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Old 03-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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Thumbs up Years of RV Enjoyment (Proof in Pictures)

Evidence of fun.

Over the years it seems that more and more photos of RVs in a pristine state are appearing online. I thought I would take a stab at spotlighting, with the help of others, images that convey years and years of RV enjoyment. The more worn the better - the other end of the spectrum. They all tell a story.....a story I'd like to hear.

Starting with some photos I took - please add your own pictures!

Where the top canopy latch is rotated - sometimes it drags across the roll bar. You can see a slight depression along the top of the roll bar from years of taxiing with the canopy held open here. Vibrations and time...
RV-6 N617AR Tip up. Ten years of wear:


N617AR RV-6. Passenger side side rail - a few hundred hits with seat belt buckles:


Throttle quadrant area - paint rubbed off by wrist. Kay Frizzell RV-8A:


Pilot floorboard: Kay Frizzell RV-8A (I love this picture):


Fuselage - Kay Frizzell RV-8A:


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Old 03-06-2013, 12:35 PM
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Doug, I just had a restraining order issued. You're not allowed to go near my airplane with a camera
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:09 PM
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OMG! All of those airplanes should be grounded immediately!
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:30 PM
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OMG! All of those airplanes should be grounded immediately!
Yeh! Did you see the size of those cracks, in the paint!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:58 PM
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Talking Primer . . . Definitely a primer issue

See all of that primer debate . . . here's proof
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:18 PM
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What's clearly needed is a RV reconditioning program. Something that cleans up scratches, paint defects, faults of any kind. The airplane goes immediately to the head of the line of show-winners. Down time would be about a half hour.

Sadly, mine doesn't qualify. It never was perfect (not even close) and thus in need of refurb. I suppose you'd say it just needs the furb.

It bears all the visible faults from a first-time build as well as some wear. But, it sure does fly well.

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:12 PM
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OMG! All of those airplanes should be grounded immediately!
I am pretty sure that is all just one airplane, Doug's. I will post a few pics of mine. It is no hangar queen but doesn't have quite as much character as Doug's.

[ed. It's two planes My -6 and Kay's -8A. Both based at 52F. ;^), dr]
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:49 AM
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Doug, I just had a restraining order issued. You're not allowed to go near my airplane with a camera
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:33 AM
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Default ..and another thing...

If you for some reason don't like the 'patina' that comes with experience, then this is a GREAT way to see where you might want to put a little rub strip, or use leather upholstery, etc. etc.

I too wish I had more wear on my plane...the good kind! ...not the "dropped my 6 lb. maglite on the left wing tank and nearly punched a hole in it!"
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:39 AM
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If you for some reason don't like the 'patina' that comes with experience, then this is a GREAT way to see where you might want to put a little rub strip, or use leather upholstery, etc. etc.
Exactly why I'm reading this thread! Not that I expect or even want mine to be pristine for life, but it's nice to see the places where I may want to add a little extra protection -- or just not paint.
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