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Old 05-16-2020, 06:22 PM
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Default First Engine run !! No Fires !!

She came out of the shop for the first time in 18 years..





Strapped to the ground...

NO oil or fuel leaks..

No fire on first start & while running..

Best is all the EIS display on the G3X all working and correct.. C/S prop even cycles...

And yes.. I should have moved the white bucket for the photo :>

Now if I can only get a reasonable insurance quote..








Video of first engine start...


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c9w...ew?usp=sharing




Al
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:58 PM
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Default RV-8 wings complete

Here is time lapse photography taken 1 image every 5-minutes and played back at 30 frames per second. 357-man hours of work in a 2-1/2 minute video.

Why did it take so long you ask? I moved over three or four states away from the location that I started. Did not touch the kit other than to move it around till I got settled.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:49 PM
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Here is time lapse photography taken 1 image every 5-minutes and played back at 30 frames per second. 357-man hours of work in a 2-1/2 minute video.

Why did it take so long you ask? I moved over three or four states away from the location that I started. Did not touch the kit other than to move it around till I got settled.
cool video. thanks for sharing! about to start drilling away with the spars.... thanks for the motivation. Do you suggest doing both at the same time?
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:39 PM
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Finished the canopy back in March but didn't take any pics. Here it is back on to measure the rollbar.




Turned on all the avionics today. This is Tom the original kit owner. I pick him up every few weeks to come help with the build. He had to sell because of health reasons.


I started the cowling today. This is before doing any trimming or sanding.


This is where I stopped.


Moving right along....
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:17 AM
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More progress. Baffles next.



Still need to clean up the front around the spinner and more sanding.


Dang rivet gun slipped.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:36 PM
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Working on the tail feathers. More progress...


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Old 01-07-2021, 10:07 PM
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Default Almost done with the empennage!

(duplicate post from My RV Build Project page) New Video up assembling the Right Elevator, pretty straight forward, just lots of rivets! (200 in this video) Left Elevator videos should be out soon-ish, just falling behind on the editing hope you enjoy!


https://youtu.be/Du7VUvXJS1I
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:56 PM
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Default Left Elevator work

almost done with the empennage!

https://youtu.be/7ooFFlWjWv8
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