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Old 04-20-2017, 10:38 PM
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Smile Major older RV-6 repairs complete...

Another grand bird back ready to be flown soon.

Not exactly a from-scratch, but I just finished all upgrades and repairs and I'm ready for the first conditional inspection on this plane in 3 years. It's been quite a journey. In many ways more technically and emotionally challenging than thee full RV-4 build, but I feel really good right now that it's done and just wanted to tell VAF. Thank you all!

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Old 04-20-2017, 11:06 PM
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Looking good Bruce. Your hangar looks about as brite as mine! It has to be a real challenge to take on a repair project. Good luck on the paperwork and getting your plane back in the air.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:13 AM
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Great work Bruce! I hope all the paperwork and testing go well!
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Hmm... What's that tip-up canopy in the background?
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:50 PM
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Hmm... What's that tip-up canopy in the background?
That's a Twike human electric hybrid. This one is in rough shape. I've had it for a couple years.

Twike wiki ... more info
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:57 PM
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Looking good Bruce. Your hangar looks about as brite as mine! It has to be a real challenge to take on a repair project. Good luck on the paperwork and getting your plane back in the air.
It's off grid solar powered. Those are 24vdc 3w leds. Not super bright but I can see around. I have spot lights and torches[flashlights] I drag around to do detailed work. For the shop equipment I have a 5000w inverter. I have 3x 200w 28v panels. Not huge but plenty of juice for a shop.

Here's a post on the setup.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:01 AM
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It's off grid solar powered. Those are 24vdc 3w leds. Not super bright but I can see around. I have spot lights and torches I drag around to do detailed work. For the shop equipment I have a 5000w inverter. I have 3x 200w 28v panels. Not huge but plenty of juice for a shop.

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Torches? Are you sure that is safe? Do you use low smoke kerosene?
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:21 AM
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Torches? Are you sure that is safe? Do you use low smoke kerosene?
I think he ment torches ,like in flashlights.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:54 PM
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Great to see you done at last! I followed your blog and am very sympathetic about the unique challenges of a re-build. Great job!
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That's a Twike human electric hybrid. This one is in rough shape. I've had it for a couple years.

Twike wiki ... more info
It looked like part of an aircraft fuselage, but a Twike is cool too...
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