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Old 08-01-2018, 08:25 AM
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If your desire is to build another panel, I can save you a lot of money. Just come down to Atlanta where I have boxes and boxes of "instrument panel" and will turn you loose with it. ;-)

Oh, and if you are interested in a project visit, let me know.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:02 AM
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Can't help you much here, as I was in the same boat and pulled the trigger. I was itching to build another and really wanted the extra passenger and cargo capacity. After 9 months of retirement, I finally pulled the trigger this spring and find my days filled with enjoyable building.

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Old 08-01-2018, 09:12 AM
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I miss my 8a. I love my 10. I want another 8, but wouldn't sacrifice the 10 to do it. This year's trip to Oshkosh was just my son and I. I carried camping gear, 5 gallons of water and a full ice chest. The heavy stuff was strapped all of the way to the back to keep the airplane fast, but we were still 30% from the aft limit with minimum fuel. We were 400 lbs under gross at takeoff.

My wife and I routinely carry two bikes for mountain biking day trips, or road biking getaways. We can carry both kids and camping gear. What an amazing machine.

Leaving our Wayne, NE fuel / lunch stop on the way to Oshkosh this year, we took off a few minutes after three Bonanzas. I saw them on ADSB, and eventually chatted with them on air-to-air as I passed them. I was 1 or 2 kts faster burning 6gph less. I know, because they asked :-)

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Old 08-03-2018, 12:30 PM
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You guys were suppose to talk me out of it...
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:38 PM
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Wrong group!
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:03 PM
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Wrong group!
try here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trav...ar-flying.html

if they're scared to fly in airliners, certainly they'd try to talk you out of building your own airplane in your garage
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:01 PM
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Several years ago, my wife and I visited the factory. When she sat in the 10 she asked me why I wasn't building a 10...!
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:32 PM
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TC spent the last week at OSH eyeing and analyzing a -14 build while I was just enjoying the cool weather and relaxing. She was doing critical analysis at the campsite... I think the conclusion was "It can't do anything we can't do...". 1 new instrument panel and rewired airplane coming right up! Hmmm, make that 2 instrument panels at the same time.

I'm trying to help, I think. You've already built the relationship (hard part) with the current bird. Insert more love and you'll be rewarded. There is also intrinsic value in ensuring the -7 still fits as the years pass... (at least this is what I'm telling myself).

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Old 08-06-2018, 07:35 AM
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After sixteen years and 1900 hours in my RV6, you would think I would be happy and planning an engine overhaul. In addition, my wife just finished her RV-7. But no, I am building a -10 and planning to keep the -6. So, my question is: are three RV’s in the family too many???
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:13 AM
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Wow Ken ---thats awesome! I know it will be a great plane.
Tom
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