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Old 07-01-2015, 10:38 AM
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Default And a new RV-8 HS and VS is born - happy birthday!

Nice job Martin! Now get out that bending brake for the elevators and rudder! When you finally put the rod end bearings in the control surfaces and temporarily attach them to the HS and VS you'll have an even bigger smile!

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Old 09-21-2015, 12:25 AM
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I completed the rudder (excluding fiberglass) on 9/16/15, and have started work on the elevator stiffeners. The kitlog is up to date, and I got the blogspot blog caught up as of yesterday. The blogspot blog always gets finished last... because of the detail I add to it, it's the equivalent of finishing a term paper... not fun, but well done.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:12 AM
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Good job Martin! While you are still on it figure out how to secure those two locknuts holding the lead counterweight. There was a writeup in the archives somewhere on glassing the nuts. During my recent condition inspection with rudder removed I put a driver on the screws and one turned. It somehow lost the torque.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:45 PM
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Vlad, thanks for the tip. I was wondering about that... kinda hard to get an accurate torque reading when you're squeezing lead. I'll look for that thread. I've got to get a torque marking paint, too...
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:07 AM
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Vlad, thanks for the tip. I was wondering about that... kinda hard to get an accurate torque reading when you're squeezing lead. I'll look for that thread. I've got to get a torque marking paint, too...
Remember it will be under riveted fairing painted and practically unserviceable. There is no way to inspect the torque marks.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:52 AM
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Remember it will be under riveted fairing painted and practically unserviceable. There is no way to inspect the torque marks.
Sounds like a job for safety wire.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:54 AM
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Getting closer to a completed empennage; working on finishing the elevators. With the stabilizers mounted on my empennage stand, I hung the rudder for the first time... just to see it.


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Old 10-22-2015, 06:48 AM
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... and yes, it does occur to me that I'll have to modify my empennage stand to make room for the elevator horns. Still need to trim the bottom of the HS rear spar, too... and the HS skins to make room for the elevator counterweights. Always more work...
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RV-8 #83507 - empennage complete (except fiberglass)
QB wings & fuselage work continues
N657AR reserved
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http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:53 AM
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You're shop area is too clean!!! There is no way you can work in there,

Nice job!!
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:21 AM
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So is the screaming dragon in the background the pattern for you paint job? Metal works looks very pristine, as does the workspace. Nice job!
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