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Old 10-06-2021, 10:20 AM
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I've heard it done, but I wouldn't. The measurements would make you crazy. Put one on, level, measure, remove. Put the other on. Repeat. Calculate the changes. Put the other on. Check measurements.
I had room to put mine diagonal in the garage. It took quite a bit of time to get all the measurements dialed in.
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
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Donated 01/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (2,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit, now FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 10-06-2021, 11:19 AM
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Buddy did his in the driveway. No problem.
Think he got it done in one day, then moved back in the shop.
Mike W
Venice, FL
RV-6A. Mattituck TMX O-360, FP, GRT Sport EFIS, L3 Lynx NGT-9000
N184WM reserved (RV-8)....finishing kit in progress. Titan IOX-370
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Old 10-07-2021, 03:05 AM
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I was building my 8 in the basement of a industrial company with a huge door to the employee parking. I waited until there was a long weekend (during easter break we are off from thursday to tuesday).. So I could take the fuselage and wings out in the parking area to do this work.

If you have the wings already on there are several things you can do, which makes life easier on the airport:

- Setting the wing incidence and drill the rear spar.
- Attaching and drilling the forward tank attachments
- Rigging the ailerons and flaps
- Find the proper spot for the flap fairing and drill / rivet them in place
- make the fuel connections to the fuselage
- fit the wing- fuselage fairing skins
- check and mark the position of the wires / pitot lines exiting the fuselage towards the wing (dont forget the foot wells of the pax they go quite low and in this spot you can`t properly exit the fuselage... don`t ask why I know)
- Make the upper gear leg fairings

So plan enough time if you want to do those things at home where you have access to all your tools.. otherwise you have to do those things at the airport... I was very happy to have done most of the things listed above.
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