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kentlik 04-20-2018 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jcarne (Post 1254392)
As of now I just left the slight pillowing. I may address it in the future but at the same time I would rather spend the time flying. :D I think the average person wouldn't even notice pillowing in these areas unless they were looking for it. Thanks for the complements!

How much or does it affect flight? If not, harumph...

jcarne 04-20-2018 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by kentlik (Post 1254394)
How much or does it affect flight? If not, harumph...

I can't imagine it would affect flight. It only sticks up about 25 thousands in a couple of spots.

kentlik 04-20-2018 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jcarne (Post 1254465)
I can't imagine it would affect flight. It only sticks up about 25 thousands in a couple of spots.

That is nothing at all really. :)

jcarne 04-22-2018 09:27 AM

Well I powered through the deburring and priming of the bottom skins the past couple of days. I also started on the fuselage! :D I can already tell this should be more fun than the wings as I'm not staring at rib after rib after rib, oh and did I mention they all look the same?!? haha

20180421_164631 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

You have to get creative when your building a plane in a one car garage.

20180421_164622 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180421_132043 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

kentlik 04-22-2018 09:21 PM

Oh boy! Things getting serious now! As if they weren't already.

jcarne 04-22-2018 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by kentlik (Post 1254907)
Oh boy! Things getting serious now! As if they weren't already.

Yep time to keep that ball rolling and make up for my 3 months off in the winter. I am motivated to get this thing in the air dare I say next year (got to have goals right?)! It has been too long since I have flown on a regular basis and with were I live I would sure like to be able to get to a major store in less than 2 hrs. :D

jcarne 04-25-2018 09:42 PM

Well I made a minor mistake on one of the firewall parts so I am waiting for a replacement so that I can get everything primed and riveted. While I wait for that I started on the center section. This is a pretty fun little section to do. Lots of drill shavings for sure!

20180425_185417 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Boelube really helps when drilling the 704G bars.

20180425_193149 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

All match drilled.

20180425_193821 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

kentlik 04-25-2018 10:26 PM

This is a fun part Jeremy. I liked the fact it was easy to handle on the table, flat!

nilberg 04-26-2018 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by kentlik (Post 1254488)
That is nothing at all really. :)

Keep in mind the wings are a flexible structures. That slight pillowing will go away when it hangs on the fuselage (on ground).

It will also be more pillowing when in flight, depending on how much the wing is loaded.

All of which is normal.

Steenos 04-27-2018 04:49 PM

Jereme! Your progress is pretty incredible. Whats your background? I'm an Air Traffic Controller at KCHA. I've never done anything like this but would like to. Take it easy.

Justin


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