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 Tony's RV-10 Build   Dec-4-2020   

  Sect 25-26 - Fuselage
  Sect 9 - Elevators
  Sect 8 - Horizontal Stabilizer
  Sect 7 - Rudder Assembly
  Sect 6 - Vert. Stabilizer
  Building Work Tables

Tony's Build of the Van's Aircraft RV-10

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Preliminary Avionics
....Aug 12, 2020

Started thinking through an Annuciator panel. Found some nice multi-color LED push buttons I am going to play with. Thinking a custom PCB with inputs and outputs direct to the G3X. May or may not work in a microcontroller for additional features... [Edit 8/18/20] Yes, for sure will have a micocontroller involed... so many additional features can be incorportated... Will post a stand alone step by step on this... will be a fun side project.


Section 8 - Horizontal Stabilizer
....July 26, 2020

All of the horizontal stab parts have been assembled, match drilled taken back apart and deburred. Starting to dimple everything... then primer and back to rivetting !


Preliminary Avionics
....July 18, 2020

Panel Option 4.3 - Update to the panel. Nothing significant has changed. Simply working through some enlarged panel views and thinking more specifically about needed switches, labels, etc.


Paint Scheme Options
....July 11, 2020

Another look at the progressing paint scheme by --> Plane Schemer <-- . Pretty happy with this. While there may be some additional tweaks along the way, this is the substantial direction. Now to start working out the interior !! Two thumbs up to Jonathan at Plane Schemer. Onward!


Paint Scheme Options
....June 30, 2020

Can't say enough good things about Jonathan and --> Plane Schemer <-- . Really tallented and a very well managed process. Two thumbs up. Makes me want to rush through the build to get to the paint !!


Paint Scheme Options
....June 20, 2020

Working with Jonathan at Plane Schemers on the paint... Obviously, I am a long way away from painting. Have plenty of time to work through options. The family thought it would be fun to do a Clemson themed airplane. Couple of the options Jonathan came up with. BTW, he is in Alabama... :)


Horizontal Stab Video
....June 10, 2020

Continuing video clips of the horizontal stab build. Vans does a good job of slowly working you into larger and more involved parts...


Section 8 - Horizontal Stabilizer
....May 31, 2020

Have the skins mostly clecoed into place. Match drilling lots of holes next.


Shop / Workspace
....May 29, 2020

Small change in schedule. I ordered the QB fuse for delivery in July '20. The plan was to renovate our walkout basement to allow a wide door and build there. A property came available very near my residence. So, we decided to build a new building. In this building I am including a rear shop space for the build. You can never have too much shop space ! Anyway, I asked Vans to delay the fuse delivery until October or November. Result is an approximate 3 or 4 month delay to the schedule.


Section 8 - Horizontal Stabilizer
....May 23, 2020

Have been making slow progress on the horizontal stab. Front and center ribs are primed and riveted. The front and middle formers are in place. Support forms made and ready to start clecoing the skins on.


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Entries Posted To Date :: 49


Status / Completed

03/20/20 - Ordered QB Fuse
02/26/20 - V. Stab Completed
02/07/20 - Reserved N584TA
01/24/20 - Start Vertical Stabilizer
01/16/20 - Building Work Tables
01/02/20 - Ordered Empennage Kit
12/27/19 - Ordered Tools Cleaveland Tools Kit
8/2/19 - Preliminary Schedule Complete
7/5/19 - Working through preliminay schedule
7/1/19 - Planning, researching, etc.
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