What did you do on your airplane project today?

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  1. Nov 4, 2019 #1441

    proppastie

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    positioned by eye? figure +- .01" ? or do you use some other mechanical aid to position the nipples?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2019 #1442

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    Yes, by eye.

    NEVER had a problem, ever, due to fold descepencies.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2019 #1443

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    The local workers are very motivated and paid in rice...............

    No accurate bend............no rice.
     
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    First time I have posted in this thread... the story begins with "Every journey begins with a single step". I purchased the plans to the VP1 last year and much of the plywood and Sitka Spruce over the Summer. Over the past two weekends I have used T88 epoxy gluing together the cores to F3 and F4. Although I have seen many VP projects starting on various components I confess I am starting on the first pages of the plans. Here are pictures of the cores of F3 and F4. F4 in Jig.jpg F3 in  Jig.jpg
     
  5. Nov 9, 2019 #1445

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    Got far enough on my electrical diagrams (and made it through the layoffs) so I ordered a pile of electrical equipment--wire, terminals, connectors, fuse blocks, empty battery cases, tools, etc. I can start laying in things like the power distribution system and a bit of the known wiring while I triple-check my "parts to buy to build my engine" list. Monday should be my first day out in the shop in a few weeks (finally!). The layoffs had me in a funk for a while so I stuck to doing computer work like wiring diagrams. Still need to finish them and figure out my routing so I can drill spar penetrations...

    Getting work done with a 3-year-old who wants Daddy time all the time is a challenge...
     
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