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Old 03-26-2007, 06:28 PM
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:47 AM
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Hey Steve,
I did not give you permission to post my ugly face in your airplane!
HA!
Cool pic. Must have been a first flight picture.
Hope your having fun with it.
Be nice to see you come fly with us sometime. Grab a burger, burn some gas. Have some fun.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:39 AM
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Ok, here's one over the Oregon countryside...

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Old 03-27-2007, 04:20 PM
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Ok, here's one over the Oregon countryside...
Randy,
I've always liked the one over the Oregon coast better.



This picture, plus a couple Doug took of Danny King's "Beautiful Doll" really set the hook for the desire to do an 8.

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Old 03-27-2007, 11:55 PM
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:05 PM
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Here's a photo of my RV-8A N2D. The picture was taken by RV-7A builder John Roberts in Iowa. The paint scheme is taken from the T-6A Texan II. I've got 120+ hours on it since first flight in Feb '06 and am enjoying the airplane immensely.



--Mark Navratil
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:47 AM
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mark,

I remember a few years back when you tried to sell your kit. Glad to see you did not. That is one beautiful -8A. What helped push you past the stage where you wanted to sell? The answer might help others!
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:41 AM
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For picture, see the T-6A scheme above.

I had the great fortune to meet and talk a little with Mark at Oshkosh. Couple things that Mark has too humbly left out of his post that I think others should know:

1. Mark painted this thing himself with, if I remember correctly, very little to no previous painting experience. It looks as fantastic close up as it does in this picture.

2. This won an award at Oshkosh, a Lindy, I think, which was particularly fantastic because, unlike some of the other award winners, Mark actually built all of it and painted it himself!

Mark's results have kind of confirmed to me that I will try to paint myself, though with a much simpler scheme. It may not turn out nearly as great as Mark's did, but it is possible to do and I will have done it, and learned a new skill, myself.

Thanks for the inspiration Mark.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:26 PM
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Czechsix, you stole my paint idea. Now I have to come up with a new one Good paint ideas just don't happen every day. LOL.


Congrats on an awesome looking -8A.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:35 PM
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mark,

I remember a few years back when you tried to sell your kit. Glad to see you did not. That is one beautiful -8A. What helped push you past the stage where you wanted to sell? The answer might help others!
Craig, thanks for the compliments. I never actually tried to sell the whole project...you may be confusing me with someone else. I did sell an empennage at one point (I got a lot of my kit secondhand from two different builders and had two empennages as a result). However, there were definitely times when I thought about selling the project, feeling like I would never finish it. Believe me, I KNOW the feeling of frustration when you can't make progress on it. I wanted to keep my priorities straight which are God/family/career before the airplane. That was by far the most frustrating and difficult part about building my RV. People talk about proseal or cutting the canopy or sanding fiberglass....there are a few tricky, tedious tasks but for me the biggest difficulty was the frustration of feeling that whenever my priorities were in order, the airplane progress slowed so much I felt hopeless that it would ever fly. If I could add up all the months and weeks where I did not even touch the airplane due to other obligations I bet it would add up to at least a couple years out of the 6.5 yrs it took me to complete it.

My only advice is the same as what you've heard before: try to do something every day, or as often as you can. Little by little and someday it will fly. You have to be a bit stubborn to finish any project this big. After your first priorities are met, be militant in defending your time/money to devote to the project...it has to be very high on your priority list or you'll never finish it. If you stick with it you will be rewarded with a superb airplane and an indescribable sense of satisfaction. And in the process you will develop character and patience that most people will never know in this age of 'reality' TV and other mindless activities that can sap away at our lives, leaving nothing to show for our short time on this earth.

Now go out to the garage and get to work!

--Mark Navratil
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