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thorpdrvr
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:11 pm 
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Looking good Terry. Being an airline pilot, I thought you would have paid a little extra for the color screen on the GRT tho!! :)

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Pilotjk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:25 am 
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Hey Terry, I see tango whiskey sold on barnstormers, does this mean you're going to get busy working on tango Hotel? Keep us posted, really enjoying your build

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:27 pm 
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To answer John's question. YES, the day after I got back from delivering WT....TH came down from the attic and work has begun.

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:28 pm 
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Earlier this week it was 'see how stuff fits' time. I had to place the panel and side interior panels in order to determine where I will need to run my Throttle, Mixture, and Prop cables. It will soon be time to make holes in the firewall.
Grand Rapids tell me as of this morning that my Sport EX 7 will arrive by next week. That's also my autopilot servos as well.
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Hagle347
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:43 pm 
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Today I installed the vertical fin and rudder to check the fit. Temperature allowing, I'll start work on the fiberglass fairing for the fuselage/vertical fin. With any luck, I can fit the inner and outer wing panels this weekend.
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James Grahn
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:50 pm 
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Yes I have those. I'll take a picture of one tomorrow.
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Hagle347
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:30 pm 
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It seemed like the appropriate time- yesterday brought the registration from the FAA that tells me that my collection of parts is now official and one step closer to completion

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jrevens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:03 pm 
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Hey Terry,

That's great! Just another important step. I just sent in the application for my new project... it's cheaper to get that done than to keep spending money each year to reserve my N number!

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:02 pm 
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I took advice from Dick Wolf and ordered a dorsal fin cover from Cubes. Here is a photo of the dorsal fin fit and temporarily attached. The holes are drilled and countersunk to accept 6/32 screws. I'll install floating nut plates below the top skin to hold the part in place.

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:47 am 
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Yesterday was big. I had another set of hands and was able to put the center section in place as well as the outer wing panels. All fit well.
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Rich Brazell
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"Looking Good Billy Ray !" :P I suppose you are going to hand out peanuts on the first flight ? ???

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bfinney
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Rich, Rich, Rich,
It's not peanuts any more, too many allergies, it's pretzels. 8)

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Rich Brazell
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Bruce , Bruce , Bruce ! Pretzels give me the WIND something terrible ! :o Cubes would never forgive me if he had to divert for having too much GAS ! :P

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bfinney
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Rich,
The only time you can have too much gas is when the "bastard" is on fire. O:-) (attribute to some British dude)

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Hagle347
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:53 pm 
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Today I put the finishing touches on the stick covers. Black suede shift covers from Ebay. I did have to make the mounting bracket and make sure they clear the walking beam.

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