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Old 08-12-2021, 10:18 AM
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Looking good. Love that jig for rotation. Got me thinkin..
A friend of mine welded it up out of spare steel tube stock he had. He used it on his RV-7A build, then passed it on to me.

I was all set to buy an expensive auto-body rotisserie. But, this was free so...

I use a lift-table from HF as a dolly for raising it up and down and moving it when needed. Its also useful for leveling when needed.
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Old 09-07-2021, 06:49 AM
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Ready to drill horizontal stab onto upper longerons. Waiting for tech advisor visit before doing the deed!

Hi Ken,
is that a QB fuselage? The reason I ask is that the F-801L backing plate on the firewall for the rudder pedals, is upside down on the (aircraftís) right side. Refer DWG 60.
I have seen this same thing on another QB fuselage, where one was inverted. It would make it a lot of fun (not) setting up the pedals!
Rob.
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Old 09-18-2021, 07:02 PM
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Hi Ken,
is that a QB fuselage? The reason I ask is that the F-801L backing plate on the firewall for the rudder pedals, is upside down on the (aircraftís) right side. Refer DWG 60.
I have seen this same thing on another QB fuselage, where one was inverted. It would make it a lot of fun (not) setting up the pedals!
Rob.
Ha! Good catch. Thank you!

Glad you pointed it out now, before I drilled those holes. I'd like to think I'd have realized it was upside down before I drilled it. But, ...
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:24 PM
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Getting There
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:51 AM
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Fuel Tanks!
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Old 10-04-2021, 10:00 PM
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7.5 years, waiting for a hangar, ugh!
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Old 10-06-2021, 09:05 AM
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Default on the ramp

Its ugly but i have finished a couple of RVs on the ramp, my first airport was a 10-12 year wait for a hanger and now my new airport is a 5 year wait.
I'm in the final blows building my 6th RV and if needed I will finish her on the ramp if I cant barrow a hanger, tie her down on the ramp so I can get up in the sky ASAP.
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:05 PM
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Default First start

After 3 1/2 years the round engine sputters and comes to life
Tried several times to include the short video from my iPad mini but keep getting an invalid message. Hereís a teaser still picture for the meantime until I get the video posting figured out
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:21 PM
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Default Second engine start

Letís take another wack at the video posting
Well that didnít work below is a screen snap of the error message Iíve kept getting technological assistance will be required, but Iíve sure gotten the still life photo posting figured out
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:25 AM
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Default First start video trying again

Shortened video to 18 seconds

Well that didn’t work ether. Paper clip icon page seemed to work, noted video compression and loaded

If anyone wants to offer assistance, and guidance please do .
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