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Old 03-13-2017, 08:27 PM is offline
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Tom I must ask an even more basic question. What is that shiny silver material the airplane appears to be of??? How slow is it??? What screwdriver do you use?

This is in fun Tom!

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Old 03-14-2017, 05:27 AM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
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Hey buddy, nice to hear from you. I miss those race days at M01, Memphis, good times! Thinking about Sun&Fun, are you going?
Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
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EVO F1 Rocket 1000 hours,
2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:37 AM is offline
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Doing good, in the Bahamas. Bonanzed in, out Friday. I will take GIII RG next year to SNF, OSH & I hope RNO.

Good to see u still in the shop. BTW I made an access door in the tailcone of the GIII. All composite & very pleased. CF reinforced.

Love to see Tom's work, all profit. I did on the F1. Tom I reacquainted myself with Al on the instrument panel. Still satisfying.

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Old 03-14-2017, 01:04 PM
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Hidden in the back of the builder's manual they mention this technique and I used it on the canopy on my -9 years ago.

Like Tom, it took me right around four hours to lay up the fiberglass and with the help of a lot of peal-ply strips, sanding it went very quickly.
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