'm the maintenance officer for my flying club and I love working on this project so much I steal every single second I can find. Tonight, since I'm stymied on my left tank due to no sealant available, started deburring the ribs for the right tank!... otherwise known as hopefully the not as ugly with tank sealant smeared all over it.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:29 PM
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What I meant by the "How much coffee" was just a laugh at you putting those videos in high speed. I just saw your youtube channel and realized that you were drinking Miller Lite! Hilarious!

Anyone who wants to build an RV should see your videos. They are an excellent representation of the project.

But seriously, after watching some of the videos of your youtube channel, I am amazed at your dedication to document everything. Please keep it up, I'm sure that this will motivate a lot of people to build a -14.

Thanks, Jamie
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:14 PM
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Thanks and I appreciate it! Logging this whole in video starts to feel like, 'aw ****... I gotta find the camera, get the memory card, bring it with you, record everything, etc etc' EVERY time you want to go out to build. One of the advantages to just speeding up your video by 20 times is that the 5 seconds of ball scratching every half our is reduced down to .25 seconds

I'm sure once this shifts from air frame to wiring/systems the language will get a lot more colorful.
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