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Old 01-17-2010, 02:05 PM
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nice work! So far of all the kits I enjoyed the fuse the most. It has so many different parts and techniques. Best of all you can really see an airplane forming everyday. Enjoy.

Ken
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:07 PM
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Hi everyone,

I took this week off from work to spend some time building since the weather was "mostly" dry. I got the wings permanently installed, along with my ailerons and flaps. I spent today working on the wingtips. I'm still hoping to have it flying by early Spring. The wingtips will eventually be the same blue as the nose and leading edges. I'll paint the empennage fairing and gear fairings to blend with the silver of the polished alumimum.



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Old 02-06-2010, 07:45 AM
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Craig,
Very nice! I love the paint scheme! Good luck with your completion.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:36 PM
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Thanks. I copied Doug Bell's paint scheme and used a Subaru color for the blue. I've been working for 8 of the last 9 years on the project and I'm really ready to be flying instead of building.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:58 AM
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Default Classic Aero Designs

The guys at classic Aero do a superb job!
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:43 PM
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Time to start the wings.

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Old 02-16-2010, 08:57 PM
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Talking Congrats Matt

Finally got that rudder done. Nice work! I'm pretty sure I have never seen that kid with a shirt on...
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:07 PM
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Finally got that rudder done. Nice work! I'm pretty sure I have never seen that kid with a shirt on...
Yeah I try and put clothes on him... Five minuets later he's back down to the diaper....
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:31 PM
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Thumbs up Matt Dralle's RV-8 Project Status 03/06/2010 (Part 1)

Well, I pulled the 'ol RV-8 project out of the shop yesterday to take a couple of pictures of the current status. That got me to thinking that I should probably post a couple of pictures here. Let me know if you have any questions. There's lots more pictures here: http://www.mattsrv8.com

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Old 03-06-2010, 12:36 PM
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