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March 23, 2017.   Issue No. 4,335.

So it begins.. RV-9A started

Gents,

My tools have arrived courtesy of Brown and Cleveland, thanks to both for fast and professional service.  I have two practice kits from Vans and I am doing the wing kit with my EAA group to get insight on setting up dimplers/rivets etc..

I hope to start the VS this week....

Looking forward to working with you guys/gals on this build..
__________________
Neal Trombley
SW Florida
Rv9a Empennage ordered 2/6/17

 

Bottom wing skin to fuselage overlap mismatch ...sbalmos

Don't ask me how this happened. I have no idea. When I first fit the wings and drilled the screw holes into the left side fuselage bottom skin "flap", everything aligned. It even aligned while I was final-fitting the wings with the good bolts. At some point, somehow, the wing skin looks like it's angled outboard, getting worse starting at the the 4th screw hole forward from the aft spar, as you head forward to the main spar.

I'm trying to decide whether to leave it alone without screws. Or should I try and have someone push down on the wing tip to see if that would bring it back to alignment?

 

RV-9 N941WR Condition Inspection Checklist Added

...to POH/Checklists section.

 

Status Report Words/Pics ...crabandy

With the lower duct and cooler clamped in place I found it easiest to cut the individual piece of foam to fit and them glue them together with epoxy/micro.  continue

 

Polishing Before/After

Have been busy with school work and exams. I gave polishing a go because the longer my parts are sitting the in the shop the more I like the idea of polished aluminum. I did scratch the parts quite a bit with the SB while I was deburring. I wasn't sure if it would come out but it does after quite a bit of elbow grease.


 

Joke....

 

Hi Res/LARGE RV Panel Pics

A project begins...   Use your smart phone to take a pic of your RV panel.  Email it to me full size.  I'll host it.  Here's my panel full size as an example (3,264 x 2,448 pixels) - taken with a nothing-special iPhone.

More are starting to come in now...  See 'em.

 

Drainage Improvements ...my home field.

At Fly52F.org...

 

How to Minimize the Chance You Could be Dealing with a Scammer

...when using the classifieds.


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