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Forum: International 01-20-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By StaringSkyward
Norwegian friends

My friends and I in our RV-7 and RV-6A would like to venture over to Norway this Summer. If possible we would like to try to get a daylight flight at midnight over the Nordkapp and meet up with some...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,478
Posted By StaringSkyward
Thumbs up Simply Beautiful, Ed!

Wow, Ed! These are some of the best air-to-air shots I have ever seen.

Does shooting through the curved canopy as opposed to, say, through an open window present any problems? Do you have to use a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-18-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By StaringSkyward
Thanks fellas. This is obviously one of those...

Thanks fellas.

This is obviously one of those topics that can rumble on forever (and always a tricky one for first timers like me). I'll take it all on board and make a decision when it comes to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By StaringSkyward
Thumbs up Thanks guys. Very helpful as always. If you use...

Thanks guys.

Very helpful as always. If you use tank dies do you use them on all parts including the skins?

Matt.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,380
Posted By StaringSkyward
Tanks: to fay or not to fay?

I am not far from having to start on the tanks so I have been doing plenty of research. The tank building method in the build manual makes sense to me but does sound a little messy.

I like the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,726
Posted By StaringSkyward
Many of those rivets came out OK and I did have...

Many of those rivets came out OK and I did have the pressure up quite high - about 80psi if I remember correctly so it's a matter of my skill or lack of it. I didn't tape the set in place either and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,726
Posted By StaringSkyward
Red face You live and learn...

I am at the stage of riveting together the wing skeleton and I screwed up around 15 rivets on the main spar to rib joints across both wings on my slow build RV-9. They were all sorts of broken -bent...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,382
Posted By StaringSkyward
Thumbs up She's a beautiful looking aeroplane, Jerry....

She's a beautiful looking aeroplane, Jerry. You've raised the bar for all us mental cases still banging in those rivets!

Matt.
Slow build RV-9 wings
South Yorkshire, UK.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By StaringSkyward
Thumbs up Thanks fellas. This confirms what I had thought...

Thanks fellas.

This confirms what I had thought but I wanted to make sure that was the case before I dimpled the flanges.

As I move through the build I am slowly getting used to the plans being...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By StaringSkyward
Thanks. The plans are explicit about dimpling the...

Thanks. The plans are explicit about dimpling the spar flange at the innermost end above the doubler plates but don't mention the other locations, hence the question.

Thanks,

Matt.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By StaringSkyward
I think they are W-907D and W-907E. Thanks, Matt

I think they are W-907D and W-907E.

Thanks,

Matt
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By StaringSkyward
Question Rear spar reinforcement plates

Howdy,

After years of lurking I've decided I need to jump in and ask a question and it goes like this:

I am assembling the rear spars on my slow build -9. There are two reinforcement plates that...
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