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Old 09-08-2021, 05:34 AM
Joeyo68 Joeyo68 is offline
 
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Default 6 years down the track and getting closer.

While searching VAF for info, as we all do during our build, I found my thread from when I started on this journey 6 years ago.
Little bit of progress update.
Tail is complete, wings are done
Fuselage is built, electrical fitout is almost complete. Canopy is done. Its up on its gear.
Hung the engine a few weeks ago am finishing off the cowling. Long story with the cowl, but I got a 320 mount and cowl, and I am putting in an IO-360-B1B, with a GT 3 bladed ground adjustable prop.
So, busy doing the cut n shut with the scoop to make it fit. Really starting to look like an aeroplane now.
Been really lucky, have met some great guys, clocking up some hours flying 7s. Working towards getting this thing flying within the next year.
Running out of rivets to bang!
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Charles in SC Charles in SC is offline
 
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That looks great! If you have not done it lately get some time in a -7. I wish I had done it at that stage. I would have worked faster if I had known how much fun a -7 is. I had never even sat in an RV other than mine until after mine was finished.
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:08 AM
Vansrv7arob Vansrv7arob is offline
 
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The other way of doing it that works well is 320 Mount, O360 cowl and graft inch and half ish onto the back (for vert induction O or IO360)
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