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Old 03-18-2018, 01:00 PM
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It's alive!!!
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:23 PM
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It's alive!!!
Flickr is the new host, we are crossing our fingers. Took some time and still transferring photos but looking good so far.

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Old 03-19-2018, 10:47 PM
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Good choice Kent. I use Flickr and have been quite happy with it.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:44 PM
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Default Last fuse skin going on

I have finally gotten back to work on the plane...









Going pretty well, had a weird deal ended up a -4...oh well
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:12 PM
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Glad to see you back at it good sir! Also glad we can enjoy them pics again.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:05 PM
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Default aft deck done

So, I finally got the aft deck sorted. The most trouble I have had to date with rivets in NEW holes no combination old and new.




This is the zone of darkness...I put one "4" in and feel good about that one. The skin to longeron fourth rivet in from the back of aft top skin is marginal at best. I got a decent shop head but if anything is going to smoke on me it will be right here. I didn't want to climb in this morning to take a pic of the head, it is Easter after all. He is risen!









I have been futzing with the CY frame and need to make a bigger table and jig it down to get serious, so just close so far. I welded tubing on and off in my career so I have nightmares of getting anything to "meet" in the middle shall we say when it comes to tweaking this thin wall lightweight tubing...

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Old 04-04-2018, 09:26 PM
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Default slider frame

So, I had a bunch of scrap laying around and screwed the mess to the table and it appears to be working. The first test fit showed I needed a bit more elevation to the rear bow. This frame is from 2018 and it is pretty darn close.

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So, I had a bunch of scrap laying around and screwed the mess to the table and it appears to be working. The first test fit showed I needed a bit more elevation to the rear bow. This frame is from 2018 and it is pretty darn close.

Ya, so, this did absolutely nothing. Short of heating it up, which I don't really want to do, I need another approach. That approach will be to drive down to
Van's and get Scott on the hook for some help. I know he will be excited to see a dedicated RV'er show up in person to get the straight scoop from him!
Right?
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:46 AM
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Default New jig steup

So the previous jig was a bust but I changed one aspect and boom, it worked!
I let the aft end of the lower canopy move inward, it needed to, and I found that it set everything at the correct aspect without undue stress on me or the frame.

let the aft go free!



Added force like his until I was beyond uncomfortable, that is usually a good place to start



Capture areas I did not want to move. The first position didn't feel right so moved it from 10:15 and 1:15 to 10:30 and 1:30

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So I drove over to Van's and Sterling and I went over to the -9 to look at the slider setup. I need more cowbell on the back hoop. Then after it is perfect, or close, I compress the whole caboodle .500...huh haha its always something, in my Gilda Radner voice...
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