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Old 05-26-2018, 09:58 AM
jpkflyboy49 jpkflyboy49 is offline
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Location: Granbury, Texas
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Default SOLD RV-7A Project Nearing Completion

Here’s your chance to get an incredible deal on a quality built RV-7A project, save thousands, and shave years off your build. Here’s the story… I have built three other aircraft, but unfortunately I’m running out of the steam needed to finish this project, particularly after I had both knees replaced a year ago.

As you’ll see in the pictures and the brief description below, I have almost every part you’ll need to quickly turn this project into a beautiful and high quality RV-7A.

All of the work is top-notch; my friends joke that I could have had this plane completed two years ago if I wasn’t worried about getting every rivet perfect. For full disclosure, the leading edge of the left fuel tank was dinged slightly while moving it. It looks to be a relatively simple repair, but just in case, included in this project is a complete left wing tank kit from Van’s (ready to be assembled).

Below are a few pictures and a brief description of what’s included. If interested in more details, please contact me and I can send you a complete spec sheet with full details and more photos.

The kit is located outside of Granbury, Texas (approximately 1 hour southwest of DFW).

I have over $125K invested in this project and am looking to get around $100K. Please contact me at:

John Kleber

• RV-7A Empennage Kit
• RV-7A Quick Build Fuselage & Wings
• RV-7A Finish Kit
• RV-7A Firewall Forward Kit
• New Thunderbolt Engine YIO-360-M1B
• New Hartzell Constant Speed Prop
• Aerotronics Custom Built Instrument Panel Including G3X and Garmin GTN 650
• Full Classic Aero Interior

Last edited by jpkflyboy49 : 06-03-2018 at 07:57 AM. Reason: This project has been sold.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:13 AM
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UnPossible UnPossible is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 461

I know that John doesn't have a lot of posts on VAF, but I want to vouch for him and the quality of his project. I've been over to his hangar several times to look at his project, and his workmanship is top notch. Someone is going to get a heck of a deal on this project!
Jason Tremble RV-7A (Flying)
IO-375, Hartzell Prop
Garmin G3X Touch, VP-X Pro
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:29 AM
Martin Sutter Martin Sutter is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2005
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I have been John’s technical counselor on this project. The workmanship is indeed exceptional and John has incorporated many clever details in his build that a future owner will be proud of.

Martin Sutter
Building and flying RV’s since 1988
EAA Technical Counselor
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:42 AM
KeithB KeithB is offline
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Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 154

I also know John personally and this build - in fact I have been the second set of hands for a few of the difficult rivets. John is one of the highest quality builders I have met, and this is one of the highest quality builds I have seen. In addition, John has incorporated several deviations from the plans that are worthwhile improvements (for example, he designed an improved brake cyclinder-to-pedal attachment that I incorporated in my RV14 build). This can be a gorgeous airplane!
Keith Brown

RV-14A Builder - kit #136
N314KC - First flight Mar 8, 2017, >270 hrs
RV-6A sold
Sport Pilot (weight-shift control) - Airborne XT912
Dues paid 11/2017
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:36 PM
LarryE LarryE is offline
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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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I’ve known John since 1982. I’ve watched
& help him build a Thorp (T-18), Lancair Legacy RG
and his current project RV-7A. I can contest to
there no builder than John. Anyone buying this project can
rest assured that the workmanship is second to none.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:34 PM
ssonixx ssonixx is offline
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Location: Dallas, TX
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I am curious what is behind the hinged panel door on the right?
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:32 AM
jpkflyboy49 jpkflyboy49 is offline
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Glove box.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:49 AM
jpkflyboy49 jpkflyboy49 is offline
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This project has been sold. Thank you all for your interest and support.
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