November TVRVBG Meeting, Tips from Jim Skala


November's TVRVBG meeting was at Jim Skala's shop. Jim's building an RV-9A, and is powering it with a Subaru engine from Eggenfellner Aircraft. Took a lot of pictures related to the stuff that I'm about to work on and noted some of the cool stuff that Jim has been doing.


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Empennage parts are now on the plane!
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Detail on the Sooby engine.
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Rudder petals, etc. We're about to start this part on our project.
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This is cool - makes wheeling the airplane around the shop much easier.
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With something like this underneath the tail, the airplane is stable to get in and out of, even on casters.
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MT prop that Jim will be using.
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Milling around, eating food, etc.
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Neat wiring - just snap it in when the wings are on!
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From left to right: Steve, Sooby engine, Kevin.
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Detail on fuel pumps, landing gear stuff.
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Discussing something . . . probably RV-related, I suppose.
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Proper angle between brake petals and rudder bars. Apparently this isn't clear in the plans? Not sure.
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Rudder petals/side longeron. We need to match drill these before we put on the NACA vents.
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View through the fuselage looking forward.

Neat things to know - I feel better prepared to do rudder petals now, and I think the ideas of having the plane on casters with a sawhorse under the tail and the idea of how Jim's done wiring in the wing are both worth duplicating.


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