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Old 10-20-2019, 12:59 PM
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Same exact thing happened to me. Rebuilt the elevator----done. Haven't looked back
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:36 PM
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I'm feeling you. I just destoyed most of my VS. Parts ordered and moving forward. At least I get to change my primer to something I like more. Plus, thanks to the practice, this thing will be perfect. I'm sure I will mess up something else down the line. Best wishes on your project. You've got this!
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:01 PM
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"Over? quit? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? **** no, its not over." .
Surely a significant rewriting of history here.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:23 PM
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Surely a significant rewriting of history here.
Made me spill my beer!
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:32 PM
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Surely a significant rewriting of history here.
Classic "Animal House" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:55 AM
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Folks who love their shop time are tired of seeing this thread.

Bad parts and do-overs are part of the learning curve. And they suggest the builder is exercising good judgement in recognizing poor work. So stop whining. Learning is the reality. Time and work is what it takes. If you don't find joy in it, quit...throw in that towel and go do something else.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:59 AM
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It is question of priority. You can spend four or five years watching TV or surfing the net about how to build an RV, or you can just get to work and do it.
10,589 RVs flying so far.......
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:22 AM
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Kintsugi.

I have an extra rivet in the rudder I should paint gold.

My ruined elevator donated scrap for wiring brackets and avionics mounts.

The first and second elevator trim tab made the third one perfect.
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