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Old 02-12-2018, 05:18 PM
dave4754 dave4754 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Edson, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 425
Default Getting closer

Just hooked up the wiring and thanks to DR here my RV 7 made the front page, the panel is lit up and the radio is working great.

The seats are done, the engine is hung with sensors and fuel lines to install. The cowling is complete needing paint and the wheels and canopy are on and done.

Wings are half done awaiting final wiring

After that one finds all the parts from every nook and cranny in the garage and Presto we should be looking at first flight by Sept.

I work away from home so it takes awhile.!Apov9vtfo19vzSqx9qApgVx6r8fR

Dave Cobb
=VAF=2018 Donation - and a bit extra for great work!
Empennage RV 7 - Tipper
Wings complere

Fuse nearing completion, Canopy complete
AME reviewed and repaired O-320-Lyc installed
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:04 PM
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mgomez mgomez is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Posts: 522
Default How to ship a project?

Hi, folks,

Iím moving my project from a storage unit in Virginia to my garage in California. Itís at roughly the Quickbuild stage. I installed a lot of stuff in the wings and fuselage, and have a few more boxes of parts, but it looks a lot like a QB kit with a completed empennage. The tools are already in California.

Any suggestions on how to get it safely across the country? Iíll rent a Uhaul as a last resort. And none of my cars are in Virginia...theyíre all in California already, so using them to tow is an upleasant option.

Thank you in advance,
Martin Gomez
Redwood City, CA
"My RV-7 is a composite airplane: it's made of aluminum, blood, sweat, and money"
RV-7 Slider QB
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:04 AM
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sahrens sahrens is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 355
Default Trucking company

I used Partain Trucking for movement of mine. They are an advertiser here on VAF. I haven't used them in several years, but it is a least a place to start. Other folks may know of similar companies that will move aircraft components.
Scott Ahrens
RV-7 N818BG
Test flight in progress
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:06 PM
KatanaPilot KatanaPilot is offline
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Locust Grove, GA
Posts: 331
Default First Flight!

First flight of RV-7A S/N 74594 temporary tail number N859DF from Mallard's Landing (GA04) this afternoon.

Flew about 45 minutes, ran engine hard, then performed clean and dirty 1G stalls and back for a landing.

CHT's with Bill Lane's excellent plenum were better than expected with a new engine. Oil temp rock steady at 180.

A few minor squawks but overall very satisfied with the performance of the airplane. Now on to the rest of Phase I...
Krea Ellis

Locust Grove, GA
DA20-A1 Katana "Princess Amelia"
RV-7A Phase 1 under way
RV-10 under construction
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:33 PM
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papamike papamike is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 100
Default A new engine in Plano!

After an amazing trip to Kamloops, BC a few weeks ago, I got my engine installed today!

Builders Log posts:

The build at AeroSport:



Had a lot of great help and support!
Pete Miller
RV-7 Firewall Forward
N174PM (reserved)
Plano, TX
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