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Old 04-16-2021, 07:42 AM
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I hope the RV-16 is two RV-8ís connected like an F-82!
Only if the video was filmed on April 1st...

I'll hold out for a tapered-wing RV-6. That's probably why they've been holding back on RV-6 parts for the last few years, they want to have a lot of kits ready when the tapered-wing hits the market so they can ship complete kits.
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Old 04-16-2021, 06:19 PM
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I hope the RV-16 is two RV-8ís connected like an F-82!
Wasn't that the joke about the RV8 back around 1990? Two RV4s joined with a center wing?
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Old 04-16-2021, 06:52 PM
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Wasn't that the joke about the RV8 back around 1990? Two RV4s joined with a center wing?
Good memory.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:11 PM
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I've got a buddy who has a CNC tubing bender. He uses it to scan/trace existing lines and make new ones. He got (and lost) the contract to remake all of the lines on the WB-57F they resurrected from Davis Monthan a few years ago.
Our new tube bender is a CNC bending machine that allows us to make more complex bends in-house (including some we have either had to outsource before) as well as bring bend quality up a level relative to our old semi-manual tube bender it replaces.

Click here for some quick video. I'll post more next week.
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:44 PM
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Our new tube bender is a CNC bending machine that allows us to make more complex bends in-house (including some we have either had to outsource before) as well as bring bend quality up a level relative to our old semi-manual tube bender it replaces.

Click here for some quick video. I'll post more next week.
Greg, that is one impressive CNC bending machine! What is the size and composition of the tube that you are bending in the video?
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