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Old 03-18-2018, 04:00 AM
TASEsq TASEsq is offline
 
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Default Newbie needs some painters tape

Today i finally cracked open the practice kit, and using my new tools and new shop cart eagerly started on page one of the instructions.

I was very happy with how everything went, proud as punch at my 36 dimples and my 12 countersinks, then had a look at the rivet call out - which i had even highlighted at the start so as not to mix them up...

Seems before i am too "eager" to dimple next time, i need to be more careful and put some painters tape over the holes. Live and learn. Might need a few more practice kits.

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Old 03-18-2018, 11:23 AM
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NOBODY’s done THAT before! (‘cept maybe yours truly...in exactly that same place...and a couple of others)
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:27 PM
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Blue tape and blue Sharpies are both valuable tools to have. We’ve all been there, so don’t be afraid to use both liberally throughout your build!
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:05 AM
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Hi Trent,
Don’t sweat it. Take your time, measure twice, and cut once as they say. I have ordered a few replacement parts over the last couple of years.
Where in Melbourne are you?
I am in Frankston, and am riveting my forward fuselage together as I get the time. Feel free to come over. Contact me if you need a hand.
Cheers,
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:53 AM
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Thanks Joe!

I’m up in Strathmore.

Had a much more successful afternoon! Beginning to like the gun.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:18 AM
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Hi Trent,
Are you a member of SAAA? Is there a local chapter near you?
Brian Ham is my TC, and lives in the northern suburbs.
Do you have your empennage kit?
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:36 AM
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Hi Joe,

Yes I am - I don’t know about any chapters in Melbourne?

Peter Pendergast has kindly offered to show me the ropes on the airfoil practice kit - just got to find a time that is mutually agreeable.

I haven’t ordered he empennage as yet - getting close in the negotiations if you know what I mean.

I don’t know Brian unfortunately.
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:05 AM
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Hi Trent,
There is a chapter at Moorabbin, and a chapter at Kyneton. I am not sure of any others out your side of town.
If you are ever down my way, feel free to contact me if you want to have a look. I will pm you my contact details.
Keep in touch.
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