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Old 12-20-2018, 07:49 AM
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Default Elevators done! (Less fairings)

And here they are. All done with the exception of the fairings. These things were the most time consuming so far. Some real brain teasers and tight spaces to work in. New to me construction techniques and the fact that it has two trim tabs made these much more challenging than the RV-7 elevators. Glad to finally get them done and move on to the anticipated TAIL CONE!



So I managed to finish the tail feathers in a little under 200hrs. Not sure where that rates in the averages but I will take it.

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Old 04-02-2019, 04:06 PM
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Tail cone is almost all primed and ready for final assembly. Faxing the order for the wings in tomorrow.

I assume I should get the tank floats and aileron trim option. I do plan on leading edge lights so should I get Van’s kit or just buy the duck works mounts like I did for the RV-7. Either way I will be using an LED landing light source of some kind.

Edit: I see the Van’s kit is for the wing tips....

Pros and cons of wingtip vs leading edge? How about both? I love light and also love wig wag!
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Old 04-02-2019, 04:12 PM
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I do plan on leading edge lights so should I get Van’s kit or just buy the duck works mounts like I did for the RV-7. Either way I will be using an LED landing light source of some kind.

Edit: I see the Van’s kit is for the wing tips....
I'm planning on using the FlyLEDs kit that puts all the lights in the tips. Less cutting. And it does wig-wag if your power panel doesn't.

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-...651/category=0
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:03 PM
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I'm planning on using the FlyLEDs kit that puts all the lights in the tips. Less cutting. And it does wig-wag if your power panel doesn't.

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-...651/category=0
I like those but I think I may have to go with with both. I don’t like the dark in the middle and the leading edge lights will help with that.

I like wingtip because they are more visible for wig wag at wider angles. My 7’s leading edge lights are not visible when off axis of the nose of the plane very far.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:05 PM
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I went with third party trim brackets.



When I was building there were a handful of failures. I assume by now Van's has solved that problem.

I think the billet aluminum pieces look nicer than a wielded nut.
Where are these available?

Brian, for this LA dude, you sure are moving fast!

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Old 04-02-2019, 06:19 PM
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Where are these available?

Brian, for this LA dude, you sure are moving fast!

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I got mine from https://iflyrv10.com/index.html

Mike I feel like I am going slow others way out pace me but I can?t be in a hurry due to saving $$$ for kits.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:04 PM
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Pros and cons of wingtip vs leading edge? How about both? I love light and also love wig wag!
I had Duck Works kit with Corvette HID lights in the leading edge, and the factory bulbs out in the wing tip that I used as wig-wag lights.

I did not use the factory hardware to set the tip lights straight ahead, but instead mounted them on the slight angle that the wing tip has----figured it would give better viewing from the side.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:20 PM
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Pros and cons of wingtip vs leading edge? How about both? I love light and also love wig wag!
I like the leading edge installation. It is flexible enough to allow you a lot of options going forward.

The wingtip installation really limits you from a size (and probably heat) perspective.
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Pros and cons of wingtip vs leading edge? How about both? I love light and also love wig wag!
I'm just finishing up wings now, I put the Duckworks mounts in the leading edges and squadron pros in those mounts. Did some bench testing and they are insanely bright. Its not a cheap setup with the squadron pros about $200 a piece. I love light though, so in this guy's opinion - worth every penny.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:41 PM
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I put in the duckworks leading lights with Squadron Pros as well. By the time I was ready to order the FlyLeds, Paul had released the works kit, so I went ahead and ordered those.
I'm sure there are worse problems to have and not sure I can have too much light. Worst case I'll wire them such that I can turn the wingtip and leading edge lights independently? Maybe too much light for taxi ops? Won't know till I'm further along. I will say I totally enjoyed building the FlyLed kits. Just like the Baja lights, these things are BRIGHT!
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