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Forum: RV-14 09-06-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By jcirelli
Did this yesterday. I sure as **** hope that...

Did this yesterday. I sure as **** hope that it's not that critical, because I'm in the same boat.

I've got to think that if it was that critical it'd have been done at the factory, or the bend...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By jcirelli
I clamped a piece of sandpaper and angle to the...

I clamped a piece of sandpaper and angle to the benchtop in order to keep the rib square while sanding. It's worked very well...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By jcirelli
I'm at the same spot - I did a "rough" cut on the...

I'm at the same spot - I did a "rough" cut on the bandsaw yesterday, then began sanding down closer to the lines - though I still have a bit of close sanding. Ended up getting stupid hot in the...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By jcirelli
Tonight I tried riveting these. Yes, they suck. ...

Tonight I tried riveting these. Yes, they suck. They really suck... I struggled to get the forward most rivets. None of the rivets were particularly easy to get access to, but most were doable -...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By jcirelli
I meant to edit my original reply... I think I...

I meant to edit my original reply... I think I understand - I placed the skin in the cradle and clecoed the nose ribs this afternoon, and I see what you mean - even with the clecos, the ribs don't...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By jcirelli
I'm right at this stage, and planned on riveting...

I'm right at this stage, and planned on riveting these later this week. Is the big problem access to buck, or the separation of the sheets?
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By jcirelli
I was unaware of the Wiki when I first started. ...

I was unaware of the Wiki when I first started. If I'd referred to it more often, I would have been saved from a handful of mistakes (and ordering replacement parts). I'm still starting out, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By jcirelli
I'm sort of in a similar position, in that I live...

I'm sort of in a similar position, in that I live about 30 minutes from my hangar/workshop. In the hangar, I purchased a pretty small California Air Compressors (from Amazon). It's a little 8...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,743
Posted By jcirelli
Like many, I intend on doing the pay-as-you-go...

Like many, I intend on doing the pay-as-you-go method, at least until the engine and avionics. I understand the potential savings of purchasing the whole kit at once (shipping, annual price...
Forum: Tools 12-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,165
Posted By jcirelli
I've used the Aerocreeper before. It's pretty...

I've used the Aerocreeper before. It's pretty darn pricey, but I'll say it's by far the most comfortable thing I've used. A couple of friends purchased them for their Bonanzas. It's held up well...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,649
Posted By jcirelli
I'm very early into the build, and spent...

I'm very early into the build, and spent considerable time pondering and stressing about the decision to prime. I spoke with my EAA chapter members who had previously built without prime, and many...
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