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Old 03-27-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Day 1- (4 Man Hours)
We moved Neil's RV-6 out of the hangar (and into G1) and did inventory today. It was a fantastic day with a ton of traffic at Twin Oaks! We still don't have any tools, so we weren't able to get work done, but I think we are ready to start as soon as we get them. We were also lucky to find there were a bunch of tables already built and there. Don't forget to stop by G-3 after the pancake breakfast to come check the place out, and give us a hand!

The home of our plane


Look, it is our plane! OR at least the parts to the tail.

More Parts! The entire tail cone internals, rivets, and much more.

Richard(co owner) studying the plans.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Day 2 (20 man hours)!
Our tools are finally all set up thanks to Dick Van and Jon:More tools, seems like a useful group of stuff:
We spent a long night working on the vertical stab. This is the first completed piece! This is a rudder hinge.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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Van comes to visit! He brought a few extra copies of the plans as well as HIS personal RV 12:




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Old 03-31-2010, 11:32 PM   #4
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More pics of Van and his RV-12:



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Old 04-02-2010, 01:00 AM   #5
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Day 3 (16 man hrs)-
Just Paul and I today, we managed to get some of the V-Stab primed and assembled! We clecoed the V-stab frame together, mostly for the photo op! We ended up spending most of our time, however deburring everything.

Deburring everything!


Riveted Upper doubler


Other side


Our 4 legged helper
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:02 AM   #6
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The V-Stab frame all clecoed together:



Upper doubler riveted into place:


Lower doubler riveted into place, as well as the rear spar and lower spar attached:
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:18 PM   #7
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Day 4: (25 man hours)
We are down to the point where all we have left to do is rivet the skin to the frame on the V-stab. Pictures:

Me Fluting:


Riveting...


Bob dimpling


Me bolting in the top hinge
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #8
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And Rich torquing down the hinge:


Still Torquing:


Removing the plastic from the skin:


End of day...
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:21 PM   #9
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Day 5 ( 60 man hrs!)

We started the day by going to the pancake breakfast and brought along the V-stab skin! We left it open for anyone to sign, so a whole bunch of people left us great messages:



Here are some of the signatures, including Dick VanGrunsven!


Here are a few more signatures:


After a few bits of difficulty (drilled out some rivets, had a small dimple when driving another), we managed to get the entire V-stab assembled:
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:25 PM   #10
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From there we split off into 2 teams, Bob and Jon took the Anti-servo tabs, and Rich, Paul and I took on the rudder.

Bob and Jon on the anti-servo tabs:


The rudder skeleton went together easy as pie:


Jon and Bob in the background working on the trim tabs (Rich is supervising), and Paul standing near the clecoed rudder!


Paul holding the completed rudder! 2 sections done!
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