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Old 01-24-2013, 10:49 AM
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Default N176WP RV-7

And so it begins.... Completed both practice kits, some mistakes, some learning,some blood. Joined EAA 732 and went to first chapter meeting. Met Lemmingman and some othe neat folks. Today 1/24/13 I ordered my empennage kit. Good luck to me.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:06 AM
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Today 1/24/13 I ordered my empennage kit. Good luck to me.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:30 PM
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Think I will inventory tonight ...weeeeeeeeeeeee
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:17 PM
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Think I will inventory tonight ...weeeeeeeeeeeee
Way to go.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:10 PM
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Default Inventory complete !!!

I guess the only thing left to do is START !
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:45 PM
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Welcome to the club! Ordered my empennage on 11/28 and now I'm getting to the end of the kit .. working on the elevators.

I had my first ride in a 7 this past weekend; one of the local builders and VAF members took me up. Oh, what sweet airplane. Did some acro and flew some rolls, steep turns, wingovers. I can't wait till mine is done!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:19 AM
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Thank you. I'm just that confident in Vans and the 7 I have not even sat in one. Maybe I can convince someone in EAA732 to give me ride soon.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:44 AM
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Enjoy the ride! You are starting on the Big Adventure!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:27 AM
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Ordered New HS404 and HS405 and HS710.. Took too much off the 710
and Edge Distance would not work. So I started the Vertical Stab. Much easier. Now I have a sick dog taking all my attention.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:33 PM
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Default HEEEEEELP NO Bueno ?

So... After spending the better part of the night setting the ribs to the front spar on the Vert Stab , rather difficult, I did a stupid thing. Messed up one rivet on VS 706 and drilled it out. Kept getting worse.. Finally I decided to drill to set 5 rivet. well.... I dont have any of those.. Should've thought of that before I drilled.. So.. I measured edge distance redrilled for #30 and set it. Im now left with this. Is this no good or a pass ?

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