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Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
The cowl I ended up receiving came from Mona and...

The cowl I ended up receiving came from Mona and the team in Texas. Yeah, that extended hub prop really locks you into using their cowl. Hopefully she gets you one soon. I know for a fact there's an...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
So after months of waiting for parts, things...

So after months of waiting for parts, things started happening very quickly. I've been on hold since December waiting for a cowl from Sam James that was supposed to arrive in November. The moderators...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Finished up the canopy fairing. Like the rest of...

Finished up the canopy fairing. Like the rest of my fiberglass, it's not perfect, but it fits great and is plenty good to go to the painters. I also got the main gear on and hung the engine. The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-16-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
I just did the upper piece. It wouldn't have been...

I just did the upper piece. It wouldn't have been hard to do the lower as well, but the metal lowers fit pretty well after a trim, and I don't think I'll take them off the plane except for paint. The...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
After the lower cap was done I moved on to the...

After the lower cap was done I moved on to the top of the rudder and vertical. These were in no way aligned and I really didn't like the look. After some suggestions in another thread that leaned...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Been doing a whole lot of fiberglass work lately....

Been doing a whole lot of fiberglass work lately. I have zero previous experience with glass work, so this all took me way longer than it should have. Started with the horizontal stabs and elevators....
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-13-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Engine is here!!! Also, the canopy is glued and...

Engine is here!!! Also, the canopy is glued and curing.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Laid out the rivet locations for the Titanium...

Laid out the rivet locations for the Titanium belly skin. It an 20x24" piece of 0.020 Ti bought from Mcmaster. It has 1/8" of Fiberfrax sandwiched between it and the primered skin. I made 2 drain...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-05-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
A few more updates.... Here is the aftermath of...

A few more updates....

Here is the aftermath of the wing work. I had to pull the access panel off to get to the backside of the dent. I made up some wooden dowels and put them on the rivet gun in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Disaster!

I was relocating the wiring conduit in the right wing and while moving the wing around the garage, it slid off the stand and dented the front skin pretty bad. An A&P buddy came by and said it might...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-12-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Question I'll likely do that for final assembly. I didn't...

I'll likely do that for final assembly. I didn't want to get them in there right now and not be able to take em back out. Not quite ready to have to work around the gear legs from here on out.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Installed the engine mount and test fit both the...

Installed the engine mount and test fit both the landing gear legs. The instructions say installing these "can't be easier", except they don't actually fit all the way in, so there's going to be some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Installed the tail and got the elevator and push...

Installed the tail and got the elevator and push rods rigged up. Installed the internal rudder stop (took 2 tries to get it right). Drilled the hole on the side of the elevator for the electric trim...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Been a while, so here's a few updates. More...

Been a while, so here's a few updates. More details can be found on the blog.

Added the spring returns to the rudder pedals so I don't have to worry about accidentally dragging brakes during...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-19-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
It's 0.040 prebent sheet vs. the 0.060 angle the...

It's 0.040 prebent sheet vs. the 0.060 angle the plans calls for. I like the look of it a lot better than the angle. All the load goes through the rivets in shear on the flat piece and the spacer so...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Ran out of room for pictures.... Here's the...

Ran out of room for pictures.... Here's the second half of the post.

Besides that, I've just been working through the instructions. I got the elevator push tube bell crank made up, got the forward...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
So the blogs only a few weeks behind now instead...

So the blogs only a few weeks behind now instead of months, so go check that out for more pictures and progress. Here's some of my highlights. Its nice to be unemployed right now, because I can dump...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-26-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
Made some progress in the last week. Inventory is...

Made some progress in the last week. Inventory is compete and we're only missing a few minor nuts and bolts. Got to work on the tanks and they're ready to be closed up. Working on the wings now and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,876
Posted By agent4573
RV7 QB - Paul and Kacy - Bay Area

Issues with the instructions/drawings:

-Page 7-9 says "QB note, see DWG14A Section B-B". This is in reference to the flap brace install with pop rivets. There is no note in Section B-B and the only...
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