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Van's RV-12

Posted by Luke Ingerman on February 19, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Wing and lighting kits arrived on Friday. Great packing as usual from Van’s! As you can see, ribs make up a large portion of the parts count. Everything was there except for one piece (got two lefts instead of one L and one R).

 Wife helping inventory the wing skins

 Yep, two wing spars and sundry other long parts

Tailcone/Empennage Completed

Posted by Luke Ingerman on February 18, 2018 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to post an older picture of my completed tailcone/empennage kit. I completed this kit while living in Colorado Springs and moved it out to NC in August 2017. My project is currently out at RaleighExec Jetport in Sanford, NC. I'm in hangar D13, so if you are in the area and you see a car out front or the door open, stop by and check out my progress.

 Completed January 2015

As with most builders, I had a bit of a break between the tailcone/empennage and my wing kit. The good news is now I get the opportunity to build the RV-12is with the fuselage upgrades!

RV-12 Wing Kit - Day 1

Posted by Luke Ingerman on February 18, 2018 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Had a great morning with EAA Chapter 1114 at Cox Airport in Apex, NC. Went to the hangar afterwards and spent about six hours working on my wing kit. Got out the spars and attached all the rib attach brackets and various rivets as called out in the plans. Then it was back to the front spars to countersink 168 holes on the angled flanges. Lots of fun and made a mess. Ready to debur and rivet next work session.

 Attached rib clips and tip rib clips to each spar

 Installed other rivets as called out

 Countersunk both sides of the Stub Spar end and all 168 Stub Spar flange holes

 Countersinking the flange holes is lots of fun. a pair of 2x4s help in holding the flange flat for drilling


Posted by Tal Holloway on August 10, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Empennage complete, QB fuselage and wings delivered

Flap and Aileron

Posted by Haribole on April 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Clamped the flap and aileron to the right wing and aligned them. Marked the position of the hinges to rivet nutplatesduring final assembly.

Hangar Flying the Bearhawk

Posted by Haribole on March 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (2)

After placing the seat on a plywood to check the slider adjustment, I could not get off the seat :) Was sitting for almost 20 minutes before I could force myself out of a trance like state.... 

Contined work on the Pietenpol!

Posted by Chuck Borsuk on August 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

More updated pics in blog. 8/19/2012


Chip Davis - assorted flying things

Posted by Chip on January 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's what I'm currently flying, and this is what I'm working on.

But THIS is what I want to restore!

There aren't too many of them out there.  :/

Greg Vouga - RV-7

Posted by Greg Vouga on January 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My RV-7 originally started out as a tricycle gear, but I recently converted it to a taildragger. Why? Cuz it looks cool!

I've been flying it since 2008 and now have about 800hrs.


Lycoming IO 360180 HP, Hartzel constant speed prop, Advanced Flight Systems EFIS w/ synthetic vision, Garmin SL30 Com, Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel, Garmin GNS-430W Nav/Com, Trutrak Digiflight IIVSGV Autopilot, AFS Angle of Attack Indicator

Chuck Borsuk's Pietenpol

Posted by Chuck Borsuk on December 18, 2011 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Pietenpol project started in July 2010. I have had my “private” since 1995, but have not been able to fly much in the past 5 years. My other love is woodworking, so I decided to marry my two passions. When I started to look at wooded airplanes, I discovered two things – EAA 1114 and the Pietenpol. Jack Phillips was kind enough to give me a ride in his beautiful Piet and the rest in history. I have also really enjoyed the time I have been able to spend with the guys at the Bear Creek Aero Club.

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