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Old 05-19-2016, 09:33 PM
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Wow! I love seeing this come together and you're so close. I'm in anticipation of seeing the fruition of your hard work. Kudos to you!
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:52 AM
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Looks great, actually it looks almost exactly as I imagined a few years back when I was busy putting all those parts together to make it resemble an airplane.

Great to see it coming together.

/Fredrik
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:45 AM
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I am trying to decide if I fly, then paint the completed airplane, or paint the components and then assemble, which is obviously what you did. What do you think based on your experience?

Looks terrific btw.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:56 PM
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Sadly I must inform you that the one who did most of the riveting on this RV-4 (my father) never will get the chance to see the aircraft in the air as he lost his battle against cancer today.

It is a shame he never got the chance to see the finished airplane. He did however see the last of the build pictures and liked how the aircraft was taking shape.

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Old 05-23-2016, 03:34 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He will be with you on your first flight. Godspeed.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:03 PM
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Sadly I must inform you that the one who did most of the riveting on this RV-4 (my father) never will get the chance to see the aircraft in the air as he lost his battle against cancer today.

It is a shame he never got the chance to see the finished airplane. He did however see the last of the build pictures and liked how the aircraft was taking shape.

/Fredrik
Sorry to here Fredrik. I'm sure the time he spent with you on this airplane was far more valuable to him than seeing it fly. God speed and wishing you the best.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:00 AM
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Hi Fredrik. Really sorry to hear about your father, please call me when convenient// Calle
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:58 PM
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Default paint or no paint..

Thanks for the cheers although the mood isn't the best after sad information recently.

About paint:
Well I know myself and think like this; the more I get done now before flying status the less to be done later on. I'm afraid I enjoy flying to much and then it won't be painted for several years. Also found this awesome painter that did the whole job for very reasonable money and future free flights... bargain...
And after mounting those wings with all of them bolts I really hope I won't have to do it again, painting later would mean dissassembly for transport.
If I could paint assembled I might reconsider?!?
Found some place that chafe and that would have been sorted before painting if flying first I guess.
Also economical, I know I have the funds now but I don't know what my wife wants in the future
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:33 PM
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Default Bolts and more

Got the reluctant spar bolts in after they spent the night in the freezer.



Also sorted ailerons, flaps and wing root fairings.



Tail wheel steering in place, kind of loose for now. To be tested and evaluated

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Old 05-29-2016, 04:04 PM
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Default Closer than ever...

Near completion now, waiting for calibrated scales/weighing.

Canopy is on


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