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  #21  
Old 08-12-2020, 06:56 AM
Latech15 Latech15 is offline
 
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I wouldnít give up that easy.

Every day leading up to my next work session, I am scared. Something about the next set of instructions always has me nervous. Doing the trailing edge, painting/priming, riveting way down in the horizontal stabilizer, drilling spars....the list goes on and on.

If you read the instructions one sentence at a time, and do that step. You can build it. Small bites and one step at a time. All of the things that I was scared of turned out to be a non issue too, btw.

I did use a squeezer on my trailing edge. I just went in two steps. I used the flat does to partially set the rivet, just enough that it started to expand and the head was set at depth in the dimple, the. I swapped for the tapered dies from Cleveland that are meant for this task, and set the rivets flush after that.

This was my first trailing edge, but I think it came out great.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:16 AM
arr arr is offline
 
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Default Inspirational posts.

To McCoy and those responding on this thread,

Keep it up!

I just ordered my RV10 empennage and tool kit and am ready to get this going.

Your comments and pictures and videos are awesome, thanks.

arr

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Old 08-20-2020, 10:22 PM
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I would hope that nobody would be discouraged by my videos. I had no metal working experience prior to this and there is lots of help available online. Iím just trying to show my mistakes so that others can hopefully avoid them. I would definitely get the practice kits. If you have the time and money, Iíve heard great things about the Synergy courses.
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Old 08-20-2020, 10:23 PM
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Default New video is up

https://youtu.be/SBpFRcJb3do
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Old 08-20-2020, 10:26 PM
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Several of the mistakes Iíve made have been due to rushing and not reading every word of each step. I highly recommend reading through the whole page before picking up a tool, and marking off the completed steps as you go.
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:09 PM
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Default New video. The fuselage has begun

https://youtu.be/B6pNxJLVx-0
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:33 AM
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Default New video

https://youtu.be/i4w5KLuK3Vg
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Old 11-04-2020, 11:15 PM
msmst25 msmst25 is offline
 
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Here's another video of the project.

https://youtu.be/BvvKhsxSkR8tps://youtu.be/BvvKhsxSkR8
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:22 AM
arr arr is offline
 
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Absolutely great progress! And the videos are helpful.

Thanks and keep it up!

Andy
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Old 11-19-2020, 12:21 AM
msmst25 msmst25 is offline
 
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Default Another Video

https://youtu.be/Pwog3_nqHpU

Here is some work on the fuselage longerons and skins.
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