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Old 04-26-2019, 06:19 AM
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Hello All.

Another newby joins the ranks of RV8 building.

My shed is small, but hopefully big and functional enough. The tools are on their way and the empennage kit is here.

Wish me luck...
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:57 AM
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Hi Ben.
Mike will be along shortly to give you the unofficial OFFICIAL VAF welcome, but I?ll jump ahead and welcome you to a fantastic forum. Keep us posted on the build.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:05 AM
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Hello All.

Another newby joins the ranks of RV8 building.

My shed is small, but hopefully big and functional enough. The tools are on their way and the empennage kit is here.

Wish me luck...
Ben, welcome aboard mate
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:17 AM
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I'm a very short distance ahead of you...it's awesome. I'd STRONGLY suggest doing the practice kits first. My tool box looks like it went through an explosion at a hammer factory. Glad I learned on that and not my tail section. My airfoil kit looks much better...almost passable as an airplane part.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:57 AM
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Good luck!!

Any enjoy the journey. Lots of support and expertise to draw on here.

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Old 04-27-2019, 04:15 AM
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Talking +1 for the practice kits

I would also recommend the practice kits, not just for practicing putting them together, but also for practicing drilling out rivets. Removing rivets is another one of those great skills you get to learn.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for the welcome and advice. I am keen to get started, but it takes a looong time for gear to arrive in Oz from the US.

Any day now though...
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:35 PM
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I didn't build the tool box, but he aileron practice kit that I built at an EAA workshop was pulled off the shelf a few times during my empennage build to practice new techniques before attempting them on any major sub assemblies.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:19 AM
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Hi Ben,
Happy to help get you started, if you need any help?
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:33 AM
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Hi Rob,

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Hi Ben,
Happy to help get you started, if you need any help?
In the famous words from Top Gun: "Son, I hope your ego isn't writing cheques that your body can't cash!"

I'm in Albany Creek. Where are you?
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