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Old 07-13-2019, 05:03 PM
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Mike, lookin good
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:03 PM
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:55 PM
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Default Port wing fit up

Well folks, a few weeks back I decided to bring my project home from my friend's hangar as I wasn't getting to work on it as much as I thought I would. I made good progress last winter working on the flaps and ailerons at home in the basement and it's true what they say, you get way more done with a project at home. While I won't be able to final rivet in my basement, I have a lots to do over the next few months. Here's how it looks so far.

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Old 11-21-2019, 01:48 PM
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Vertical Stab complete and rudder almost done, its a real life exploded view at the moment

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Old 11-21-2019, 02:29 PM
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Vertical Stab complete and rudder almost done, its a real life exploded view at the moment

Awesome Frank, especially given how much of your time is spent making props!

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Old 12-28-2020, 01:03 PM
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Here is my extra extra long build RV-4. Just brought the second wing from home to the hangar and got it installed on the plane today. After 30 years its hard to say "its close" but it kind of feels like it.
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Old 12-29-2020, 07:48 AM
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Here is my extra extra long build RV-4. Just brought the second wing from home to the hangar and got it installed on the plane today. After 30 years its hard to say "its close" but it kind of feels like it.
Keep at it, you are so close now, I can almost hear the sound of "CLEAR PROP".
Your blue over shine is gorgeous.

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Old 12-29-2020, 08:18 AM
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Default Get-R-Done!

Kudos to keeping with it! Mine took 16 years and I never lost the passion, flying it now 10 years this month. People always ask "How long did it take you to build?"..I always reply " About 3 years over a 16 year period"..it usually leaves them stumped. You are close now, and I remember that stage well. Exciting times !
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Old 12-29-2020, 11:00 AM
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People always ask "How long did it take you to build?"..I always reply " About 3 years over a 16 year period".

I like that! I'm approaching 13 years and feel the same way!
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:39 PM
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Exactly, there was 17 years of a Pitts S-1S (with mods), a few years of a Bonanza, a C-150 mini-restoration, and countless other distractions. Actual build time, probably 5 years.

The RV has a new ECI Titan O-360, and Dynon Skyview with autopilot. When I started this project I envisioned cheap steam gauges.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and kind words.

Brad
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