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Forum: My RV Build Project 04-21-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate...

Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate the tips. You don?t know what you don?t know.
We had some close storms and I?ve been on a generator since Sunday. Hopefully back in the shop by Friday.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Getting started on the center section with the...

Getting started on the center section with the seat ribs. I spent some time trying to figure out the access ribs and the clearance ribs. Finally. I marked and cut the ribs as...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
After assembling and match drilling the fuse tail...

After assembling and match drilling the fuse tail section, I disassembled for deburring, edge shaping, dimpling, etc. As I was getting the parts ready for assembly, I started looking around the shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,381
Posted By vernh59
Im planning on going this year at least two days....

Im planning on going this year at least two days. If you haven't been, you should go for sure. Staying home because there a fewer homebuilts seems counter productive. There is always something to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,671
Posted By vernh59
Couldn't get it to activate no matter what you...

Couldn't get it to activate no matter what you did to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,671
Posted By vernh59
I just went through this with my 170 when my old...

I just went through this with my 170 when my old ELT didn't pass inspection. Here are MY thoughts. The old emergency frequencies 121.5/243.0 are no longer monitored except by other aircraft. If your...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-06-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-Wr...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-WrzRjx8/0/5c0a75c5/L/IMG_0875-L.jpg

Put the Lazer level and checked the alignment. Everything looked good to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-04-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-ZP...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-ZPgJS9M/0/1efac4a4/XL/IMG_0869-XL.jpg

NOW we're getting somewhere. It was good to get this assembly together. Suddenly the shop was pretty crowded. In...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-03-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Thanks guys! I can see how its going to LOOK like...

Thanks guys! I can see how its going to LOOK like its going fast for awhile and then.....:D
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-02-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-zk...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-zkVdSnL/0/1b71b2b5/L/IMG_0853-L.jpg

"Lets assemble some bulkheads" they said...."It will be fun they said!" Well, these are a bear. I fought with this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-02-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-NC...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-NCGvZ8S/0/9ac33621/L/IMG_0845-L.jpg

First longeron bent to match the 1-1 drawing. It took about 5 passes with the forms but Im pretty sure i didn't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-01-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
It is Smug mug and all I have are Macs. Upload...

It is Smug mug and all I have are Macs. Upload the pic, select it and choose the size, then you can get info and copy the link. Paste that in the link for your post and it?s done. A little awkward at...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-QG...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-QGB7Nqt/0/5dbb711c/L/p4g%2Bq4utRRyGvLY73hBG6Q-L.jpg

F712...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-z7...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-z7gf5RW/0/71799ea4/L/Y%25zmNEgXSHaitaEWMWoIBw-L.jpg

Starting the F 706 bulkhead components. Drilling the reinforcing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,663
Posted By vernh59
I made a $17 mistake and it cost $63 in...

I made a $17 mistake and it cost $63 in shipping!!:eek:
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-22-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-8D...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-8D7RcWv/0/cc5bf84d/L/89nutmU0TMi6XdJC7w3h4g-L.jpg

Assembling the F705 bulkhead. Drilling the Anti-Splat, almost 14,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-13-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Thank you Jereme

Thank you Jereme
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-12-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Can someone point me to that template? I have the...

Can someone point me to that template? I have the digital plans and so far haven't found anything.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-09-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Thank you Bill. I’ll check into it. WAR EAGLE!

Thank you Bill. I’ll check into it.

WAR EAGLE!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-08-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Been busy with the holidays and such but still...

Been busy with the holidays and such but still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By vernh59
Never got the PM.

Never got the PM.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,888
Posted By vernh59
I would be interested in what Vans says but... a...

I would be interested in what Vans says but... a rod end goes in that but plate and a jam nut. I don?t think the rivets being backwards would cause any interference. Going forward, however, there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By vernh59
Another Anti Splat happy customer

I ordered the almost 14 kit over the holidays and was pleasantly surprised at the speed of delivery. Great customer response time. After opening the package I found the components to be excellent!...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-25-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-x9...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-x9jcnRT/0/879fed65/L/fYdybF7uSMuf0s4otVfRpA-L.jpg

One of the first things in the fuselage is to build these brackets. I cut them to size and cleaned...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Sooooooo, IM at work and it looks like all of my...

Sooooooo, IM at work and it looks like all of my pics are gone! Anybody else?
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-21-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-c3...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-c3Zjb87/0/37e3e9d6/L/XohiPgjxRC2oUsvR0ESgqA-L.jpg

Starting the fuselage with laying out the stiffeners and fabricating brackets and doublers. Already...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-15-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 27,563
Posted By vernh59
Looking good Ryan!! Feels good to complete a part...

Looking good Ryan!! Feels good to complete a part no matter what!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By vernh59
Thank you. Ill look again.

Thank you. Ill look again.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By vernh59
Attaching the VS fairing

What did you use to attach the VS fairing to the HS and fuselage. The drawings show to leave the holes open but I can't find anywhere that says wether to use tinnermans, nut plates etc.

Thanks in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-13-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
This is an abandoned kit that I took over. The...

This is an abandoned kit that I took over. The notch you see was from the original builder. I would wait and make the cut after you assemble the elevators to the rear spar. Just be sure and protect...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-12-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Your right Terry. The picture was taken before I...

Your right Terry. The picture was taken before I cut additional relief for the horns.
Good eye!
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-12-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-wS...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-wSwnv6F/0/78faaa8a/M/IMG_0656-M.jpg

All closed up. Checked for level in several places....
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-12-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Fuselage Kits HERE

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-2wpTSFm/0/d4105b1e/M/IMG_0649-M.jpg

Got a call that my kit was in town, well, close, so I went to pick it up. There it is covered with something heavy...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-12-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-tb...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-tbpDTCJ/0/511f5729/M/IMG_0640-M.jpg

Starting to assemble the HS forward...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By vernh59
To my knowledge, there has never been an...

