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Yesterday was a beautiful day here in the Chattanooga area. I managed to prime all the appropriate aluminum parts of the empennage kit yesterday. I should be putting in some rivets in tonight's session and see something like airfoils take their final shape.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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Jerry,Pictures accompanying progress would be greatly appreciated so that we have a good idea of exactly what you are doing. ;-) Meekal

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Meekal,I am putting the second half of the horizontal stabilizer together at the moment. I will take some pix and finish off the roll of film, yes, I said FILM, very quickly.Since I have this nice collection of working Miranda 35mm cameras, I enjoy getting high-quality photos from them.You may not have been in the USA in the early days of television when the anchor man on the six o'clock news would report a breaking story and talk about "we will have film at 11". This was before the days of portable video tape systems or microwave/satellite news trucks for live shots during the newscasts.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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At 88.3 hours total work time, the horizontal stabilizer is complete. The vertical stab is next. Since all the parts are fully prepared for assembly, each remaining section should go well. I will be taking some 35mm pix and getting them ready for scanning.Patience Meekal.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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Hey Jerry, since you have invested all that money for all the necessary tools and neat toys to get this thing put together, you might as well go get you a digital camera. That way you can keep me and Meekal updated realtime. :-lol

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To heck with that, Scott. Let him get a webcam and hook it up to the internet. That way we can check on him all day long.Best regards.Luis

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You guys have to stop reading my mind. Scott, I was looking at the sale flyer from Walmart which had a couple of "cheap" digital cameras on the back cover. Luis, I don't know about that video camera thing. Comcast would cut back my modem speed for being a bandwidth hog in my neighborhood.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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You got to love those pre-punched parts! My first horizontal stab, was drill as you go, and required a rediculous amount of time to jig and drill. It also allowed more chance of being out of "rig". I damaged it somewhere along the line, and bought the newer version which is pre-puched and everything lines up exactly. Even replaced a wing skin five years after the original, and all the computer pre-punched holes line up exactly.BTW--- here is a link to the 4 seater version, they're working onhttp://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv-10int6.htmL.Adamson

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