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Old 11-15-2016, 06:52 AM
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Check with local stock car racers to borrow/rent scales, that's how we did rv4
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:37 AM
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Jeff, EAA690 in Lawrenceville, KLZU has scales for our members, go ahead & join, it's cheaper than renting scales...$30/year as I recall + a lot of other neat stuff going on.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:41 PM
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Thanks or the many photos.

I'm just in the process of trim and the photos Posted have been a real help in deciding trim style etc.

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Old 02-03-2017, 02:55 PM
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Default Cutting the Canopy

Very nerve wracking, but the first cuts and initial fitting seem to be going well. Will be even more nerve wracking when I start to drill into the darn thing.



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Old 02-03-2017, 10:00 PM
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Beautiful work on the snorkel! Mine chafed a bit vs the cowl and had to be relieved. Rats.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:50 AM
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Very nerve wracking, but the first cuts and initial fitting seem to be going well. Will be even more nerve wracking when I start to drill into the darn thing.
Looking good Sam! Can't wait to see it when you make the big "cut"!
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Ken!
And thanks for your help in the shop last week along with the pictures you took. Last night I made the cut between windscreen and canopy which went well. This week I'll be drilling canopy to framework.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:56 AM
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Default She's finally at the airport for final assembly!

https://goo.gl/photos/zxMCWS1Hq72kKbk68

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Old 02-10-2017, 11:47 PM
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Posting updates everywhere... but this photo says it all. I'm tempted to share this in the "Photo of your RV on the ground" thread... because it is indeed on the ground.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:27 PM
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Not that I'd expect you would leave it on the ground for long, but that would be a good place for corrosion to start if the padding is at all moist.
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