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Bob Hassel & Jan Martinez


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Our RV Project


Arrives - Feb 21, 2002
HS Parts
HS Build
HS Attach Angle
VS Parts
VS Build
Rudder Parts
Rudder Build
Elevator Parts
Elevator Build




RV9/9A Links
S. Todd Bartrim
Tim Coldenhoff
Steven Curran
Ray and Michele Doerr 
Thor Hardarson 
Chris Heitman 
Brad Hiatt
Todd Houg 
Andy Karmy
Gary Newsted  
Gene Park  
John and Vivian Rotunda 
Robert Scott
Jim Streit
Barry Wainwright

Sam Mourning

Warren Hurd

Ivo Welch
Matthew & Sandi's

Matt's Subie Pwr 9A
Clay's RV9A
Thor Hardarson

RV Extra's
Meske Tip-Up Slider Canopy Mod
Fabian Lefler's Great Modular Instrument Panel

RV Pic's
RV9 Pics by Kelly
Andy Karmy's Pic's

Sam Benjamin's 9
Matt's Subie Pwr'd RV9A

Bill Jaques Subie Pwr'd RV9A
Bob Cuttings RV9A





  Building the Vertical Stabilizer  

After months of doing nothing it was time to get back to it!  The last time Bill was down was in Feb.   Then we could only have one device turned on at a time and we needed to be bundled up because of the cold. Since then we've added an insulated garage door, high output lights and other features to our work space. 

We decided it made sense to do things slightly differently than called for in the plans.  The plans have you using blind rivets at some points.  In this part of the kit they are not flush rivets and are really ugly.  The order that we put everything together allowed us to use regular rivets and made the assembly process much easier.

NOTE: By clicking on the arrows to the left and right of the thumbnail pictures below, you can cycle through all of the pictures. They click on the small ones to see a bigger one!


Primered VS parts

Some of the primered parts.