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Old 07-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Becssc Becssc is offline
 
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After a couple years of planning and research, we ordered our Empennage kit Monday at Oshkosh. This forum has been a key tool during that process and will be throughout our build. Thanks to everyone who made VAF what is has become. Workspace is ready and tools are purchased/fabricated. Our saga now begins.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:56 AM
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Brian, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:08 AM
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Don't think I punched an unwanted hole with our lever actuated DRDT-2 but I'm quite sure I would be if I were to operate a foot driven air drive one. Not saying you will but saying I would.
Hope you enjoy the build as much as I have.
Good luck
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:13 AM
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Enjoy the build! Cool dimpler you got there
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:15 AM
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That shop is too clean.........

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VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:34 AM
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Congratulations on the buy! Its a great project and an even better community to be a part of! Welcome!
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:55 PM
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Thanks. 200 bucks in steel and a tbd favor to a welder friend. Should squeeze anything that fits in it.
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:26 PM
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Congrats and welcome!
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:53 PM
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Welcome to the RV-14 world. In addition to VAF check out RV-14 Facebook page and some of the really great build blogs/video channels out there. A quick sampling:

http://www.rv14a.com
https://rv-14a.blogspot.com
http://magnusrv.blogspot.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCay...BPkpXc2D1w6C8A

(many many more - just google it!)
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:04 PM
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Welcome to the madness!

The table with the power tools reminds of what mine looked like in the beginning.

The first thing I did after taking a picture of it (before bolting everything down) was to knock the 10" drill press onto the floor and knock it out of true. Never did replace that drill press. Probably should.

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