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Old 11-16-2015, 05:53 AM
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Default RV-10 - N688CD

Be lurking around here for a few months. Took delivery of my empennage kit mid-October and began building November 1. So far its been pretty exciting. I've learned a wealth of information here on the forums. Can't imagine what it would be like building without this resource - so thanks to all of you who make it happen.

I set out thinking that my "log" was going to be done the old fashioned way... pen and a notebook. And for FAA purposes, that's what I'm doing (along with notes in the Vans instructions). But then I remembered how helpful it was reading blogs and kit logs from all of you - so I decided that I would keep a log online in the hopes of giving back to the community who has helped me out.

You can see progress at
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Thanks for all your guidance!
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:19 AM
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Default Welcome Charlie!

Congrats on starting your 10 journey.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:07 PM
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Thanks Mike - I pretty freaking excited. Getting close to my first priming session - looking forward to riveting everything back together.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:00 PM
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Nice blog Charlie Delta! Great shop too.
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:04 PM
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Hey! Glad to see another -10 builder in the early stages like I am. Looking forward to following your progress. If you feel like it you can see my build log at http://www.brunbergs.net/?cat=14
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:53 AM
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WELCOME!!!
Fellow RV-10 Build Blogger,
and congrats on starting!
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:31 PM
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Woohoo! Actually finished something! I'm still pretty intimidated by the whole thing, but I got 'er done. Its far from perfect, but I'm sure it'll work.

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Old 12-09-2015, 05:23 PM
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Woo Hoo... making progress. 50+ hours in and I've got a vertical stabilizer and rudder. Starting to look like something

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Old 12-09-2015, 06:09 PM
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Congratulations and keep pounding. It really does finish one day.

One comment worth what it cost you. I started just like you with the carefully stripped blue plastic. However, unless you are planning on having nothing but a polished finish, its a waste of time IMO. The moment you take it to a paint shop, your carefully protected shiny surfaces are going to get rubbed raw with Scotch Brite pads. I've also seen scratches in the Alclad from the soldering iron.

Also, the longer the plastic is on, especially in hot areas, the harder it is to get off later and it can leave more residue. Rolling off the plastic from flat sheet with a broomstick works really well when it is non segmented. Just the eleventh opinion from any ten random experts.
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:19 PM
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Woo Hoo... making progress. 50+ hours in and I've got a vertical stabilizer and rudder. Starting to look like something

Charlie looks good! I agree with Myron get rid of that blue plastic asap. It will be pain in the neck to remove in a couple of years.

Let's see on the hours ... per your blog you started Nov 1st and now you have 50+ hours. I looked in my logbook for the same period and I see 81 hour. You need to catch up Charlie roll your sleeves
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