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Old 05-16-2017, 12:55 PM
SeanM SeanM is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Utah
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Default SeanM RV10

I've been building my 10 for just over a month now and thought it would be good to report in.

I'm posting my "build log" photos at: but every so often i'll update in here.

I put caster wheels on my EAA1000 workbenches and they were a life-saver. I specifically requested delivery on a truck with a fork-lift, but somehow this was missed! The crate arrived in one piece with no damage and was nicely packed. Inventorying took me a few hours over the course of two days. I also spent a little extra time separating parts out of the brown bags and into small labeled zip-lock bags (Wifes' idea--she picked up the bags from the party store). Zip-lock bags + label maker + hardware organizer = win! I keep everything zip-locked and in their own bins so hopefully I won't ever need to play a game of 1000 rivet pickup!

Building so far has been really enjoyable and I'm glad that I took the plunge! Every evening I try to tackle a little something. I went in a bit apprehensive about figuring out priming because I hadn't done anything like it before. Turns out it's really not that bad at all! I've been pleased with AKZO and it seems pretty idiot proof. I have the vertical stab all done and currently I'm match drilling the rudder skins. I just ordered some tank sealant for the trailing edge so that's the next hurdle I'm looking forward to figuring out.

My favorite new tools are my #30 and #40 reamers! I was making some purchases online and threw some into my cart. Why are these not standard in the toolkits?!

Cheers and build on!
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:05 PM
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BrianDC BrianDC is offline
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 175
Default Welcome!

Congrats! Glad to see another -10 being started.

I didn't go the Reamer route, but may have to look into it for my build.
Brian Lester
RV10 - #41778
Empennage - Done (for now)
Wings - in progress
Fuselage - in progress
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:23 PM
AdamB AdamB is offline
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Location: NH
Posts: 151

Welcome to the madness!

Look forward to following along with your build.
RV10 - #41687
N810AB Reserved
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:30 PM
unitink72 unitink72 is offline
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Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 172
Default Hiya

Hey welcome! Save some pro seal for the elevators if you can. Just curious, what do you use the readers for?

Also, go to harbor freight and buy their $40 blind rivet puller. Can be had for $30 with some sales. Wish I would have bought it on day 1
Josh T
RV-10 #1750
N67SC reserved
2018 Dues Paid
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:27 PM
SeanM SeanM is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Utah
Posts: 26

Thanks guys! Hey question, I have a few clecos that have started binding. They haven't been out of their sealed bags long. About how often should I be lubing them, and what what? Anything I can pick up from the lowes aviation department for this?

Originally Posted by unitink72 View Post
Save some pro seal for the elevators if you can
Ahh thank you I will keep that in mind!
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:35 AM
tims88 tims88 is online now
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 57

Looks like you're off to a great start!

I only started my 10 in January but I haven't had any problems with my clecos binding yet and I haven't heard of other people lubricating theirs. Maybe yours just need to get broken in?
Arvada, CO
RV-10 In Progress
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:51 AM
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ppilotmike ppilotmike is online now
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,931
Default Welcome!

I'm also glad to see another 10 start up. For the ProSeal, I would recommend only ordering small quantities for the tail kit work (1 ounce kits). Order one when you're ready to do the rudder trailing edge, then one more when you're ready for the elevators/trim tabs. Store them in the fridge. This way they don't go bad/expire before you use them. When you get to the wing kit, you'll order larger quantities for the tanks, flaps and ailerons. Happy building!
Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301
VAF Dues Current: Paid for 2019 on 12/03/18
RV-10 Working on the "Dreaded Doors"
F-14 (Pedal Plane - Daughter's Project) "Flying"
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:14 PM
SeanM SeanM is offline
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Location: Utah
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Originally Posted by tims88 View Post
..Maybe yours just need to get broken in?
Ahh this may be.

Originally Posted by ppilotmike
Store them in the fridge. This way they don't go bad/expire before you use them.
I will do this! I have a shipment of the goop arriving soon and it'll go straight into the fridge. Thanks!
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