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Old 05-05-2016, 11:50 AM
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Default Wings are here, with damage unfortunately

I got my wings on Friday and unfortunately 6 of my wing skins were damaged. The shipping company had knocked the 2x4's that were on the bottom of the crate off sometime in shipping. Then they proceeded to put one of the forks of a fork truck through the side of the box.
Thankfully Van's has already made me new ones and they are on their way. Thank you Van's.

I've started on the spars. Going good so far. I did have an issue initially with the tank nutplates, the CS for the #8 dimple were not turning out well. Not nice and round like they should be. I called my friend Dave (RV7 builder) and he came by to help. Turns out I was going too slow with the drill. I read so much about CS at slow speed, I got too slow. Lots of chatter and not nice and round. He got me on track.

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Old 05-05-2016, 12:18 PM
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Sorry to hear about damaged skins. The nutplates look good! Keep pounding building wings is fun.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:51 AM
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Wing progress. After 4 weeks of work it was nice to see some visible progress.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:25 AM
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Default More progress on wings.

Left tank is complete and no leaks thankfully. Next is to rivet leading edge together and then on to the skins.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:07 AM
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Default Wing and aileron progress.

Top skin riveted to left wing. My RV friends Dave and Paul came over and helped me on top skins. In 2 1/2 hours we did the whole top. Unbelievable, i couldnt believe we did them that fast. Paul is a four time RV builder and Dave is nearing completion of his RV 7. I had alot of experienced help.
Started ailerons, intend to finish ailerons and flaps and then begin the right wing. Hope to order fuse kit in Nov or Dec

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Old 08-17-2016, 11:52 AM
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Looking good Phil!
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:04 PM
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Default Ailerons completed.

On to Flaps next and then plan on starting right wing. Ive got main spar ready to rivet ribs. Glad i have alot of the countersinking and nutplates done already.
Just completed my wind cradle tonight. Hope to order fuselage by Nov.

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Old 09-27-2016, 09:40 PM
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Finally, a Longaberger basket has another use other than storing junk. Now, if I can only convince my wife! Still looking good Phil.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:02 AM
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Finally, a Longaberger basket has another use other than storing junk. Now, if I can only convince my wife! Still looking good Phil.
Thanks Chris. Im getting there.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:52 AM
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After 3.5 months I have completed the ailerons and flaps for my 9A. I did wind up with oil canning on one of my ailerons, its just in one section between the ribs. Not sure what to do about this??? Now its time to start on the right wing. Left wing is complete with the exception of riveting bottom skins on. Hopefully by end of Jan. I can have right wing complete. Fuselage is ordered with a ship date of Jan. 3rd. Continuing to bang rivets.
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