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Old 07-24-2019, 07:56 AM
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Nice looking set! How is the temperature out there in WY?
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:40 AM
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Nice looking set! How is the temperature out there in WY?
Thanks Kent. It has been about 95F as a high which translates to about 105-106F in the garage with doors open. I use a fan that helps a bit but it's still freakin hot! I keep a thermometer in the garage so I know those numbers on spot on.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:08 PM
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Thanks Kent. It has been about 95F as a high which translates to about 105-106F in the garage with doors open. I use a fan that helps a bit but it's still freakin hot! I keep a thermometer in the garage so I know those numbers on spot on.
So, it's -40F in the winter and over 100F in the summer...sounds like a paradise! That was sarcasm Jereme, haha.

The RV looks great all the same!
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:52 PM
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So, it's -40F in the winter and over 100F in the summer...sounds like a paradise! That was sarcasm Jereme, haha.

The RV looks great all the same!
Haha I hear ya man, I wonder why I live here in the summers and winters but nothing beats good ole Wyoming!
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:59 PM
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Ok here are the final pics of the rear skirt. It came out great, just need to drill the side skirts to the skirt braces, rivet and Sika the skirts on and the canopy is done!

20190724_190008 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190724_190017 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The wingtip work continues. These are taking forever! After the epoxy cured that helps secure the hinges it was time for some countersinking and riveting.

20190724_110249 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I also got one of the lenses fit how I like. I had to do quite a bit of sanding of the gel coat to get these to fit just right. I notice I will also have to do quite a bit of sanding on the tips to get rid of them seams from the factory. Anyways I'll try and do most of that tomorrow so I can hopefully get these primed this weekend.

20190724_185959 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:18 AM
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Carne!

That work looks, Awesome brother! Really good and finely finished.
I bet that glass went off super fast!

So, the wingtips are Bullock style applique, was that a lot of work? Did you use the .020 filler piece? Do you have any process photos?

Just a few questions
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:27 AM
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Carne!

That work looks, Awesome brother! Really good and finely finished.
I bet that glass went off super fast!

So, the wingtips are Bullock style applique, was that a lot of work? Did you use the .020 filler piece? Do you have any process photos?

Just a few questions
Ya I followed the document that Mike B posted on his site. See if this link takes you there. No 0.020 filler, just used the fiberglass flange that I cut off, seems to work well.

The only thing I did different is I did not take the top hinge all the way to the forward most hole and I'm glad I didn't. It is a bear to get that top hinge in! On the last hole I installed a nutplate instead. I'll have to undo a screw that holds the pins anyway so what is one more?
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:45 AM
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Well I got the skirts all attached with rivets and Sika. It came out pretty good and I even got the latch handle pretty much done.

I'm calling the canopy done at this point.

20190731_111541 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Yesterday I even finished cutting and polishing the windscreen edges. The fit is pretty good and I'm almost done making the little clips. I will put this puppy in a safe place for when I'm ready to attach it.

20190731_145623 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After I modify the front top skin for some defrost fans I think I will start on some electrical work while I wait for the new engine mount.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:37 PM
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Jereme,
You are going to go with the new mount? I talked to them, Vans, about it and there seems to be many changes to the stuff on the firewall and its locations for the new mount. Is this your understanding?

Great work by the way!
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:52 PM
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on the chance to sound like a broken record... you go man! you are going to be done soon and from the pics it really looks like a show plane in the making! keep it up and thanks for taking the time to share.
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