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Old 03-11-2016, 10:50 PM
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When the airplane was originally advertised for sale I looked at the photos and posted video and considered buying it. The photos showed that the airframe was very much repairable. In fact less damage than my RV-6A and that I had flying again in about 7 months

Kent has posted photos of skins being carefully removed as if planning to replace them, and even mentioned pulling out dents, so it sounds to me like repair vs replace is being done wherever possible.
I have not met Kent (though I would be happy too... it sounds like he is located near me and we have something in common.... extensive rebuild of a wrecked RV) and have nothing against him. My comment was only in response to Bills suggestion that it could be certified as a new airplane.

Now if the airplane had been purchased just for the major components like the control system, landing gear weldments / legs, etc., and an entirely new airframe was built using those parts; then I agree it might be doable depending on what was used.

That is my opinion, with my level of understanding of the rules.
Anything beyond that I defer to Mel or Gary. As active DAR's, they likely have an opinion of what level of reuse for a new build they would allow, and what process would be used to determine eligibility.
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:43 PM
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Did you take all critical measurements before disassembly? wing sweep, tail to wingtips ect, might give an incite to what is bent, stretched longeron, twisted center section....post pics, very interested in your project!
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:19 PM
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Upon much investigation, I will be building the entire center section new. One entire wing. Finish up emp. Re skin 2nd wing and check dent in tank, possible new tank.

All the electrical, panel, and FWF.

Plus of course the sliding canopy and firewall and the balance of the reinforcement pieces. All in all, I am building a new aircraft, but why not!
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:25 PM
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Moving forward...thanks for the help Darrell of Aurora/Hubbard, OR.

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Old 07-18-2016, 11:15 AM
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:30 PM
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How many number 40 bits have you gone through?
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:38 PM
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How many number 40 bits have you gone through?
About four. I am using cobalt, much longer lasting...lol
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:34 AM
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:38 PM
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This thread from 2 months ago should explain the background on this project...

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=133682
Unfortunately that link no longer goes to a valid thread...
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:31 PM
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Made some good headway last couple days. Slow but this is going to be rewarding as it is difficult.









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