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Old 10-14-2015, 10:16 AM
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Default Forward Canopy

After struggling with this for over a week, I finally got the forward tip-up canopy frame to fit nicely and got the hinges drilled. Thanks for everyone's help, suggestions and encouragement on this forum

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Old 10-14-2015, 10:43 AM
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Tom - I think I spotted your problem...

... you are building a tip-up....
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:47 PM
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Default Success

Made the big cut today using an oscillating saw. Great control and very small curf. Onto the sitkaflex!!

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Old 10-26-2015, 07:40 PM
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Default The Big Cut

I did the big cut about a year ago. I used an oscillating saw as well. I found I had to rotate the blade as to clear the cut material while cutting. The finish was near perfect and needed very little dressing. I like using the oscillating saw because the blade only moves about 3/16". Never bound up like a cut off wheel could. The whole process took a bit longer than a cut off wheel but, I was not (and who is?) in a hurry to finish the cut.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:16 PM
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Default Got Airworthiness Certificate yesterday

Posted on the General Discussion page yesterday...but here it is again! Almost 11 years since beginning.

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:03 AM
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Default Congrats Bruce

Get that puppy into the air so we can get another tick on the Van's flying Hobbs meter. Working toward the finish line myself.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:03 PM
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Default Painting the livery

The graphic design is now done ...
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:32 PM
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that's purrrrrfect. did you lay that out by hand?
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:59 PM
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my brain exploded... with those graphics. Well, maybe that's too graphic. Anyway, I sure like it !!!
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:03 PM
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Default Canopy done

Installed my canopy this weekend with Sikaflex. Quite happy with the result
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