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Old 04-19-2018, 07:55 PM
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I'm starting to see why most build logs have an absurd amount of time under the canopy section. Keep fighting the good fight!
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:27 AM
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Here is the properly bent latch arm:





Here is the clearance of the frame with respect to the aft deck:



It finally came together, I need just to finalize the finished latch position.
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:42 PM
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I test fit the side skirts and the back of the canopy is still too wide! I am crying on the inside right now....the skirts are supposed to be up against the side skin I would imagine correct?
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:56 AM
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I test fit the side skirts and the back of the canopy is still too wide! I am crying on the inside right now....the skirts are supposed to be up against the side skin I would imagine correct?
Mmmm... fiberglass/carbon.... makes for a perfect fit...
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:19 AM
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Mmmm... fiberglass/carbon.... makes for a perfect fit...
Aaarrrgghh...Not that I don't like to do layups, I don't, but more work, more time.

Thanks Lars!
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Old 04-21-2018, 01:38 PM
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Got out the big boy per Lars advice and it is infinitely easier to compress. Now, strangely enough, I have an uneven distribution of the compression. I watched it like a hawk and still got it. Whats more is my twist is back! HAhaha, incredible...so, sticking with what I have for compression in the back and going to get the twist back out after I get the front compressed down. The big ratchet strap made it super easy.



This is with varying degrees of compression:



I have a new setup for the twist removal, a bit more clean and refined, sorta.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:44 PM
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So I am done for today. Period. If I work on this any longer I know myself, I will end up with a bunch of little pieces laying on the floor and the gas ax hanging from the tree in my front yard...
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:26 AM
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Meet and talk shop:
Don Brousard, cajuwings, was in town from LA, and we got together for some conversation and a little food. It was a pleasure to meet he and his lovely wife Barbara and chat. As he was or is an A&P IA guy, fly's gulfstreams now, I had him take a look at Vincent my RV-7A project and from his cursory look gave it a thumbs up. Not a detailed look by any stretch, but it helped me feel good about my work thus far.
He has a rebuild going on as well and just finished his slider canopy constrution so we had a lot to talk about. Or rather I had a lot of questions for him!
This really is a great community of folks! You hear that a lot, but it is true.

Build on briothers and sisters!
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:56 PM
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So I got this out of the storage unit today.
I need more room...Not sure what and where to move what is in the way, but I will figure that out tonight. Most of the stuff laying around in here has a value to some project now or in the future.



The plastic is a bother and I plan on removing it and just covering the canopy in tape for the most part as Cajunwings did.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:37 PM
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Let the fun really begin! I'm glad you get to do this first.
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