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Old 05-19-2014, 11:42 AM
HighSchoolBuilders HighSchoolBuilders is offline
 
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Default RV-8 "Moody Rosie", B-KOO, Hong Kong

Here's my project. Just a brief background/history: It is an educational and non-profit project where high school student get to hands on building an RV8 with pilot and engineer mentors. Upon completion, this will be the first experimental aircraft registered under Hong Kong (B-KOO reserved).

So far we had more than 200 students went through the program. We are at the final stage where the aircraft is getting too big for the classroom, we moved to the maintenance hanger at the international airport where it will reside until completion.

Any suggestions and comments are welcomed, thanks for looking!
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:43 AM
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Where it all begins


Student took 3 months, every wednesday, to work on the practice kit and learn how to use tools and sheet metal work.


Once they finished the practice kit, they move on to the real thing. Here they plan their work...


....and just do it
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam

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Old 05-19-2014, 12:09 PM
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Default Fuel Tank Stuff


They get their fair share of Prosealing


10:1 by weight. (Precision Scale: courtesy of Chemistry Lab)


Tank Stiffeners


Sealing the rivet heads


Before we close it up


Sealing the rivets and screws head


Leak test, no bubbles!


No Leak! Engineers and mechanics helped with closing the tank and leak test.
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam

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Old 05-19-2014, 01:21 PM
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Very nice workmanship! I love how the end of the tank cover screws have matching round globs of proseal! Plus the young lady applying to the shop heads on the rear bulkhead is doing a very professional job.

One other thing, make sure you do the SB's.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:26 PM
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Great stuff Hank! Thanks for posting and best of luck on the completion
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:28 PM
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Hank,

That is absolutely AWESOME!!!! Don't you have an online buildsite for your project that we can see the progress?

Congratulations and keep up the good work!
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:43 PM
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I'm jealous, your students have done such a nest job with the pro seal.

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Here's my project. Just a brief background/history: It is an educational and non-profit project where high school student get to hands on building an RV8 with pilot and engineer mentors. Upon completion, this will be the first experimental aircraft registered under Hong Kong (B-KOO reserved).

So far we had more than 200 students went through the program. We are at the final stage where the aircraft is getting too big for the classroom, we moved to the maintenance hanger at the international airport where it will reside until completion.

Any suggestions and comments are welcomed, thanks for looking!
Cheers
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:40 PM
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Very cool project! Thanks for sharing. I wish we had this back in my school days.

I do feel a little under-dressed now when I'm working on my RV-9A. Maybe I'll wear a tie for my next session.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:14 PM
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Very nice workmanship! I love how the end of the tank cover screws have matching round globs of proseal! Plus the young lady applying to the shop heads on the rear bulkhead is doing a very professional job.

One other thing, make sure you do the SB's.
Arrrgggghhh! SBs (with an 's')
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RV8 Super Slow Build Kit
Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:13 AM
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Default Wing and Fuselage


This is our wing stand


Cleco Rosies


Fuselage Skeleton


Our Fuselage and Workshop

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Titan IOX360, Catto 3 Blades RV prop, Full Dynon everything + Garmin GTN650

First RV in Hong Kong
First Homebuilt aircraft registered in Hong Kong "B-KOO"
Completed RTW journey in 2016
Built with a group of High School Students
Aircraft donated to the Hong Kong Science Museum
In memory of Michael Tam
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