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Old 11-27-2014, 03:50 PM
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Derek, I bet you are glad to get out of the box and go places. We will have to get all of the Ramona -9A's (BillC, Jim, Ron, you, me) together and do a breakfast flight some weekend. Are you going to keep her in Ramona?
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:52 PM
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For the foreseeable future, yes! What are you doing Saturday? Bambi's hangar one cafe?
Derek Hoeschen
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G3X, Superior XO-320, Dual Pmags, Catto 3B

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Old 11-29-2014, 10:49 AM
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Default Congrats

Congrats Derek,
When are you moving to Gillespie?


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Old 12-10-2014, 01:42 PM
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Default Roll, roll, roll your canoe... NOT!

Some of you here who also know me on FB have already seen this. But I'm 4 months into fitting and drilling the center and forward sections of my fuselage. Here's last night's pic, the last view of it before it all gets torn apart for deburring, dimpling, and riveting. After this it's the no-canoe-rolling-here non-party (the word "party" is there, so a few bottles of beer is still legal for the event, right? ).

And before anyone asks, yes those are the gussets sitting on the center bulkhead, the center rudder pedal brace is removed, etc. Certain parts I fit, marked and started to match-drill just enough to mark the locations, and then removed to gain better access in places. Decided to leave them until the end of all drilling work on the section, where completing drilling of that part would be easier with some things (like the side skin itself) removed.
Scott Balmos - RV-9A N112SB
Cincinnati, OH, KHAO
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:51 AM
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It looks like good progress to me.

Keep on at it and eventually it will be finished.

Hopefully, the instructions are giving you a very clear order of operations (so there is no backtracking to uncover things you just covered up...)

Best Regards,

Cincinnati, OH
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:35 AM
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Now the progress is visible Scott. I was confused by the contraptions on rudder pedals then I read your signature. Those Beringers are nice.
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Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:34 PM
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Default Keep it up!!

Mine looks alot like that, Scott! I also plan to use a fuel injected 320 and Catto prop. Keep posting pictures so I'll know if I am doing it right!
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:09 PM
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Default Making progress

Finally got the "canoe" all riveted up and upright. Got the rudder and brake pedals placed

The aft deck riveted - Pleased there was absolutely no twist in the fuselage

Fitted the "turtle deck"

and got the aft section riveted.

Feels good to see this thing coming together
RV-9A (empennage completed, both wings completed, fuselage and finish kit completed, engine hung, working on panel and wiring)
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:08 PM
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Default Good progress on Empennage

It's my first post in this thread, but I figured, "why not?" Starting to think about ordering the wings...

Horizontal finished

Vertical Finished

Rudder Started

And...A rain guard I made for my compressor mufflers
Bill Miksich
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:53 AM
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Default Engine is built and mounted

Finally, after 9 years of ON/OFF building and 5 years of waiting for cash and time - the engine is built (sorta) and hanging - Hooray!

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