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Old 09-04-2017, 08:44 PM   #76
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You're making better progress than me, well done! I got derailed by a bunch of small stuff, and running out of my first run of "kit" parts. Finally setting up to make more today.


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Old 09-13-2017, 09:15 PM   #77
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Cleaned up a few ribs today with a Dremel. I had forgotten it came with a sanding/grinding attachment. That worked really well once I clamped it to a table. I also peeled apart some more rib tails from recently completed upper ribs. Nothing but wood!


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Old 09-13-2017, 10:09 PM   #78
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I'd probably wait until you have the wings fully assembled before you varnish or clear coat them. It's easier to do it all at once.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:33 PM   #79
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Ribs are ALL cleaned up and ready for.........?

Going to Illinois next month to pick up the fuselage project from a fellow builder on the forum.
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Looking good, moving right along.
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Caught a flight to Chicago on Sunday, picked up a 16ft Penske, loaded up a motorcycle and then headed over to Bill's airport to see what kind of damage we could do with the fuselage I bought from him. It was great to see his current project underway and get a closer look at how things go together. It was very helpful to be able to talk and point to pieces with another builder with more experience! Took a peek at completed Model 12 a few hangars down to get my juices really flowing. Left that same night headed south and made it about 50 miles before my eyes started to cross. Finished the rest (850 miles!) of the drive yesterday. Got everything unloaded today with the help of a local EAA chapter member. He gave me my first pair of Cleco pliers as a warm up to the sheet metal world.

Well, now I have no excuse for not making any progress on the build! I think the first thing I'm going to do with this fuse is build a rotisserie so I can get it off the gear and prep it for powder coating.
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That paint is pretty cool, interesting spades!
Congrats on picking up your parts!
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I had a Tuono Factory just like that! It destroyed one rear wheel hub and two dashboards, at a (warrantied) cost of ~$5000 in parts. I got nervous after that, and I sold it the moment it left warranty. Outside of those issues, it was a nice riding bike, and I did put 30,000 miles on it before selling.

Your fuselage looks nice, that was a good find.
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Looks great in your garage Greg.... Glad you had a safe trip...

Chris who knew a yellow and black biplane would look so good??? Lol
All joking aside it is looking good for being 15 years old..

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The owner of the black/white/yellow M12 built my fuse and empennage The welding is gorgeous. He made his own wheel pants and cowling out of aluminum. They are really something to see in person.

The frontal view without wheels always reminds me of this guy.
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I had a Tuono Factory just like that! It destroyed one rear wheel hub and two dashboards, at a (warrantied) cost of ~$5000 in parts. I got nervous after that, and I sold it the moment it left warranty. Outside of those issues, it was a nice riding bike, and I did put 30,000 miles on it before selling.

Your fuselage looks nice, that was a good find.
I've been on Triumphs since 2008 and found this browsing Cycle Trader. It's in pristine condition, the previous owner bought it new and only put 6k on it since 2009. Only rode it in perfect weather near Chicago. The Rotax has a nice thump to it.
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Default The other model 12 ar Joliet

Glad you made it back
I had the other fuselage like that N77MP
Itís in FL now


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