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  #2011  
Old 05-11-2022, 11:15 PM
motodave motodave is offline
 
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I used 295UV with the black Sika primer ($) and activator. I used the great tips Larry (aka Wirejock) documented in his article in Kit Planes magazine (https://www.kitplanes.com/sikaflex-canopy-bond/) a few months ago and followed the Sika instructions. It’s a process to be sure but happy with results on canopy and windshield.
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YIO-360-EXP Thunderbolt
Empennage 100% Complete
Slow build Fuselage 99% done
Garmin G3X panel w/VPX, wiring 99% done
Slow build Wings 99% done
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Old 06-21-2022, 01:29 AM
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Default Panel update

I have finished all my wiring requirements so I have started programming my VPX Sport digital circuit box defining which switches turn on the relevant circuits and specifying the amperage value for each one.

Consequently this has allowed me to turn on my avionics for the first time and allowed me to:-

1. Update the software to the latest version from Advanced.

2. Program the PFD and the MFD functionality plus specify which components are linked to them.

I have attached the photo below for you to view my instrument panel.

https://flic.kr/ps/3TnTEo

I have turned on all the systems in the VPX and thankfully so far I have not generated any smoke.

Cheers,
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Old 06-22-2022, 12:29 PM
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Status? Frustrated.
Everything Firewall Forward is dependent on something else. That assumes all the parts are available. If another widget is needed, there goes another order to a vendor and more time. My shop is a disaster. There are parts waiting and tools to install them all over. Today, an order finally arrived from Spruce. The plastic package seal must have opened and part fell out in the warehouse. Component can't be installed or even partially used because they are looking for the missing piece and don't have a replacement to send. Out of stock. Oh bother! My electronics are pending two HDX screens. My interior is on the waiting list for who knows when. On to something else. I may switch to fiberglass and paint for a while. At least I have all the stuff.
Thanks for letting me vent.

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Status? Still frustrated.
I called Spruce yesterday. They were out of the part and sent a message to warehouse to look for the missing piece. Promised to call me. No call. I called this morning. No joy. They backordered it and sent me an RMA to return the defective part. No pre-paid postage. Go figure. I have to pay to return a defective part. No doubt I'll get charged to ship the replacement.
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Old 07-03-2022, 10:42 AM
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Default My 5-year-build Anniversary Update

Happy 4th of July!

July 1, 2017 was the day I started on the tail kit. Not sure where time has gone, but here's an update on where I'm at today:

I'm nearly done with the windscreen and I'm estimating that after this long, Holiday weekend I should be complete. After that, I'm done with everything I want to do here in my garage. I'm leaving the wheel pants and leg fairings for later.

Everything else is done! Wings completed, installed, rigged, etc. previously in my garage. VFR panel done. FWF, Engine, Prop, etc. all installed.

It's been all heart and soul! I've loved the build process. Definitely didn't enjoy certain parts of the build, but just carried on with the grind.

Thanks to VAF for keeping me motivated!

Ryan
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Old 07-03-2022, 01:59 PM
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Happy 4th of July!

July 1, 2017 was the day I started on the tail kit. Not sure where time has gone, but here's an update on where I'm at today:

I'm nearly done with the windscreen and I'm estimating that after this long, Holiday weekend I should be complete. After that, I'm done with everything I want to do here in my garage. I'm leaving the wheel pants and leg fairings for later.

Everything else is done! Wings completed, installed, rigged, etc. previously in my garage. VFR panel done. FWF, Engine, Prop, etc. all installed.

It's been all heart and soul! I've loved the build process. Definitely didn't enjoy certain parts of the build, but just carried on with the grind.

Thanks to VAF for keeping me motivated!

Ryan
Looks really nice. I cant believe you got the rear canopy skirt to work in metal. I am impressed. Good luck with the next phase!
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98% done, 2% left to go
Structure done (less gear)
Electrical/Panel done
Firewall Forward 95% done less baffles and airbox
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Old 07-05-2022, 06:12 AM
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Congrats Ryan!

And congrats also to your son for joining the Long Blue Line! I see the USAFA decals on the tail.
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Old 07-06-2022, 03:07 PM
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Default Progress tanks and leading edges

Feels like progress, finished up with the fuel tank riveting and pro-seal (what a messy job) and also got the leading edges riveted and test fitted. Planing on waiting a week or so to test the tanks for leaks, big time fingers crossed!

Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

My fuselage is urging me to hurry up!
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Empennage 100% Complete
Slow build Fuselage 99% done
Garmin G3X panel w/VPX, wiring 99% done
Slow build Wings 99% done
Littleton, CO & KCFO (aka CO Air and Space Port)
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Old 07-06-2022, 06:03 PM
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Nice work Dave!
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Old 08-01-2022, 10:20 AM
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Default Milestones: Two-for-one Weekend!

This little piggy stayed home....from Oshkosh....to prepare for this past weekend. Truthfully, I've never been to Osh! Hmmm...maybe next year will be my year to go!

The big move!
Wings on!

Getting very close now.

Ryan
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Old 08-01-2022, 11:20 AM
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This little piggy stayed home....from Oshkosh....to prepare for this past weekend. Truthfully, I've never been to Osh! Hmmm...maybe next year will be my year to go!

The big move!
Wings on!

Getting very close now.

Ryan
Congratulations, I hope Iím not far behind
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Started 11/2016
Empennage completed 11/2016
Ailerons and flaps completed 3/2017.
Wings completed 12/2017
Started on QB fuselage 01/2018
Sliding canopy mostly completed 10/2020
Wiring and Avionics harness completed 9/2/2021
FWF Started 9/3/2021

Donated for 2022 and so should you
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