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by dons
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Movin' along! Sika done and FWF kit ordered!
Replies: 19
Views: 8192

NOT ONE comment about the girls!?! Man, you guys ARE airplane nuts!!! hahaha Oh alright ... You are such a lucky joker CJ, bet the night flew by with all the bat wings wrapped around you. I am really starting to like that method of canopy assembly, especially after seeing a number of cracked ones a...
by dons
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: Movin' along! Sika done and FWF kit ordered!
Replies: 19
Views: 8192

Really glad things are back on track for you CJ, you went over quite a bump in the road.
by dons
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 5
Views: 4398

Wow, inverted formation, that takes skill!
by dons
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Big Box!
Replies: 10
Views: 3526

Congrats Ian!
by dons
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Rudder - using tank sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

I used the tank sealer, but waited to do the rudder final assembly until I was working on the tanks and was up to my elbows in sealant anyway.
by dons
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 3119

Welcome Mike! Even if you don't plan on starting until spring, order the preview plans, all the drawings are there (in smaller format) and lots of good things to read and look at before starting. I got my preview plans months ahead of time, really glad I did so when the tail kit showed up I was read...
by dons
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: RV 10
Topic: Alternator Belt Alignment Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 4195

Sounds like Plane Power is really trying to solve this for you.
by dons
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Wings!
Replies: 23
Views: 9379

You have to decide for yourself when good is good enough, but it sounds like you checked it quite extensively. Even the smallest of leak should show up with the soapy water test, I had a heck of a time getting rid of the tiny leaks at the drain port valve I was using to pressurize the tanks with. So...
by dons
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: RV 'A models' Nose wheel 'Modification'
Replies: 4
Views: 3446

I have certainly been following that thread, and the idea sure seems to have a lot going for it. If I had to decide right now, I would likely be putting one on my 7A. Time will tell if there is ever an official comment from Van's. They have commented on other 3rd party 'improvements' to various RV t...
by dons
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Why I built the Coyote
Replies: 37
Views: 18747

Very nice Scott, thanks for the envy.
by dons
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Wyatt gets his wings
Replies: 3
Views: 3251

That should be even more motivation to get the RV done!

"How come I can't poke my nose out this window?"

Wyatt sure does look like he was interested in looking out.
by dons
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Riveting HS skins
Replies: 4
Views: 2925

From looking at my pictures, it appears as if I did the leading edge first and work back from there. I do remember drilling out a few of those nose rivets until I figured out how to get my hand and bucking bar in the right place. The other trick is getting the flush set on the gun at about the right...
by dons
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: Baffle mishap!
Replies: 9
Views: 4330

When I put mine on I used sealant between the z-bracket and baffle, so leaks would not be an issue. Also, you already have a pretty good doubler right there in the form of the z-bracket. My opinion is you would be hard pressed to find a real expert (unlike myself who is not) that would have any prob...
by dons
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: ground loop and the perfect evening
Replies: 12
Views: 4615

Nice trip Brian, glad there was nothing serious to repair.
by dons
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Spreading the joy
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

That's what's all about Brian, bet she remembers that 'lunch' for a long time.
by dons
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: RV 9/9A
Topic: Ribs bulging LE & tank skins
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

I noticed the same thing before I put the rivets in and did smooth the surfaces with some gentle bending and sanding so that the rib fingers didn't have pressure points at their edges. The trick is to get a smooth mating surface without removing too much material. I am glad I did the work.
by dons
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: N755CB's last US flights...
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Proud papa sees his RV off :good job:

Someone is going to be VERY happy Chad!
by dons
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Flight Tales
Topic: Why I built the Coyote
Replies: 37
Views: 18747

Truly an excellent adventure and experience Scott, thanks for sharing. I have always enjoyed going places as a group the best, especially with a knowledgeable guide.
by dons
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Tough subject ...
Replies: 33
Views: 12697

That short 10 minute inspection by someone who has built that many planes really DOES say a lot about how much care you had put into your building. You will never lose the pride, experience, determination or memories of how it made you feel while you learned new things and conquered them. I will alw...
by dons
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Congratulations to Chad Jensen
Replies: 17
Views: 6558

Way to go Chad!

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