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Old 10-20-2019, 01:59 PM
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Same exact thing happened to me. Rebuilt the elevator----done. Haven't looked back
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:36 PM
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I'm feeling you. I just destoyed most of my VS. Parts ordered and moving forward. At least I get to change my primer to something I like more. Plus, thanks to the practice, this thing will be perfect. I'm sure I will mess up something else down the line. Best wishes on your project. You've got this!
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:01 PM
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"Over? quit? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? **** no, its not over." .
Surely a significant rewriting of history here.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:23 PM
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Surely a significant rewriting of history here.
Made me spill my beer!
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:32 PM
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Surely a significant rewriting of history here.
Classic "Animal House" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:55 AM
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Folks who love their shop time are tired of seeing this thread.

Bad parts and do-overs are part of the learning curve. And they suggest the builder is exercising good judgement in recognizing poor work. So stop whining. Learning is the reality. Time and work is what it takes. If you don't find joy in it, quit...throw in that towel and go do something else.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:59 AM
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It is question of priority. You can spend four or five years watching TV or surfing the net about how to build an RV, or you can just get to work and do it.
10,589 RVs flying so far.......
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:22 AM
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Kintsugi.

I have an extra rivet in the rudder I should paint gold.

My ruined elevator donated scrap for wiring brackets and avionics mounts.

The first and second elevator trim tab made the third one perfect.
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:02 AM
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I have been working on my slow-build wings for almost 2 1/2 years. About 8 months of that time I was making little to no progress because of two back to back problems I encountered (with my pitot system and bottom skins), but eventually I overcame both and had been very happy with the quality of my build. Today I finished building my flaps after about 2 months of effort (they're beautiful, by the way) only to realize that they are both junk. I misinterpreted the plans and ended up getting the rod-end subassemblies mirrored and installed backwards. In other words, the left subassembly was assembled in the right flap, and the right in the left flap. They fit fine. And it is completely irrecoverable. It kept nagging at me that the location of the nutplate didn't seem right, but I was sure I had followed the plans correctly.
There is no way to fix this problem except to buy all new parts and hardware and start over. I'm so frustrated and angry about losing this much time on the project after having just gotten past the difficulty of the bottom skins that I'm tempted to walk away from the project. It seems I'm doomed to keep working on these **** wings in perpetuity. It's that or admit defeat and lose all the time and expense of this project so far.
Did you finish it? Your post created some great responses that I'll have to keep in mind when I reach a spots that test me.
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Old 07-13-2021, 08:18 AM
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Did you finish it? Your post created some great responses that I'll have to keep in mind when I reach a spots that test me.
Building a plane is like baseball - 90% is mental, the other half is physical.


It doesn't matter he finishes it, someone will.
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