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Old 10-30-2018, 06:16 PM
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MACHINE! MACHINE!

MACHINE!
Haha and I was actually thinking I'm not in the garage enough.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:36 AM
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Haha and I was actually thinking I'm not in the garage enough.
I have been forced to work for a living, I don't think I have been out in a month...I find that if I just can get a week off work I can get a lot done.
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:25 AM
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I do not post here often, or at all , but I have to tell you how much I enjoy following your build. Keep up the good work.

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Old 11-03-2018, 02:15 AM
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I have been forced to work for a living, I don't think I have been out in a month...I find that if I just can get a week off work I can get a lot done.
Ya I hear ya, my progress has definitely slowed down a bit.

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I do not post here often, or at all , but I have to tell you how much I enjoy following your build. Keep up the good work.

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Old 11-03-2018, 02:32 AM
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Time for some more odds and ends.

Decided to drill the air vent intakes to the fuse. I will proseal but I wanted a few rivets to hold them as well.

20181027_135821 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20181027_135826 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Elevator bellcrank installed, torqued and cottered. I used an MS17825 here.

20181027_145512 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I riveted the canopy decks on as well, boy did these take some time. Some of the rivets are hard to get to. Had to make a custom bucking bar for two rivets!

20181028_150718 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20181028_171105 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I may regret this but I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't have installed this yet. The top deck won't get riveted for quite some time anyhow so access shouldn't be a problem.

20181028_172540 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I may or may not have stolen this idea from another builder. I think it looks a little more professional than the safety wire approach and it is easy to adjust.

20181102_162050 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Finally you can see the work on the rudder pedals that I did this week. Learned how do some lacing. I'm still trying to figure out how to address a couple of rub spots on the pilot side.

You can also see the spring setup on the brake cylinders, the spring force stock just wasn't doing it for me so I added these at quite a low cost.

20181102_180554 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:32 AM
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Well the work continues. I'm ordering all of the stuff for fireproofing the fire wall, I'm going with .010" titanium because a sheet of it is still cheaper than the 0.005" foil from Titanium Goat that some have used. I also don't like the look of the 0.002" stainless that a lot of people use. I know I know, no one will ever see it; but that's not true, I will see it... I guess this also means I have a somewhat large order to place with Van's for things like cables and battery box.

First up was the two inch hole for the vent. What a bis-natch (haha take that auto filter!) it was to cut this guy. I have seen others use a flycutter with success so I tried; ummmm flycutter bit definitely needs replaced now. Finally I ended up using a unibit to make a bunch of holes. Then I went to Ace and found this $25 guy. Holy smokes it is awesome, cuts through the stainless almost like butter!

20181103_143607 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Here is the final result, nice and deburred.

20181103_144103 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Next I started working on the deck. When drilling the five holes for the center rib the bit walked, so I up sized them and will be installing AN470AD5 rivets instead.

20181103_164936 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Had to bust out the 12incher for this one.

20181103_164942 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Let me tell you... getting that skin clecoed on was quite a bear. It is 0.032" and does not like the bend by the longeron, I'm going to try and pre bend it a tad next time.

20181103_172344 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Man this looks cool, a blank canvas. The wife said "It keeps getting smaller", to which I responded "I think you mean it keeps getting closer to done."

20181103_174616 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

This last picture probably has you wondering. Well my wife had her baby shower yesterday and my mom made some clothes as a gift. It you look closely you will notice an RV-7A slider complete with my tailnumber! I wondered why she was asking me about the tail number. I also traced this image back to an image on VAF, it's actually a -6A, thanks Doug!

20181103_175623 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:50 PM
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Maybe I just missed it but...which canopy are you going with?
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:24 PM
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My bet is on a slider as the shape of the F-757 has a cut out instead of the holes.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:56 PM
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My bet is on a slider as the shape of the F-757 has a cut out instead of the holes.
Yep this will be a slider. For some reason the tipper just doesn't do it for me. (the manual sure makes the tipper look like a lot more work too)
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Just a suggestion Jereme, you can mount the rudder cable fairing on the inside of the fuselage.... You only see the part the cable comes through. Just have to massage that hole a little bit. Doing a nice job.
Whoops sorry I missed this post back then good sir. I never thought of putting them guys inside the fuselage. Thanks for pointing this out, I will have to take a look.
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