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Old 07-14-2013, 08:28 PM
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Kelly,

Next time I'm up in San Jose, you'll have to give me a motivation flight!
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:08 PM
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?nytime. I'd be happy to.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:03 PM
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I spent the better part of 2 weeks rolling on UV Smooth Prime then sanding it off. Took 3 iterations, but it is looking really nice and smooth now. It is ready for some real epoxy primer and top coat, but that will have to wait until I have a paint scheme figured out.



Today was a change of focus to start working on the wheel pants and gear leg fairings. I got the hinges installed in both of the gear leg fairings.



I also trimmed up the wheel pants and got them ready to drill the flanges together.

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:06 AM
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Bruce,
You have that cowl looking great. Your hinge pin covers look very clean. Nice work. My 9A is parked on my trailer in a hangar Caldwell Idaho while I am on a job in Michigan. It has been there since July 1 and I miss it!
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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Back from my summer vacation. Hit the 4 year mark of building while I was away. Came home and had some seats waiting for me.



They still need to be upholstered, but they sure are comfortable.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:41 PM
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Lookin' good, Bruce! I'm especially impressed with your cowl! Those seats do look very comfortable.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:49 PM
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Bruce,
I sure like your cowling, you can come do mine anytime.

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:49 PM
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Wheel pants and gear leg fairings are all done. These are ready to prime.



Time to move on to the cabin interior and finish the panel and seats, then I should be ready to relocate to the airport for final assembly. And I still need to buy the propellor.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:38 PM
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I finally got all of the interior wiring done for my heated seats. After everything was in place, I installed the dozens and dozens of screws for the seat pans and attached the seat belts. It took a few iterations to get them cinched down enough to fit me. After that, I got my daughter to give them a try.



Now I have to decide on a color scheme for the seat upholstery.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:51 AM
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Hi Bruce,
The pic of your daughter and the control stick made me remember that I had to cut the control stick again after getting things fully assembled. The forward curvature of the grip and the 30 degree twist for left hand comfort caused the stick geometry to interfere with my push-pull throttle. Thats a no-no of course. Not sure if you put in levers or stock cables. Don't forget to check it.
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