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Old 06-02-2017, 12:10 PM
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Hi Everybody,

So finally after years have gotten the universe aligned up just right and have
started my RV14 build. The stars aligned, I found a hangar and friends to help and my wife approved.

I couldn't be happier and I only wish I didn't sleep so that I could spend all night working to get her in the air sooner.

I've got a few pics of the empennage arrival and the very first clecos. Most of the time I'll just be uploading time compressed raw video log of the build along with some voiced over commentary. Its mostly so that when I build my next plane I'll have myself from the past there to help me not make the same mistakes twice. I'll be posting these on here as well.

Continued thanks to the Vans Airforce community at large. I couldn't do this without help from such a helpful group of good people.

- Kilroy





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Old 06-02-2017, 03:18 PM
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Congrats! You will have a fantastic time!
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:21 PM
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Awesome! Looking forward to following your progress here!
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:07 PM
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Here's the first unpacking vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aTdU_1Jmc8

Does anyone know if we can embed youtube links into this bulletin board?
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:35 PM
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Gotta be a rough neighborhood when you have to lock the toolbox.

Congrats on the kit!
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:10 PM
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Paraphrasing Tony Curtis from the movie Operation Petticoat in describing the rough neighborhood where he grew up; It was called Noah's Ark.....if you didn't travel in pairs, you just didn't travel!
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:57 AM
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Paraphrasing Tony Curtis from the movie Operation Petticoat in describing the rough neighborhood where he grew up; It was called Noah's Ark.....if you didn't travel in pairs, you just didn't travel!
LOL. The neighborhood isn't bad. Its just that I don't trust people. This is an open hangar to my flying club and I'd like to keep all my tools on my side of reality.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:05 AM
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So I've finished inventory and have started on the horizontal stabilizer. The plans fairly straight forward and it's flying along.

My god look at all those fasteners!

A few HS pics:






And the rest of the compressed unpacking video feed:
https://youtu.be/g8XEtR3UzPc

https://youtu.be/ez4e4x7hT4s

https://youtu.be/bg8golY92yo

https://youtu.be/pBuZWde60qk

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Old 06-08-2017, 02:12 PM
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Default DRDT-2 for the win

I needed a desktop dimpler. I've tried the c-frame and it was more than adequate. Were I able to fashion up some kind of solenoid triggered pneumatic hammer mechanism for it I'd of gone that way. I'm sure with repeated practice I'd get proficient at it but with the drdt-2 it's set and forget and I need all the help I can get.

Here is a video of me building mine along with the explanation that you see above.
https://youtu.be/ieOapnzlJZo

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Old 06-12-2017, 09:33 AM
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So I've picked my side for priming. I'm going with a straight rattle can as you can see in the pics before you:







Here are the first two videos showing the vertical stabilizer build:

https://youtu.be/3HVuI8P9Jcc

https://youtu.be/rJ1uSvCKAfs

- Kilroy
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