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Old 07-27-2018, 03:19 AM
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Bootscooter Bootscooter is offline
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Location: Sydney, Australia
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Default Finished

Dear VAF,

I unfortunately missed #OSH18 this year, but on the plus side I had time to finish my RV14.

It's done!!! I've finished I present to you RV14 VH-VNX built in Sydney Australia.

The kit finish and quality of the RV14 from Van's can be summed up by my AP's sign off "It looks like a factory built aeroplane" The aeroplane is fantastic to fly and an absolute credit to all at Van's.

A huge thank you to the VAF community, everyones support and experience sharing makes all the difference.

This aeroplane took me a solid 18 months to build, its a as per the plans slow build with the IO-390, dual P-Mags, VPX, Classic Aero Interior, fuel & brake lines by Tom Swearengen & TS Flightlines, and a Dynon fit out.

I can't wait to do it all again!!!!

Chad Boot
RV8 Empennage in progress
RV14 140331 VH-VNX. Flying/Sold
RV10 Standard Fuselage Complete
RV10 Empennage complete
RV-7 Slider Flying VH-VNZ
Sports Aircraft Assn Australia. Tech Councillor.

2019 Dues Paid

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Old 07-27-2018, 03:33 AM
FredMagare FredMagare is offline
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Location: Kyle, TX
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Congratulations, Sir! May she bring you many happy years of flying....
Fred Magare
GySgt, USMC (Ret.)
Frederic.magare "at"
RV-9A SB Fuselage / Finish Kit on-hand
[Engine and CS Prop still to acquire]
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:58 AM
jakej jakej is offline
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Location: Adelaide, Australia
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It looks beautiful Chad, we’ll done! I flew into OSH last Monday in a 14A & I know you will enjoy flying yours
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:18 AM
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mjanduda mjanduda is offline
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Location: Munich, Germany
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Congratulations! It looks really great!
18 months sounds quite fast. How many hours have you spent building your plane?

Originally Posted by Bootscooter View Post
I can't wait to do it all again!!!!

Already have something in mind?

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Old 07-27-2018, 05:44 AM
didja didja is offline
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Location: Goodyear, Az
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What a great looking plane! Congratulations on the completion of your project! Look forward to seeing photos and videos of you flying her!
Scott Emerson
RV-14a Kit# 140432
Working on: Wings
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Donation Paid (military)
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:17 AM
Malndi Malndi is online now
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Location: Sydney Australia
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Congratulations Chad, two in a row quite an achievement.

Looking forward to seeing them together at WBN.

So, what’s next?
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:26 AM
Joeyo68 Joeyo68 is offline
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Location: Frankston, Victoria, Australia
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Default Very nice 👍

Seems like only yesterday I stopped by and had a look at your build. Well done on the build. Enjoy 😊
Flying friends RV7A
Built RV7 empennage.
Building wings done - minus glass and lights.
Building Fuselage
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:58 AM
TS Flightlines TS Flightlines is offline
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CHAD----awesome job. Very proud of you and the effort!!!
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC, AS Flightlines
Joint Venture with Aircraft Specialty
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
Proud Vendor for RV1, Donator to VAF
RV7 Tail Kit Completed, Fuse started-Pay as I go Plan
Ridgeland, SC,
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:03 PM
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Looks great, congrats!
RV-14 kit #140138
I have entered the 90% done, 90% left to do zone
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:00 AM
VPYVO VPYVO is offline
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Default Congrats!

Congrats Chad thats amazing. 18 months slow build!
Good grief I am impressed.
(took me 6 years)
Look forward to seeing it at a fly in.
Rob Rickards
Melbourne Australia
Long time ago Dad had a Piper Tripacer VP-YVO hence the username
RV7 VH-RRA flying Sept 2017
=VAF=. 2017-2018 Donor
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