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Old 02-14-2019, 06:43 PM
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Default Build Video

Latest installment of the build is up on YouTube!

https://youtu.be/xIX8fFLt_G4
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:59 AM
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Default Rudder sub structure pre assembly

In this video I match drill the entire sub structure and skin, deburr and dimple.

https://youtu.be/CXZIvcNzQDc
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:42 AM
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We've been finishing a few post-paint tasks off in the workshop - hoping to take this to the airfield in the next few weeks.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:25 PM
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That looks great Ed....congrats!


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Old 03-07-2019, 03:14 AM
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We've been finishing a few post-paint tasks off in the workshop - hoping to take this to the airfield in the next few weeks.

That looks amazing!

Can I ask if that?s a standard double garage? I?m just about to start my project and was trying to work out what I can and can?t do at home.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:31 AM
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It's a probably a bit bigger than a standard double at 6m x 6m, minus a corner behind me in that last photo to the left, where there's a storage cupboard.

It's often required some head-scratching as to how to orientate components and schedule tasks, but we've managed to do everything at home – even the fitting of the wings, though that needed the door open to poke one wing outside for a few hours while they were both on.

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Old 03-07-2019, 04:06 AM
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Thanks Ed.
Mines a bit smaller at 5X5m so the head scratching might go on for a bit longer!
Still, Im hoping I can get the fuselage built and hang the engine as long as the tails not on.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:34 AM
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I reckon 5mx5m should work - we put the empennage on and did everything required, before removing it. That was before the engine was fitted, and we had the fuselage diagonally across the space.

Plan to make your benches easy to move, then you can maximise flexibility of the space.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:38 PM
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That color of blue is freakin' awesome, Ed. Gonna be one sharp looking airplane.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:41 AM
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Thanks Greg, the blue is a Jaguar Cars colour called Caesium Blue.

The scheme was from Scheme Designers. Craig Barnett was tremendous to work with, and just kept tweaking it till we had the perfect solution. I had always liked one particular scheme that he had come up with Peter Fruehling's RV-7, and that inspired some ideas specifically adapted to an RV-8 (with the annoying UK requirement for a large fuselage registration).

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