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Old 05-17-2012, 09:30 PM
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Hit the 200 hour mark!

I have begun riveting up the tail cone. So far, so good... I've been back-riveting as much as possible-----
You are flying through this thing------and you had to have eaten up a few hours priming also.

Back riveting is a huge time saver, use a big plate, and rivet tape and just go to town
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:47 PM
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You are flying through this thing------and you had to have eaten up a few hours priming also.

Back riveting is a huge time saver, use a big plate, and rivet tape and just go to town
I figure I have about 26 hours into just priming and primer prep for the empennage.

As for a big back rivet plate, I couldn't agree more. I made a DIY plate out of some scrap steel a buddy had, and it's 19"x10"... and it feels small sometimes.

And Rivet tape... I always thought rivet tape was a gimmicky waste of money, but I figured I'd give it a shot. What a difference that stuff makes!
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:32 PM
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Quick update:

The tail cone has been finished, the tail feathers attached (for initial fit), and the HS, VS, rudder, and elevator fairings are at about 80%. I'll wait on the last 20% until it's time to finish for paint.







Everything was then disassembled and put into storage. The HS and elevators are hanging on the wall in the garage like a beautiful work of art, the tail cone has been strapped to the ceiling, and the VS and rudder are staying comfy in a spare bedroom.

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:42 PM
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Aaaaaand on to the wings!

I took delivery of my (slow build) wing kit last Wednesday. I got lucky with FedEx, and the crates were in good shape. Van's also got the order perfect with no missing parts.





Once unloaded and inventoried, I dug into the main spars. Everything has been counter-sunk, nut plates riveted, and misc parts attached.









With about 15 hours of work, the spars are done.
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Nice work, Ed! Keep that up and you'll have a pair of wings in the stand before you know it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:44 AM
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Hi Nova - Nice work on the wings!

I'm a follower of your progress on Youtube and am toying with the idea of trying to form a club here in New England to build an RV-10. It looks like a really great way to spend evenings and I imagine it's rewarding to see parts of the plane come together.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:13 AM
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Thanks, Bill!

I'm neck deep in proseal, and have been for quite a while now... but I can see a faint glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. For the tanks at least!

I just finished the first quart of proseal. It got me thru everything on both tanks up to the j-channel stiffeners. I'm glad I have another quart on the shelf, as I still have the attach brackets, rear inner ribs, and rear baffle to do.

I think I'm going to be sending in the order for my fuselage next week. Hopefully, I will still have at least 8 weeks of work to finish the tanks and build the flaps and ailerons while the fuse kit packaged and shipped.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:47 AM
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Since Doug put some of my videos on the front page today, I suppose I should update my build thread!

First, the fuel tanks are done! I pressure tested them a few days ago, and are looking good. I have them attached to the wings.

A few pics from the build process:










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Old 01-09-2013, 07:52 AM
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Tank construction, continued:















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Old 01-09-2013, 08:01 AM
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I've also done everything for the bottom skins (including the Gretz pitot mount) and gap fairings except riveting. I'm going to hold off on riviting the bottom skins on until I do the aileron control linkage and install the AP roll servo.







And to bring us fully up to date, the ailerons are under construction:





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