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Old 11-25-2013, 03:20 PM
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Jim,

I like your idea about moving the carb heat to the left of the throttle and upgrading the mixture cable. I'll add that to the list of "to do's".

I'm also going to add an iFly 720 for geo-referenced approach plates on a ram mount on the right side of the panel. I have a battery backup on order for the Gemini.

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Old 01-27-2014, 12:06 PM
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Default Here's my story in pictures - Started June 2013

A 16 year old "barn find" - virtually untouched RV6 Q.B. / Slider

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:47 PM
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I revised engine controls per Jim's advice. (Thanks Jim. Much better.)

I may be the first to connect a Val NAV2000 to a Trutrak EFIS APIV which is easy thanks to two wire RS232 connection. Haven't flown an ILS approach with it yet, but the VDI pops up as it should. The EFIS/400W play together beautifully.

I put an MGL E3 engine analyzer next to the PFD for backup CHT's, Oil T and Fuel Pressure. I'm looking for an affordable 2" CDI with glideslope indicator to put where the round VSI is now. That should give me good retundancy for EFIS (except for the autopilot function).

Added a backup battery which can power the EFIS or PFD and an alternate static source switch. Still need a heated pitot and the cdi/glideslope indicator, but I think I'll be well under $20K on the panel and autopilot servos. Lucas at Trutrak has been very helpful.

Now to get IFR current again, and I'll be back in the clouds (mild ones).

John
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From Oregon to Florida for only 291.00 by Old Dominion, very pleased with their service. How do they scrunch up that fuselage into that little box? anyway, off to the workshop for inventory.


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and money$$$
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:03 AM
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Week 45 of my build - and it's ready for the paintshop

Admittedly no upholstery and there's the wing fitting to do, but still I'm very pleased to have been able to get it done to an acceptable (to me at least) standard so quickly

I'm pretty confident that I'll be flying in very close to a year from day one of the build.

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:24 PM
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Am I on the right track? nothing is riveted, need more clamps and still need to square it all around.

1. When i get ready to drill holes to start securing it, do i place a few skins on to make sure it aligned, or do i trust the measurements and drill and cleco? Are the skins able to trimmed?

2. I destroyed a F602R, what is the easiest way to get a replacement?



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Old 08-05-2014, 03:27 PM
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To answer your question, you trust your measurements and then drill holes for assembling the bulkheads, stringers, etc. Do yourself a favor and drill the holes a bit off-center and use small flat head rivets to secure the skeleton together. That way, when you put the skins on, you can have a rivet dead center in the intersection formed by the bulkhead and former. That's not necessary, but I like the effect better.

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