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Old 05-09-2017, 10:50 PM
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Very nice! Looking like a lot of fun for you!
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:41 PM
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Very nice! Looking like a lot of fun for you!
Thanks! I am having a blast! It certainly has its difficult moments but if it were easy everyone would do it!
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:55 PM
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Turns out those leading edges need the attention you gave them. When it comes time to hang them on the horizontal stabilizer if the profile isn't right they will rub on the aft spar. Ask me how I know. Better to get it right at this step because it's easier than when it's already blind riveted together.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:27 AM
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Turns out those leading edges need the attention you gave them. When it comes time to hang them on the horizontal stabilizer if the profile isn't right they will rub on the aft spar. Ask me how I know. Better to get it right at this step because it's easier than when it's already blind riveted together.
That is good to know. The only one that I am not super thrilled with is the small section, it just came out slightly wonky. Luckily that one is probably the easiest to manipulate after the fact.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:39 AM
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Looking good, reminds me of my progress with that Mustang sitting there, I tried so hard to keep the hot rod in the garage, then.....wings in the living room, fuse being built, then at the finish kit, 442 went outside then had to sell it for the avionics
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:59 AM
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Jereme, your work looks great!
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:27 PM
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Looking good, reminds me of my progress with that Mustang sitting there, I tried so hard to keep the hot rod in the garage, then.....wings in the living room, fuse being built, then at the finish kit, 442 went outside then had to sell it for the avionics
Thanks for the reply Bret, how close are you to flying? It seemed like you were getting close but haven't seen any first flight posts yet. Also, sorry you had to sell the rod, my wife would LITERALLY kill me if I even tried.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:28 PM
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Jereme, your work looks great!
Thanks for that! I was wondering what others thought of my work, I have been pretty dang meticulous but was still wondering if I'm keeping up with everybody else.
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:25 AM
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Talking that darn trim tab...

Well after taking a few days off of building due to being sick I am finally back in the game! I got the left elevator parts primed and started working on "the first" trim tab. Bending the trailing edge was nice as it came out almost perfect! I did however mess up bending the ears and have to reorder a trim tab skin (bend buckled in a bit so I can't just cut it off) but oh well, looks like I will join the multi try trim tab club. I will however abandon this joke of a process and go the riblet method now. I suspected this would be the case but I wanted to try the Van's way first if only to learn more.





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Old 05-27-2017, 09:31 AM
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Well while I was waiting for the new trim tab and some new tools to keep moving on the elevator I decided to work on the trim motor. I found the 1-3/8" dimension did not center my motor for some reason and 1-1/4" for the edge of the access cover was the sweet spot. I also decided after reading Mike Bulloc's blog to countersink the aft two rivets on the access cover in order for the shop heads to not interfere with the motor as I have heard this can be a problem.



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