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Old 04-27-2018, 05:14 PM
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Jereme! Your progress is pretty incredible. Whats your background? I'm an Air Traffic Controller at KCHA. I've never done anything like this but would like to. Take it easy.

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Jereme is a sheet metal "Yogi" or "Guru" as they are sometimes called...

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Old 04-27-2018, 05:35 PM
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Jereme is a sheet metal "Yogi" or "Guru" as they are sometimes called...

LMAO That's hilarious. I'm going to Oshkosh this year. Really hoping to learn some metal work at some of the booths.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:00 PM
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Keep in mind the wings are a flexible structures. That slight pillowing will go away when it hangs on the fuselage (on ground).

It will also be more pillowing when in flight, depending on how much the wing is loaded.

All of which is normal.
Very interesting, I never thought of that but it makes sense.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:02 PM
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Jereme! Your progress is pretty incredible. Whats your background? I'm an Air Traffic Controller at KCHA. I've never done anything like this but would like to. Take it easy.

Justin
Thanks for the complements good sir! I have been many things already, now I teach industrial arts and math to high schoolers. Before that I did HVAC so I guess that's where I learned my metal skills. And before that I was an engineer. Dang maybe I should stick with something! Teaching has been the funnest so far so i think I'll keep it there.

Kent,

Haha that gave me a good chuckle!
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LMAO That's hilarious. I'm going to Oshkosh this year. Really hoping to learn some metal work at some of the booths.
It's definitely worth the trip for sure! I am planning on being there as well. Maybe taking a few of the electrical classes as that will be here before too terribly long.
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:17 AM
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I'll be there Monday and Tuesday. I'm considering buying the RV7 quick build kits. Do you have any build videos on youtube or just pictures? The pictures are great.

I need some more tools. I have C squeezer and air compressor but need a drill and drdt-2. Look forward to seeing more progress!
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I'll be there Monday and Tuesday. I'm considering buying the RV7 quick build kits. Do you have any build videos on youtube or just pictures? The pictures are great.

I need some more tools. I have C squeezer and air compressor but need a drill and drdt-2. Look forward to seeing more progress!
No videos, just pictures. If you decide to build definitely look into some other build logs, I use Mike Bullocks as my go to, he documented the build very well!
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Well I received my replacement angle for the firewall so I thought I would finish it up. Priming was on Friday followed by an enormous amount of time riveting the parts over the weekend. I can't believe how time consuming riving the firewall was since the plate had to be elevated for the flange. I must have turned that firewall over a hundred times in the process. Glad it's all riveted and I even got back to the center section. Bolting some of the control pieces on was fun!

Close up of my riveting.

20180429_124308 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180429_132343 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20180429_132456 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Here you can see I drew a little picture just to remember what combination of washers worked the best. Also, thank goodness for washer wrenches.

20180429_153822 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr


After getting the sticks on it was time to see how it felt.

20180429_174139 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Well believe it or not I have still been working on the plane, just forgetting to take pics!

I also found out while working on the plane that I may or may not be allergic to bees (when you think you are brushing off a piece of aluminum from your shirt it may be a bee...). haha Had to take a few days off for this one...

20180506_085135 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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I finished the center section bulkhead as well as the 705 bulkhead. The 705 bulkhead took waaaaay more time than I thought it would. Many parts to fabricate and a lot of non-punched parts. I also managed to get most of the way done with the 706 bulkhead. Only a couple more days and I think the bulkheads will all be ready for priming.

Creative clamping time.

20180510_182456 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

F-705 almost finished

20180512_130632 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The 706 bulkhead is actually making things look like something!

20180515_185617 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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