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Old 10-16-2017, 01:57 AM
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Default RV-6 (previously 7) "After-Midnight Aircraft Factory"

Hey guys, first time (aircraft) builder who finally has enough progress to show something off! Initial progress was slow due to buying/making tools as needed, however it has sped up recently. Most building time has been late in the evenings after class, work, and assignments, but I've been doing what I can this last (busy) semester!

IMG_6918 by Taylor de Man, on Flickr

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Rudder is now ready for leading edge rolling, fiberglass, and a few rivets in hard to reach spots... That'll be waking the neighbors this week!
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Old 10-16-2017, 03:18 AM
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Awesome work!
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:03 AM
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Default Looking Good!

I started my -9A when the kids were little and the deal with the spouse was that it could not take time away from the kids. Most of the plane was built from 10pm-1am in the garage.

Important safety tip - set an alarm to go to bed! More than once I was having so much fun, I went in the house to find it was 3 am and almost time to get up for work!
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Impressive work!

Sleep is for wimps anyway....
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:54 AM
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Is your rudder the -6 or the -8?
Looks like you are doing a fine job.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for the positive feedback guys!

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Is your rudder the -6 or the -8?
Looks like you are doing a fine job.
Cj
Good catch! The rudder being built is the RV-8 rudder (the one originally used on the RV-7). I'm planning on a bit of a hot-rod build, hence my choosing this particular rudder to use.
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Impressive work!

Sleep is for wimps anyway....
sleep... the reason we have autopilot
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:28 PM
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sleep... the reason we have autopilot
I wonder if anybody would notice a few missing FANUC robotic arms from the lab on campus... I could have them run the day shift!
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Work is looking good so far, great dimples and rivets. Just a question/thought though; it looks like you are priming the internal parts including the skins but I noticed that you have the red lettering bleeding through the primer. Normally the parts are cleaned of oils and dirt using an acetone soaked rag after scuffing (which also removes that red lettering) as primer adhesion in these areas would eventually most likely become compromised. Maybe the skins aren't primed and it's an illusion in the pic though, just wondering.
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Work is looking good so far, great dimples and rivets. Just a question/thought though; it looks like you are priming the internal parts including the skins but I noticed that you have the red lettering bleeding through the primer. Normally the parts are cleaned of oils and dirt using an acetone soaked rag after scuffing (which also removes that red lettering) as primer adhesion in these areas would eventually most likely become compromised. Maybe the skins aren't primed and it's an illusion in the pic though, just wondering.
I've been scuffing lightly with scotchbrite, then using a damp rag, followed by a rubbing alcohol-soaked rag to remove debris/grease. The alcohol doesn't seem to cut the red lettering as hard as acetone would, however an extra pass or two does in fact remove it.
Perhaps I should switch from alcohol to acetone?
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