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Old 10-16-2014, 11:24 PM
Boomer506 Boomer506 is offline
 
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Default RV-8 Sam in Seattle

Greetings fellow Van's Aircraft builders and pilots. I am on my second project having finished an RV-6 1999 and now working on my RV-8 here in Stanwood WA north of Seattle. I think this is a great forum and have learned some things during this current project and felt that it was time I joined in. In my first attempt to post a picture I have started a photobucket account so here goes.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:39 AM
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Welcome, Sam! Good to have another build thread going, as there wasn't much activity here for a while. Glad you figured out the photo posting; not the most straightforward system, but workable.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:43 AM
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Sam,
Welcome! There are a fair number of RV-8s in the Great Northwet.
GET 'ER DONE! We can fly together (as soon as I get mine back in the air)
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:37 PM
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Thanks Scott,
Looking forward to flying on your wing. My goal is to be camped out next to the RV-8 at Arlington Fly-In summer of 2016.
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PA-23-150 N2108P restored flown and sold
RV-8 "Bad Blue" under construction
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:47 PM
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I thought we stopped allowing new members from Seattle.

They tend to be record setting loud, defend their home turf too well, and as a Denver builder I just have a really hard time not disliking Seattle in general. It's only a recent feeling....which should go away around Feb 2nd. I'll say hello after that, but until then....Grrrrrr

GO BRONCOS!!!!

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Old 10-17-2014, 01:39 PM
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ColoRv;
I suppose it wouldn't be helpful if I reminded you that football is 'just a game'?
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RV-8 N89SE first flight 12/26/2013
Yak55M, and the wife has an RV-4
There is nothing-absolute nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing around with Aeroplanes
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:31 AM
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Yes, quite a few RVators in Seattle area, with Blackjack Squadron and a bunch of old Boeing metal benders. I have family in Denver area and football is sort of a touchy subject. Every team in the NFL is gunning for the Seahawks this year and every game is going to be a battle, including the Broncos rematch. All very good entertainment, but sometimes interfers with my airplane building! GO HAWKS!
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RV-6 N934B built, flown and sold
PA-23-150 N2108P restored flown and sold
RV-8 "Bad Blue" under construction
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:25 PM
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Default Aileron bucking bar holder

Just finished up my second aileron. Starting on the flaps. Here is a small wooden block that I used to hold my bucking bar which made driving the upper skin rivets quick and easy.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psaae80832.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps9aaa1f56.jpg
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PA-23-150 N2108P restored flown and sold
RV-8 "Bad Blue" under construction
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:41 AM
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Good idea Sam.

This is from the wing shop at the Maule plant in Moultrie GA. The ladies actually have a dozen or more bars with different sheet metal jigs taped to them, each for a different part of the wing assembly.

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Old 10-28-2014, 12:36 PM
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Welcome back to building Sam, I think you will see the 8 kit goes together quicker then the older 6 kits.
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