To my knowledge, there has never been an in-flight failure of a tail component on an RV that was being flown within the designed flight envelope. The 14 rudder design may be different because the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By vernh59
Thanks everybody. I used the CR rivets and...

Thanks everybody. I used the CR rivets and ordered some LP-4's for later.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By vernh59
Sub for LP 4-3?

I am at the step where you blind rivet the HS front spar to HS707/708. Plans call for LP 4-3 blind rivets. I don?t have any. Before I call the mothership, is there a substitute? I have CR 3213-4-3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By vernh59
Always had excellent service form Bose.

Always had excellent service form Bose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By vernh59
I use it with my I pad mini 4 and have noticed...

I use it with my I pad mini 4 and have noticed some pictures are better than others. I think it has to do with the focal point of the lens. I can move the tip closer or farther away and improve most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,788
Posted By vernh59
Welcome aboard Jeremy. Looks like your way ahead...

Welcome aboard Jeremy. Looks like your way ahead of a lot of us when we started. Enjoy the journey.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,109
Posted By vernh59
Welcome to the journey!! I would highly recommend...

Welcome to the journey!! I would highly recommend spending a few bucks and some time on the practice kits. You will start to see some of the tools you will need and why. DO NOT be afraid to call a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,882
Posted By vernh59
Welcome aboard Steve! Did you order a practice...

Welcome aboard Steve! Did you order a practice kit? or 3? Enjoy the journey.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,355
Posted By vernh59
Welcome Mike, Im working on a second hand kit...

Welcome Mike,
Im working on a second hand kit myself and, your right, you have to be careful. I replaced my HS spar and all attaching parts, tip ribs, and the left HS skin due to bad alignment, dents...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Didn't get very many pics but the new skin is...

Didn't get very many pics but the new skin is here and stiffeners attached. Fitting the trim tab servo doubler and cover...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Its been awhile since I posted. Ive been building...

Its been awhile since I posted. Ive been building but life and the temps in the shop slowed me down. Getting a little more done...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,130
Posted By vernh59
I enjoyed those projects. I built the tool box...

I enjoyed those projects. I built the tool box too. You learn a lot about the precess and about yourself. I learned I had to slow down, read the instructions until I was SURE I knew what we were...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Thanks Ray. Ill PM the contact info. Be glad to...

Thanks Ray. Ill PM the contact info. Be glad to talk with them.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Next I started assembling the skeleton. After the...

Next I started assembling the skeleton. After the rudder this seemed to make sense.
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-ZMHKjXf/0/002ae31d/XL/IMG_4101-XL.jpg
When I tried to attach the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Next I had planned on building the H stab. Some...

Next I had planned on building the H stab. Some of you building second hand kits know, you can't be sure what your buying.
This is the H405 inner tip rib. It should have two equally spaced holes in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-08-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-8F...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-8FxjVcB/0/19c0644e/L/IMG_4060-L.jpg
I think it came out pretty straight. I tried to follow the riveting instructions...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-06-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-v7...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-v75BM22/0/8280a3cc/L/IMG_4054-L.jpg
After all the clecos were removed I took a look at the TE. Overall, i'm pretty happy with it, so far. There is some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-06-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 351,272
Posted By vernh59
Nicely done! Interested in the final product.

Nicely done! Interested in the final product.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-N4...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-N4SCtgb/0/b3357ff8/L/IMG_4049-L.jpg
Finished riveting the counterbalance skin to the rudder skin and spar. I installed the tip rib and began riveting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-2J...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-2Jw8c2w/0/1aa433ef/L/IMG_4043-L.jpg
Putting the skins on for the last time....I hope. I was able to squeeze 4 of the six rivets you set at this stage...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Late night starting the assembly of the...

Late night starting the assembly of the rudder.
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-52fdqTB/0/a8ea0f4f/XL/IMG_4037-XL.jpg
Assembling the spar and reinforcing plates. Have to be careful...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-5W...

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-Homepage-Photos/i-5W8Rbbg/0/7daaae3a/XL/IMG_4035-XL.jpg
Deburred, dimpled and ready for clean up and prime.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,658
Posted By vernh59
Welcome aboard! Im not too far down that road...

Welcome aboard! Im not too far down that road myself. Im really enjoying the journey so far.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-26-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 194,784
Posted By vernh59
If your glove is between the part and the bucking...

If your glove is between the part and the bucking bar, your finger probably is too!:eek:
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Primed the stiffeners.and started assembly of the...

Primed the stiffeners.and started assembly of the skeleton. I'm using Stewart System Eko prime but, for the stiffeners, i just grabbed a rattle...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-23-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
I haven't been posting but I have been busy. I...

I haven't been posting but I have been busy. I decided to build the rudder next. First, I wanted to check my table to see if the top was level. I suspected it was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Will do! :D

Will do! :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-11-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
Appreciate the offer Ray. let me know when your...

Appreciate the offer Ray. let me know when your in town.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,833
Posted By vernh59
RV7 Vern Head 71139

Greetings all,
Well after lurking here for an eternity I have finally started a 7. I purchased an old kit from a friend to start with because it came with assorted tools and it was partly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,591
Posted By vernh59
Did it

I went ahead and cut the holes using a 2" and 1.5" hole saw. Take your time and they cut right through it. I smoother the cuts with a small flap wheel and some Emory paper. On to the next thing
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