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    Default Dactel's Build

    Almost done with inventory! Being on the road all the time is not helping but I'm getting there...

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Senior Member aviator79's Avatar
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    Default Re: Dactel's Build

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single AN3-4A bolt."

    I'm sure someone's already told you this, but my advice is to leave it all in the sub-kit boxes it came in. It makes parts easy to find when you need them.
    --Brian
    Flying - S7SS

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    Thanks, Brian. Yes I had schemed up all sorts of ways to organize and store the parts but I did realize as I took my inventory that KFA took care of that already!

    I have also been working on my 2 car garage which was only an exterior shell that was built back in 1936, to convert it into a workable shop. Installing insulation, boarding up the interior wall with OSBs, updating the electrical system, etc., etc. Also, before I can dive into building the plane, I will still have to build a shed to reduce the clutter in my 2 car garage.. There is just way too much "stuff" in there... Phew, so much to do!
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Terry
    I went through similar contortions getting my work space ready.

    Sorting through 25 years of accumulated stuff, didn’t know I was a hoarder till then. I have sold several thousand in tools, camping equipment, and some of my archery gear. New air compressor, lighting, shelving, and some tools for the build. Also put up OSB and painted it white to brighten things up.

    Keep bangin away at it. One step at a time. 👍
    Joe Gallagher
    Building SS7


    http://frontierfox.home.blog

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    Building a shed so that I will be able to pile-shift all the clutter from my garage shop...

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    More space for the airplane stuff is a good thing! Keep on charging ahead!
    Somebody said that carrier pilots were the best in the world, and they must be or there wouldn't be any of them left alive. — Ernie Pyle

    Brett Butler
    Building: Model 5 Outback with 7 mods

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    My shed project is coming along... Now I just need to put the roof, the door and windows and finishing touches on...

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    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Default Returning to building

    It has been a year since my last post but I am happy to report that I have restarted my build today. In the past year, a lot has happened in terms of life, however, the spirit hasn't been lost.

    I am also tracking my progress using the EAA's new online build log.

    The shed project I've mentioned previously blew up into a three month project but it was well worth the effort as it freed up a lot of space in the garage.
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    I made the first fork for the wing rotisseries and tested for fit today. I used a 1-˝” PVC tube cut into pieces, a T joint, two elbow joints and three end caps. The spacing between the two pipes that go into the wing spars is exactly 27.5” on center. The outer diameters of the elbow joint sockets are perfect fit with the inside diameters of the spars with a little bit of play.

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    Tomorrow, I hope to finish building the rotisseries.
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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    Terry, great to see you back to work on your build. My advice is to try and get at least one thing done every day. Little steps add up!
    Joe Gallagher
    Building SS7


    http://frontierfox.home.blog

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    Thank you, Joe. Yes that is a good advise.
    Terry
    ATP, Goldseal CFI/CFII/MEI

    SS7
    Portland, OR

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