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Old 08-18-2019, 07:10 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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I bet your second set of flaps take a week each if you can dig into 'em.

The first set of flaps will be good for practice pieces if you decide to paint your own airplane.

Declare victory (or admit to a temporary setback) and move forward.

<Says the guy who built three RV-6 ailerons.>
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:08 PM
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Don Patrick Don Patrick is offline
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Default Build on

Suck it up and build on....I made numerous mistakes and had to do it over...then, when I was close to flying, I put my battery in backwards and fried my system.....

I have 74 hours on my 8 now.

Build on and make more mistakes!!!

Good luck

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Old 08-19-2019, 05:09 AM
RV10Man RV10Man is offline
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I did the SAME thing on my 9A ailerons.
I bought new skins and all the parts to build again. It took less than half the time to do them over.
Keep going, it'll get there.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:53 AM
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On all my builds I found wing construction the most tedious, repetitive, and least fun part of the build. I would suggest getting another part of the build going like the fuselage. I usually had two parts going at the same time. When I was bored with one I?d move over to the other.
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Greenwood, IN
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:25 AM
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Default My heart is bleeding for you

Is it not possible for the OP to carefully drill out all the nose skin rivets and then do the correct rod end install?
Such a waste to let go of those flaps now.
Jan Hanekom
South Africa
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:49 AM
asw20c asw20c is offline
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Location: Edgewood, NM
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Thanks everyone for their own stories of woe and words of encouragement. I thought you might like to see my expensive wall art:

Empennage Complete
Wings Complete
Fuselage Complete
Finishing Kit Complete
Engine and Prop Installed.
Installing Avionics
Interior on order
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:15 AM
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Been there, done that. I totally screwed up one of my 9A's ailerons so had to build another one.

I put a nasty kink in one of my slider frame bows while trying to tweak it to closer to perfect. That was a big one. After some anguish and head scratching I bought a new bow from Van's for cheap, took it down to a local welder, and for about $125 total, I was back in business. I have forgotten all about this until now.

Your build is not going to go to plan, guaranteed. You're going to eff up some parts. You're going to spend more money and redo some things. That's all par for the course.

You will finally eat this elephant and you will forget all the pain and suffering you went through as soon as those wheels break free of the runway for the very first time.

Keep on keeping on!
Kelly Johnson
San Jose, CA

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Old 08-19-2019, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by asw20c
...I thought you might like to see my expensive wall art:
Yes, I would, but I think that huge link overloaded the Forum software. Even cutting and pasting it into my browser didn't work.

Just remember, if building an airplane were easy there would be young children and old women doing it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:16 AM
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I have two pieces of "wall art". A right aileron and my first attempt at a baggage door. I've thrown away all my trim tab attempts from a long time ago. This is just a rite of passage. Grim determination is required to finish these things. Over 10,000 have done it, you can do it
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:26 AM
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Yea, 5 trim tabs (of shame) here ... just part of it ...
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