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Old 01-29-2015, 06:42 AM
AndyWW AndyWW is offline
 
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Hi everyone. I received my empennage kit #74424 yesterday.
It's going to be a long journey, and I'm going to need a lot of help from this amazing community of pilots!
Thanks in advance....
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:34 AM
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Hi everyone. I received my empennage kit #74424 yesterday.
It's going to be a long journey, and I'm going to need a lot of help from this amazing community of pilots!
Thanks in advance....
Welcome Andy.
Good choice! check out the Tips page for gotchas on the 7 assembly.
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Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:43 AM
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Andy, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I already benefited from joining VAF because I found out using the search facility that everyone gets a banana-shaped VS-808PP with their empennage....
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:30 PM
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Don't get too aggressive trying to straighten the banana. The flanges can buckle and you'll have your first piece for the scrap pile.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:59 PM
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Hi everyone. I received my empennage kit #74424 yesterday.
It's going to be a long journey, and I'm going to need a lot of help from this amazing community of pilots!
Thanks in advance....
Hi Andy
We have friends in Engelfield Green and often stay with them when we are in the UK.
If you would like to, send me a PM with your contact details, and we will try to call in when we next visit.

Cheers
Jim Talbot
RV7-A ZK-JLT
Tauranga
New Zealand

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Old 01-31-2015, 01:02 PM
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Email sent. Small world!
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:42 AM
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My fits-and-starts project is finally getting somewhere! Just wrapping up the fuselage, canopy frame is done and i'm getting ready for the "big cut." I know I still have a ton of work left, but it feels like a huge step in a way. Next up,figuring out what engine i'll go with ...

The canopy is just sitting there uncut, but dang if it doesn't look like a plane now!

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Old 02-03-2015, 01:39 AM
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you're in the home stretch now! I remember when I was fitting my canopy. I drove my Jeep into the garage looked at the plane and said Wow it actually looks like an airplane now! You will be flying very soon if you keep up a good pace!

Looks great!

: CJ
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:21 AM
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