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Old 07-27-2012, 01:09 PM
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I did like the new qualities of the 14.
Should take 1500 hours unless you go see Jay Pratt.
MY .05
If the RV-14 kit is as complete as the RV-12 kit, builder's assistance may not be an option.
Although the -12 kit makes the 51% rule, it is pretty close.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:30 PM
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Evening, all. Long-time unregistered lurker. First time poster. Soon-to-be builder.

I've been saving for five years to get my kit started. The goal was to travel up to Aurora, OR and pick it up on my fortieth birthday next June. Initially, I'd started with thoughts of the -10, but after a bit of researching and lots of soul-searching recently decided on a -7. Now, with the introduction of the -14, I believe I may again have to revise my decision.

I'm a big dude at 6'2" and 225lbs, so this new offering is right up my alley, I think. I plan to build it with some help from my wife and daughter (and anyone else who'll come by and work).

I've gotta say, the thought of the project is both exciting and intimidating at the same time. I'm looking at it as an educational journey much like getting a college degree, and as with any big project I've accomplished in life, will be striving towards each little victory to win the overall war.

Cheers!
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:36 PM
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Evening, all. Long-time unregistered lurker. First time poster. Soon-to-be builder.


Cheers!
Glen, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

Good to have you aboard
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:45 PM
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The goal was to travel up to Aurora, OR and pick it up on my fortieth birthday next June.
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I'm looking at it as an educational journey much like getting a college degree, ...

I did the same thing when I turned 40. Dilemma: Buy a sports car or build an airplane? Answer: Drive to Aurora and pickup a -9A kit. And yes, it costs as much as a master's degree, probably takes as much time and effort, but it's a lot more useful and fun!
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:50 PM
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I'm a big dude at 6'2" and 225lbs, so this new offering is right up my alley,
You wont be disappointed with the size. I sat in it at the tent and at 6'5 and 240 I was quite comfortable. I didn't have to scrunch down like I do to fit in a 6 or 7. In the 14 my head was still close enough to the top of the canopy that had I been wearing a regular headset it would have been really really close to touching. That said, you can always modify the seat cushions to gain a little room.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:05 AM
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.....I've gotta say, the thought of the project is both exciting and intimidating at the same time. I'm looking at it as an educational journey much like getting a college degree, and as with any big project I've accomplished in life, will be striving towards each little victory to win the overall war.

Cheers!
Welcome to VAF, Glenn...you seem to have it figured out!...like eating an elephant...one bite at a time.

Again, welcome,

Best,
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:09 AM
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Welcome to VAF, Glenn...you seem to have it figured out!...like eating an elephant...one bite at a time.

Again, welcome,

Best,
That's funny, since it was the analogy I had originally typed (it was the way my mom told me to approach getting my college degree).

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. My next step is to renew my EAA and AOPA memberships (both recently lapsed...had some more important family stuff going on when they came due) and then to reserve the N-number we've chosen! By this time next year, the first rivet will have been set!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:28 AM
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I did the same thing when I turned 40. Dilemma: Buy a sports car or build an airplane? Answer: Drive to Aurora and pickup a -9A kit. And yes, it costs as much as a master's degree, probably takes as much time and effort, but it's a lot more useful and fun!
Why not both? The answer is, of course, the Miata.
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