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Old 11-23-2015, 06:21 AM
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looks very nice. a big step forward.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:07 PM
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Got my first weight data yesterday, with IO360 and Whirlwind C/S prop, full glass panel, dual alternators, battery in the mid-tail, extended range tanks and complete Classic Aero interior (seats, side panels, carpet, the works).

Empty weight is 1111 pounds at 77.92" from the datum, just about 10 pounds heavier than I anticipated before I started building. Blasted primer....
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:50 PM
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1111...that's an easy to remember number! I'm hoping to have mine weighed in a couple of weeks. Minimal upholstery, Catto FP prop, lightweight starter, single GRT Sport SX display, no exterior paint, so I'm thinking' 1050?
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:10 PM
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Finally had some time after the Holidays to Sikaflex in the aft window on my tip-up canopy. Lots of clamps, but the mess was manageable.




I couldn't help pulling back the protective plastic to see how it looked. I had beveled the aluminum skin which gives a nice finished look and also provided the necessary space between the window and the skin for the Sikaflex.



I was pleased with how the two sections matched-up. I'm thinking I'll add a fiberglass targa strip to help with noise and to keep rain out.

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Old 03-26-2016, 03:53 PM
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She's got legs....

Got her up on her wheels the other day. Thanks to Tim Emig for his help drilling the fire wall and attaching the engine mount.

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Old 03-26-2016, 05:08 PM
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Getting the gear on is a big step! Now it looks like a real plane, and neighbors don't think you're building a canoe anymore.

The only downside is it's harder to climb inside...easily remedied when you put the wings on.
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:56 PM
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She's got legs....

Got her up on her wheels the other day. Thanks to Tim Emig for his help drilling the fire wall and attaching the engine mount.


You are almost there Tom. Do you remember yourself 25 hundred hours ago?

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Old 03-26-2016, 07:35 PM
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Good grief!!!
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An RV-9A and a TR-6... am I right? Nice pair.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:32 PM
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VERY good - you know your classic roadsters.
1973 TR-6 all original. Probably the only TR-6 in existence with no rust...
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