Hi All. Sincere apologies for the hiatus. I’ve taken a longer than expected break from building my RV-7. As life tends to do, unexpected twists and turns have resulted in a fair layer of dust accumulating on my completed parts and crates. But don’t worry! I’ll be getting back into building in a couple of … Continue reading
G’day, You have probably noticed that I haven’t posted an update for a while. We’ve recently sold our house and in the process of building a new one. Consequently, I’m putting the RV-7 build on hold for a while. I expect to be getting back into the kit around April 2014. Cheers! Gavin
I finished taking inventory of the kit today. The last box was the Wing Kit. I added yet more paper to the growing mountain of wrapping in the corner of my shed. I repacked the wing kit parts back into the crate… … and went looking for the Chief Marker and Chief Scuffer. They had … Continue reading
After 4 months of waiting I am pleased to announce that the rest of my kit has finally arrived. Yay! I had been advised that there was some minor pallet damage but that the goods were OK. I was keen to see the damage for myself. It was pretty minor. Here are the photos. I … Continue reading
Managed to get back into the shed today. I was keen to make a 2nd test piece that would allow me to try several different rivet sets in the one piece. I made a test piece using 3 strips of 0.025″ alclad. Two of the strips were the same size but the third strip was … Continue reading
I got my pneumatic tools and compressor all connected, oiled and tested yesterday. I was keen to experiment with this stuff and get a feel for these tools. Using some spare alclad I drilled some holes between two strips and tried out the rivet gun and bucking bar. The shortest -4 rivets I had were … Continue reading
Thought I’d play around with Air Nav Pro using my iPad this morning. The train cruises at 70 knots. Who knew?
Had the privilege to get a ride in a beautiful RV6 this morning. Built by Andrew Tainsh after about 3,500 hours. 2000+ fpm, 150kt cruise. Simply AMAZING!!!
Returned from holidays and a Fedex box arrived containing the RV-7 preview plans and the Van’s Aircraft information pack. Guess who’s going to be up late pouring over these tonight?
I needed a blog to document my journey in building an RV-7. I have found other builder’s blogs to be a valuable source of information in my research and knowledge gathering. I hope that this blog will also end up containing some useful info for others to use. I have never had a blog before. … Continue reading