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Old 02-22-2014, 12:05 AM
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Sadly, have to go back to Hong Kong to work......

I have 5 weeks leave late April which is when I am going to (finally) finish the fiberglass and get her dis-assembled for paint.

....... but I have 2 more days yet
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:22 PM
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Default First year progress

Well it has been one year to the date that my dad and I started building our -10, so I figured I better post an update.

This is where we started.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...8&l=14968c5538

And now we are here.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...4&l=2d5b80225f

The firewall forward is done minus hooking up the probes. The panes sould get here in a week from Stein. And we are getting the wings ready to finish up.

I would like to thank everyone for your help in our first year and are looking forward to more till we finish.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:24 AM
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Talking Moved project to hanger... Got pink slip 7 days later

Thanks for all the help I got from Atlanta builders moving my project, and then also getting it ready for DAR inspection.

Saturday the 15th we moved the project to the 10 miles to LZU. Fuselage on a car carier, wings and tail in a 17 foot U-haul. I did not move any work benches, and the 17 foot U-haul was plenty big for all my tools, supplies, Wings, and Tail Feathers. Builders showed up at about 10:00, had the truck loaded and secured by 11:00, tow truck showed up about 11:40 (supposed to arrive at 10:30), and we were at the airport and wings on by 3:00!





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I took 1/2 days from work all week, and worked 8-10 hrs at the airport each day. Had a few problems once I had everything hooked up. Left fuel gauge not working, Lightspeed RPM sender not talking to G3X, some problems with my wing-tip lights, and my flap position sensor not having enough range, causing them either to not go all the way down, or not go into reflex.
Got the plane weighted (1692 lbs)


Fueled and calibrated fuel gauges, and did first engine run!
She started right up without a problem (except not having an RPM gauge). Max static RPM (once got gauge working) was 2610 out of the box.

Saturday 22nd Vic showed up and did my DAR inspection, he found a couple items that were quickly remedied (Aileron hitting autopilot stop and not main stop, elevator trim jam nut not tightened.). Got my Airworthiness Certificate!


Did not rush to get things buttoned up as Sunday was supposed to be bad weather all day (ended up being nice). Expect to do my first flight later this week or weekend.!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:32 AM
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Congratulations Bill! You can look forward to years of enjoyment
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:02 AM
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Congrats! Great looking -10.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:06 AM
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Default Congratulations!!

Bill, congratulations on the pink, and getting this far down the tunnel------the light must be getting pretty bright by now

Good looking paint job------------did you do it yourself at home??? lots of blue on the floor in the garage photo??

Good luck with the first flight, dont rush things and above all, be safe.

The 10 is a great airplane, you are gonna love it.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:20 AM
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Woohoo....way to go Bill! Great job!
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:18 AM
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Congrats Bill Airplane looks great

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Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM
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Default Did paint myself

Yes, I did the paint myself. Stuart systems. Painted it in the garage and basement. about 450 hours of work. If I had a hanger I would do it again, but would not do it again in such a confined space. That added a lot of time/effort.

I am happy with the paint job, looks professional at 30 feet, good at 5 feet. Painted all the parts separate, and some ended up with heavier blue than others, so some are darker. Still I'm happy.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:48 PM
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Did you get any stick time with Vic after the inspection ??
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