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Old 08-25-2018, 06:59 PM
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Hi All,
I've taken the plunge and ordered an empennage kit for a 7 and loads of tools to match. Surprisingly, it arrives next week - that is outstanding service from Vans and Fedex. As yet I'm undecided at which end to put the little wheel, but plenty of time for that!

I would appreciate knowing/catching up with people who have built a plane. I'm located in Porirua, New Zealand but frequently travel to Christchurch and Auckland so would be happy to meet there to talk about building etc.

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Old 08-25-2018, 07:13 PM
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Congrats on taking the plunge!

I was building an RV-8 in Wellington, but I’m in Nelson now. Feel free to drop by if you’re down this way. My project is moving slowly, I’m about half way done. Lots of similarities between 7’s and 8’s.

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Old 08-25-2018, 07:50 PM
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Hi All,
I've taken the plunge and ordered an empennage kit for a 7 and loads of tools to match.

Cheers
Tony, welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Congrats on jumping in the deep end
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:39 PM
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Thank so Guys, I'm looking forward to the adventure. Hugh, I'll call if over that way. Cheers
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:03 PM
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Welcome aboard, don't hesitate to ask questions. Send me a PM anytime
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:29 PM
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The empennage kit has arrived - an excellent service from Vans and their excellent team. Ordered on Tuesday and it arrived the a week later. Not too shabby for travelling half way round the world.

Ive inventoried the kit and all is there. Just waiting on tools to arrive.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:31 AM
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Welcome, VAF is a fantastic resource and provided assistance on many an occasion during my build. For Local support you need to also join SAA ( kiwi version of EAA). Most NZ RVers and CAA specific information is available through that resource
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:53 AM
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Thanks Patrick, I've joined the SAA and have had contact from our local representative. I also went to the recent Hawera dawn raid and met with some other RV builders/owners who all, not surprisingly, were top people and enthusiastic about their wonderful aircraft's. What I would really like is an experienced builder in my local area (Porirua) to lean on now an then!

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Old 11-04-2018, 01:13 AM
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Well, I have completed the horizontal stabiliser, vertical stabiliser and now working on the rudder. It goes together very well. I just wish I had a pneumatic squeezer!!
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:02 AM
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Yes. A pneumatic is well worth the $$$$. I am planning a visit to NZ in 2020. May be able to schedule an “inspection.” PM me your location and contact info.
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