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Old 09-17-2019, 08:29 PM
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Dan,

I didn?t think to mount it up and check it out first. I haven?t trimmed it yet so I?ll do that before I do trim it. The first step in the instructions is to trim the vertical but I skipped it. Now I can mount it and see hon much I need to remove.

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:26 AM
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I have a recollection the desired angle ended up trimming about .75" from the nose. Some people have re-used the original Vans nose rib. I chose to make a new one from scratch for two reasons.
1. The fun and challenge of it.
2. It fit better than re-using the original one.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:54 AM
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A Vans rib didn't fit right when tilted up, but it's very easy to hammerform a new one which does. Trim the VS skin, hold an MDF block against the edge, trace the shape, cut the block inside the line, sand till it fits loosely in the skin. Round the edge, cut a clamp block, and have at it.

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Old 10-03-2019, 08:54 PM
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The big cut fastback style.
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Instrument panel - Carbon fiber looking vinyl. Still need to purchase 2 x GTR-200s and install the Stratus ESG.


Moving the ball down the field.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:59 PM
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I would also highly recommend moving the ELT Mounting forward into the baggage compartment as reaching is where it is currently shown will be very difficult once it's all closed up and the controls/battery is installed.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:24 PM
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After 8 years and 8 months, it's officially an airplane!!

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Old 10-20-2019, 06:19 PM
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Great work Andrew! That?s how long it took me to build. I have over 90 hours now in my 8....just an awesome machine!

Are you doing the first flight?


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Old 10-21-2019, 01:02 PM
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Congratulations! You will love the Zip Tips.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:00 AM
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Great work Andrew! That?s how long it took me to build. I have over 90 hours now in my 8....just an awesome machine!

Are you doing the first flight?


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Thanks Don, Yes, I'll be doing the first flight. I've flown with Mike Seager for about 12 hours and flew a friends RV6 recently for a bunch of circuits.

Pretty excited, just waiting on weather.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:01 AM
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Congratulations! You will love the Zip Tips.
They look amazing on the ground. will probably need to redo part of the brackets to get the landing light at a better angle for night work. That's down the road though.
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