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Old 01-21-2014, 10:16 AM
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Looking good Jeremy. Very neat. Stay safe my friend!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:33 AM
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Jeremy,
Did you make your CAD template by measuring the actual panel in the kit, or find one from Van's or elsewhere. I am planning to do my 7A panel first in AutoCAD, though it will be a while yet. While I could certainly measure points on the curved sections to recreate them, it would save some time, and some measurement error, if there is an accurate one available without depending on that.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:45 AM
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Jeremy,
Did you make your CAD template by measuring the actual panel in the kit, or find one from Van's or elsewhere. I am planning to do my 7A panel first in AutoCAD, though it will be a while yet. While I could certainly measure points on the curved sections to recreate them, it would save some time, and some measurement error, if there is an accurate one available without depending on that.
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm

Downloaded it from vans
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:56 AM
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Here are a few pics of my progress this afternoon.



Got well acquainted with wire lace, holly cow my hands hurt! My plan is to have two wire bundles, one for the power distribution (done, I hope) and another for the data. I am going to leave the zip ties on the data bundle since I will add the engine sensor wires to it when I get home. I will then attach both wire bundles with Adel clamps to the bottom flange of the middle bulkhead. Thanks for all the complements, its motivational

Time for me to go to bed on this side of the world.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:35 AM
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You're a real inspiration, Jeremy. Nice work!
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:18 PM
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Wow, that's looking really good - do you need a job!?!

This looks very similar to how we do things here. One thing I tell people often us buy a PILE of the small cheapo zip ties (they are like a penny a piece or something) and use them extensively as "temporary wire holders". They are so cheap that you can go through many hundreds of them during your panel wiring by simply adding and cutting off as the bundles grow.

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Old 01-21-2014, 04:44 PM
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Bravo!!! That's the way to slay this beast of a project. One bite at a time using whatever bits of time you have.

With that quality of work, I'm sure your finished -7 will be a plane to behold.

Mike
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:06 PM
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BTW gang, the rest of Jeremy's project looks just as good as that wiring.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:46 PM
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I've been helping Jerermy with his project since he moved to Tucson. I was a little skeptical about bringing plane parts to work on while deployed to the desert. But now I see he knew what he was talking about. His work is top notch.

Jeremy lives on base in Tucson and in a matter of a week he transformed a standard two car garage into a well organized airplane factory. He installed 220 VAC to the garage and a portable AC which all can be removed without ever knowing it was ever installed.

To help him out because of his limited storage space in base housing I am storing his engine, cowlings and finished canopy in my hangar and his finished tail kit in my home shop (my RV7A old haunting ground).

If you ever need advice on how to make a shipping create to withstand military contract movers or hurricane force winds, Jeremy is your man.

Looking forward to his return so I can help him finish his RV and getting some more outstanding flying advice from one of our military aviators.

Jeremy-keep up the good work, stay sane and see you in a couple of months.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:23 PM
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I got home from my deployment in mid March and I have been working my tail off on this thing since. Here are some updated photos:


My ground block:



A few engine sensors:




LRU's installed:



Trial Fit of the Avionics, I couldn't resist
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