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Old 10-05-2018, 02:46 PM
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Default Can it be true?

Originally Posted by RyanB View Post

I would therefore assume that the rivet spacing SK drawings became obsolete when pre drilled skins were released for the 4. Anyway thanks for all the help guys.
As a Jurassic RV4 builder who remembers drilling (and dimpling) alot of holes I am for once, speechless...
Say it isn't so...


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Old 10-06-2018, 02:21 PM
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Default Where I come from

it stands for Silent Key - which I hope not to become until I've finished this airplane.

Some days it feels like it's a dead heat.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:02 PM
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Default Holes

You guys are making me feel bad😂

Only wing skins are predrilled, all ribs and understructure isnít. This also only applies to the wing, fuselage and empennage are still completely HOLE FREE 😄

Please donít throw me out the builders club
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:36 AM
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Hey Ryan you will always be a member of the builders club, your 4 will have those subtle little variations that all the 3's, 4's and early 6's have. It will show how you as the builder have interpreted Van's sketches and basic plans, you will have a flying machine upon which you will have lined out, spaced and drilled all the holes and solved the numerous issues as they become apparent, Your 4 will be unique and you built it. Build on...

RV 3B. Very slow build. At fwf & wiring..
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:18 AM
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Thank you Russell

We are really enjoying the challenge of the build and enjoying all the scratch your head moments that come with it! Itís gojng to be well worth owning the best flying 2 seat RV when itís all done
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