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Old 05-11-2017, 08:17 AM
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I'll bet there are some fellow RV'rs in Arkansas that could stop by and see Eric. LOL---Vlad would certainly go.

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Old 05-11-2017, 08:41 AM
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I viewed the construction process as therapy, something totally different from what I did at my day job. Each individual task was a project unto itself. If I was fabricating a bracket, I tried to make the best bracket I was capable of. I wasn't building a plane, at that moment I was building a bracket. The plane emerged from the smaller projects.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:44 AM
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If you've already finished building, one of the best things you can do is take a blocked builder flying.

I've done this several times. They're some of my most rewarding passenger flights, and they sometimes create enough inspiration to make the roadblocks melt away.

Most RVs have 2 or 4 seats. It's almost a crime to fly around with them empty. Make the offer, it's always helpful.

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:44 AM
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I don't appear to have what it takes to build an RV-12, so I'm thinking it's coming time to bring this unpleasant disaster to a close.
Eric,

I hope you'll elaborate on what the reasons are that you feel you don't think you have what it takes to build a RV-12. You're an A & P, so I don't think it's lack of skill.

This could be valuable information for someone thinking of starting a RV-12 build.

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Old 05-11-2017, 12:29 PM
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Default I'm a bit calmer today...

I want to thank to everyone for their encouragement, I will post a longer reply detailing my progress (or lack there-of) later today.

I have ordered replacement parts (again).

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Old 05-11-2017, 12:30 PM
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I have been trying to visualize what he is feeling. Through over 5 years of building, with a wife that saw it more as a sickness than a construction, no other builders nearby, and about to turn 80 with more medical interruptions than normal, and NEVER did I consider giving up on it.
Take a short break from it before you decide to quit would be my advice.
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:09 PM
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Default get a mentor

It really, really helps to have a mentor, or at least someone to give you moral support. There must be another builder near Siloam Springs, AR.

Soon after I started my Lancair 235 kit, the statistics were that only 20% of original kit buyers ever finished their kits. I just couldn't believe that at the time, but after taking over 20 years to finish my project, now I believe it. Even today, only one third of ~200 kits sold are currently flying. Many builders just gave up for one reason or another. Don't be one of those guys!
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:26 PM
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I have ordered replacement parts (again).

Eric
Eric, I can't count how many times I've ordered replacement parts. The good news is that they're cheap, compared to a like part from a certified plane, but it still adds up. Even though my -8 is flying, I plan to rebuild an aileron that has a slightly wrinkled corner (got blown off the wing during a thunderstorm while I was preparing to install it) and my baggage door, which doesn't fit the way I want it to. So, I have extra parts in the parts drawer just waiting on me to get done with the wheel pants and gear fairings. It never ends!
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:15 PM
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I want to thank to everyone for their encouragement, I will post a longer reply detailing my progress (or lack there-of) later today.

I have ordered replacement parts (again).

Eric
I'm building a 7 - I call it the Monday morning call of shame. LOL.

Just last week I put a few dings in the bottom skin and was so frustrated I had to put things down and walk away for a day.

It happens.
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Old 05-11-2017, 02:34 PM
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... and was so frustrated I had to put things down and walk away for a day.

It happens.
Yep. Sometimes a break is just as good as (or even better than) a change.

Stick with it. Frustration now adds to satisfaction later.
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