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Old 04-15-2018, 06:06 PM
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Default SnF Grand Champion - Kit Homebuilt

Congratulations to our friend and hangar neighbor here in Vero Beach, Tom Savrda, who's newly painted (he painted it himself) RV-7 won grand champion at Sun 'n Fun.

I must say this was richly deserved--I have never seen a nicer RV-7 in terms of the quality of the build, fit & finish, and attention to detail.

Here are a few pix:





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Old 04-15-2018, 06:57 PM
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Nice! Congratulations!

(almost as nice as mine ... will be ;-)
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:00 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful Machine.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:54 PM
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Looks clean and fast!

Awesome!

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Old 04-16-2018, 06:15 AM
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Congratulations to Tom! Having seen him building the aircraft this does not surprise me. Well done!
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:20 AM
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Really Nice, pass on congratulations to him. Hey, those wheel pants don't look like James nor the PR vans, are they the old ones?
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:23 AM
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ditto on that pat. very tasteful paint and details i can't believe. congrats Tom.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:56 AM
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Default Congrats too.

Beautiful Plane...
Fine example of the James extended cowl as well...
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:53 AM
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Bob, and what's really noteworthy is that he totally scratch built the intake/plennum system a la James, but no James' parts at all.

The wheel fairings are the standard Vans PR pants.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:38 PM
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Good job!

I was wondering about the lightening holes in the tip-up frame. I don't think I've ever seen that done before.
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