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Old 08-10-2017, 06:59 AM
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I am based at Harford Co. Md, 0w3. Let me know if you want to come up and look at my 9A....I had my first flight last Dec, now 84 hrs.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:01 AM
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Mazda,
Mike was at Jim's birthday bash at Cedar Meadows. How come you guys never got connected?

I don't get out much! lol.

I hadn't even pulled the trigger on a kit yet at that point.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:37 PM
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I too started the build of my RV-10 at Synergy Air with their Empennage class. I highly recommend it as a great way to get started on the right foot with the assistance of their RV experienced A&P mechanics as you begin your build. Well worth the time & money!
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:08 PM
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Default Another positive Synergy post

Headed back out there on Monday, working on our RV-7A. Can't recommend these guys and gals enough. Not the least cost way to build an RV, but if you avoid some of the common and very expensive rookie mistakes - it might be. Regardless, you end up with a much higher quality build and you learn tips and techniques from people who have done this numerous times.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:22 PM
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Mark,
It was good to meet you this last week out in Eugene. You are in good hands at Synergy. They will keep you out of the weeds.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:14 AM
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Default RV's at Essex

I have 2 friends with RVs at Essex. Bill with an RV-7 that he built http://www.pilotbill.com/ and Bruce with an RV-3. I'm sure you will run into them soon.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:00 PM
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Hi Guys,

I have been home from Synergy for about a week know.

First off, I had a great time and learned a lot.

I started out with the Fundamentals Class on Saturday. The goal here was to learn the metal working skills needed to build an RV aircraft.

To exposed us to many time saving tips and techniques for building efficiently.

To answer our questions related to tools and building.

To provide a safe, professional, courteous environment.

Make it an enjoyable experience.

I believe Allan our instructor met all the goals above and he is a really nice guy.

The four of us (myself + 3 others) completed two training projects during the day and lunch was also provided.

We learned good drilling techniques, Drill sizes, Cliekos sizes and colors, time to De-bur, Rivet Guns 2x vs 3x, Rivet styles and sizes, and much more. I am glad I kept the handout.

All and all a nice way to spend a Saturday.

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Old 08-29-2017, 02:46 PM
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I have 2 friends with RVs at Essex. Bill with an RV-7 that he built http://www.pilotbill.com/ and Bruce with an RV-3. I'm sure you will run into them soon.
Claw (Bill) and Mugsy (Bruce) are part of EAA 571 at ANP Annapolis. Were a bunch of builders in this chapter - RVs, SuprCubs, Sonexs, gliders etc and of course certed stuff. If you wanna come down, meets are 3rd Thurs of the month (google the chapter). Dont know how far you are away tho. Also hop into the Yahoogroups DC Pilots forum. Thats the local hangout for whats going on around here aviation wise.......
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Old 09-01-2017, 08:51 AM
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Thanks manigo,

I know Bill, I bought the hangar that I am currently updating at Essex from him and Bruce. I have yet to meet Bruce, but I am sure that I will shortly. Thanks for the invite.

Mark
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:01 AM
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Welcome Mark. My build partner Mark and I are building an RV8 at GAI and also have a flying one there. If you would like to come by and see a project in its latter stages of a build you are welcome to stop by.
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