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[November 25, 2006]


Today Salty invited me to go up with him in his 172 to Lancaster, PA for breakfast. On top of having a really nice -8, his 172 is the nicest 172 I have ever been in. After the flight I hung out with him as he changed his oil in his -8 and got a lot of insight into the firewall forward on a RV. Lots of ideas that I will put into my plane will of come from Salty's -8('s).

When I got back I had a bunch of stuff to do around the house. Now, the stuff didn't NEED to be done, but I am trying to bang out all of my projects around the house as soon as possible so I can have multiple weekends to work on the plane. Plus, it was in the 60's today, which is damn nice for this time of year around here. It was nice to enjoy it outside.

I only spent a few minutes double checking the plumb bobs and the amount of twist in the right wing. I finally got it nailed. After I adjusted everything to the plumb bobs (1 19/64" from top of rear spar to line) I double checked my work by laying a piece of scrap angle between the top and bottom spars and using the digital level to measure the angle. My angle was dead on the tip and root (within 1/10 degree) and only varied 1/10 of a degree the whole length of the wing. I know I am being kind of anal about this, but I am glad I found a way to double check my measurements (good old belt and suspender method). I was burnt out again tonight from working most of the day


A lot of goodies from Van's. Conduit, hardware, deluxe fuel caps and black death, I mean proseal. Oh yeah, a trim tab skin and spar. Round 4 of the trim tab happening soon....


These are the deluxe fuel caps, with locks. The option when ordering these things is with or without locks. I was concerned that the locked version was self locking and I would need to always have keys on me. A quick email to Brad Oliver, RV-7 builder from California, confirmed that the locked version needs the key to be turned to lock them. This is a quality product that puts the Van's caps to shame. Only problem with them is they are pricey -- $105 each. However, you cannot retrofit tanks with the old caps with the new one.

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