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Old 05-03-2018, 07:09 AM
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Looks really nice!
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:18 PM
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Scott,

You and I started at about the same time (kit 432 and 433!), but I'm only at the horizontal stabilizer. I get to rebuild my rudder again too.

I wish I could progress as fast. Priming really does add a good number of hours to the build.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:58 PM
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Hey art! its fun to run into folks that ordered around the same time that I did!! I will have to watch your build blog closely!

I am one of those that is on the fence when it comes to priming. I know that there are folks that use the two part primers and then there are those that don't prime at all (everyone knows that timeless discussion of "to prime, or not to prime"!!) So, after speaking with my grandfather-in-law, who built an RV-4 in Washington state 20 years ago or so and didn't use any primer, I decided to meet in the middle. I use primer but only on the actual joint locations themselves and with the self etching spray can style primer (the nicer spray can stuff, but still spray can stuff!). So, where the ribs meet the skins or anywhere that two metals meet with rivet points that break through the metal pieces, those points I will prime, but I don't coat the entire inside of the skins. I think that the cladding is sufficient and I think that the extra weight, as little or as much as that may or may not be, is not necessary, for my own personal taste.

Even with the relatively little amount that I do prime, it takes a bit of time. And as I said, I use the self etching spray can style primer, I can only imagine the time you go through with the stuff you use!

It looks like you are doing pretty well with it (and believe me, I have had my fair share of re-ordered parts!!!) and I will definitely have to keep an eye on your build progress! Its a lot of fun!
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:41 AM
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Wing kit arrives tomorrow.... had to make room in the garage!
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:04 AM
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Wing kit arrives tomorrow.... had to make room in the garage!
I'm guessing you're a bachelor?
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:05 AM
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Hope it stays this good when the hinges are in place
One does have to admire his tastes in decor, so coordinated, yet simply stated colors.

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Old 05-11-2018, 08:47 AM
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My wife is well-accustomed to having various project components throughout the house. Over the years, it's been airplane parts, motorcycle parts, gun parts, car parts, and now it'll be airplane parts again. What goes around, comes around.

She's a keeper, that's for sure!
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:33 AM
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I'm guessing you're a bachelor?
Nope, Happily married for 16 years! hahaha!!! It was her idea!!! Our front room has always been empty, so we decided to install some conversation pieces!
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:50 AM
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Nope, Happily married for 16 years! hahaha!!! It was her idea!!! Our front room has always been empty, so we decided to install some conversation pieces!
My wife is ALMOST this tolerant - I've got all the same stuff in our upstairs media/game room - don't use it that much anyway.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:11 PM
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Felt appropriate to share this here: 23.5 hours later, my first -14A completed component - the Vertical Stabilizer. Not perfect, but safe and a lot of lessons learned. Looking forward to keep going!



Lighting effect makes it look indented on the front spar when really isn't.
Though I have do have some dents on the VS-707 rib where I thought I was bucking a rivet but the bar was on a cleco not the shop end
But I think it's still ok but will have a Tech counselor take a look for sure.



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