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  #2031  
Old 08-18-2022, 02:49 PM
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Default Canopy

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Starting on the canopy , God help me please
Screws & rivets or Sikaflex?
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Old 08-20-2022, 06:07 PM
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Default Wings are done

Just need to finish a couple things at home including; mounting the flaps (hinges), finish wingtips and few minor FW forward items and it's off to the airport to get it put back together. Then lots of paperwork, weighing it, testing the engine and paper work.... and a bunch of stuff I haven't thought of yet

Wing are done! by Dave Hock, on Flickr

BTW the finishing crate makes a good wing cradle!
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RV7 Slider N732DH
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:54 AM
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Default Off to the airport!

Moving day arrived and with the fantastic help of my good friends; Walt, Ed and Jim N732DH made it's way to it's new home at KCFO (Colorado Air & Space Port) safe and sound (the most nerve racking part of the build BTW):
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2nKiga3]

Going back together:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2nKtYnr]

Fuselage kit arrived 3.5 years ago and really looking forward to flying soon. Could not have a gotten this far without help from a great group of friends I've met with shared addictions!
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Old 09-09-2022, 09:14 AM
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Talking Congratulations

Wow! Congratulations Dave. I'm getting close too!
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Old 09-09-2022, 11:20 AM
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Larry,
Thanks, where are you going to base yours at?
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Old 09-09-2022, 04:57 PM
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Larry,
Thanks, where are you going to base yours at?
My hangar is at Northern Colorado, Ft Collins/Loveland. KFNL.
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:23 PM
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Congratulations Dave! The move day is high anxiety for sure! Things even get more exciting from here, especially when the wings go on.

My plane should be flying now, but instead I put my engine into a wooden box and onto a freight truck today headed back to the builder. I'll post about it later. It's been really difficult.

Anyhow, you are nearly there and your plane is looking great!

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Old 09-15-2022, 07:06 AM
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Got the engine and ready to hang once I receive Van's firewall forward kit. /Users/dannyholder/Desktop/RV 7 /IMG_4700.jpeg
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Old 10-05-2022, 10:38 PM
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Received my interior from Classic Aero and put some of the components in to get a feel for how it will look. Im very happy with how it turned out and the quality. Jeremiah was great to work with.
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Old 10-21-2022, 08:32 AM
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Default It's official!

After about 2,800 hours of work N732DH is a plane according to the FAA:

Untitled by Dave Hock, on Flickr

Time to start putting it back together and fine tune the engine and get it ready for first flight in the next few days when the weather improves! As most have said it's been a long journey but really enjoyed the build of my slow build 7. I could not have done it without help of some great friends, EAA members and the terrific Van's tech support team. More to come as I get to first flight and Phase 1.
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