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Old 11-24-2005, 04:09 AM
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Leading Edges done...moving onto skinning.
PS: I am so proud of my wife (a.k.a) "Rosie Riveter", she did her best riveting to date, not a scratch on the outside skin, if she keeps this up I see a shiny RV in my future

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PS: I updated my Time Lapse Building Slide Shows with the latest photos, well worth a watch. Just go to my website follow the RV links into the Time Lapse Slide Shows.
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:06 AM
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Rudi, have you done your tanks already?



Now, on to the right wing! I am deburring the right tank now.



This one will go much faster now that I understand the process!

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Old 11-24-2005, 10:40 PM
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Rudi, have you done your tanks already? <SNIP>
CJ
Hi John,
not yet, i am going to do them over my Xmas break. Next on the plan is to rivet the LE to spar and then the top skins, slightly out of sequence I know, but I want time on my side when I do the tanks to do it right, hence during my Xmas break.

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Old 11-26-2005, 01:40 PM
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Default Stuffing the Fuselage

At this point in the project, the fuselage is the drilling template for all things that go in it!

http://www.bashingaluminum.com/State...es/Image3.html

http://www.bashingaluminum.com/State...es/Image2.html
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:04 PM
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I've got my glareshield glued down as of Fri. night and Removed and Replaced and Removed some rivets in prep for the wing root nut plates. I can't find dimpled K-1100 in ACS so I guess it's Van's next week.

So, windshield hoop and mount a wing sometime soon.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:41 PM
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Mark

Two questions:

1- Did the glareshield material come as part of the interior kit? Its very sharp!

2- Is your roll over bar chromed? Don't think I have seen one like that before.

Scott
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:26 AM
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Default glareshield and chrome question

1. Yes

2. Yes
thanks for the compliment-- kinda unique huh? If you get close and want the directions I'll send them to you.

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Old 11-27-2005, 04:41 AM
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[quote=mark manda]1. Yes

2. Yes

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Old 12-20-2005, 08:02 PM
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I painted a stripe inside of the windshield but it's kind of
transparent; figured it would hide the glass discolorations.

Plastered an extra patch of 6 oz. glass on the lower corner
since I remember (when I went for a ride)
Rosie kept saying, "Don't kick my plane, don't kick plane, don't..."

think I'll see if I can hang a wing while this resin dries.





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Old 12-21-2005, 09:04 PM
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Default Mark That plane is just too pretty

It makes me jealous - I mean mine is good but everything I have seen on yours looks - well, perfect. One thing I recommend you change though is the subpanel extension beyond the throttle and mixture knobs. I had mine about like yours at first and it became a knee banging problem for both my wife and I and it became down right uncomfortable on long flights. I can't see anything in your installation that requires it. I cut down just the front plate and left the mounting flange of the aluminum angle at its original length so the mounting interface was unchanged.

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