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Old 05-23-2017, 10:50 PM
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Been watching from the sidelines for a few years now. Just jumped in and bought the RV-7 tail this week. A leap of faith since I've never even been in one and have no tail wheel time.

Any particulars I should begin with? Or probably more important, things I shouldn't do?

Anybody building in North Texas?

Bryan
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:18 AM
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North Texas---gee LOTS of RV's in North Texas----Hicks, Northwest Regional. All great guys!
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:31 AM
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Welcome aboard! Don't worry about never having been in one before, I haven't even seen an RV-7 in person (hopefully Oskosh this year will change that) but when thousands of people say how nice they fly I'm not worried.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:55 AM
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Like Tom says, Lots of RV's in North Texas! You are in the right spot! I am building an -8 in Coppell that you are more than welcome to take a look at. I haven't flown in an -8 either, but I have flown in a -7A and a -6, which is close enough for me to know I will LOVE it
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:08 AM
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Welcome Bryan, I'm in your camp, never seen or flew in one but built one anyway, now its finished and in the Hangar.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:28 AM
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Any particulars I should begin with? Or probably more important, things I shouldn't do?
Don't any longer if it's what you want to do. Life is very short. Building and flying my RV has been one of the greatest things I have ever done.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:08 AM
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Congratulations Bryan. Only arvise is to do a search here before every component. You'll learn from other's mistakes and hopefully not repeat them.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:12 AM
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I've visited some of the guys at Northwest Regional, yes they are great guys and kinda steered me toward my decision. I'm in Frisco, maybe I can find a mentor at Aero Country.

I would love to see your -8 in Coppel. Are you working on it any weekends next month?
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:51 PM
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He has a 7A he built out at T31, Aero Country. PM me and I can give you his email. He's a great guy and has made some epic trips to the Caribbean. I live in Frisco too and am hoping to start a 9A in the next couple of years if I can take a ride in one and convince myself I'm smart enough to figure out how to build one. Either that or I "settle" for a 12.

I'm encouraged that there seems to be quite a few RV builders in addition to Dave around here.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:54 AM
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We can surely work something out - I sent you a PM,
Jim
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