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Old 10-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Bavafa Bavafa is offline
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Default Two down, 998 more to go

It has been said that building a RV consist of a 1000 projects, well I got two down and 998 more to go. The vertical and rudder has been done, well minus the fiberglass part. But it has been a lot of fun so far.

Will begin with the HS in the next day or so
RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
Dues paid
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:37 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:52 AM
SabreFlyr SabreFlyr is offline
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Location: Marion, IN
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Not very far ahead of you. Previous builder did the VS and I did the rudder. Jumped to the elevators and am starting to drive some rivets there. HS next.

Developing a taste for elephant!
Ray Dosh
LJ45 driver
RV-14 QB #140212
VS done (by previous builder)
Rudder finished & elevators almost done
Marion, IN MZZ
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:44 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
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Location: houston, texas
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Default Yep

We had a cold day in the hangar many years back and needed to stay busy with out handling cold meatal, so we counted rivets for a little fun. Just rivets in the 8 came out to around 15,000. We figured we had visited each one of those holes at least some 5 times to drill, de-burr, and so-on. Those were just the factory rivets of a slow build. Welcome to the club, you are on the right track, it is worth it, even if you add a few more steps and rivets along the way. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:02 PM
KeithB KeithB is offline
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Location: Granbury, TX
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For the RV-14A, the rivet count is 20,499 - this is as reported on E's blog at
Keith Brown

RV-14A Builder - kit #136
N314KC - First flight Mar 8, 2017, Phase I compl Apr 3, 2017, >180 hrs
RV-6A sold
Sport Pilot (weight-shift control) - Airborne XT912
Dues paid 11/2017

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