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Old 01-17-2022, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bob865 View Post
I had originally planned on waiting to do the finish work all at once, but with the delays in shipping my wings, I've been wanting to work on something and staring at my empennage parts. Decided to go ahead and give the rudder a whirl. All mounted and looks good. Going to go ahead and start on the fiberglass for lack of anything else to make progress on.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by goatflieg View Post
I posted the link to the latest Blogspot entry in my build thread here, but the obligatory teaser photo didn't really show anything. So I want to share the final photo of my airplane in 2021. So... close... yet, not very far...!
Good job Martin! I've been on a silence race, but you have won. I'm right behind you. Good luck with airworthiness. Appreciate your time on your blog site. Some helpful stuff there.
Dan K. RV-8 kit purchased 2014, build start Jan 2018, Slow B. Emp. done - Mar 2018, Slow B. Wings done - Oct 2018, QB Fuselage WITH FASTBACK But with Slider Canopy instead, started - Sep 2018. Avionics in - Apr 2019. Engine and Finish kit in 2019 - finished install Oct 2021.
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Old 03-13-2022, 10:38 AM
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Its been about 2 years since I posted an update to this thread. I have made a ton of progress since then. I just started on mounting the empennage, but found some errors from the previous builder I need to fix.

I also purchased an engine core that I am in the process of tearing down and sending parts out for overhaul.

It feels like a real airplane at this point.

Check out my build log here:
Empennage - complete except tips.
Wing - complete except bottom skins and tips.
Fuselage - ready for system installation
Finish Kit - On Order

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