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Old 03-22-2017, 05:18 AM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
 
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Talking So it begins.. 9A started

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My tools have arrived courtesy of Brown and Cleveland, thanks to both for fast and professional service.

I have two practice kits from Vans and I am doing the wing kit with my EAA group to get insight on setting up dimplers/rivets etc..

I hope to start the VS this week....

Looking forward to working with you guys/gals on this build..
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:16 AM
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Good to have you aboard Neal.
Hang on it is the ride of a lifetime.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:21 AM
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Good to have you aboard Neal.
Hang on it is the ride of a lifetime.
Thank you Mark....
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:38 PM
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Congratulations Neal! As soon as you finish VS put deposit on the wings. Waste no time.

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Old 03-22-2017, 06:41 PM
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Gents
My tools have arrived courtesy of Brown and Cleveland, thanks to both for fast and professional service.

I have two practice kits from Vans and I am doing the wing kit with my EAA group to get insight on setting up dimplers/rivets etc..

I hope to start the VS this week....

Looking forward to working with you guys/gals on this build..
Congratulations. Start the Emp with the VS. Much easier.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:10 PM
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Enjoy your build! The -9A is a great choice (but I'm biased just a bit).
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:23 PM
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Neal congratulations! Have fun building
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:03 PM
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Have fun Neal. I hope you get as much joy and accomplishment out of your build I have out of mine. I have found as I get to the last part of my build that I could have purchased a flying plane for about the same price I have in mine, but for me the build is a goal I have had for many years.

Don't be afraid to ask all kinds of questions and leave all ego for other parts of your life. My thought is I am not a professional builder so if someone can find something I screwed up when they look at my plane - great. It may save my life!

On the other hand, considering all of us here think we are the smartest people in the club, make sure you research what people say. Opinions are not always facts!

Find a mentor or sub group you can become part of. That is the trick.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:20 AM
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Welcome aboard Neal!

The 9A is a great choice. You're going to love it. Mine is 8 years flying and just over 500 hours.

VStab has less parts to deal with and is easier to build. Never could figure why Van's instructions start with the Horizontal Stab.
This, following your practice kits, will bring your skills to a new level and prepared for the journey.

Good luck. I'm north of you in N Tampa/Lutz and based at Zephyrhills. Feel free to visit.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:29 AM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
 
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just blown away I was on the front page.. VAF is such a wonderful site and really pushed me to pull the trigger earlier.

I want to thank all the posters that built before me and those on the same journey I am about to take.

Again thank you all and to The Reeves family may you all be blessed!
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