Home
Builder Search
Builder Login
KitLog.com    

RECENT ACTIVITY

Previous Builder          Next Builder

Builder:
  David Nolte
Location:
  Wichita, KS - USA
Aircraft:
  RV-7A
Total Build Hours:
  2404
Web Site:
  http://www.mykitlog.com/kanflyer/

Date:  12-31-2017
Number of Hours:  2.00
Short Description:  Cowl work

Final post of 2017…seems weird. I went back and looked at my first post of the year and I was up to my elbows in wiring in January. At the time it seemed like it would still be forever until first flight, but it all came together in October and off we went. It was a big year for me and the RV.

And now back to reality…today’s project was a scarf joint to fix some issues with the fit of the top cowl along the aft edge where it meets the fuselage structure. As detailed in previous posts, a lot of rework could have been avoided by 1) better plans, 2) more thorough reading of plans, 3) completely understanding the interaction between assemblies before cutting, drilling or riveting, and 4) all of the above. The scarf joint will hopefully serve two purposes—first, it will allow me to trim for a more consistent gap between the cowl and fuselage, and second, it will give me another shot at drilling the holes for the camlocks to avoid the ugly gapping that I had in a couple of places. I’m optimistic on both counts.

Sand the edge, clean it all up, attach a base for the fiberglass to mold to, apply packing tape to keep the fiberglass from sticking to the base, cut the cloth strips, mix up and apply the first coat of resin, embed the cloth and repeat three times. You spell this process S…C…A…R…F and if you find yourself doing one, you probably didn’t do it right the first time. Happy New Year!




Scarf joint part 1...





...part 2...





...and part 3

Previous Builder          Next Builder




 Recent Builder Activity
Builder Project Date Hours
Mark Spedding
Cozy IV
01-19
1066
Craig Reding
RV-8
01-18
1371
Mike Tinich
RV12
01-18
374
Nathan Mullins
Long Ez
01-18
4739
Norris Brown
RV10
01-18
213
Paul Bonorden
RV-6A
01-18
1500
Paul Isakson
Lincoln Sport
01-18
236
Robert Brooks
RV-7
01-18
1911
Robert Cunningham
Series 7 Super Sport
01-18
355
steven gross
RV-9A
01-18
893
steven pofahl
RV9A
01-18
1125
Carl Orton
750 Cruzer
01-17
47
James Anderson
ES
01-17
2942
John Hornbeck
Z-2300
01-17
410
Stephen Bacala
S-21 Outbound
01-17
40
Tango Flight
RV-12
01-17
568
David Macdonald
RV-10
01-16
1661
Donald Morrisey
CH 750 CruZer
01-16
355
Jay Hansen
RV12
01-16
1370
Jim Novak
RV-8
01-16
1578
Martin Filiatrault
RV-8
01-16
840
Russ Karnap
RV-7A
01-16
95
Sidney Mayeux
RV-7A
01-16
1548
Bob Collins
RV-12
01-15
308
Bobby Steinmetz
RV-10
01-15
81
Dave Conwell
Sonex Aerovee Tri-gear
01-15
1061
Leo Knowlden
RV-10
01-15
1270
Paul Poulsen
Air Camper
01-15
4
Scot Terry
RV- 7A
01-15
1463
Benjain Fangmeier
CH-701SP
01-14
411

Projects Uploaded: 1372
Logs Uploaded: 230396








Copyright © 2001-2018 Matronics. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy.