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Old 08-30-2017, 02:47 PM
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Default The adventure starts

Got the acknowledgement mail from Van's that they are going to ship my Empennage kit to the Netherlands.
In two weeks my RV-7 (building) adventure will start.

Probably need you guys for all the tricky parts. I've browsed the forum and there is ton's of information to help building this great plane.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:55 PM
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Talking Welcome to the madness

Welcome to VAF - you are definitely in the right place! It’s quite an adventure – as I am partially thru it – still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel!

Start getting the shop/garage in order - as that big beautiful box will be to you in no time!
RV-8 N223TG (reserved)
Finish - arrived 10/7/15
Fuselage - arrived 3/14/14
Wings - arrived 3/7/13
Builder # 83331
VAF Dues gladly paid up till December 2017

"The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish." - Unknown
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:53 PM
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Welcome aboard!

Marcel, welcome to VAF
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:14 PM
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Default Welcome to

tons of reading into the late night hours,

scratching your head over blueprints till your scalp hurts,

and endless drain on your pocket book,

no life for eight or so years,


also to that RV grin at the end when you crawl in to your finished bird and slip the surly bonds of earth for the first time.

Welcome to the RV build experience!
Dave Cobb
=VAF=2018 Donation - and a bit extra for great work!
Empennage RV 7 - Tipper
Wings complete

Fuse nearing completion, Canopy complete
AME reviewed and repaired O-320-Lyc installed
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:52 PM
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Location: Worland, Wyoming
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Welcome aboard good sir! You will find that reading time is about double what build time is or maybe more but that's ok. It is a good idea to search part numbers and names of parts on the forum (using google) in order to see if there are going to be any gotchas or different methods to construct things (trim tab riblets are an example). If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask, you can certainly always run things by other builders as well, feel free to PM me ! (I'm no expert but maybe I can help from time to time)
Jereme Carne
RV-7A Emp. done
Wings mostly done
Working on Fuselage
Finish kit on order
Exempt but gladly paying!
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:48 AM
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Default Happy Building, Marcel!

You know where to find us

But most of all: Enjoy the the Ride!

René Bubberman

PH-VII | RV-7 | tip-up | FADEC
Flying | 480 hours

PH-RVP | RV-7A | slider
Flying | 5 hours
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:57 AM
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Marcel succes en geniet van het bouwen!

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Old 08-31-2017, 06:38 AM
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Adventure for sure! you will experience every emotion from severe pain (holes in fingers) to extreme joy, finishing a sub kit and everything in-between! enjoy the ride!
7A Slider, EFII Angle 360, CS, SJ.
2018 gladly supported
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