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Old 10-21-2011, 12:02 PM
shiney shiney is offline
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Location: York, England
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Smile Ready to paint !

I've just had the inspector over today to sign off the last few stages before closing up the fuse - he's given me the go ahead so now the it's ready to paint (wings and emp painted, it feels like I'm almost at the end of this long tunnel;

Emp painted, wings painted, finishing the fiberglass work on the fuse and then ready for painting.....
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:40 PM
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Location: Northern, Virginia
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Default Happy Halloween!

I've lurked on the forums for quite a while now, but this is my first post. Just finished my HS and VS last weekend.

I also went to a pumpkin carving party the same weekend I thought, "What better way to celebrate finishing 2 assemblies than carving an RV pumpkin!"

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:18 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Welcome to VAF!!!!

Originally Posted by ddsaluki View Post
I've lurked on the forums for quite a while now, but this is my first post.
Dennis, welcome to the good ship VAF.

Great to have you here, the pumpkin is GREAT!!!

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Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Paul K Paul K is offline
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Location: Comstock Park, MI
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Default Photos of my project so far

I created a photo album for my son who is away in the Air Force. I basically took one photo from each work session from the beginning. Thought it might be interesting.

That's him in the first photo, many years ago.
Paul K
West Michigan

Unfortunately in science, what you believe is irrelevant.

Last edited by Paul K : 10-28-2011 at 03:29 PM.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:43 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Default Great pics!

Those are some great pictures! The airplane is looking sweet!
Brent Owens
EAA Chapter 9 Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor
Columbus, OH
RV-8 'Contrary Mary' flying
N784DE S/N #82614
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:25 AM
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Default WOW


All I can say is wow, from the custom carbon fibre plenum to painting the prop yourself to painting it like a master (more to the point)
to the little do hicky thing to swivel the GPS antenna out of the way so you can use your "behind the panel inspection holes".... wow

I am impressed.

That is a WELL made aircraft.

Thank you for documenting the whole thing and for shareing it with us. Please keep showing us what it looks like till the end.

You have set a new standard in my eyes.
Gus Bisbal


Obsession only exists when someone else isn't doing it too.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:00 PM
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Location: Croissy-Beaubourg, France
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Default Born

This mornings all the parts I have assembled for the last five and a half year officially became an airplane after inspection by the authorities.
First the inspector checked the paperwork ; weight and balance, maintenance schedule, engine, propeller and radio release papers. He then inspected the airframe, found a missing screw on a wing root fairing and two caps that need to be safetywired on the engine.
He finally declared the we have a plane.
First flight will be planned once I get the release papers from the authorities, usually it takes between one and two weeks.

Here is a video of the first engine start last saturday :
RV-7A #72588 - F-PSGA
VAF #484 - Donated 2018
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:56 PM
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Location: Cumming, GA
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Default congrats

To all these non-US RV's. England, Australia, France, all just on this page. Incredible stuff.

Bet you wish you could buy avgas with help from the weakened US dollar.
Don Hall
N517DG - RV7 - Flying!
Ticked Van's Hobbes meter at #6110, 3/7/09
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:04 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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Default A movement from the bowels of my shop

Starting to relocate to the hangar. Over the last few weeks, I took the flaps and fuel tanks to the hangar. With those items removed from the wing assemblies, I could fit the wing panels into my truck. It took two trips but it was a non event. Help from SWMBO was crucial.

Crossing my fingers to move the fuselage before the end of 2011.
Bill Pendergrass
ME/AE '82
RV-7A: Flying since April 15, 2012. 750hrs
YIO-360-M1B, mags, CS, GRT EX and WS H1s & A/P, Navworx
Unpainted, polished....kinda'
My RV Construction Page
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:00 PM
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Location: Irmo, South Carolina
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Default Way to go

Way to go, Bill! Are you moving it to KAVL?
Robert Cutter
RC & Moonpie
RV7 slider - First flight 5/3/14
Phase I complete 7/10/14
Havin' fun after Phase one!
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