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Old 03-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Bob'sRV6A Bob'sRV6A is offline
 
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Default Both Wings Done!!



My grandson, Ethan, helped buck and was actually better with the rivet gun than me--so I bucked for him. Working in the shop, on an RV, with my grandson, has to be among of the best times ever.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:11 PM
JackW JackW is offline
 
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Default Fatso at the Airport

VH-VNS arrived at Mangalore, Central victoria, Australia a couple of weeks ago. Wings fitted, paint and decals done, apologies to QANTAS. I fitted the new invisible wingtips but I'm two minds about them. Had the EFIS and transponder tested and the EFIS static was exact up to 10,000' then showed a error increasing up to 5' at 18,000'. Pitot was exact to VNE 183kts. I can live with that. It's an MGL Odyssey by the way.



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Old 04-25-2012, 09:10 PM
WingsOnWheels WingsOnWheels is offline
 
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I received the the rest of my panel from the machine shop. The parts came out great! I fitted the panel section to the subframe and only had to do a very small amount of filing to get a good fit. The panel is water-jet cut, so that leaves and edge about the same as Vans stamped parts, so deburring and smoothing is required. The panel and sub-frame are made of 0.062 6061-T6.

The panel is made up of three main sections. The pilot sub-panel, passenger sub-panel and the stack. The engine controls are attached to the subframe so I can remove the pilot or passenger sub-panel without pulling the radio stack of the engine controls. The mapbox is a tight fit and clears the canopy deck and forward ribs by a hair. I have the panel CAD files if anyone wants them. I used e-machine shop to design the panel so let me know if you want the .dwg or the e-machine shop file. I also have the custout drawings for a number of instruments (use at your own risk..haha).

I stuck a few instruments in just for fun. Everything dropped in place. I still have more work to do making the supports for the panel, but it is pretty close.



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I also had the machine shop cut this fuel selector plate for me. I just put some blue tape behind it for now, but will probably paint red in the plate below so the red shows through the lettering.



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Of course the biggest change to the build came about 4 months ago. Things on the RV have slowed down, but life sure has sped up!


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Old 04-25-2012, 09:13 PM
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Beautiful baby - congratulations!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:26 PM
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Another 6A flew today. 17 years building.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:10 AM
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Another 6A flew today. 17 years building.
Congrats on the first flight and RV grin!!! Your -6A looks great!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:59 AM
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Thanks Colin. Folks on this website have been a great help. Best wishes to you and all the builders and flyers in this community.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:18 AM
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Congrats on your first flight neighbor, can't wait to get mine done.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:44 AM
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Nice paint Bird. Hope to see you at some of the LA fly-ins soon.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:39 AM
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Hello All. I am somewhat embarrassed to say it but I have been trying to get this project done since sometime in the late '90's. Too long ago now to remember exactly when I started.
But anyway-tail is complete and wings are about 90% complete-just trying to finish up sealing the tanks and put that part of the project to bed for a while. Fuselage is sitting on the shelf on hold until wings are completed. Anxious to get going again as I am not getting any younger and life is allowing me the luxury of a little more free time now that we are Empty Nesters and all that stuff. Although I can see how the new Grandkids could be a bit of a distraction going forward! Good to see some folks still doing the same thing. Have used the RV-List extensively in the past but don't see much recent activity related to building like there used to be in the "old days"! Newer kits must be much simpler than they used to be!
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