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Old 03-08-2018, 07:09 PM
mcoyne34 mcoyne34 is offline
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Default RV8 planning stages

Just starting the planning stages of building a RV8. Have the tool kit and plans ordered, and planning on ordering the empennage kit in the next few weeks. Is there anyone in the DFW area, preferably T67 or 52F, that is in this same process? Or already has one built I could check out and get some pointers from? Open to any and all advice.

Mike C.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:12 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Default Welcome to VAF

Mike----welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Great to have another Mike on board

Contact Jay Pratt at RV Centeral right there at T67.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:04 PM
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Default Welcome to the madness, Mike

I like your choice in airplanes... and Mike S is right, Jay Pratt is a wealth of information and he is right in your neighborhood - and a great guy. If you are in the mood to travel a little farther East, I would be happy to show you an example of how one builds an 8 in a two car garage. I have asked plenty of questions of others and would be happy to pass along any info I can. I am currently working on the interior of the fuse so I can show you the fuse, wings and empennage. I am just north of the DFW airport.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:57 AM
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T67 and Jay Pratt is the man and place.
Plenty of builders and planes to look at and
Great place to eat as well.

Jay is the RAINMAN in the RV business.

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Old 03-09-2018, 07:22 AM
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Another +1 for Jay.

Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:33 PM
mcoyne34 mcoyne34 is offline
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Thanks everyone. Ill def get in contact with Jay about the build process.
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