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Old 06-03-2018, 05:57 AM
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Another milestone: initial wing fitting. Van's matching of the QB wings and fuselage really paid off; overall it went very smoothly. Thanks to four of the PTK gang (from left to right): Curt Martin, Dave Pohl, Terry Kohler and Ted Gauthier for their able assistance.

I couldn't resist reinstalling the empennage. Time to set the incidence, fit the ailerons, flaps and fairings, connect the controls and check rigging before it all comes apart again. After that, the next reassembly will be the final one... but lots of work to do before then.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:16 PM
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Marty:
Note DAR Ted Gauthier’s feeble attempt to appear to have “normal” stature. It should also be pointed out that he’s wearing a ball cap to hide his own version of “a high and tight USMC haircut gone wrong”.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:35 PM
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Marty:
Note DAR Ted Gauthier’s feeble attempt to appear to have “normal” stature. It should also be pointed out that he’s wearing a ball cap to hide his own version of “a high and tight USMC haircut gone wrong”.
Terry, CFI
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Oh I noticed all right... he's never gonna live it down, and I'll probably never hear the end of it... especially since this made the front page. It was the best picture of us all though, by far.
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N657AR reserved
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http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:21 PM
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After getting the rigging of all control surfaces squared away it was time for the final major disassembly. I removed the empennage components, flaps and ailerons and got the wings ready for removal. With assistance supplied by Joe Kirik, Bruce Breisch, Dave Buck and Joe Fredericks I was able to get the wings removed, placed in the wing stand and stowed in the garage. Then we flipped the fuselage onto work stands so that I can install the landing gear permanently. I'm very tempted to paint the fuselage bottom while it's in this position... we'll see. Thanks to my crew for making quick work of some tricky tasks.

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Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - empennage complete (except fiberglass)
QB wings & fuselage work continues
N657AR reserved
Builder websites:
http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:14 PM
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New blogspot entry is up, see link below in signature. Another long one, but it's got everything. It's got highs; it's got lows; it's got laughs; it's got tears; it's got construction; it's got destruction. Comes with cheese, pickles and a side of fries! NOW WITH RETSYN! GET IT NOW!!!
(WARNING: may cause sleepiness or sleeplessness. Results may vary. Consult your builder's manual, personal guru or the deity of your choice.)
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Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - empennage complete (except fiberglass)
QB wings & fuselage work continues
N657AR reserved
Builder websites:
http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/goatflieg
Dues paid for 2018... extra payment included for psychological therapeutic services rendered.

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