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mags591 04-09-2021 01:42 PM

Looks nice! How has the build process been thus far? I am currently exploring the idea of building an RV-9a. I do not have any aircraft building experience, but I am decent at wood working. I would love to hear your thoughts on the process so far.

cgeyman 04-09-2021 04:04 PM

Hi Mags
I only wired a glass panel and changed the oil and spark plugs on my other plane (which is also an rv-9a that I bought). I flew 200 hrs in a rv-12 that I owned and loved, but it was not really a long distance cruiser, nor a mountain plane ( I flew out of Denver). I am really glad I bought both the quick build wings and fuselage as I expect to finish in 16 months or so, total time. The process is fun , and the plans complete. I sometimes make mistakes, and have to redo something, but nothing is really hard. I hope u take the plunge. U can always just buy the tail kit and see if u like it. :):)

cgeyman 04-09-2021 08:01 PM

Fuel lines
 
Bending the 3/8 ď tubing. Pita.

https://flic.kr/p/2kS4xpp

cgeyman 04-10-2021 10:00 PM

Vent lines
 
https://flic.kr/p/2kSgb68

cgeyman 04-11-2021 10:57 AM

Brake lines
 
https://flic.kr/p/2kSjFFZ

cgeyman 04-22-2021 11:26 PM

Fitting the tail
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192383.../shares/a2neng

cgeyman 04-27-2021 11:06 PM

Rudder stops & starting rollbar
 
https://flic.kr/p/2kVp1Yr

bjdecker 04-29-2021 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cgeyman (Post 1521622)

The "snowman" ("figure 8") rivets in the VS-410PP should be drilled out and re-set.

cgeyman 04-29-2021 09:29 AM

Thanks
 
Thanks Brian. I agree. I actually put an extra rivet in as my solution as you can see. The beauty of high definition iPhone photos. Thanks for the attention and feedback!

cgeyman 04-29-2021 05:08 PM

Thanks Brian
 
As a builder, you are judge, jury, and janitor. Thanks Brian for pointing out my careless rivets. Had a do-over today. Will sleep better.
https://flic.kr/p/2kVLnvh


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