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Old 07-21-2017, 04:42 AM
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Very nice!
Mike Hillger
Garden City, Texas
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:13 AM
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Congrats on your first flight! BTW that paint job is awesome!
Jereme Carne
RV-7A Emp. done
Wings mostly done
Fuselage almost done
Finish kit arrived
Exempt but gladly paying!
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:39 AM
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Good job Greg. Nothing like the feeling of that first flight in a machine you built.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.

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Fiat G.46 -(restoration in progress, if I have enough life left in me)
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:34 AM
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Congratulations!!! Looks great and the paint scheme is insane. Who did the paint?
Dues paid (2019)
RV-14 #140394
Empennage - done(ish)
Wings - done(ish)
Fuselage - Somewhere in Ch. 26
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:29 PM
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Congratulations Greg! Nice looking 14 you built.
Always a great motivator to see a 14 leave the nest.
Shawn Edwards
RV-14A (140174)
2019 VAF Donation Complete
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:27 PM
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Thanks for all the kind comments. The paint scheme was done by the very talented Jonathan McCormick, "The Plane Schemer". The actual paint was base coat clear coat PPG DCC done in expert detail by Michael Payne, Director at the Port Townsend Aero Museum at 0S9. I would highly recommend both of these professionals. I could not be happier with how N14ZP looks.

My one bit of advice would be to get started early with your paint scheme.

Greg Novotny
RV-14a N14ZP
3 hours into Phase 1
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Tacoma Narrows
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:35 AM
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Location: Powder Springs, GA
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Congratulations on your first flight!
Jared Solomon
A&P, EAA Technical Counselor

Powder Springs, GA
2019 Dues Paid
RV-14A (N214WJ) - Flying since Sept 2017
RV-7A (N211WJ) Flying since 2009 (SOLD)
RV-7A (N132RD) bought flying 2014 (SOLD)

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Old 07-22-2017, 03:29 PM
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You built it fast!
Latest Annual Donation Date: 11 Apr 2018
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:39 AM
Jake14 Jake14 is offline
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Location: Seattle
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Congrats on your first flight! Beautiful airplane. You mentioned before that we were doing parallel builds and my first flight was Saturday July 22nd!!!! Just flew patterns at 2000' over Renton (RNT) for an hour at high power. It flies great! Here's a pic I took looking at the Boeing plant, Mercer Island and Seattle in the distance on about lap 16...

What a kick!!

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Old 07-25-2017, 03:33 PM
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Very elegant paint scheme Greg. Hope you don't mind if I end up painting mine similar. I can't believe the procrastination involved in deciding on what clothes to put on the aircraft.
Nicely done. 👍
Kit 140241
Tail Feathers done
Fuselage kit completed.
wings almost complete.
Flaps and ailerons done.
Canopy next. Phew!
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