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Re: Panther #104

PostSat Mar 28, 2020 1:23 am

Beautiful bird, congratulations!! Love the first flight videos, inspiring me to get into the garage.
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Re: Panther #104

PostTue Mar 17, 2020 8:59 pm

Awesome!! Congratulations!!
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Re: Panther #104

PostTue Mar 17, 2020 11:14 am

Tom,

Really nice looking Panther and I think you may have just created the "Panther Grin".

Hope to be following with one of my own soon.
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Re: Panther #104

PostTue Mar 17, 2020 9:46 am

Congrats! I cant wait to see some photos.
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Re: Panther #104

PostMon Mar 16, 2020 10:10 pm

Congrats can't wait to finish mine!
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Re: Panther #104

PostMon Mar 16, 2020 10:01 pm

Congrats!!!
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Re: Panther #104

PostMon Mar 16, 2020 4:56 pm

First Flight March 13- Friday the 13th :) . The plane flew great - this is going to be a fun airplane!
Tom
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Re: Panther #104

PostSat Dec 22, 2018 11:41 am

Looking good Tom!
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Panther #104

PostFri Dec 21, 2018 8:42 pm

Got my fuselage kit in November and will try to document progress with photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HvV8XnPvk7fcZD778

Considering the number of students in my area I think lighting lighting is really important to help them see me. Flyleds seemed to offer a really nice solution: LED position, strobe and landing lights with wigwag, all in a wing tip module. The problem is they were designed for the RV7, 8, 9 and 10 wing tips, using the stock RV wing tip lens. The RV-10 lens seemed somewhat close to the Panther wing tip so I thought reshaping it to the Panther tip might work. I ruined one lens figuring out how to do it but I ended up with two, not perfect, but not bad lenses (I'd never worked with acrylic before). The rest involved cutting out the wing tip, molding a shoulder to mount the lens, adding partitions to attach the Flyleds boards, adding a fairing on the vertical stab tip for the tail light and making it all fit together. They didn't turn out bad at all. Here's a photo log of what I did:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rUy4BD6GZuqmumfh8

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Tom
Port Orange, Fl
Panther #104 (1st flight March 13, 2020, 72 hrs as of July 15, 2020)
RV-12 (1st flight June 10, 2015)
RV-12 (Eagles Nest 1st flight May 18, 2019)

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