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Old 12-11-2011, 12:41 PM
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I'm only a week or so behind you. The race is on! RV-7 emp kit ordered yesterday! I faxed out the order mid-afternoon, and within the hour the Mother Ship had called to issue me builder number 74023. Does that mean there have been over 4000 RV-7(A) empennage kits sold?)


I'm 74012 so...they are selling pretty quick! This one will be a tip-up taildragger as well...although I'm pretty sure you will be moving along faster than me.

Got everything out last night. I think touching each part and doing the inventory made it a lot more real for my better half, in a good way.

Now I just need to finish building my real workbenches...my little sawhorse table is decent for flattening the plans sheets though.

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:19 AM
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I'm 74012 so...they are selling pretty quick! This one will be a tip-up taildragger as well...although I'm pretty sure you will be moving along faster than me.
4000 kits in a little over 10 years. That's an average of 7-8 a week, though it would seem more than that last week! I wonder if Santa will be leaving an RV-7 emp kit under a few Christmas trees?

I'm hoping I can do as the gentleman from Alaska in a recent thread and shun the boob tube. That will allow 15-20 hours/week minimum.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:58 PM
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Last Saturday 507M was finally turned right side up! I'm hoping to finish out the fuse in Jan/Feb and to the Canopy when the weather warms up!

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:23 PM
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Default Let the Fun Begin!

I called Van's this morning to get tracking numbers for the deliver of my empennage kit. Less than 5 minutes after I had gone to FedEx's tracking site and found my delivery date was to be Monday, the doorbell rang... It can't be... Yes it is!... It the FedEx guy with two boxes from Vans.

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:59 PM
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Default Rear Fuselage

Just finished the rear fuselage this weekend. Wings in the background just need to bottom skins riveted. Empennage is in the basement. BTW...the 4" wide straps in the background are suspended from metal channels from Lowe's so I can hang the wings and get some floor space back when ready. Got the 10' straps made with D rings for $15.00 each!

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:14 AM
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Just finished the rear fuselage this weekend. Wings in the background just need to bottom skins riveted. Empennage is in the basement. BTW...the 4" wide straps in the background are suspended from metal channels from Lowe's so I can hang the wings and get some floor space back when ready. Got the 10' straps made with D rings for $15.00 each!

looking good Sean!
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:53 AM
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I thought you had positioned the straps over the end shot of the fuselage to create a menorah !

Happy holidays !
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:25 PM
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That's why they called them hangars.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default Home for Christmas

My Air Force kids are home for Christmas and my son checked out the 7. I think he likes it


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Spent the 1/1/12 installing my prop for the first time...still have to remove it again tomorrow and finish the spinner fab. I am doing the screwless spinner fab which will require me to remove the prop and rear bulkhead one more time...thanks to Mike Stewart for the instrux, http://www.mstewart.net/super8/spinner/index.htm

with any luck I should get this bird flying this year.







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