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RV-12 by Bennie

Unread post by bennie » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:30 pm

Saw Allen's RV6 project initially =P~ , Rudi showed me how a RV flies 8) ..... and Jan showed me to build a RV toolbox :P ...... so I had this :idea: that I should be able to manage building and flying my RV too!!

Emp and some tools in Krugersdorp, thanks to Jeff. Should be fetching this week :D

Workspace and the local tools not ready yet, unfortunaty delaying the build start :( but "slowly, slowly, catches the monkey" applies for more than monkeys, I believe!!

Looking forward! 8-[
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Unread post by Pheonix137 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:21 pm

Welcome Bennie to the club! You are embarking on an incredible journey! Good luck and enjoy it.

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Unread post by minivan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:00 pm

Welldone Bennie - good luck with your adventure!!!! Enjoy the riveting .. =D> =D>
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Unread post by Peter L » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:26 am

Great, a local RV-12 build thread to watch. I'll be watching with keen interest :wink:

Good luck with the build Bennie
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Unread post by RudiGreyling » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:59 pm

Mooi Man Bennie!
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Unread post by bennie » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:04 pm

The visit to Hanger E14 Krugersdorp AF to collect the first kit and tools today.

The roof rack was intended and used for hang gliders initially - never thought it would carry an RV (kit) too!

Tools checked, but kit crate left as it is - for the time being...... 8-[
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Unread post by Jan » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:12 pm

Mooi Bennie =D> =D>
We are looking forward to see your progress here on Avcom.
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Unread post by bennie » Mon May 03, 2010 8:11 pm

Good Evening

The only remarkable progress here was completing the work table. The frame out of excess wood left over after construction at home, to the Rudi table measurements, and the table tops of re-used shutter board - made fit and made look nice with wood primer!! Christiaan waiting patiently for this project to happen....
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Workshop foundation coming along between rainy days. Will be providing 8.5m x 2.8m work area, slightly less than what VAN's suggests, but I recon it will (have to)do. All the excess building material goes in......cleaning the yard!
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Unread post by Jan » Mon May 03, 2010 9:09 pm

Mooi man =D> =D>
I like your table - just add some of those "step-on" brakes and I will like it even more.
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Unread post by RudiGreyling » Tue May 04, 2010 8:16 am

Step 1: Order the kit
Step 2: Realise need a place for it, Build or extend the Garage

Been there done that :mrgreen:

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Unread post by bennie » Tue May 04, 2010 1:15 pm

RudiGreyling wrote:Step 1: Order the kit
Step 2: Realise need a place for it, Build or extend the Garage

Been there done that :mrgreen:

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Yip, the back-end about face way. For me the hydraulic law of "No pressure no flow" applies, albeit self induced. Otherwise I would never have committed!!

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Unread post by minivan » Tue May 04, 2010 5:10 pm

Bennie - I like your hydraulic law statement - that worked for me too - tings are starting to take shape on your end - good luck!!
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Unread post by bennie » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:12 pm

No actual RV building to report, but for myself the workshop building is part and parcel of the project. Hope this is the most physical requirement of the project - sweating at 7am in the cold!
Labouring....jpg
Nice to have a level area.
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Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:21 pm

Looking Good!
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Re: RV-12 by Bennie

Unread post by bennie » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:10 pm

Thanks Rudi. I see there is movement with your team project as well. Looking forward to follow your build when you post.

Bennie

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