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  #1981  
Old 01-06-2022, 01:26 AM
gregmc gregmc is offline
 
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Please find 2 photographs of my aircraft. The first one is of the fuselage sitting on the truck about to be transported to the paint shop.

https://flic.kr/p/2mVvUQK

This second photo is when the painting was completed and it has just been delivered back to the hangar.

https://flic.kr/p/2mVu5si

The wings were painted some months ago and so now the final assembly process begins. I decided to have it all painted before doing the Weight and Balance and before certification so that I only had to do it once.

Cheers,
Looks great Gordon!!
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Old 01-06-2022, 09:03 AM
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Default Last rivet in fuselage?

I think I set the last rivets in my fuselage yesterday! Now I need to re-install all my avionics, this time upside down in the dark :-) Then on to the windshield install using Sika and fiberglass once it get a bit warmer in the garage. An oh I guess I should build some wings?

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2mVCANx]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2mVvT2g]
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Old 01-06-2022, 09:22 AM
ryankhallcpa@yahoo.com ryankhallcpa@yahoo.com is offline
 
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Nice job Dave! That's a milestone for sure!

I'm right about where you are now: dragging my feet on the wind screen. It gets cold in my garage in Eastern AZ, believe it or not.

However, I do have my wings done. I have fond memories of flossing wing ribs in the back of our mini van (wife driving) while on I-40 and I-25 on our way to CO Springs! Glad those are now distant memories!

Ryan
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Old 01-06-2022, 01:53 PM
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How have you kept that so clean and shinny? Your making me feel so inadequate
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Old 01-07-2022, 07:29 AM
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C'mon Dave - put some scratches on that thing. You're making us all look bad!
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Old 01-07-2022, 03:06 PM
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Default Keep it polished

Great work Dave! Keep it shiny and use vinyl wrapping...
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Old 01-07-2022, 03:26 PM
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Thats a neat shop Dave. Soon you will be able to beat Martin
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Old 01-07-2022, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for the nice comments everyone… thinking I fly unpainted for awhile or maybe just paint fiberglass stuff silver given the time and cost of paint jobs, shocking.

Waiting on my wing kit… will be 10 months since I ordered it. Hoping to fly in the fall if I can get started on the wings soon, “all” I have left.
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Old 01-21-2022, 04:50 AM
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Default Main Gear Fairings

First I would like to thank Dave Hock (Motodave) for posting his photographs a few months back of his wheel pants.

I had purchased the two U-719 Lower Intersection Fairings from Van's and was pondering what action to take to make them work and look good. After looking at Dave's wheel pants I found my solution. They say that imitation is the ultimate form of flattery so Dave be flattered and thank you for posting.

I have attached three photographs of my wheel pants after cutting the U-719's, fibreglassing them onto the pants and painting the finished assembly.

https://flic.kr/p/2mYgosN

https://flic.kr/p/2mYpZor

https://flic.kr/p/2mYmdFc
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Old 02-06-2022, 10:58 AM
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Finalizing things in the tail section. Getting closer to first engine start!
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