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  Sect 41 - Instrument Panel

  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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Section 8 - Horizontal Stabilizer
....Oct 21, 2020

Hor. stab video montage update. Haven't been very productive over the past couple months. But, finally got all of the hor stab parts drilled, dimpled and primed. Started applying some rivets tonight. Want to get this knocked out and move on to the elevators. Spoke with Van's this week and QB fuse should be delivered in another month or two... so, need to get on to the tail cone.


Section 24 - Wing Tips
....Oct 7, 2020

Zip Tips arrived today. Don't yet have wings to put them on, but... here they are. Will be a few months before I order the wings, so off to the side they go for now. ---> Zip Tips <---


Preliminary Avionics
....Sept 27, 2020

Soldered up the first test board. A few minor mistakes on the PCB, but I can get this to work sufficiently for testing. Make a face plate and starting writing some code.


Horizontal Stab Contd
....Sept 21, 2020

Havent been very productive on the Hor stab over the past couple of months. Was busy and distracted on the new office project. I incorrectly thought I could push this permitting process to 3 months or so... nope. Just working through some easement issues, local governmental site related approvals... very slow process. So, time to get back to work. Want to get this hor section finished before the end of October. Channeling my best Mike Patey.. "Back to work."


Preliminary Avionics
....Sept 14, 2020

PCB's have arrived ! Have a few parts I am still waiting on. Will get this soldered up and tested. There will be a number of iterations of this, so this is purely an initial test bed.


Preliminary Avionics
....Sept 4, 2020

Have worked through a first draft of the annunciator idea.. four alluminated buttons, a 15 pin D-Sub connector for input... will have the PCB in a few weeks and will start playing with this.


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!


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Entries Posted To Date :: 55


Status / Completed

04/25/21 - QB Fuse Returned
04/09/21 - Instrument Panel Delivered
12/2/20 - QB Fuse Delivered
11/29/20 - Hor. Stab Complete
05/2/20 - Rudder 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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