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Day 2 – Start Section 7 – Rudder

After waiting a few days and not hearing back from Vans since my big mistake on day 1, I decided to take some advice I got on the forum and continue building something else. Tonight I really enjoyed making parts. I was experimenting with different techniques for cutting including the bandsaw, tin snips, and a […]

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Day 1 – Start Section 6 – Vertical spar

After an inspiring week in Oshkosh at EAA AirVenture, I finally started actually building the plane! Things seemed to be going great, then I realized I had made a mistake. The instructions said to match-drill the spar caps on the spar web using 1/8″ holes. I did this and then realized that the holes on […]

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Setup air lines

The other night i ran some pex air hose around the perimeter of the workshop and installed multiple air stations to plug air tools into. Next week ill be at Oshkosh where ill hopefully get the hang of riveting so i can actually start building.

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Inventory (day 2)

Today was supposed to be a day to do some IFR flying, but the weather was garbage, so Bryan came by and helped me finish the inventory of parts.

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Inventory (day 1)

Tonight I started unwrapping the little bundles of sub-kits and counted parts. I discovered that my shelves are way too tall for the small parts storage.

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And so it begins! Empennage kit arrived!

About 2 weeks ago, my long awaited delivery of my RV-10 empennage kit finally arrived after about 6 months of anticipation. The delivery went a little sideways when the driver showed up and asked me “how do you want to get it off the truck”, but with the help of some friends, we got it […]

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9 weeks old!

At about 9 weeks old, our little girl is already 22.6 pounds and cuter than ever! 🙂

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First exposure to kids

Yesterday we brought Beulah to visit some friends that have two dogs and three young boys. The boys were really excited to meet the puppy and I was shocked to see that the boys have more energy than her! Deborah (the boy’s mother) took a few great shots of Beulah.

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