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Old 06-24-2019, 02:34 PM
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Lookin? a little wolly there, Gary!
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:42 PM
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The latest Blogspot blog entry is up; see link below. It seems long, but it's mostly pictures. Many many pictures. Speaking of which, here's the teaser photo:
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:18 PM
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Martin she needs a final push. Don't stall the progress like many of us you were so fast last year
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:08 PM
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Martin she needs a final push. Don't stall the progress like many of us you were so fast last year
I know. That's what I keep telling myself... and that's what's killing me. Started back today after a long layoff for my daughter's wedding and a staph infection. Well enough to use a respirator again, so I'm hoping to get some painting done soon.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:34 PM
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The latest blogspot blog entry is up. Click on the link in the signature. Lots of photos, some progress, some changes, some finished parts. Here's the obligatory teaser photo. I call it "goattow".
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:21 AM
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Martin, I'm looking forward to seeing your plane at OSH. It looks like you're doing a great job. Keep grinding away at it!
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:21 PM
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A fuselage, windscreen, landing gear, wheels and tires, tail wheel, engine with baffling, and, wait, what's that---- a human tow bar! Now where do I get one of those I wonder? Need to replace that dumbbell in the back with a tail of some sort and you will be flying in no time!

Looking great Marty. Sorry I missed you at Airventure this year but looking forward to seeing you IN your flying machine up there next year.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:41 PM
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I'm hoping it will fly next year... but I'll need a LOT of practice before I'll be ready to fly it into OSH with confidence. Maybe by my second or third year of flying it... we'll see.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:25 AM
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Martin,

You’re about a year ahead of me, so I’ve spent a bunch of time digesting your blog. Great job, btw!

Apologies if you’ve already addressed this, but I think your rudder cables are routed through the wrong holes in the center section bulkhead. I’m still fixing screw ups the previous builder did to my RV-8, and this was one of them. I think it’s a common error.

Here’s a pic from your blog with the correct hole circled. It gets opened up to 5/8”, but please verify both the hole position and size before proceeding. The hole next to it is for the 8A. There are matching holes in the aft center section bulkhead as well..




Here’s another build with the correct routing:



The routing is somewhat buried, but it is shown on plans page 64:


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Old 11-03-2019, 05:46 AM
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Wow... didn't catch that at all. Rats. I'll have to re-examine my build; I think I have wiring going through those holes now, and I can't relocate the wires now. I'll do some consulting, but I think my cables are going to have to stay where they are.
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http://www.mykitlog.com/goatflieg/
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