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Old 02-25-2013, 06:27 PM
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Default Fired the 20,000th rivet !

Bekah and I finished riveting the last skin on Saturday. What a great feeling to have the riveting behind us! :-)

Now on to the weigh in, running fuel through the system, doing some FAA paperwork and a few other odds and ends, then seeing if the noisy thing on the front works !

Heading down to Mike Seagar in Mid March for Transition Training..

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 704CH View Post
Bekah and I finished riveting the last skin on Saturday. What a great feeling to have the riveting behind us! :-) ...
"Finished riveting" "the riveting behind us!" Hahahahahaha You so funny!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:29 PM
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Congrats Chad. Can't wait for the first flight news!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:02 AM
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Default can't wait...

for the admission that there was 'one more' rivet that had to be done that was overlooked. fairings on? everything done FWF? Wheel pants? headset hanger? cowl hinge pin covers?
All it takes is a plate nut somewhere, and WOOSH! your declaration is out the window.

BTW, was it really 20,000? I've heard claims in the 16,000 range. always wondered what the real number was, just not very much.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:52 AM
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Default Congrats

I too am getting close but seems like I turn around and find something else to be completed.

When I get back from Costa Rica... It will be engine time... Perhaps the light at the end of the tunnel will get a whole lot brighter.
Congrats again
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:18 AM
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Default Good Job Chad and Bekah

Congrats. I've followed your progress and it's great to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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