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Old 10-01-2011, 06:37 AM
mickdi68 mickdi68 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cairns , Queensland Australia
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Default Hello from Down under (oz)

My name is Mick and live in far north Queensland australia. In a city called Cairns. I am a licensed A&P and have just purchased a flying Rv-4 in need of some TLC . It has some firewall damage which has been repaired and is still in airworthy condition but I have a new firewall to replace it. I plan on refurbishing the whole aircraft so it will be better than new. Today I just completed my tailwheel endorsement and transition training in the Rv-4. Will fly it for a bit then take home to my shed and do the refurb. In the meantime I have to sell my Cherokee 180 as I am not allowed to have two planes. This is a very informative site and hope that I can contribute in some way down the track. Cheers Mick.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:36 AM
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Lemmingman Lemmingman is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 683

Welcome aboard! Congrats on the RV4. I hope to be following you in getting some tail wheel training and an eventual endorsement. I am building a -7 and would like it to be tail wheel rather than tricycle.
Gil Brice
McKinney, TX EAA-1246
RV7 - Working on fuse, fuel, brakes etc...
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:31 PM
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Richmond, Ky
Posts: 66

Congrats on the -4. I have had mine for a year and absolutely love it. I'm in Oz myself at the moment. In the NT doing a bit of oil exploration. Looking forward to getting home and back in the -4 though
Dan Marlow
I39- Richmond, Kentucky
RV4 -423WH
RV6 -99VL
Eagle - 69VM
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:48 PM
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Jamie Aust Jamie Aust is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brisbane Australia
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Originally Posted by mickdi68 View Post
I have to sell my Cherokee 180 as I am not allowed to have two planes.
LOL, at least you get to keep the good one !
If you get down to SE Qld, drop me a line, im only to happy to have a chat with you.
I have a very good friend that has worked on all Vans models, so If you have any questions, he can help.

Welcome to VAF.
Jamie lee
Brisbane, Australia
RV7A - Now Flying.
0-360,carb,catto 3 blade.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:34 PM
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Geico266 Geico266 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huskerland, USA
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G'day mate, she'll be right.

With the advice here and the Aussie spirit you'll get that bird respectable.

Then it's your shout.
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:48 PM
detlef lili detlef lili is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 163

Hope to see you in Down Under next year.

Detlef Heun
RV-7 N577DL 680 hours on Car Gas, sold
RV-7A N962JG 40h
Annual Fee 2016 proudly paid
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