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Old 03-15-2007, 04:50 AM
TShort TShort is offline
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Aha - didn't realize that's what you were doing.
Thomas Short
KUMP - Indianapolis, IN
RV-10 N410TS bought / flying
RV-8 wings / fuse in progress ... still
1948 Cessna 170 N3949V
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by KTM520guy
You are building a plane in you living room!!! You rock!

I must rock too then!
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by briand
I must rock too then!
If I were a betting man I would wager that you're not married.

Very cool though. I'm always inspired by folks who don't let the little things get in the way. One thing I cannot stand is excuse makers -- people saying they can't do something for some lame-arse reason. You are most certainly not one of those folks.

Maybe we should start a thread titled "Show us your bizarre building location".
"What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all." - Charles A. Lindbergh
Jamie | RV-7A First Flight: 7/27/2007 (Sold)
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:44 PM
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Default Got a lot done this week!

Well, after what seems like a month of edge finishing and deburring 28 wing ribs, I took a week off to prime, and rivet the skeleton. Here's a few pictures pre- and during prime. I have learned one thing during this project...priming is almost as bad as edge finishing and deburring 28 wing ribs!

I love GOLD!

Ahhhh! The art (read PITA) of Priming!

Done with the first main spar!! Abbey asked to check out our work. The other guy is my bucking partner Jeremy.

Finally done with the main spars all riveted and the rear spar clecoed on. Out of 140 rivets, we had to drill only one out! We will do yours for 30 bucks an hour plus expenses!

Finally, Abbey somehow found her way to the top of my bench. She's checking out a days worth of work...

AirVenture 2011...HERE I COME!!!

BTW, our squadron is bringing a few T-38s to Oshkosh up from Columbus AFB for some flyovers and static. Drop by and say hello!
Jay Fredricksen
F4 Empennage #183
Charlotte, NC
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:20 PM
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Default I finally have a canoe!

Craig Schwartz
RV-8 (Flying!), IO-360B1PC2 (180 hp, 1 P-Mag, 1 Slick Mag), Whirlwind 200RV, AF-3500, G496, Digiflight II, Classic Aero Sportsman Ultraleather Seats
Santa Rosa, CA
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:43 PM
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Default Congrats Craig

Glad to help you. Its looking good. I've almost got my RV-8A landing gear weldments on. Oh what a chore. I hear that the only thing worse is the canopy.

David Lynch
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:15 AM
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Default Why spend extra for a Quickbuild?

From this:

March 17, 2007

To this:

May 26, 2007

To this:

July 22, 2007

All floors completely removable using nutplates. Akzo epoxy primed. Fuel system, cockpit adjustable rudder pedals, aileron boots, autopilot servos, throttle quadrant, ELT, and Infinity grip rigged with 2 axis electric trim and flap switch installed and tested. Working almost entirely alone, the fuselage rotator is a modified J.C. Whitney engine stand. It helps.

Empennage: 3 weeks
Wings: 9 weeks
Fuselage to date: 16 weeks
Rick Galati
RV6A N307R"Darla!"
RV-8 N308R "LuLu"
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Last edited by Rick6a : 08-25-2007 at 08:15 AM. Reason: Update
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:15 AM
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Default My RV 8

I am wiring up. First flight in July???..... maby?? ....
Jay Pratt VAF #2
RV Central - Builder Assistance
Paul Revere, Borrowed Horse, & Shooter
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:20 PM
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I had previously posted to this thread regarding the Showplanes fastback kit. Here is a picture of the fitted canopy frame with the latch linkage installed, something not shown on Bryan's site.

The supplied linkage parts are first class; excellent weldments and some very nice hardware (like the trick outside latch lever, not shown in this photo).

Today I sprayed the inside, one tie coat of PPG DPLF epoxy primer followed by a spray coat of K36 followed by a hand rub coat of K36 to kill pinholes. Back to sanding.......

Shot at 2007-07-04
Dan Horton
Barrett IO-390
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:49 PM
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Default Mounting The Emp.

I can't wait to get this thing out of my living room.

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