Hung the vertical stab. Was all ready for yesterday to end with me riveting the splice plate on and having it attached by just bolts, only to find edge distance issues with the rivet holes at the end of the forward spar.
So instead I ended the day with an email to the mothership. Pretty sure I can just add another row of rivets here and be OK (I found a post here where someone said they got this exact suggestion), but given the part of the structure we're talking about, I want to hear directly from home base on this one.
Next up: putting those flappy things on the back and getting them connected to the waggly thing in the cockpit.
-8 fuselage in progress (remember when I thought the wing kit had a lot of parts? HAHAHAHAHA) http://rv.squawk1200.net
Got it back from condition inspection on Friday (thanks Vic Syracuse!) and flew it home after a brief stopover at 6A2 to check on the status of my instrument panel upgrade order. On Sunday after church, flew with the bride to Barnstormers Grill at Alexander Memorial - GA2 - formerly Peach State Aerodrome for Sunday lunch buffet. Beautiful fall weekend in the south.
N62MG - RV-6A "Promises" - bought flying
I strategically waited till the wife was at work to sneak the seatbelts into the washing machine after a brief pre-treat, they made a lot of noise but came out nice and clean! They were pretty dry out of the washer but I laid them over a chair to air dry completely. Pretty sure the only dirty spots came from maintenance.
A little inspection/Service bulletin on the wing.
I've grown tired of snagging my shirtsleeves and bag straps on the corners of my seatbacks, I trimmed them off and am currently installing a small strap of .063 to join the 2 angles together.
Lil' dude joined me as usual and went to town cleaning the belly.
Lil'dude also managed to spill the container of tail fairing screws off the bench, he found them all but 1.
RV 7 590 hours and counting
21’ donation done
This past weekend, I flew my RV-4 from WBW to N43 to Pick up Whit while his RV-4 was down getting new brake lines. He flew me from N43 (in my plane) to breakfast at N40. From there we swapped seats and decided to fly the VFR corridor in NYC. Whit is a 767 FO at United Airlines. He's very used to the view only 4,000 higher on the visual into JFK. We also flew the coastline at 400' in the small area that allows you less than 5 miles away from JFK without talking to anyone. Pretty awesome experience and we've already began to plan a four ship RV-4 formation flight up the corridor in the spring. We will surely share those pictures when the time comes!
- Devin Albrecht
Happy owner to an RV-4!!!
2020 dues paid! (4/2020)