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Old 11-29-2013, 09:47 AM
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Default 11-27-13 Instrument Kit Installed



Finished up the installation of the instrument kit in 9 days beginning to end. This kit included the new Garmin GTR200, ADS/B, and autopilot servos.

Next step is the engine. Shooting for a March 2014 first flight.

Pictures of instrument install can be found here.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:27 AM
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Default 12-05-13 Interior Finished



Finished up the installation of the interior. I will be installing custom side panels after my initial flight test hours are flown off.



Details can be found here.
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RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
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RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:37 PM
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Default 12-25-13 Side Panels

I finished making some custom side panels for the interior.



First, I made two molds of the inside of the cockpit.



I laid up two plys of 9 oz. cloth and fit them to the interior. These will be covered in two colors of leather. I'm waiting for the painter to finalize my logo so I can finish the embroidery, then I can apply the leather and permanently attach these panels to the side of the cockpit.

Details can be found here.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 12-25-2013, 07:39 PM
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Very nice job!
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:39 PM
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Is this with the new radio that is incorporating the intercom function? If so I would have thought that Vans would have sent you a revised left side panel that did not have the intercom holes. You could cover that with a plaque with the N Number, had mine made at a trophy shop but put it above the ignition switches.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:51 AM
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Yes, they sent me a new panel but I already had the old panel fit and painted and I didn't want to mess with the new one. I have already installed a N-number panel from Front Panel Express over the intercom holes.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold


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Old 01-23-2014, 02:35 PM
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Default 01-23-14 Fuel Tank SB Completed

While waiting for my engine kit to arrive, I completed the recent fuel tank service bulletin. For me it's an extra pain because my tank is both painted and polished. That meant re-doing both once the SB was done.



While I had the tank out, I calibrated it and marked the side of the tank. I'm not sure what others have done in this regard, but this is how I did it.



UPDATE: These markings are not accurate. I had a new placard made up and installed. I'll update this picture soon.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold


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Old 02-22-2014, 07:55 AM
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Default 02-22-2014

I was able to get the engine mounted before going back to the hospital for the fifth time in less than 2 years as my battle with cancer continues. First, I had to wait two months for the kit to arrive so that blows my schedule to complete the airplane in 12 months. Oh well, next objective is AirVenture this year. That should be doable.

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Greenwood, IN

www.pflanzer-aviation.com
Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold


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Old 03-19-2014, 02:41 PM
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Default 03-19-14 Construction Finished



All of the assembly has been completed. I'm busy configuring the EFIS and getting ready for weight and balance and first engine start.
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www.pflanzer-aviation.com
Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 03-19-2014, 03:34 PM
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Looks absolutely perfect, Randy. GREAT job!
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