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Old 03-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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Just wanted to say hello to all the users of this forum. I've been lurking for a while ----------
Jim, welcome to the good ship VAF.

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:39 PM
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Good to hear from you and good luck in building your plane. I am still pounding rivets but more seriously now and it will take flight 2014 an RV 7. I live and work in Edson Alberta.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:12 AM
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Hi Jim

Welcome aboard..

P.E.I...Here's a place I know pretty well, spent 5 years there based in Summerside ( SAR SQN ) in the 80's...

Love the place and the people..I need to go back someday..

You're gonna love your -4..

Cheers

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Old 03-19-2013, 01:32 PM
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Default Making progess!

Almost two years into the build now and it's finally starting to look like an airplane!



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Old 03-19-2013, 02:22 PM
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Nice, another fast back.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:48 PM
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Almost two years into the build now and it's finally starting to look like an airplane!

Did you raise the height of the vertical stab instead of trimming the nose of it to accomadate the fastback?

Heres mine...

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:11 PM
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[quote=southtarnation;754371]Did you raise the height of the vertical stab instead of trimming the nose of it to accomadate the fastback?

We mounted the vertical stabilizer first according to the plans and then cut the fastback skin out to fit around it. Trimming the skin to fit around the tip of the stabilizer was no big deal and by doing it this way we were able to leave the structure of the vertical stabilzer alone and keep the full strength of its original design. Doing it this way turned out good for us.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:39 PM
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Default Fast back mod

John, I need all the info I can get on the fastback modification. Do you have build pics of the process?
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:37 PM
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Default Fastback pics

I tried to take a lot of pictures throughout the process. Shoot me your email in a pm and I'd be glad to share what I have.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Slipped the surley bonds of the jig!

I finally have a canoe and plan to win the award for the slowest build on a -4: 1983 and counting!
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