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Old 06-13-2012, 11:16 AM
Philippe CORDIER Philippe CORDIER is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Default Big cut for my birthday !...

To day I have done the "big cut". Good job to celebrate my birthday who is to day !...
Actually it is spring time in France but the weather is exceptionally cold so I have done the job in my workshop with the heating to get the 70 ? minimum.

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:31 AM
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Location: Utah
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Default Happy Birthday Philippe!

One of those most important and stressful jobs well done! Excellent craftsmanship. One suggestion for baffle where oil cooler is attached. Beef it up. Look for tips on VAF. Otherwise it will crack after couple hundred hours.
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:38 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Happy Birthday

Congrats on the big cut, and happy birthday
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:52 PM
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Location: Ramona, CA
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Default It has wings!

Big day and some Major Visible Progress (MVP). With some expert help from Roee Kalinsky (RV-7A builder), and some assistance from my kids the wings are on the fuselage.

More details on my RV Build Project page
Bruce Hill
RV-9A N5771H flown over 900 hours!
APRS Tracking for KJ6YRP and Flying Over the Hills Blog
2021 VAF donator
EAA Tech Counselor, Pre Buys, Build assistance - canopy/tanks/fiberglass/electrical/repairs
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:36 AM
BillC BillC is offline
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Location: Ramona, Ca
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Looking good there Bruce. Now you only have to figure a way to remove that vertical section of the house without it falling down on you and you're all set?

Bill RV-9A Flying
FFI- Flight Lead
Ramona, CA (KRNM)
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:38 AM
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Location: Irvine, CA
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Default Or Try This...

Originally Posted by BillC View Post
...Now you only have to figure a way to remove that vertical section of the house without it falling down on you and you're all set?

Nahh. Just pull it forward til the LE is almost touching the pillar, then yaw it to the'll twirl right out the door. (Former forklift driver).
John Halcrow
Tustin, CA
RV-12 120682
Emp/TC done; Wings done; Fuse kit done

"Keep flying. Malcolm Reynolds
Paid up until Aug 2022
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:26 PM
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Location: San Jose, CA
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Hey Bruce

That's starting to look like an airplane!

Kelly Johnson
San Jose, CA

Pink slip issued: 5/7/12

First flight: 5/28/12, Memorial Day.

Phase I Complete: 8/18/12!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:15 AM
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Location: Geneva, AL
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Default Getting close

The plan is to get the rest of the fairings on and interior in and weigh it this week and the first engine start over the weekend!! I flushed the fuel lines over the weekend and put the first drink of oil in it. Turned it over by hand and then the starter and got oil pressure fairly quickly. I'm excited. Now to get some transition training and the inspection!!
Paul Rose
RV-9A 91300
SERFI 2013 Awards
Inspection Complete!!! 7/7/12
First Flight 7/22/12
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:17 PM
dbaflyer dbaflyer is offline
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Location: Iowa USA
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Default Started Quick Build Fuselage

The wings are sitting in the cradle without the bottom skin rivets done and the wing tips and plumbing to go. I decided to go with a quick build fuselage which Vans had in stock. I had it shipped to arrive just as my flaps were completed. The fuselage looks good. I've notice a couple odd things so far, but not concerning. The firewall was already dimpled, yet I was still needing to match drill the recess. Second item is the seat ribs where the stick control columns attach were not complete. The inner most ribs had the access opening with nut plates but the next ribs over did NOT have the 1.5 inch hole cut with trimming to allow the control stick mount (WD610 I think) to fit. It looks like there should be clearance to get in there and drill it out.

The flap trailing edges in this picture were not done yet. They are sitting on the table letting the pro seal set up.

Picking up quick build at ABF freight

It took about 6 hours from arrival at ABF freight until it was unpacked and all items inventoried.

Denis Sailer - Eastern Iowa
RV9A - N649DS - 150 hours
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:21 PM
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Location: Edgewater, FL. X50
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Default Fuselage done.

Making good progress and am waiting for the delivery of the Finish kit.
The empennage is on temporarily but I haven't fit the wings yet. I have them in storage and did not want to haul them back to the house to fit them. Plus I don't have the fairings until the finish kit shows up anyway.
RV9 - N14MW - Flying
G3X - ECI Titan I0-320
Catto three blade prop
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