|Posted by Luke Ingerman on February 19, 2018 at 12:30 AM||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
|Posted by Luke Ingerman on February 18, 2018 at 1:55 PM||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!
|Posted by Luke Ingerman on February 18, 2018 at 1:50 PM||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 (0)|
Empennage complete, QB fuselage and wings delivered
|Posted by Haribole on April 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM||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.
|Posted by Haribole on March 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM||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....
|Posted by Chuck Borsuk on August 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
More updated pics in blog. 8/19/2012
|Posted by Chip on January 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Greg Vouga on January 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM||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
|Posted by Chuck Borsuk on December 18, 2011 at 7:55 PM||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.
You can view my blog at http://pietenpol-989cb.blogspot.com/