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Old 01-06-2017, 02:48 PM
drainge drainge is offline
 
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Default Any Colorado 14 builds?

I'm coming out of lurker mode as I get closer and closer to pulling the trigger on a 14 build. I've spent a lot of time (since early May) reading through your build journals, looking at your panels/paint/jigs/etc, and drooling over your first flight announcements. You all are very inspiring, and I can't take it anymore without joining the club

Before I go it solo, from the very beginning of a project, I'd like to know if anyone is:
a) sick of their project and looking to offload it (there was a guy selling a partially completed 14 up in Ft. Collins a few months ago -- did that ever sell?);
b) looking for some help (financial and build) on their project to get it done; or,
c) wanting to start a new project with a partner

I am an aerospace engineer turned mechanical engineer turned electrical engineer turned software engineer, and my startup company (wind industry automation co) is hardware focused, so I have a lot of experience building, but zero experience building a kit plane. I live in Boulder and am willing to travel a bit, but most of my time is after work so I'd like to stay around that area. I'm looking to really dive into this in ~1mo (January is busy for me). Let me know if you've got a project or would like to start one!
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:13 PM
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Default Welcome

Welcome Dan
Can't help with a 14 but I can offer a support group. All Vans builders and owners in Colorado. Most in the Denver area with one exception in Mexico. Most models are in production. It's an e-mail group. One builder, my mentor, is building a 3B in Boulder.
Send me an e-mail to join. Address is in my signature below.

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My apologies. Dan. Not Don.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:17 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
 
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PM sent.

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Old 01-07-2017, 02:08 PM
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Default Longmont rv14

I know of a 14 for sale in Longmont. Call for information.

303-772-two two zero two.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:17 PM
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Can't help with one for sale or a partner needed but I have 75 hours on my -14A here in Grand Junction.

Bernie Hartnell is doing wiring on his -14A here also and is pretty well set up for a first flight this summer.

Bill Marvel
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:26 PM
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I am just starting my -14A build in Colorado Springs. Empennage here, slow build wings on the way and QB fuselage on order.

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Old 01-12-2017, 10:50 AM
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Default Colorado Builder's Group

David, Carl, Bill
See my post above. If you would like to join, send me an e-mail.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:33 AM
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Default Lots of building going on in CO..

..I know of at least one member in our Denver Chapter (EAA Chapter 301) who's building an RV-14. Many of us have built or are building RVs, along with many other types of projects. Joining an EAA Chapter should help you in your quest. Therefore, I highly recommend doing so. Since you're in Boulder, I'd recommend EAA Chapter 43 (Broomfield) or EAA Chapter 301 (Denver), which I am biased towards. Both are great organizations.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:42 AM
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I did pay a visit to Chapter 643 (Boulder) at Vance Brand this past week. I will stop by Chapter 43 at their next chapter meeting (though not tonight as I hear this is the date of their annual banquet). Today I'll be driving down to Centennial to check out Boom Supersonic with my alumni organization, and I hope to get an idea of what's going on down there from some of the Boom employees who fly out of the airport.

Thanks for all the suggestions -- it's very nice to meet real live folks in the community. Dunno why I didn't join sooner.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:11 AM
Cliff Goldstein Cliff Goldstein is offline
 
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Default Finished 14

Finished my 14 end of December so flying off hours. As you know chapter 43 is very active and one other member has a well built partially finished kit in Longmont . Not sure if he's going to keep it if not. He's waiting to fly mine. Come to the meeting second Saturday at BJC.
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