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Old 04-05-2012, 10:32 PM
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Default And I thought I could only build Sandwiches....

So last thurs on the 30th I got a call from my wife telling me "Its here, It's here!!" And so it was, the empennage: My march Christmas present.



Now number one I can't believe what's in the boxes is +6 -3 G rated after I get through with it. Maybe it will be +1 -.5 after I am through...

So I am working diligently and one week and one day later I have a horizontal stabilizer and a vertical stabilizer!! So I have to ask since it varies SOOO much...
How am I doing on time? If y'all come back with "you should be done in 3 years at that pace" I'm just going to cry... I like the build BUT I wanna fly!!


My daughter seems to be saying "Look and what my daddy can build! All I thought he could do is sandwiches..."


Oh and by the way Van's called and they seem to have an extra QB wings and fuselage sitting around collecting dust!
"Well sure I will take it Anne!" I thought I was going to have to wait 60 days for the QB.
So before I even started my empennage some nice Philippino was whipping my fuse and wings into place!

Tony Partain is already set up to bring it to me no crate included. Whew....

One last thing, Bruce on VAF, Boomer as he is known to some of you, loaned me his pneumatic squeezer for my build. What a great guy!
He also gave me my first RV flight and took me over that day to work on the RV-1 and be part of history with Jay, Walt, Bruce and
picture man Ernie! Great community and people here.

I can't wait to fly!!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:25 PM
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Default Fun with the snorkel.

Once I actually figured out a good rhythm with fiberglass, the process isn't so intimidating or frustrating.

The snorkel ain't easy by any suspension of disbelief, but it's not impossible. So far.

http://stjohn.openbar.com/airplane/?p=837

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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Default Busy weekend

I hate this part. It seems like it will never end. But it did and I'm very happy to now turn this pile of parts into the center fuselage.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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Default the future n726sg

I have been at this slow build for 5 years. Now I need to hang the firewall.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:13 AM
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I hate this part. It seems like it will never end. But it did and I'm very happy to now turn this pile of parts into the center fuselage.
Looking good my friend!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:50 AM
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Default Wings Started

I started the Wings this week.

Glad there are guys ahead of me so I can learn from them!

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:25 AM
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I started the Wings this week.

Glad there are guys ahead of me so I can learn from them!
Right behind you Jason! I got my SB wing and fuselage kits inventoried, and the right spar is on the bench, planning on making some chips this evening (too bad the spars can't be used in their full anodized glory...). I noticed you don't seem to be using the nutplates to pilot the countersink as the instructions suggest. I don't care much for that idea either, and plan to make a pilot hole jig (like Sam B's below) out of some thick stock from my scrap bin.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:37 AM
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I noticed you don't seem to be using the nutplates to pilot the countersink as the instructions suggest.
Yup, I used Rudi's method of a long piece of 1/16" aluminum angle that I used on the rudder TE. Worked like a charm. Got both spars sunk quickly and chatter free. I hope to have the Nutplates on Saturday after spot priming all the holes.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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Default Transporting From Sparks Neveda







It made it to Chino safely at 3:30 am Last Night
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:56 AM
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Talking Empennage Complete

Empennage is done and weeks are scheduled to ship in about a week.

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