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Old 01-18-2016, 07:52 AM
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Great progress Gil!
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:20 PM
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Smile All of the bits together

Somewhat of a breakthrough...

I knew all the "bits" fitted, but they had never been assembled at the same time.

It actually all went together and even looks like a plane. Will be ready for W&B as soon as I make some 4 1/4" platforms for the main wheels.

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Old 04-01-2017, 11:37 PM
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Nice Gil. Looks great.
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Thumbs up A real milestone

Awesome Gil. It's got to be exciting. Must be fun to just stare at your project and to see that all those little projects you've worked on over the years have come together into a beautiful airplane. Good for you.
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:12 AM
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Good news Gil let us know if she gained weight during all those years.
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:45 PM
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Good news Gil let us know if she gained weight during all those years.
Probably not, but the pilot and navigator certainly have...
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:59 PM
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Congratulations Gil.....

Now I guess we can finally close this thread.......
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:10 PM
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Somewhat of a breakthrough...
I knew all the "bits" fitted, but they had never been assembled at the same time.
It actually all went together and even looks like a plane. Will be ready for W&B as soon as I make some 4 1/4" platforms for the main wheels.
Gil - Fantastic - I knew you had to be close but it's great to see that photo. Guess I'll see you on the Phase 1 circuit soon. (I've only got another 39.5 hrs to go). Marana is in my test area. It's my turn to buy the burger.

Congrats on the milestone.
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:00 PM
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she's a beauty! an alum canopy fairing, very nice.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:12 AM
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she's a beauty! an alum canopy fairing, very nice.
Had to on the alum fairing. The canopy is the later model (for the -7s maybe?) and came with a note saying it was a few inches longer in the front. On the -6 models this didn't really leave enough room for the glass fairing.

Forming the metal was easier than I expected, took a few hours for the first side, and then only 30 minutes or so for the second side. A one piece strip would have been too unwieldy.


Just got the W&B done, came out at 1061 lbs and 69.50 inches empty CG.
Interior cushions and carpets, no fuel, 6 qts. oil.

Seems like a good number.
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