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Old 02-24-2012, 02:58 PM
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Some more progress







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Old 02-24-2012, 06:49 PM
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Looking good Andy! I can tell you are working the details for lightness - I like your rudder pedals!
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:37 PM
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Andy,

It looks great!

Keep posting photos for us - thanks!

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:03 AM
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Default 20 hours of wasted RV-3 building experience: Priceless.

Seems I remember someone saying on Paul's "Worst Sounds of Building" thread a while back that they hate the THUD that means you just missed the backriveting plate.



Yep, 3/4 of the rudder skin stiffeners are on and the rivets are beautiful. All but the last one, anyway. As Ben said when he heard the cussing and came to look at it:

"I'm sorry... it's cracked. There's nothing we can do."

Good thing I found a big piece of .016 just laying around the shop dreaming of becoming a new rudder skin. It's ok, I over-dimpled the last one anyway.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:49 AM
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Parts of life's journey eh! think of it as 20 hours of meditation!........are you going to re do the panel while your at it?....Bruce ......Down under...
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:59 PM
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Yep, panel redesign to my favorite brand of EFIS (GRT) is in the works.

There is no such thing as "wasted" RV-3 building experience, by the way... no matter how futile it may seem at the time!
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:44 AM
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Default All fixed!

I must say, after a restless night last night, I couldn't wake up at work and felt yucky all day.

That is, until I got into the shop at 7 pm tonight to work on my rudder spar. Thanks Tony Boy! Here's the new rudder skin, btw:

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:40 PM
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I'm drilling and clecoing the skin to the horizontal stabilizer. This is the first skin on my RV-3B, and one of the first holes, in this case to the front spar.

I've gotta admit I was mighty glad to see that line through the hole!



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Old 07-19-2012, 02:23 PM
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Dave,

I can only imagine. I felt that way when I was lining up stiffeners, and stiffeners are cheap compared to skins. Keep at it!
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:45 PM
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Thumbs up Awesome...

Andy,

Absolutely Beautiful Craftsmanship!! Very nice...





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