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TomVal
04-18-2009, 06:21 PM
My friend, Dick Johnson, has just finished his F-1 Rocket. It was almost a seven year project. The workmanship is outstanding. The first flight is scheduled for next weekend. If all goes well, you will get to see it at OSH.

http://img27.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20090416lya.jpg

CJK
04-18-2009, 06:51 PM
You're right - that's a stunner! Wow! :cool:

-- Chris

cyberpilot10
04-18-2009, 08:16 PM
WOW !!!!!!! I have a RV 8 emp kit still in the box. Want to trade?

TomVal
04-18-2009, 08:38 PM
http://img6.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20090417j.jpg

miyu1975
04-18-2009, 08:58 PM
what kind of prop?

TomVal
04-18-2009, 10:48 PM
what kind of prop?

Darn...five years ago, he told me what it was! I'll have to get back to you on that.

Regards,

Joe Hine
04-19-2009, 09:00 AM
I just got back from a ride in a brand new rocket here in eastern Canada. Second one flying I think after Mark Fredricks with a continental engine. As a 160hp RV4 driver all I can say is AWSOME. The acceleration on take off is something else. Latest project by multiple RV builder Jerry Wilcox. Flies like a dream, although I wouldn't like paying for the fuel flow.

Joe Hine
RV4 C-FYTQ

BikePilot
04-19-2009, 09:04 AM
That looks great!

frankh
04-19-2009, 09:07 AM
That is a beauty!

Jeff Brenhaug
04-19-2009, 09:51 AM
what kind of prop?
That's a Whirl Wind prop. I was on standby at Gillespie field for fires and visited Dick's hangar to see his project. The workmanship was incredible and Dick was an awesome host to my drop-in visit.
Great job, Dick!

TomVal
04-19-2009, 10:17 AM
That's a Whirl Wind prop. I was on standby at Gillespie field for fires and visited Dick's hangar to see his project. The workmanship was incredible and Dick was an awesome host to my drop-in visit.
Great job, Dick!

Thanks for prop ID…I went brain dead on that one.

Every time I see that aircraft I get heart palpitations...my wife has to remind me, "If you're going out to the hangar today, have you taken your meds?"

The photos do not do the paint job justice. In the eagle head airbrush work, there are gold and silver flakes imbedded in the paint. Depending on sun angle, you will see a kaleidoscope of colors reflecting off of the artwork.

I will get a snapshot of the cockpit and post it later. It is an all glass panel with Blue Mountain Avionics. The trim detail in the cockpit is equally impressive. The cockpit seats are race car seats. I told Dick that if I had installed those seats seven years ago, I couldn’t fit in them today!

Regards,

osxuser
04-19-2009, 10:20 AM
Wow, I didn't know WW made a prop that would handle the HP. Beautiful look bird there.

TomVal
04-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Here is a shot of the cockpit:

http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00644.jpg

CJK
04-19-2009, 03:45 PM
Do you know what that paint color is? It's spectacular!

-- Chris

TomVal
04-19-2009, 05:11 PM
Do you know what that paint color is? It's spectacular!

-- Chris

The orange paint supplier is: House of Colors. The name of the paint color is: Tangello (not certain of the spelling).

Regards,

CJK
04-19-2009, 07:58 PM
The orange paint supplier is: House of Colors. The name of the paint color is: Tangello (not certain of the spelling).

Regards,

[filing away for future reference] Thanks!

-- Chris

TomVal
03-01-2010, 02:21 PM
Dick Johnson's Rocket is the feature article in the March issue of Kitplanes magazine.

rv8guy
03-01-2010, 02:55 PM
Oh My Gosh

Just Awesome!!