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Old 02-17-2015, 07:30 PM
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id prefer to hear an engine...just saying
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:38 AM
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Thumbs up Progress

Actual progress. Wings on with the real, final bolts.

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Old 01-16-2016, 11:13 AM
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Looking good Gil, nice hangar too
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:19 AM
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Outstanding Gil. Must feel great to see your projects from over the years turning into a actual airplane.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:36 AM
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Outstanding Gil. Must feel great to see your projects from over the years turning into a actual airplane.
Yes... it's nice when the piles of small parts around the place start disappearing because they have been finally installed.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:02 AM
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Looking good Gil, nice hangar too
Thanks Mike,

The hangar depth of 50 ft. works out nicely with the max spacing of the cross structure at 25ft (no snow load here )

Fits two planes in easily -

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Old 01-17-2016, 02:53 PM
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Nice progress Gil . . . and nice looking Tiger and hangar! I'm currently on my third Tiger.

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Fernando


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Thanks Mike,

The hangar depth of 50 ft. works out nicely with the max spacing of the cross structure at 25ft (no snow load here )

Fits two planes in easily -

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Old 01-17-2016, 05:05 PM
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When you go to sell the Tiger, you can save the N number for your final project...... an RV12.......
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:46 PM
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What a fun job installing all those close tolerance bolts through the wing spars. Reminds me of a saying an old school friend would use... "I'd sooner have my backside rubbed with a brick." John
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:07 AM
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I think of all the tasks I had to do while building my -6A I hated wing assembly the most. I counted them, and there are 36 bolts PER WING inside the fuselage. Many of them go through the main landing gear mounts, and every one was a small victory! One of the guys in my chapter had his -6A wings on, then he removed them to move his project to a different airport. That takes determination and courage. I think I would set fire to mine if I had to do something like that!

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