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Old 10-18-2016, 09:38 PM
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There have been a few more updates on my Blogspot RV-8 Blog; click on the blogspot link by my signature to check it out. Topics include attending the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Training Program and further progress on the shop heater and paint booth. I'll have to share this highlight: Today I took my tail feathers for a walk. For the very first time, the empennage has left the nest. I'm making room for the big crates, which should arrive in a couple months.



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Old 10-19-2016, 08:51 PM
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Talking Tail Wheel Endorsement?

I don't think your contraption will qualify you for a tail wheel endorsement.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:34 AM
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Your airfoils and main gear look solid and plenty strong, but I'd be a tad concerned about that tailwheel. Also, cabin accommodations seem small for cross countries.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:00 AM
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How is that stick connected?
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:25 AM
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Nice cover! Which company made it?
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:06 PM
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The cover is made by Clownbreath Industries... also known as me. And as for the tailwheel endorsement, I got that long before I thought of building this beast. Those were the days when I dreamed of owning a warbird. Sigh...
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:01 AM
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Nice work!
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:59 PM
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Looks great
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:52 PM
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I just posted my year-end wrap up in my blogspot blog; see links in my signature section for details. Got my first paint order in; started a plexiglass/aluminum/wood/fiberglass practice piece, and got to work on the fiberglass tips for the empennage pieces. Still no quickbuild kits... but I managed to make arrangements with Tony Partain for shipment from Oregon to Michigan. We're hoping to get them in with one of his January deliveries... but at this point, who knows. We were hoping they'd be in Oregon by now, but the latest word is that the fuselage is shipping separately from the wings. Maybe next month, I'm told. For those of you keeping score (like I AM), that takes me into the eighth month of waiting. Sigh...
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http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:45 PM
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Many of the readers here may already know this from my facebook posts and other threads... but my QB wings and fuselage finally arrived last Tuesday. I've updated my blogspot blog with all the details - see the link in my signature page - but I will share one photo here. Inventory has begun, and so has the rest of my life, which will be busy and filled with wonders for the rest of my days. Some days I'll wonder why I'm doing it... and somedays doing it will be wonderful.
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http://goatflieg.blogspot.com/
http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
YouTube Channel:
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