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Old 06-28-2015, 09:58 PM
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Default RV-8 N657AR Updates

The first of many milestones: My horizontal stabilizer is essentially completed. The vertical stabilizer will be assembled in a few days. My thanks to Dan Jones for my first Tech Counselor visit that preceded the closing of this sub-assembly. I will note the milestones here; for more details, visit my build log at www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:09 PM
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Awesome! It's great to hold a finished piece of airplane in your hands, huh?
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:15 PM
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Congrats. Looking good!
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:33 PM
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Well done Martin!
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:00 PM
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Looks good.
Bet that shop isn't that clean in a year or two.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:51 PM
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Surprised myself by reaching my second milestone in as many days: the vertical stabilizer is complete. An easy piece, as it were... but I did have to replace a couple sloppy AN470AD4 rivets. A little tricky, but caused no damage and the replacements set well. I deserve a break tomorrow. I'll probably feel a bit broken... but it's a good kind of pain.
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QB wings & fuselage work continues
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http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:13 PM
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Surprised myself by reaching my second milestone in as many days: the vertical stabilizer is complete. An easy piece, as it were... but I did have to replace a couple sloppy AN470AD4 rivets. A little tricky, but caused no damage and the replacements set well. I deserve a break tomorrow. I'll probably feel a bit broken... but it's a good kind of pain.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:02 AM
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bright empenage and nice job
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:01 PM
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Orange dots. I used blue tape as my "don't rivet this hole" markers.
Nicely done.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:50 PM
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Nice work Martin.
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