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  #11  
Old 11-30-2015, 05:09 AM
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Neat shop plenty room for the the whole airframe George. Keep aluminum dust off the bug. Welcome! What's the story behind N-number?


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Old 11-30-2015, 10:22 AM
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Thanks Vlad, yeah I try to clean up shop every night as best I can to keep the car clean, considering its not mine. N number is my birth month, year, and initials 8 - 90 - GF.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:54 AM
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Just thought I'd share a quick update: I finished the vstab


On another note, I also ordered my fuselage and wing QB Kit, I'm not sure what I'll do for 5 months while waiting for it to ship.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:29 AM
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Looks good George.
Better plan on making some room for those QB parts!
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:33 PM
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George,
Congratulations. This give you 5 months to build the rudder and elevators and make room for a lot more parts. keep on pounding those rivets. One day there will be nothing left to do but fly the plane.
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Old 12-27-2015, 02:41 AM
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Another milestone! After taking a week off for some vacation in the mountains, and of course Christmas, I finished up the rudder and hung it on the VS! So cool to see it all mounted. Anyways hope everyone has a great holiday!
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:18 AM
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Default Temporary bolts

Great job and welcome!

I noticed you wrote that it was alittle difficult to install the bolts on the elevators and rudder.

Avery Tools used to have a set of "install bolts" in their inventory.
It's small angles with a handle.
Makes temporary install and removal of the tail control sufraces a snap!

I'm sure they still are for sale out there somewhere, and I bet someone will chime in with a link.

Good luck with your build!


PS: to avoid that your pics are too big for a pc-screen, there's a way to post your pics so they fit within the window. I select the 17 inch option on the program I use: Tiny Pic.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:44 PM
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I noticed you wrote that it was alittle difficult to install the bolts on the elevators and rudder.

Avery Tools used to have a set of "install bolts" in their inventory.
It's small angles with a handle.
Makes temporary install and removal of the tail control sufraces a snap!
Just be very cautious when installing the bolts if you're using tools like this that you *don't move the elevator or rudder* and end up bending the opening with the handle of the tool (or hemostats or whatever you're using). *Almost* had this happen to me, but caught it in time...

Make haste slowly...
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:40 AM
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I used these pliers from Walmart constantly putting My RV together. Especially for installing the bolts for the rudder and elevator. They will lock onto the shaft of the bolt and allow you to insert it at a right angle. At this price, get an extra pair, you'll be glad you did!



http://www.walmart.com/ip/Berkley-6-...liers/16637415
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:49 AM
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Lookin good George. Looks like you did fine on the rudder trailing edge, Hopefully the elevators go smoothly for you too.
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