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Old 12-15-2013, 10:19 PM
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Blaine,
thank you for the great information. I have not absorbed it all yet, but I can see it is a big help for me as I move forward with the painting...why am I doing this?
Will post some pictures in the not too distant future.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:48 PM
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Finished paint and buffing on this phase of assembly. Moved parts to storage inside of paint booth to make room for the QB fuse kit. Should be here by Friday.



Just about the same time I was tiring of the task. Ready to get back to banging rivets.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:33 PM
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Guess what I got today..........

Opening the crate you can almost smell the fresh Oregon air..

Getting it out of the crate is an excercise in reverse engineering

I thinks Van owns a lumber and paper mill too

Now the next phase of fun begins
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:42 PM
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This is progress that keeps the fire going;


Actually see an aircraft emerging from the pile of parts.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:26 PM
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Blain,
It is looking great. Keep plugging away, soon there will be nothing on the to do list and you will be flying.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:35 AM
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Already wondering what to build next
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:06 PM
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Haven't added to the thread for a while. Here is an interesting shot; Guess where I'm at?



Forward baggage door wasn't difficult. Standing just a tad high but I think it will come down with the locking blocks. If not I'll gently massage it.....
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:14 PM
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The answer to the question is on my back in the forward fuse under the baggage door. Not all that bad except for the harness anchor for the crotch strap in my back.
Door came out well. A bit proud as shown in the previous photo. Really the only reason is that I hit the skin rivets on the neighboring bulkhead a little harder then I should have.
Updated progress photos;

Vans static source

Bonded cable fairings. Thinking now I should have set at least a couple of rivets

Here is the -8A step hole that comes standard in the -8. Fairing will be close, might need to abandon 1 or 2 of the top ones. And rivets to fill the step anchor holes above.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:09 PM
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Sometimes the simplest accomplishments can inspire drive to continue

Almost looks like an aircraft

Measure a dozen times before drilling

The feared flap to fuse fit

Things are going well...........
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:05 AM
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Sweet! Looking great there.
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