No bird ever flew nonstop from New York to Tokyo, or raced 15 miles high at triple the speed of sound.                                                                                                   
  But birds do something else.
  They do not conquer the air; they romance it.

  Peter Garrison


Jur's RV7 Aircraft Factory
1566 hours and counting...                      

Some decisions in life are bare of any obvious logic.


The third step in the project is the fuselage kit. By the time you get to this point, the plans are still as detailed, but the detailed description and instructions in the manual get more and more high level and undetailed.
 Vans assumes that by now, you are able to figure out things by yourself as you have been doing a lot of this stuff before. In many cases, this is not such a big deal. However, there are some occasions where you have to think things through before actually getting the hands on. Be alert and think twice before doing something when you work on the fuselage kit.

I ordered my fuselage kit at the same time as the wing kit to save on the shipping cost and started fuselage construction on the 1st of January 2013.

Clicking the fuselage sub sections on the left side menu will only display articles related to the selected subsection section.

Below is a list of all articles in the fuselage building process listed chronologically per subsection as I wrote them.

Articles in Fuselage kit

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Some advice on reading my log for fellow builders !

In some articles, I made corrections at later date on the original article to rectify my own stupidities or faults. Read through the entire article if you intend to use my findings/experiences on your own project !

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It’s possible (not likely) that I’m not as smart as I think I am. (Occasionally, I have moments when I know this to be true. Fortunately, the feeling passes quickly.) Although I have tried to make this information as accurate as I can, it is not only possible, but also quite likely, that erroneous and misguided information lurks within these pages. I cannot and do not warrant these pages to be error free and correct. Furthermore, I accept no liability for the use of this (mis)information. And, as many would say, your mileage may vary. If, after reading this, you are intent on proceeding, please be aware that the contents of this site are protected by copyright (copyright © 2011 and 2012). Nonetheless, you may copy this material subject to these two conditions: (1) any information used is for non-commercial purposes, and (2) the source of the material is properly credited. Of course, you may link to any page herein. At some articles, snippets of the plans from Vans are visible. These are for educational and illustrations purposes only and should never be used as plans for part construction or assembly as plans may have changed since the picture was taken and more important they are protected by Copyright by the Vans Aircraft Mothership company.

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