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Old 08-31-2016, 11:13 AM
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Here is where Im at with my -7. Ordered the finish kit a few days ago!!




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Old 08-31-2016, 02:04 PM
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Looks great!! it is truly a life-affirming moment when you bolt the empennage and wings on for the first time and it takes on the appearance of an actual airplane.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:37 PM
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Sweet. I hope to bolt the wings on mine in the next couple months. They could go on now but just get in the way.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:16 PM
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Nice work shop...
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:55 PM
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Nice work shop...


That is a nice workshop. Except that you need to reverse your American flag.


That instrument panel looks huge! Or is it my imagination?


What is up with the brown color on the wingtips?


Looking good!
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:01 AM
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That is a nice workshop. Except that you need to reverse your American flag.


That instrument panel looks huge! Or is it my imagination?


What is up with the brown color on the wingtips?


Looking good!
The panel is extended really low. Hope he checked on leg room and ingress/egress. Looks pretty tight. Mine is 1" lower and getting under there 10 times a day now is hard. I am a small guy too.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:26 AM
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The brown looking wingtips is just the lighting, they are the gray ones. I extended the panel 3 1/2 inches down, but I plan on trimming it up a bit as I finalize things. Also planned for an inch of that to be bend back at a 90 to stiffen up it up, so it makes it look HUGE in the picture. Good catch on the Flag, its been on my list of things to fix!
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:13 AM
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Looking really good Kevin. I'm a bit behind you. I'm doing the flap rigging and nutplates around where the wing attach is.
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