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Old 01-22-2021, 08:44 PM
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Default Handle retro fit

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JD Air.

Nice stuff. Good support.

Here's a pix of the inside. Fits well. Works. Easy mod. 4 hrs, but I'm slow.
I already have the side skins riveted on and the Vans handle installed. How would it be to do a retro fit?
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:53 PM
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I already have the side skins riveted on and the Vans handle installed. How would it be to do a retro fit?
It can be done. Careful measuring and cutting. All of the QB folks that want this must retrofit. Not to hard.
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:34 PM
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I already have the side skins riveted on and the Vans handle installed. How would it be to do a retro fit?
The kit is designed for that. You just have to remove the lower bracket for the oem latch, then cut the holes, refit the bracket below the new latch, and your done.
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Old 01-23-2021, 04:04 AM
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It can be done. Careful measuring and cutting. All of the QB folks that want this must retrofit. Not to hard.
I've been debating the plain aluminum handle vs the red anodized version. Your photos have sold me on the red one
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:59 AM
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Default My RV14A plane is a real airplane!

This morning, I flew 1.2 hours to reach the magical 40.0 hours I needed to leave Phase 1. All major issues sorted out. A handful of minor ones (example: canopy seals) left to do.

Bruce

2003 RV-8, bought, flown, sold
2007 RV-10, bought, flown, sold
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Old 01-24-2021, 05:48 PM
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Default Baggage Floor Done!

Man, I used to look forward to blind rivets. The baggage floor must have 20,000. At lease it seems so. My carpal tunnel syndrome is coming back, not to mention arthritis.

And, how many nut plates? I think there's 50. Doing this solo was challenging, but I got a bunch of 8-32 1/2" machine screws and attached each nut plate with the 8-32, then inserted the rivets and squeezed each one with the Numatx. Worked great and I didn't squash my finger once.
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Old 01-27-2021, 05:59 PM
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Default Beringer Brakes Installed Today!

Slight upcharge for these brakes, but well worth it IMHO. All AN-3 and 3/8-24 fittings with armored teflon hose. Master cylinders are works of art as is the parking brake valve. The plastic tubing from Van's is probably fine, but I really like the robustness of the AN-3 fittings. Any potential leakage is pretty close to eliminated.

I also got the Andair Model 7 fuel valve with braided hose to the firewall. I just like the Left-Right-Off in the positions corresponding to where Left and Right actually are in the plane. I know.....I'm easily confused.
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Old 02-06-2021, 05:14 PM
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Default Primed and Painted the SubPanel, etc

First application of the Sherwin Williams AcryGlo urethane primer and topcoat. This project is starting to feel like it might actually wind up as a flying machine!
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Old 02-06-2021, 06:48 PM
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Default Engine Baffles

Attached the baffles, red cube and upgraded hoses from Aircraft Specialty.

The baffles fit really nicely- as advertised hardly any cutting required just a few small spots to file off for a good fit.

Iíve gone with the stock location for the red cube.

And the hoses from Steve are top notch. Really fit well and nice clean look.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9g1crwtfwj...%20PM.jpg?dl=0
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:08 AM
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Talking Thunderbolt IO-390 w/ Hartzell Raptor Prop - Hung

Hung my Thunderbolt IO-390 EXP119 a few months ago. This weekend I mounted the Hartzell Raptor Prop. I'll get more shots after I screw on spinner and remove the plastic - this is just a teaser. Thanks to Jeff and team at ThunderBolt for a beautiful engine.
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