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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

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

Some decisions in life are bare of any obvious logic.

Training Project

Before starting on the real thing, I decided to start this plane building project with the recommended training project from Vans. Having no experience what so ever with aluminum working, rivetting or any other technique that goes beyond drilling two holes in a wall to hang a picture, I thought this would be a better idea then just starting to ruin the real pieces.

In this section, I'll be posting my progress, findings and lessons learned from the training project 'control surface'. Vans offers this project for new builders to get experience in handling the real material with similar thicknesses, materials, rivets and vises you will be using on the real thing. The project is a part of an ailleron such as you will need to build it on the real thing.More info how to order here at vans.

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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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