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Old 12-04-2019, 12:12 PM
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Started this summer on an RV-8. Sort of had QB empenage since I bought a partial kit. Working on the wing rear spars now.



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Old 12-04-2019, 09:45 PM
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Temporarily rigged the elevator control system tonight. Still need to go back and put in the proper spacer washers, I'd thought maybe I could get away with just putting bolts through, but that makes for a ton of slop, which isn't going to work for getting the pushrods adjusted for proper stick position.

Of course, then I had to put in the front seatback, throw in a lawn chair cushion, and sit in there making airplane noises.

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Old 12-05-2019, 06:49 AM
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Been awhile since I contributed to this thread. I'm between blogspot updates, but thought I'd share a recent panoramic photo I took with my iPhone during initial cowling fitment.
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Been awhile since I contributed to this thread. I'm between blogspot updates, but thought I'd share a recent panoramic photo I took with my iPhone during initial cowling fitment.
Looking beautiful and well done. I find myself slogging forward in anticipation of a time when my -7A is as far along as this!
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Still working on the FB canopy frame. Applying dry micro for sanding. Should I do the micro all the way up the insides or just smooth it out and skim the sides with epoxy?


I?ve got my little fiberglassing tent to stay around 70 degrees.


FB rear seat is getting closer to being ready for paint.


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I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first time. Now adjusting/fitting upper longerons. Proving not to be as difficult as I'd feared.


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Old 01-24-2020, 07:34 AM
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I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first time. Now adjusting/fitting upper longerons. Proving not to be as difficult as I'd feared.
Most of the "scary" items are not as difficult if you already know that they can be difficult. Take your time think/measure twice cut/drill once!

I am currently finishing my canopy and most of the "scary" Things were not that hard Back to work!
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:42 PM
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I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first time. Now adjusting/fitting upper longerons. Proving not to be as difficult as I'd feared.
You're fast approaching what was, for me, about the most demoralizing part of the build (so far). You go from "that's a big pile of parts" to "wow this looks like an AIRPLANE" and next thing you know, it's gone back to being a pile of parts again.
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Still working on the FB canopy frame. Applying dry micro for sanding. Should I do the micro all the way up the insides or just smooth it out and skim the sides with epoxy?
Just skim with epoxy or whatever surface sealing method you choose. Mine was skimmed once to seal then sprayed with a few costs of K36.

Were I to build another, I'd add a few plies of carbon to the center crossbar web. The gas strut pushes hard toward the left side when closed, and the glass is low modulus. Although the left side may fit tight at this stage, it will gain a small gap later with the strut.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:38 PM
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Just skim with epoxy or whatever surface sealing method you choose. Mine was skimmed once to seal then sprayed with a few costs of K36.

Were I to build another, I'd add a few plies of carbon to the center crossbar web. The gas strut pushes hard toward the left side when closed, and the glass is low modulus. Although the left side may fit tight at this stage, it will gain a small gap later with the strut.
To late, I did micro on the inside walls but once past the fiberglass it's pretty thin. At least it's easy to sand.....right?

I did use carbon on the center bulkhead. When I was test fitting the strut I noticed how the left side seems to fit better. I'll be glad when the canopy is done. It's very true that changes to the plans add time, lots of time for me.

Thanks for the advice!

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