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Old 12-26-2006, 07:26 PM
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Default An oldy but goody, and dang it got that way without having finished it yet!

I am new to all this as of today, I love all the info on this site.

Here is what I have done on my 6 so far. It is going slow but it is so much fun working on and doing things just the way I want to.

I did use some fancy hardware here and there, hmm wonder where I got that idea. http://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com

and to see what I did, click here, http://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com...Plane_proj.asp

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Old 12-26-2006, 07:43 PM
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Welcome Tom
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:53 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks Tony

Your my first reply, fly out sometime and Ill buy you lunch.
There is a great restaurant at the airport here (PRB) called Mathews at the Airport, its about 3 miles from our store.

Thanks, Tom
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:01 PM
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Default Thanks for the offer of lunch

Tom,

I appreciate the offer of lunch. My RV8A is not finished yet, so I would have to fly my Taylorcraft L2....that would take about a week.

You will enjoy this site, there are a great bunch of guys, and some great gals also, here. I cannot imagine not having this site as a resource. Lots of good information in the archives that you can search for.

Any question you have about building an RV can be answered by forum members who have experience and training in a wide range of skills. You will find everyone here very friendly and helpful.

Tony
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:12 PM
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Default I'm looking forward

I'm looking forward to communicating with fellow Rv'rs.

My wife, my kids and my our dog understand my building, but only to the extent of they know it makes me happy.

Old Sid Goldin got me interested in RV's about 15 years ago, and then Dale Stanly took me up in his RV4, I was hooked.

It was a few years later that I bought the tail kit. Then the wing kit. As slow as its going I see the fusalage kit coming in 2007.

Keep your T-craft up-right and have the good flight next time.
Going to dinner, be back tommorow on break time. Tom
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:37 PM
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Thumbs up Great News

This morning, I finally ordered My Fuselage kit, with the options of Electric flaps, Steps, and Dual Brakes.

While I wait for that, its time to catch up on my Hunny doos.

Then 1 step closer to flying in the wild blue!

I envy the guys in the air, but am still having fun building on the ground.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:01 PM
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Default Hi Tom!

Congrats on moving forward with the fuselage! I went with the QB on my 9A, and skipped a lot of the hard stuff. But I'm having a great time with the rest of it. One thing I've found, though, is that Van's does a great job of filling hardware bags, but there's always something I wish I had more of.

Gee, if only there were somewhere I could buy some genuine aircraft hardware here in California.....
Actually, I have several of your hardware kits and a lot of misc stuff from your shop. Many thanks go to you for allowing me to keep working instead of having to stop and order a bolt.

Anyway, keep plugging away at your 6, keep having fun with it, and I'll see you in the wild blue someday soon!
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:15 AM
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Default I appreciate it.

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Congrats on moving forward with the fuselage! I went with the QB on my 9A, and skipped a lot of the hard stuff. But I'm having a great time with the rest of it. One thing I've found, though, is that Van's does a great job of filling hardware bags, but there's always something I wish I had more of.

Gee, if only there were somewhere I could buy some genuine aircraft hardware here in California.....
Actually, I have several of your hardware kits and a lot of misc stuff from your shop. Many thanks go to you for allowing me to keep working instead of having to stop and order a bolt.

Anyway, keep plugging away at your 6, keep having fun with it, and I'll see you in the wild blue someday soon!
Thanks for the encouragement. I feel like its a real mile stone in the project.
The further I get, the more motivated I feel.

Also thanks for the biz plug.

I know what you are saying about Van's Hardware Bags, the company is so organized and efficient......except when organizing and presenting their small parts bags. Nutplates mixed with rivets and washer in the same bag? I just don't get it?

We make special hardware kits for other privates label aircraft companies, and when done in batches with our Autobagger, they come out very presentable. You may see some specialized kits sold at Oshkosh, but you will have to guess by who? You will know once you see how well they are done.

If your flying around in my area, stop by I will give you the ten cent tour, but it won't cost you a dime.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:11 PM
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Default Got my Fuselage Kitv / Slow build?

Slo build version, showed up a little more than a week ago.
It all looks pretty good. The skins have NO holes in them. I got a little spoiled on the wing kit with the outer wings skins being pre-punched and nothing else.

Oh well the first 6 fuselage I helped build was a scratch built in 93/94.
I helped a zany old Englishman ( Mike Underwood ) put it all together in the back of his overstuffed shop. There were no holes in anything and we laid out skins with squares and long straight edges.

He made all the bulkheads and ribs from 2024-0 condition by beating them over very thick Formica forms with lead straps. Once he had made several sets, he took them down south for heat treat to T3, they were real nice.

He paid me $10 bucks an hour and that's how I paid for our #3 kid to get let out of his Mom. seems like things were cheaper when I didn't have all the fancy insurance.

I bought a set of the back 5 bulkheads before he skipped of to England.

I bought the Leading edge Ribs also and used them instead of the Vans ribs, they fit real nice without fluting or slits in them.

Any way thing have come along way since then, but parts of me is stuck back there compared to the latest kits.

I am having fun and taking my time, or maybe I am taking my time and having fun.

Hope your all having fun too!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:22 PM
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Default long rv6a project

BOY BACK AT IT 1995 KIT ITS HARD TO PICK UP THE PIECES WHERE U LEFT OFF JUMPIMNG AROUND BUYING INST. AND ENGINE WELLL WITH TAIL DONE WINGS DONE LESS LIGHTING FUSE DONE EXCEPT , TIP UP FIBER GLASS WORK NEEDS DONE , OHHHH THE TIRES FROM 95 DONT LOOK IN REAL GOOD SHAPE SO THEY WILL BE REPLACED INST. PANEL NEAR COMPLETE NEED ATTITUDE,TRANSP.,COMM, AND BREAKERS BUT HEY IM GEETEN THERE NEVER SALE OR NEVER GIVE UP UR PROJECT SEE IM STILL AT IT KIDS ALMOST OUT OF THE WAY YEEEEEEEEEAH MORE MONEY..

OH YES LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT PRICE ON IO-360 OR O-360 NEED HELP HERE.................

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