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Old 07-17-2022, 01:00 AM
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Feel like a milestone was reached today when a friend offered to crawl inside the aft fuselage to help me rivet the upper aft skin on. It’s been a few months of navigating avionics.
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Old 07-24-2022, 06:57 AM
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Default Imminent First Flight...Est. in August.

Mods are slider canopy to the Fastback...stretched and lowered, w/ custom bubble (by accident). Showplanes cowl, so the nose is stretched and get to use bigger spinner! Telescoping front rudder pedals. Many other mods that I expect are improvements.

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Old 09-24-2022, 06:40 PM
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Introducing “Excelsior”. Finished installing the wings, tips, and fairings. Figured I’d better pull her out and get a photo in case Ian drops the hangar door on her. Need to reinstall the interior and then it’s time for first engine run and weight and balance.
Soon, soon….
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:01 PM
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Introducing “Excelsior”. Finished installing the wings, tips, and fairings. Figured I’d better pull her out and get a photo in case Ian drops the hangar door on her. Need to reinstall the interior and then it’s time for first engine run and weight and balance.
Soon, soon….
Mike, That looks amazing!
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Old 09-26-2022, 04:41 PM
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I love the color fades.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:20 AM
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Mike, the fit and finish on that looks absolutely stunning. Beautiful work!
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Old 09-27-2022, 05:09 AM
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Introducing “Excelsior”. Finished installing the wings, tips, and fairings. Figured I’d better pull her out and get a photo in case Ian drops the hangar door on her. Need to reinstall the interior and then it’s time for first engine run and weight and balance.
Soon, soon….
As Scott, Max, and Ed said, beautiful aircraft! Interesting mods - the step, the access panel, the special yellow tape to hold on the rudder...
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Old 11-07-2022, 08:57 AM
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Default Finally at the hangar

Want to give a shout out to EAA690 KLZU. They got me in touch with an individual with a spot in his box hangar, thank you so much!! Finally in one piece.
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Old 11-07-2022, 08:02 PM
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Stunning!

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Old 11-08-2022, 05:40 AM
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Want to give a shout out to EAA690 KLZU. They got me in touch with an individual with a spot in his box hangar, thank you so much!! Finally in one piece.
Looks great!
I have that same prop. You’ll love it. What spinner are you using?
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