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Old 01-22-2014, 03:59 PM
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Default All apart again

and now comes that part where motivation is challenged? Time to tear apart all the fuselage parts and debur, dimple, countersink, prime, etc?

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:06 PM
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Andy
I have not yet completed my SB wings and I wish I would not have seen this post. It makes my morale sag a bit knowing I have that look forward to......but I wish I was at your stage of the game! press on!
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:20 PM
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I have not yet completed my SB wings and I wish I would not have seen this post. It makes my morale sag a bit knowing I have that look forward to......but I wish I was at your stage of the game! press on!
Yep, any progress is good progress! It's that stage for me, where I'm glad to have an office job 9-5 so my hands can rest up a bit for the next build session!

On the positive side, the fuselage is not as repetitive as the wings, so you have that going for you. and there's no proseal! YEA.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:27 PM
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Finish kit & FWF kit is in the house?



Also, Engine, Prop, extension, and exhaust ordered and being built up over the next few months?

Now I have to find space in the garage for all this stuff...
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:15 PM
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Default Fuselage riveting

Wrapping up the basic fuselage riveting. Starting the Canoe stage I guess you would call it!




This last weekend I mounted the Grove air foiled gear using all the great tips you can find by doing a few searches on VAF. Made it fairly easy other than the actual drilling part, which was quite a bit of work! Nice to have that job behind me. On to fitting out the fuselage.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:40 PM
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Andy;
Thanks for posting that pic! I needed to look inside the floor to arrange for some muffler mount points.
You sure are organized and dedicated. That RV-8 will be done in no time.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for posting that pic! I needed to look inside the floor to arrange for some muffler mount points.
You sure are organized and dedicated. That RV-8 will be done in no time.
Let me know if you need a custom pic Scott. Happy to shoot one while it's all open.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:19 PM
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Well, I took a bit of a break and installed a set of new wingtip lights from AeroLEDs called the Aerosun VX.



Then I bit the bullet and installed the HS reinforcement doublers per the recent SB.



and lastly, I put some wheels on my rotisserie frame and wheeled the fuselage into the driveway, reshuffled the entire garage around and lined it up with a garage door so as it gets larger and larger I can wheel it out the door. The thing I found is the RV-8 is quite a bit longer than the RV-9A I built in the same garage. It's going to be cozy when I get the engine mounted.



So, now it's back to work on the fuselage. Soon it will be time to mount the tail according to the instructions.
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Ok, let's get that tail mounted up!





Nice alignment of the elevator horns!

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:06 AM
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Default Control hookup

Next up is connecting all the controls and setting the limit stops.



In installed the Dynon pitch servo mount, even though I'm not installing the servos at this time. Figured it's easier now with everything open.



The inflight adjustable pedal assembly takes a surprising amount of time to assemble. Lots of parts and moving surfaces.





Stick pivots


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