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Old 04-01-2015, 05:21 PM
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John, I seem to recall that the factory has previously mentioned that the baggage bulkhead is a structural item.

Although I think your splitting it, and hinging the one half is a great way to access the tailcone stuff------------did you run this past the Vans folks???



From the photo, it does not appear that there are any screw holes for the drop down half to be attached to the center post.

Looking good --------- I really like the interior side panels.

Keep shortening that punch list
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:09 PM
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John, I seem to recall that the factory has previously mentioned that the baggage bulkhead is a structural item.

Although I think your splitting it, and hinging the one half is a great way to access the tailcone stuff------------did you run this past the Vans folks???



From the photo, it does not appear that there are any screw holes for the drop down half to be attached to the center post.

Looking good --------- I really like the interior side panels.

Keep shortening that punch list
Hey Mike,
The screw holes are there... just can't see them.. We didn't run it by Van's however, what you can't see is that we built a very strong structural frame around the entire opening for that door. I'd say it's stronger than before. We ended up with 2 baggage bulkheads so we were able to make the door oversized to overlap the hole, and it's held closed by 1/4 turn fasteners. I think it's rock solid.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:33 PM
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John, loving your build. Great job thus far!
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:01 PM
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here's a better look at the access panel

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:19 PM
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No pictures, I'm afraid, but a red-letter day anyway.

Just started my engine for the first time. Came from Aerosport and has been sitting inhibited for 3 years. Standard Slick mags with retard breaker and SlickStart (thanks for nothing Emagair). Dynon Skyview EMS.

Started 3rd blade and ran BEAUTIFULLY. No leaks, all the EMS probes worked as advertised. RPM indication rock steady with a pick off from the P-lead and a 30k resistor. Temperatures came up nicely. Prop control worked after a couple of cycles. In fact, it could not have gone better.

I'm a VERY happy man
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:37 AM
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This update doesn't contain anything new that hasn't been done almost 800 times or so... but, might as well post.

We finally put in the Windscreen, and built the fairing. Went pretty well. Good thing I researched it here. Would never have thought to dye the filer and epoxy black until it was too late....

We also fitted the wings. So, that was kind of big deal. Actually went surprisingly easy. The plane got to get out of the garage and make Uturn back in.
Amazing that these wings left the factory in 2005 and the fuse in 2007, and they went together like butter. A lot to be said for Vans engineering and production.


Made and riveted in an extra bracket for the the windscreen. It disappeared under the fairing once it was all done.









Big thanks to the crew we had come out and help with the wings...
We figured out, between this crew we are responsible for 11 planes either built and flying or in progress... With Al and Shayne being the most repeat offenders...


Thanks to Al Smith (RV-6, Zeinith 650, RV-12, and currently a Zenith 750), Earl Starkman (25,000hr commercial pilot), Frank Klimek (Cub Replica and currently Sonex), Rick "Wingman" Wantz, Sonex), and of course, my father-in-law, Shayne (Sonex Waiex, Zenith 650, Zenith 601 and now the RV-10)



Only some minor trimming has to be done on the flaps..




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Old 05-28-2015, 04:36 AM
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nice pictures john. it is very motivating to see all those pictures, and it's even cooler to see all the people with experience who helped on the project. hope to see the finished product soon!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:58 AM
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I love to see this, significant completion of difficult parts of the build and then to find out it really isnt that bad. Thanks

Wish i had a couple of build buddies like that,,,,, can you send a few up here to canada? Alberta?
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A Little bit of "one step forward, two steps back", but it was nice to get SOME work done after Oshkosh....

At the "lot's of bloody knuckles and 4 letter words point".... Still working on figuring how I'm going to cleanly get all that wire routed where I want it. It gives me anxiety to see it in this state, considering my day job.....







It's hard to see from this picture, but we had to modify the previous holes in the sub-panel to accommodate the depth of the GTN 650... It's getting cleaned up and adding fresh doublers and a couple lateral braces.





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Old 08-04-2015, 10:25 PM
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That is looking great John. Can't wait to come to San Diego sometime and check it out.
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